Home Economics is an applied, multi-disciplinary subject that provides students with a wide range of learning experiences and the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for living as individuals and as members of a family. The integration and application of theoretical knowledge combined with the development of practical skills are at the core of Home Economics.
This report, Looking at Home Economics, is one of a series of composite reports prepared by the Inspectorate. It presents an analysis of the findings of subject inspections in fifty post primary schools under the headings: the quality of subject provision, the quality of planning and preparation, the quality of teaching and learning, and the quality of assessment.
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