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Careers in Focus, 3rd Edition

Careers in Focus, 3rd Edition
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By: Lee Jackson, CFCS

ISBN: 978-1-59070-784-5
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2008
Subject: Career Education
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $73.28
School Price: $54.96


Careers in Focus: Family and Consumer Sciences is a unique text that prepares students for the workplace while exposing them to the wide-ranging careers in the field of Family and Consumer Sciences! Especially designed for career exploration classes in Family and Consumer Sciences, this colorful text is also well suited for FCCLA programs, cooperative education classes, and work-based learning programs. The first three parts of the text are designed to help students choose careers, find jobs, and achieve success on the job. The last part of the book explores the many career areas related to Family and Consumer Sciences within the five broad fields of business and marketing, education and communications, human services, science and technology, and the arts.
  • This edition includes a chapter titled Balance in Your Life.
  • A separate chapter on entrepreneurship is included.

Previous Edition
Careers in Focus, 2nd Edition

Related Title(s)
The Attitude Advantage

Table of Contents

Part One: Preparing for a Career
  1. Thinking Ahead-Work and the Family
  2. Balance in Your Life
  3. Deciding What Is Right for You
  4. Learning and Deciding About Careers
  5. Preparing for a Career in Family and Consumer Sciences

Part Two: Developing Personal Skills for Job Success
  6. Basic Skills for the Workplace
  7. Communication Skills
  8. Understanding Personal Management Skills
  9. Group Effectiveness and Leadership Skills

Part Three: Achieving Job Success
10. The Job Search
11. Job Interviews
12. Job Orientation
13. Job Performance
14. Job Evaluation and Change
Part Four: Family and Consumer Sciences Careers
15. Careers in Business and Marketing
16. Careers in Education and Communications
17. Careers in Human Services
18. Careers in Science and Technology
19. Careers in the Arts
20. A Career as an Entrepreneur

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 2 (PDF, 571 KB)
   sample Chapter 5 (PDF, 668 KB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


Family & Consumer Apprenticeship/Work-Based Learning I, Grades 9-12
   PDF PACE - Personal, Academic and Career Excellence (PDF, 66 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Lee Jackson, CFCS - taught family and consumer sciences in Wisconsin and Missouri middle and high schools for over twenty-five years. Her articles on child development, parenting, nutrition, fashion, and finance have been published in magazines and newspapers. She provides consulting services for other authors and has served as technical consultant to a professional magazine. Lee's entrepreneurial spirit has taken her in a number of directions. Her special interest in foods and nutrition inspired her to write and publish several cookbooks and guides to nutrition and physical fitness. Other writing contributions include a children's storybook. The small press company she started now publishes books for other authors. She received her B.S. degree in Home Economics Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and her M.S. degree in Education from Northwest Missouri State University. She lives in Maryville, Missouri.


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