Research Article: Teachers’ hopes for the future of home economics education in New Zealand
Rachel Dixon, University of Otago, New Zealand
This article describes a qualitative study that was conducted to explore six teachers’ perspectives of future directions for Home Economics education in New Zealand. The study found that teachers held hope in terms of learning outcomes of the subject for students, hope for challenging others’ misconceptions and limiting perceptions of the subject, and hope for the future of the subject in New Zealand schools. Implications of the study focused predominantly on the need for advocacy and collaborative actions in order to future-proof Home Economics education in New Zealand.