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Roubanis, Jody L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Fundamental moral implications for professional practice inherent to the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) are revealed by using paradigms conventional to normative ethics. A product-oriented teleological ethic is linked to the FCS-BOK core concepts: basic human needs, individual well-being, family strengths, and community…
Descriptors: Ethics, Consumer Science, Professionalism, Moral Values
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Roubanis, Jody L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) provides an ideological stance that is universal to all practitioners of the profession, and it has major implications for the normative ethics that guide professional practice. The purpose of this article is to outline a conceptual framework to reveal the relational ethic inherent in…
Descriptors: Ethics, Consumer Science, Fundamental Concepts, Schematic Studies
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Jones, Ethel; Ralston, Penny; Coccia, Catherine; Young-Clark, Iris; Atkinson, Cheryl; Davis, Kimberly E.; Fluellen, Vivian; Hausafus, Cheryl O.; Johnson, Linda; Prowell, Grace – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Undergraduate research is important for preparing the next generation of scholars in family and consumer sciences (FCS). The Research Resource Guide (RRG) was developed in response to that need; it provides comprehensive information on the research process for faculty to incorporate into undergraduate courses. The RRG comprises three levels: (a)…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Family Life Education
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Wuest, Beth; Hustvedt, Gwendolyn; Kang, Jiyun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences' (AAFCS) brand, "creating healthy and sustainable families," implies accountability in promoting sustainable consumer behavior. This study compared students majoring in family and consumer sciences (FCS) and its specializations to those majoring in other fields on constructs of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Sustainability, Consumer Economics, Consumer Science
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Garrison, Sarah; Herring, Angel; Hinton, W. Jeff – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
This qualitative study was conducted to explore the personal and professional experiences of family and consumer sciences educators (n = 3) who recently participated in the AAFCS accreditation process utilizing the 2010 Accreditation standards. Analysis of the transcribed semi-structured interview data yielded four overarching categories: (a)…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Consumer Education, Qualitative Research, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Thompson, Nancy E.; Harden, Amy J.; Clauss, Barbara; Fox, Wanda S.; Wild, Peggy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 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…
Descriptors: Ethics, Learning Strategies, Educational Change, Community Leaders
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Morrison, Kathryn; Saboe-Wounded Head, Lorna; Cho, Soo Hyun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Forty-six Consumer Affairs (CA) internship supervisors were surveyed to identify critical knowledge and skills demonstrated by interns and to examine the importance of knowledge and skills needed in the workplace from the supervisors' perspectives.The knowledge and skills measured were identified through program goals. Results revealed that CA…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Ethics, Speech Communication, Consumer Science
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Kozar, Joy M.; Marcketti, Sara B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2008
The purpose of this article is to address the relationship between the purchase of counterfeit apparel goods by college students and their knowledge and concern of counterfeiting. Additionally, students' beliefs regarding the legality of manufacturing, distributing, and purchasing counterfeit goods are examined. This topic is important because…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Sciences, Ethics, College Students
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Birch, Marie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
As the demographics of schools change, school leaders and teachers are challenged with meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse population. Schools and classroom instruction must change in response to the community and students they serve. The latest research on secondary school reforms concludes that efforts to create a caring, responsive…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Educational Change, Family Life Education, Student Diversity
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Roubanis, Jody L.; Garner, Sammie G.; Purcell, Rosa S. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
Purposeful moral deliberation is essential to the ethical practice of family and consumer sciences (FCS). This article proposes a model of ethical perspectives that is appropriate for educators, practitioners, and scholars of FCS. This model was conceptualized from the ethical decision-making framework suggested by Shapiro and Stefkovich (2005).…
Descriptors: Models, Consumer Science, Ethics, Decision Making
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Couch, Sue – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Recent ethical lapses in corporate America have motivated institutions of higher education to focus more attention on their ethical responsibilities. These responsibilities include creating ethical learning environments in which students can learn the principles and traditions of professional practice and develop knowledge and skills to help them…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizenship Education, Consumer Science, Ethics
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McFadden, Joan R.; Saiki, Diana – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Computer technology has become important in Family and Consumer Science (FCS) because it offers improved communication with capabilities such as the Internet that allows for a "more productive workplace" (Jones, 2003, p. 38). Kittross and Gordon (2003) alerted users that as computer technology evolves, there is a need for colleges and universities…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Sciences, Consumer Science, Internet
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Richards, Virginia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Code of Ethics guides members on ethical practice in specific areas, however, becoming ethical does not happen at the moment a major is declared or on graduation day. Ethical values are formed in childhood by the examples provided by parents, teachers, and other significant adults.…
Descriptors: Values, Integrity, Consumer Science, Ethics
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McGregor, Sue L.T. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Being a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) professional in today's multiple environments is a challenge, mainly because the environments are always changing. The familial, social, economic, political, cultural, legal, ecological, and technological environments are continually in flux. The feature that is shaping all of these environs--both from…
Descriptors: Ethics, Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Global Approach
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Colvin, Jan; Lanigan, Jane – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
With rapidly increasing public use of the Internet and advances in Web technologies, family and consumer sciences researchers have the opportunity to conduct Internet-based research. However, online research raises critical ethical issues concerning human subjects that have an impact on research practices. This article provides a review of the…
Descriptors: Internet, Confidentiality, Ethics, Consumer Science