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ERIC Number: EJ983131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Key Concepts of Environmental Sustainability in Family and Consumer Sciences
Thompson, Nancy E.; Harden, Amy J.; Clauss, Barbara; Fox, Wanda S.; Wild, Peggy
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v104 n1 p14-21 2012
It is the vision of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences to be "recognized as the driving force in bringing people together to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities" (AAFCS, 2010). Because of this focus on individuals and families and its well-established presence in American schools, family and consumer sciences (FCS) is a logical discipline to promote environmental sustainability within the family.The objective of this article is to identify and develop key concepts of environmental sustainability related to all FCS content areas.The key concepts are divided into three categories: environmental sustainability issues; addressing the problems; and overarching concepts (including ethics and resources available through Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.) Examples of environmental sustainability teaching and learning strategies for secondary FCS classrooms are included. (Contains 1 table and 2 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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