ERIC Number: ED431079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum Review Report.
North Allegheny School District, Pittsburgh, PA.
This document describes a review of the North Allegheny (Pennsylvania) School District's Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum in order to develop a program that will meet students' needs to integrate family, work, and citizenship. Through intensive research, site visits to other school districts around the country, survey data, resource persons, and reflection, recommendations were developed to improve the program to allow students to connect what they learn in the classroom to the world outside. The 12 recommendations are based on the Pennsylvania Department of Education proposed academic standards for Family and Consumer Sciences. They cover the following curriculum areas: (1) curriculum revision; (2) independent living skills; (3) diversity; (4) student organizations; (5) technology; (6) substance abuse resistance training; (7) human growth and development; (8) child care; (9) nutrition and healthy lifestyles; (10) instructional time; (11) community outreach; and (12) after-school program. Extensive appendices contain the following: program philosophy; strands; goals and terminal competencies; course scope and sequence; data from the survey, site visits, symposium, and focus group; Future Homemakers of America/Home Economics Related Occupations competencies; state standards and assessment; certificate of terminal competency in child care; community outreach letters; department meetings; and annotated bibliography of 27 references. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Allegheny School District, Pittsburgh, PA.