Date of Award
Family and Consumer Sciences
College of Education
Type of Degree
The junior high school was created in the early 1900's from the eight year elementary or grammar school and a four year high school. At that time administrators and teachers believed that the needs of the middle year students were being overlooked (Jackson, 1986). The current concept of middle schools began developing in the late 1950's and was being implemented in 1963 (Kindred, Wolotkiewicz, Mickelson, & Coplein, 1981). This reorganization of the middle/junior high school started in West Virginia in the late 1970's. Home economics educators in the state wanted to provide input into the content of these new programs, so they launched their own development plan that same year.
Home economics - Study and teaching - West Virginia.
Hardy, Lana J., "Evaluation of the Utilization of the Home Economics BASE Curriculum in the West Virginia Middle School" (1989). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 387.