Haushaltsschule 1900's

“Haushaltsschule” or Home Economics in 1900’s Germany

In these so-called “Haushaltsschulen”of the 1900’s, young, middle-class women were taught household skills, such as cooking, baking, sewing, handicrafts, gardening and cleaning to prepare them to be good housewives In connection with the women’s movement, around 1900, the first textbooks for home economics were also developed. Initially, however, household training was not viewed as a profession, but rather as a preparation for marriage. But despite … Continue reading “Haushaltsschule” or Home Economics in 1900’s Germany