If you are someone from the older generation, you would probably have taken Home Economics or Family and Consumer Sciences back at your school. Those courses were quite funny and many loved to learn them as they taught us things apart from academics but were very much useful. In these courses, girls learned to sew, cook, manage the budget and finances and boys learned to use tools, fix things and so one.
However, most of these courses were designed to fulfill the traditional gender role of a family but they had their good to a greater extent. Nevertheless, these education ideals were rapidly changed with the advent of modern techniques and concepts. The nature of traditional families changed in the first place and along with that the importance we laid on these subjects also vanished. People began to give prominence to lessons that needed reading and writing skills and these economic courses lost their value.
Yet, despite the importance of learning language, science, mathematics, and other subjects there is no doubt that students also require these basic home skills to have a comfortable life.in their adult lives, they cannot always go for a tailor to sew even a little cut in their jeans. It is not practical to call a carpenter to do some small repair in their furniture. When the kids allocate their full time and attention to books, they would not have time to learn these skills at home and they would surely be desperate when they have to come up with such a situation at their homes.
Thus, while some find no importance in revisiting these courses at schools, some people believe that it could make a huge difference in children’s lives and will help them to save money and time as adults.
So, what do you think about this situation? Do you think it is worthy to have these subjects back at school? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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