College Celebrates Pivotal Role in the History of Home Economics
Lang, Susan, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences
TRENDS, FORECASTS, AND IMAGES OF THE FUTURE
As the College of Human Ecology at Cornell celebrates the centennial of the field of home economics with events throughout the year, its faculty and administration are reflecting on the college's role as the gateway for women into higher education and scientific careers over the past century.
"Home economics was the major pathway for women into public education in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, providing entry to a wide variety of careers for women in academia, business, public education, government and health care up until the 1960s," said Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow and professor of …
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Publication information: Article title: College Celebrates Pivotal Role in the History of Home Economics. Contributors: Lang, Susan - Author. Journal title: Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. Volume: 93. Issue: 3 Publication date: January 1, 2001. Page number: 54+. © American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Apr 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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