ERIC Number: ED399468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
A Guide to Curriculum Development in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
This guide is designed to help educators develop a comprehensive and integrated family and consumer sciences educational program for all grades. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the family and consumer sciences program in Connecticut. Chapter 2 describes the various program elements local districts should consider when reviewing, modifying, or developing program offerings, such as program overview, program goals, core topic areas, integrative components, and program structure. Chapter 3 describes a curriculum development process that addresses factors influencing curriculum development, recommended steps in the curriculum development process, integration of Future Homemakers of America/Home Economics Related Occupations into the curriculum, and current perspectives on teaching and learning that affect curriculum development. Chapter 4 provides guidance and tools to assist with the tasks of organizing program topics and selecting student competencies at middle/junior and high school levels. Chapter 5 focuses on integrating academics, offering new planning structures such as tech prep and applied academics programs, and providing experience-based learning initiatives. Chapter 6 addresses promotion of gender equity and valuing and affirming of diversity. Sample and example materials are provided throughout the guide. The chapters list a total of 117 resources. Appendixes include statewide educational goals for students and performance measures and standards for applied education programs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Course Content, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Institutional), Experiential Learning, Family Life Education, Integrated Curriculum, Multicultural Education, Occupational Home Economics, Program Development, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Tech Prep
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.