Home Economics (HE)
Home Economics Education Home Economics is a multi-disciplinary and integrative field of study with emphasis on science applied to the real world of the home, family, and community.
Home economics as a field of learning is a combination of liberal and professional education. People educated in Home Economics are fully prepared to contribute to the enrichment of home and family life, directly and indirectly, and it also extends to the community, society and whole world beyond. Home Economics is a formal study including topics as consumer education, institutional management, interior design, home furnishing, ergonomics in home , handicrafts, fashion designing, textiles, methods of healthy cooking, nutrition, food preservation, hygiene, child development, and family relationships. It prepares students for effective homemaking and also professional careers.
According to American Home Economics Association, a Home Economist is one who holds a degree in Home Economics or does majors in any area of Home Economics from an accredited university.
Creed of Home Economics (adopted from Ellen S. Richard Digital Library)