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ERIC Number: EJ863676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Research in the FCS Secondary Classroom
McCord, Olivia Love; Brown, Lora Beth
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v101 n3 p21-23 2009
Much of what is taught in the family and consumer sciences (FCS) classroom is based on scientific research. The existing knowledge base is so broad that overlooking research as a teaching resource and tool happens often. Research enhances what is taught, thereby improving the effectiveness of teachers. Whether it be applying or translating findings, conducting a study, or participating in organized studies, research has an important place in the FCS classroom. Applying and integrating research in the classroom is an effective way to engage students because they experience how research works, and it demonstrates the value placed on an open, inquisitive approach in FCS. Although conducting a study may not always be feasible, an appreciation for research can be incorporated throughout the curricula. Students can develop a simple study to collect, analyze, interpret, and present data. Teachers can be a study participant when the opportunity arises and they can keep up to date by studying professional and scholarly journals. Promote inquiry so students increase their understanding of how society recognizes and develops knowledge that affects everyday life. Inspire the next generation of researchers and consumers of research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A