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ERIC Number: EJ948363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Merchandising's Evolving Role in Family and Consumer Sciences
Sullivan, Pauline; Collier, Billie J.; Goldsmith, Elizabeth B.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v103 n2 p59-64 2011
Merchandising and consumer economics traditionally have been part of family and consumer sciences (FCS) within the ecosystems framework. The purpose of this article is to examine progress of this sub-system within FCS. Specifically, the authors explore the relevance of the systems approach for merchandising programs and conclude that this model is still appropriate as these programs evolve. However, changes to the educators' professional toolbox are needed to reflect today's global merchandising enterprise and changes in the job market for students. Resourcefulness, the ability to recognize and use resources effectively, has never been more apt. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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