ERIC Number: EJ983133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 12
Interrelationships of a Home Economist: Legacy of an Extension Agent in New Mexico
Makela, Carole J.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v104 n1 p10-13 2012
Many pioneers in family and consumer sciences (FCS) are not recognized for what they accomplished. How evident this became as the author learned of a home economist who preceded many members and did so much for her state and its people during much of the 1900s. The author read an article from "New Mexico Magazine" which features three women--the teacher, the traveler, and the trailblazer. The labels for the three roles suggest a pioneer spirit and adventure, and each exemplifies three things: (1) interrelationships; (2) interdependence; and (3) intersections. The three women were true pioneers and adventurers during their lifetimes--challenging traditions and customs, traveling before modern modes of transportation, developing legacies for their families, communities, and country, and developing relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds. The author introduces each of the three women, and then shares what she has learned about the first woman in the article, the teacher, Fabiola Cabeza De Baca (1894-1991).
Descriptors: Females, Extension Agents, Home Economics, Consumer Science, Periodicals, Role, Travel, Family Characteristics, Interpersonal Relationship, Biographies, Teachers, Spanish Speaking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico