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ERIC Number: ED465712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers: The Best Resource for Recruiting New Teachers.
Jensen, Jacquelyn W.; Rowley, Maxine; Skidmore, Jason; Hymon-Parker, Shirley; Christensen, Mary; Denison, Teresa
This paper describes a teacher recruitment project that involved a 90-minute reception on a high school campus designed to help students learn more about what it is like to be a family and consumer sciences (FCS) educator. Planning the reception involved obtaining funding, inviting students, creating a multimedia presentation, selecting teachers to speak, and preparing the physical facility. The multimedia presentation included photographs of students actively engaged in FCS classrooms, which were organized to show a six-period teacher's day. The title was "Family and Consumer Sciences Education: Teaching Students to Build Better Homes and Stronger Families One Class at a Time." This was followed by the caption, "Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher. This Could be You!" Four FCS teachers spoke at the reception, addressing why it was satisfying to teach FCS and why the subject matter is needed in today's world. To determine the career plans of seniors who attended the reception, researchers collected data from teachers on about 150 students at the end of the school year. About two-fifths intended to major in related disciplines, FCS specialty areas, and related occupations; one-fifth planned to major in other areas; and one-eighth planned to major in FCS education. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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