ERIC Number: ED441168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
National Association of State Administrators for Family and Consumer Sciences.; Vocational Technical Education Consortium of States, Decatur, GA.
The document presents a new set of standards for family and consumer sciences (FACS) education. Section 1 is a three-chapter overview. Chapter 1 addresses the rationale for change and the FACS vision and mission. Chapter 2 describes the approach to develop the national standards, FACS format, and components of the standards. Chapter 3 provides background information on the process for FACS national standards, explains the structure of the process questions, and presents the reasoning for action standard. Chapter 4 presents the 16 areas of study, along with their comprehensive standards, content standards, competencies, academic proficiencies, and process questions; career, community, and family connections; consumer and family resources; consumer services; early childhood, education, and services; facilities management and maintenance; family; family and community services; food production and services; food science, dietetics, and nutrition; hospitality, tourism, and recreation; housing, interiors, and furnishings; human development; interpersonal relationships; nutrition and wellness; parenting; and textiles and apparel. Chapter 5 discusses aspects of implementation strategies and potential leadership activities to guide state development of standards and related programs. Appendixes contain 118 references grouped by contributing state; 110 process references and additional resources; and a participant list. (YLB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Community Services, Consumer Science, Dietetics, Early Childhood Education, Facilities Management, Family Financial Resources, Family Life Education, Fashion Industry, Food Service, Hospitality Occupations, Housing, Individual Development, Interpersonal Relationship, National Standards, Nutrition, Occupational Home Economics, Parenting Skills, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Recreation, Secondary Education, Textiles Instruction, Tourism, Young Children
V-TECS, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097. Tel: 404-679-4501; Tel: 800-248-7701 (Toll Free); Fax: 404-679-4556.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Administrators for Family and Consumer Sciences.; Vocational Technical Education Consortium of States, Decatur, GA.