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Some Investigations Concerning the Use of Certain Home Economics Information Tests


by Anna M. Cooley & Grace Reeves — 1923

Professor James Harvey Robinson has said that “most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. This can get us nowhere.” In the hope that the preparation of some home economics information tests might get us somewhere, the following investigations in the home economics field were undertaken. Many teachers and investigators have from time to time reiterated the statement that home economics in our schools consists primarily in teaching certain techniques in cooking and sewing. Some have gone so far as to argue that this is sufficient. Others have, however, seen possibilities for study in this field which will lead to something bigger, something which will more directly affect the daily life of the girl both at home and at school.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 24 Number 4, 1923, p. 374-392
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 6044, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 12:32:30 AM

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