The evolution of Home Economics as a subject in Irish primary and post-primary education from the 1800s to the twenty-first century

  title={The evolution of Home Economics as a subject in Irish primary and post-primary education from the 1800s to the twenty-first century},
  author={Amanda McCloat and Martin Caraher},
  journal={Irish Educational Studies},
  pages={377 - 399}
Abstract This paper is a historical review, documenting the evolution of Home Economics as a subject in Irish primary and post-primary education from the 1800s to the twenty-first century. In the 1800s and early twentieth-century domestic subjects, including cookery, was widely taught to females in both primary and post-primary schools. The philosophical underpinning of the subject was to enhance the quality of life for families. The subject remained a popular choice for young women up until… 
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