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ERIC Number: EJ1045823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Family and Consumer Sciences Program Recruitment: An Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Project
Roofe, Nina; Ryburn, Renee
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v105 n1 p50-54 2013
The family and consumer sciences (FCS) teacher shortage is one need that can be mitigated by exposing high school students to professional trends and future work settings via service-learning. Such exposure can affect student recruitment by influencing high school students' knowledge and attitudes toward FCS careers. This study explored the impact of an interdisciplinary service-learning project on secondary FCS students in regards to career choice. Researchers utilized a university educational methods course to expose undergraduate students to recruitment strategies. Knowledge and attitudes about careers in FCS were surveyed in secondary FCS students before and after participation in the university educational methods class project. It was determined that an interdisciplinary service-learning approach is effective in changing high school students' knowledge and attitudes about content taught in FCS courses as well as providing undergraduate FCS students the opportunity to practice skills learned in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A