Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education


Human Ecology

Major Professor

Druzilla C. Kent

Committee Members

Ilene Brown, Lorna Jean Gassett, Orin B. Graff, W. W. Wyatt


Introduction: The increasing tendency of homemakers to have qualified to teach homemaking, but have never taught or have not taught for several years, to enter or re-enter the teaching profession has been reported for more than a decade. The importance of providing special in-service education for these teachers has been pointed out by leaders in home economics education, but little evidence in regard to the kinds of help the teachers need or desire has been reported.

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