PROMOTING FAMILY LIVING THROUGH HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD IN NIGERIA
Azonuche, Juliana Ego, PhD*
Home Economics Unit, Dept of Vocational Education Delta State University, Abraka.
The study sought how to promote family living through Home Economics education for sustainable livelihood. Two research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Population of the study was all the households, teachers and students of Home Economics in secondary and tertiary schools in Oshimili South of Delta State. Two Hundred respondents were selected through purposive sampling. Data were collected with questionnaires and analyzed using means, standard deviation and t-test for testing the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Findings showed that household poverty, poor health, dual households and environmental pollution are challenges impacting family living. But evolving income generating ventures, resource management, developing new technologies and family living education are ways Home Economics education can sustain family livelihood. There is no significant difference in the challenges impacting family living between urban and rural households. It was concluded that Home Economics education should be pursued in schools since it is a potent instrument for promoting sustainable family livelihood. It was recommended that students of Home Economics and household should engage in entrepreneurial training and skills to uplift and sustain the family.
Promoting, Family Living, Home Economics, Sustainable Livelihood, Entrepreneurship.
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