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ERIC Number: EJ910589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
The FCS Body of Knowledge: Shaping the Next 100 Years
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v102 n2 p7-13 2010
This article shares the Body of Knowledge (BOK) as articulated in the new "Accreditation Documents for Undergraduate Programs in Family and Consumer Sciences" (2010). The purpose of sharing the BOK is to enhance awareness of the current knowledge base of family and consumer sciences (FCS), whether for new or lifelong AAFCS members, those exploring the profession, or those seeking a current perspective of FCS. With its first 100 years in the rear view mirror, FCS has been provided with an evolving image for moving forward to define and refine the future. Relevant questions such as these are often asked: (1) What is FCS?; (2) How do the parts fit with the whole?; (3) How has the field evolved over time?; (4) What are the frameworks or theories that provide the foundation for a research study?; (5) What do research findings add to the body of knowledge?; and (6) What do FCS professionals do? It is essential that the BOK serve as a touchstone for the future. In addition to refining and guiding answers to these questions (and others), the statement of the BOK and its bibliography can serve as a foundation for "adding to knowledge" and to facilitate literature searches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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