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ERIC Number: ED529455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 85
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2002 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Comprehensive Consumer & Homemaking Education (Program CIP: 20.0101 - Comprehensive Consumer & Homemaking Education). Family and Consumer Sciences (Program CIP: 20.0192 - Family and Consumer Sciences)
Arthur, Jan; Blackwell, Michelle; Clemmer, Phyllis; Cocroft, Shunda; Everett, Laurelie; Green, Coretta; West, Brenda; Yarbrough, Ruthie
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, Section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, Section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, Section 4 effective from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education in Mississippi consists of the CORE program and specific occupational programs. The CORE program prepares students for living in the real world and helps them develop leadership, problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking, communication, computer, and mathematical skills. The specific occupational programs focus on career exploration and gaining the skills in a specific profession for entry-level employment or continuation of education. FCS education enhances the leadership potential and essential life skills of its students and encourages life-long learning. Appended are: (1) National Health Care Skill Standards; (2) Academic Standards; (3) 21st Century Skills; and (4) Rubrics. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.; Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001