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ERIC Number: EJ762669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Keeping FCS Relevant with Technology
Hays, Annette
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v99 n1 p25-27 2007
Acorn School campus is located in the shadow of Rich Mountain, near Mena, Arizona. In fall 2006, the school enrollment (K-12) was 476 students, with 76% eligible for free or reduced-cost meals. Its one-teacher family and consumer services (FCS) department offers two programs of study: Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Food Production Management and Services. Class enrollment is open to all students, 8th through 12th grades. Support from the Acorn school board, administration, and community is strong and has enhanced its FCS program greatly. The primary focus of the Acorn FCS program is to keep student interest high and demands on teacher preparation manageable through the use of available technologies. The school's technology acquisition has evolved from 1992 when a grant was written to obtain a Macintosh computer for classroom management, to the fall of 2006, with the addition of a General Electric Profile electronic washer and dryer. This article describes how the use of technology in the Acorn FCS program has provided tremendous learning opportunities for FCS students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona