ERIC Number: EJ1153149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Ethics, Consumer Science, Professionalism, Moral Values, Fundamental Concepts, Integrated Activities, World Views, Adult Education, Extension Education
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 400 North Columbus Street Suite 202, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-424-8080; Tel: 703-706-4600; Fax: 703-706-4663; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aafcs.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A