ERIC Number: ED400429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Focusing on Families, Work, and Their Interrelationships. Alabama Course of Study. Bulletin 1996, No. 17.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
This guide, which is intended for classroom teachers, supervisors, and administrators throughout Alabama, contains the minimum required content (core program) for public school instruction in family and consumer sciences education in grades 7-12. Presented first are the following: introduction examining the objectives/delivery of family and consumer sciences education; conceptual framework of Alabama's family and consumer sciences education course of study; discussion of instruction-related elements of family and consumer sciences education programs; and directions for interpreting the minimum required content. Most of the guide consists of parallel lists of topics and content standards for each of the following programs: middle/junior high school-level programs (exploring family life and careers, managing family life and technology); high school-level family life and consumer sciences program (family and consumer sciences, parenting, food science, consumer resource management, clothing/fashion design, family and child development, food/nutrition/wellness, housing/interior design); and high school-level career preparation program (apparel and home interior services, child/elder care, food production/management services, hospitality/family/community services, family and consumer sciences cooperative education). A leadership development module is also included. Appended are Alabama's diploma requirements, guidelines for local time requirements and homework, sequential course plans, and career pathways. Contains 46 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Behavioral Objectives, Child Rearing, Clothing, Competency Based Education, Consumer Education, Cooperative Education, Core Curriculum, Day Care, Family Life Education, Family Work Relationship, Food, Food Service, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Hospitality Occupations, Housing, Interior Design, Junior High Schools, Leadership, Learning Modules, Middle Schools, Nutrition, Occupational Home Economics, Older Adults, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Well Being
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama