한·일 여자고등학생의 가정과에 대한 관심과 학습요구의 실태조사 - 가족과 보육을 중심으로 -
Senior High School Students` Concerns about Home Economics and their Educational Needs in Korea and Japan - In the areas of the Family and Child Care -
The purposes of this study was to investigate high school girl students concerns about the family life education in Home Economics and their needs for learning in home economics classes in order to develop an advisable co-education curriculum. The questionnaires were completed by 196 first grade students in Seoul in 1993 and 765 first grade students in Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefectures in 1991. The contents of the questionnaire were as follows : 1) students interests in the areas of Home Economics education, 2) students concerns in their daily life 3) students interests in a new curriculum for family life education : 16 contents from human birth to death. 4) students experience with their family, and 5) students educational needs in Home Economics teaching method. The result of our research showed that : 1) Most of senior high school students in Korea and Japan had strong interests in their life and life span. 2) Although there are some differences in the degree of concerns between Korea and Japan, senior high school students in Korea and Japan had strong concerns with their characteristics and personality , future job , their looks and figure and their hobby and amusement , these had not been the contents of home economics in Korea and Japan, but had been in U.S. 3) Very few senior high school students in Japan and especially in Korea had contacts with their grandparents. 4) Senior high school students in Korea and Japan showed strong interests in their near future stage, but they showed less interest in the stage of early childhood. 5) Senior high school students in Korea and Japan showed their diverse needs for learning in home economics classes. The results indicated that co-education curriculum for family life education should meet adolescent needs and concerns, and our new curriculum, form one s birth to death/one s life span , would be more advisable.