Story: Primary and secondary education

Home economics class, 1994 (2nd of 2)

Home economics class, 1994

In the 1970s gender distinctions in the curriculum began to be removed, so that both boys and girls could do cooking, sewing, woodwork and metalwork in Years 7 and 8. In high schools, too, home-science subjects became open to both boys and girls. Here, a boy tries his hand at flipping a pancake in a home economics class at Tawa College in 1994.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1994/2964

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Primary and secondary education - Curriculum changes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012