American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


The Essential Effectiveness Tools are easily accessible resources to assist in support of Family and Consumer Sciences secondary education.

Download the Essential Effectiveness ToolsFamily and Consumer Sciences Education Statistics

 

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Download the infographic on the status of FCS secondary education (pictured at right)


News Articles that Support Family & Consumer Sciences Education


June 2012 - "Bring Back Home Ec!"

Sept. 2012 -"Bring Back Home Economics in Schools!"

Oct. 13, 2013 - "Bring Back Home Ec!"

Oct. 15, 2013 - "Let's Make Home Ec Rad(ical)"

Oct. 16, 2013 - "Why Home Ec Should Be Mandatory"

Oct. 21, 2013 - “Lessons in Self Reliance”

Nov. 6, 2013 - "How Home Ec Could Save a Generation"

Nov. 8, 2013 - "Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It"

Nov. 18, 2013 - "Combatting Nutrition Neglect"

Feb. 25, 2014 - "Hey, Remember Home Ec?"

June 26, 2012 - "Is it time to bring back home ec classes?"

July 21, 2014 - “The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses”

Aug. 20, 2014 - "High schools need to weld academics with practical skills”

Sept. 1, 2014 - "Class Dismissed: Thought on Education"


Research that Supports Family & Consumer Sciences Education


Family and Consumer Sciences in Secondary Schools: Results of a National Survey
Published in the January 2006 issue of the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, this article provides national statistics on FCS secondary school programs.

Family and Consumer Sciences Secondary School Programs: National Survey Shows Continued Demand for FCS Teachers
Published in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, this article provides national statistics on FCS secondary school programs.

Effectiveness of Family & Consumer Sciences Programs (1985 - 2004)
Published in the January 2006 issue of the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, this article highlights results of a review of available literature (1985 to 2004) to substantiate the effectiveness of family and consumer sciences (FCS) secondary-level public school programs.

Bibliography from FCS Effectiveness Study
Lists studies and reports relevant to the effectiveness of FCS secondary education. For each article, the bibliography summarizes the purpose of the study, research methodology, and findings.


FCS Education - Teacher Certification Program Directory

Looking for a program to earn certification to teach FCS?? Click here to check out the interactive listing of post-secondary programs! The online, interactive directory of FCS Education Teacher Certification Programs has been created by Amanda Holland, Doctoral Student in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Texas Tech University. Updates and/or corrections should be emailed to the attention of Dr. Karen Alexander, karen.alexander@ttu.edu and Amanda Holland, amanda.holland@ttu.edu. Please address to both individuals on your email correspondence.


Members-Only Benefit


AAFCS members may request a letter of support for their program by sending an email to membership@aafcs.org.  This letter is signed by AAFCS national leaders.  

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