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Classroom Teacher’s Adherence to Philosophy and Ethics of Home Economics for Sustainable Development in Anambra State Nigeria

BA Ukpore, J Obunadike


This study analyzed and discussed the philosophy and goals of education, evaluating them on how classroom teachers adhere to the ethics of home economics for sustainable development in Anambra state, Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was used and the sample, randomly selected, was made up of two hundred (200) home economics teachers in public (government owned) secondary schools in Anambra state, through the random sampling method. A structured questionnaire used for data collection was analysed with mean ratings. Findings indicate that the teachers are aware of the philosophy and ethics in home economics and to some extent; they are applying them to maintain their professionalism. However, the adherence t o principles of clothing with regards to practical work in choosing clothes, sewing or mending them and how students are to use and care for clothing needs of the family is poor. It was recommended among others, that vocational education teacher, especially home economics teachers, should adopt an in-dept practical oriented training sessions in classrooms, to be able to pass to the future generation the traditions of home economics.

Key words: Home Economics, Secondary School, Teachers and students, Adherence, philosophy and Ethics, sustainable Development.
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