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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