ERIC Number: ED398985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
California Community College Family and Consumer Sciences Program Plan, 1996. Including: Directory of Professional and Trade Organizations, Directory of Family and Consumer Sciences and Related Program Areas and Program Coordinators.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.
Intended as a resource for California community colleges and districts in assessing and improving family and consumer science (FCS) programs, this program plan provides information on current trends affecting the delivery of FCS programs and guidelines for assessing and developing new comprehensive or specialized programs. Following letters of transmittal, an introduction is provided to the program plan, highlighting its history, organization, philosophical and fiscal support, accountability and reporting framework, taxonomy of courses, and mission and goals. Next, the purpose and goals, career opportunities, curriculum, courses and core components, and program development and review standards are described for the following FCS areas: (1) fashion; (2) interior design/merchandising; (3) life management; (4) lifespan education (i.e., instruction in the areas of child development, family studies, and gerontology); and (5) nutrition, foods, and hospitality. The goals, responsibilities, course numbering system, and processes for articulating FCS programs with other levels are then described, focusing on participating high schools, community colleges, regional occupational centers, Tech Prep programs, Bachelor degree granting institutions, and community agencies. Next, the integrated Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies are detailed for each program area. Finally, a self-study and assessment instrument developed for FCS programs is provided and explained. Appendixes include lists of program plan committees and glossary of terms. Directories of professional and trade organizations and the California Community College directory of FCS and related program areas and program coordinators are attached. (TGI)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Child Development, Clothing Instruction, Community Colleges, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Family Life, Family Life Education, Gerontology, Guidelines, Home Management, Interior Design, Labor Market, Program Development, Program Evaluation, State Standards, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.