Christine Gross-Loh in the Wall Street Jounal makes a good case for Home Ec as a Core Subject
In Japan, they teach meal planning alongside math, with impressive results.
But classes like home economics, woodworking, art or music are about more than learning to play a recorder, plan a menu or thread a needle. They foster concrete know-how, as well as the confidence to improvise. They teach children to make good choices, take the initiative and make connections. When a student measures the dimensions of a bookcase, he is learning math and geometry in a hands-on, applicable way. When Benjamin embroidered his dishtowel he was tapping into an engrossing creative process.Posted by Jill Fallon at October 2, 2013 9:18 AM | Permalink