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Home Economics
Home economics (also known as family and consumer sciences, home economics and in some cases, human ecology) is the profession and field of study that deals with the economics and management of the home and community. Home economics is a field of formal study including such topics as consumer education, institutional management, interior design, home furnishing, cleaning, handicrafts, sewing, clothing and textiles, commercial cooking, cooking, nutrition, food preservation, hygiene, child development, managing money, and family relationships. This teaches students how to properly run a family environment and make the world a better place for generations to come. (reference : Wikipedia)

Teaching of Home Economics
Home economics is the education which teaches people to think about themselves and at the same time prepare them for present as well as for future. The teaching of home economics is to help families identify needs, make decisions and utilize resources to improve their quality of living. The areas where home economics help us is food and nutrition, home management and textile and clothing. Teaching of home economics has an extremely important place in our educational system today. No other academic discipline incorporates in its curriculum as many pertinent life skills that will help students succeed independent of their chosen career paths. Those who understand the benefits of receiving an education in home economics and how the knowledge obtained through this program prove valuable throughout the lifespan. The most important aspect of a home economics education is that students not only learn about subject matter that has relevance to their present lives, but will constantly be of use as they continue to grow. One area of home economics that is considered to be among the most essential is the emphasis on personal development, decision making and intrapersonal skills. (reference www.umich.edu)

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