ERIC Number: EJ736760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Views from an Administrator: FCS Must Take Part in the Political Dialogue
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v96 n1 p37 2004
The ebb and flow of public support for family and consumer sciences (FCS) is a natural process that occurs with all content areas. It is important to understand and know where support exists at the federal, state, and local levels. Today's reality is that resources are focused on reading, mathematics, and science. With the potential consequences associated with No Child Left Behind, this emphasis is understandable and responsible. So, what does this mean for FCS programs? To continue offering courses that students need and deserve, astute teachers will focus on: 1) providing quality programs; 2) reinforcing and/or teaching mathematics, science, and reading; and 3) becoming politically active at all levels to communicate the strengths and benefits of FCS.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Public Support, Consumer Science, Public Schools, Politics of Education, Administrator Attitudes
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 400 North Columbus Street, Suite 202, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-706-4600.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001