College News and Departmental Notes: Economic Science
by Departmental notes - 1918
By recent vote the directors of the Charity Organization Society established as one of the permanent committees of the society, a committee on home economics which is intended to aid the society by studying problems of food, clothing and domestic economy, and looking to the improvement of the standards of living of families of small income in New York City. The committee, which was first organized about a year ago, has as its chairman Professor B. R. Andrews, of the department of economic science, and among its members are Professor Rose, Professor Fales, Professor Winchell and Dr. Allinson, also of Teachers College. The secretary of the committee is Miss Emma A. Wins-low, of the College, who is the supervisor of the society's work with individual families where money relief is given. The program of the committee's work includes special attention to the drafting of a practical syllabus on home economics centering about the problem of the household budget; sub-committees are also at work on special problems affecting housekeeping in New York City. In all of this the home economics committee has before it an opportunity to serve the city community in its field, as other of the permanent committees of the Charity Organization Society have so well done in other fields, notably the committee on housing and the committee on tuberculosis. It has already issued its first publication: An Experiment in Methods of Demonstration Instruction in Food Conservationin Cities.
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