Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Family Life Education

First Advisor

Fay Goldeman

First Committee Member

William Brinkley[?]

Second Committee Member

Georgia D. Harrison


Indonesia, potentially one of the richest and most powerful of the emerging nations, could profit by an active program in family-life education such as has proved beneficial in other parts of the world. This is especially true in the rural areas. It is the purpose or this paper to explore possibilities for and to develop an extension program in home improvement, sanitation, child care, and nutrition which could be set up at Indonesia Union College, located in a typical rural area of Java. This paper will form the basis for a handbook for Home Economies teachers and extension workers. It will include descriptive data, a tally of results of a questionnaire, and suggested procedures for village home advisors.

With this purpose in mind, a study was made of family life among the rural Sundanese ethnic group of West Java. ln the Tjisarua area north of Bandung, in relation to nutrition, sanitation, child care, and home improvement from 1951-1966.