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ERIC Number: EJ1153149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Process versus Product: What Ethic Does the FCS-BOK Uphold?
Roubanis, Jody L.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v109 n2 p44-47 Spr 2017
Fundamental moral implications for professional practice inherent to the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) are revealed by using paradigms conventional to normative ethics. A product-oriented teleological ethic is linked to the FCS-BOK core concepts: basic human needs, individual well-being, family strengths, and community vitality. A process-oriented deontological ethic is connected to the FCS-BOK integrative elements: Human Ecosystems and Life Course Development theories. These established tools of ethics identify the moral platform intrinsic to the FCS-BOK and can be used to more intentionally reflect the ethics espoused in the FCS-BOK through professional decision-making and action.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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