Experts Say Home Economics Should Be Brought Back to Teach Children Valuable Lifestyle Skills

5Home eco can teach children basic skills of life

Today, in schools, the subjects like Mathematics, History, Science and English obviously have their own significance but while these cultivate basic knowledge to those not include to pursue such professions, it is home economics that can help such students at least learn the skills of life. They can learn and gain knowledge in basic skills like cooking, maintaining health and hygiene, and managing a home budget and accounts. If we leave out the sexist part of it, a redesigned and integrated or unified home eco for all would benefit many in today’s world.

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6The quality of home economics has reduced

The home eco courses in question, of course, have not become extinct but their quality has been diminished considerably. In 2012, only 3.51 million understudies attempted Domestic Consumer Science Aux Projects. This was a huge reduction of 38% as compared to the last decade. Teacher’s bodies believe that there is a lot that children can benefit by taking such courses even now.

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Susan Turgeson who is the President of Association of Teacher Educators for Family and Consumer Sciences believes that the course still has some useful knowledge to offer. It can still teach students useful things like hydroponics, soil treatment and network planting.

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7A matter of debate

The subject is still a matter of debate whether or not students should start taking home economics classes. While some believe that it can help students harness useful skills that would benefit them in life and in their future generation as adults. The skills can also help them in their livelihood as what situations they may be in is unsure. It will also help students save a considerable amount of time and money.

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8The main aim of home economics

The main aim of home economics was to prepare students for skills that would be needed by many outside of the professional and academic spheres of life. The main problem that makes some view them negatively is the gender-based skills that can give the message that men and women have different household tasks. However, in the reality of today’s world, a unified module of skills would help both genders benefit in learning household and lifestyle skills that would add to their mental arsenal.

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