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dc.contributor.authorMa, Ada
dc.contributor.authorPendergast, Donna
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:58:12Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:58:12Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2011-10-03T07:20:41Z
dc.identifier.issn1470-6423
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1470-6431.2011.01027.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40907
dc.description.abstractThe future of home economics is a perennial topic on the agenda of the home economics profession. In various regions around the world, the profession as a whole has been eroded systematically as a result of curriculum reform at the compulsory and post-compulsory levels, with the subsequent loss of higher education programmes, and, ultimately, the loss of dedicated professional home economists. This leaching degradation of home economics has implications for the concomitant loss of the unique curriculum of the subject, including the focus on consumer-related issues. Hong Kong has not been exempted from this pattern, leading to concerns about the capacity of society to engage effectively in consumer and consumer-related issues, and the focus in home economics has been relegated to technology. This paper provides insights into the current positioning of home economics in Hong Kong and the likely outcomes of this loss of a preferred future for the profession.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom589
dc.relation.ispartofpageto594
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Consumer Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume35
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505
dc.titleThe past, the present and the preferred future for home economics education in Hong Kong
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: The past, the present and the preferred future for home economics educaiton in Hong Kong, International Journal of Consumer Studies Vol. 35(5), 2011, pp. 589-594, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1470-6431.2011.01027.x.
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorPendergast, Donna L.


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