CONTENTS:- Preface Introduction 1. Scope of home science. 2. A successful home science syllabus. 3. Audiovisual aids in home science. 4. Evaluation in home science. 5. The home science department. 6. Education for the home.
A home, people say is heaven on earth. It is the central point for a men's activity all over the world. Home science is a new subject articulated by the Americans in the aftermath of World War II. In this book basic principles of home science have been given. The philosophy of Home Science education is the philosophy of the "home and family." It is the Philosophy which has helped man to evolve the institutions 'Home', taught him the virtues of affection, courage sympathy and nobility, developed in him sublime love-love for his family, love for his community, love for his country and love for the entire humanity. It is the philosophy which has brought into existence the best in human thought and work. Through this philosophy 'home' has become the most influential and sweetest of all human institutions and organizations in shaping the destiny of man. A good home is heaven on earth. In many languages the word 'home' is used synonymous with "Family". "How is everything at home?" is a question commonly asked to enquire about the welfare of friends. From time immemorial, man has worked incressantly to build up a home in the particular type he had wanted and dreamt. He has fought wars, shed blood, and sacrificed all his dearest possessions just to protect his home and hearth. He forgets the toil, turmoil, hardships, trouble and tensions of labour and the exhaustions of the day when he enters a happy home.