A study of the interests, needs and concerns of Wharton High School youth



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The purpose of the Cooperative Youth Study undertaken in Wharton High School was to determine the needs, concerns, and interests of the participating students in order to plan a homemaking curriculum more effective than the one now being used. Data were collected concerning these students and their families. These youth are representative members of a community showing interest in land ownership for farming and ranching purposes. The small percentage of divorce indicated a stable family with four to five members living in an owned home. A majority of boys and girls indicated fathers' occupation In three categories: small business owners, semi-skilled manual workers, and skilled manual workers. The general education level seems low. The majority of mothers are not employed outside the home. [...]