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Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences: Careers Serving Individuals, Families, and Communities, 2nd Edition

Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences: Careers Serving Individuals, Families, and Communities, 2nd Edition
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By: Sharleen L. Kato, Ed.D. and Janice G. Elias

ISBN: 978-1-61960-254-0
Format: Softcover
Copyright: ©2015
Subject: Professional
Grade Level: 13-14
Retail Price: $79.96
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Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences a completely updated college-level textbook designed to introduce students to the Family and Consumer Sciences profession. An overview of the profession, including history and trends, is presented. Career opportunities for each Family and Consumer Sciences specialization area are explored and come to life in Professional Profiles and Issues in the News features. The text guides students in how to move into the workplace and make a difference in the lives of others.

Table of Contents

Foundations and Trends in Family and Consumer Sciences
  1. The Birth of a Discipline
  2. Improving the Quality of Life for Individuals, Families, and Communities
  3. The Current State of the Family and Consumer Sciences Profession
  4. Environmental Trends Affecting Individuals, Families, and Communities
  5. Public Policy Affecting Individuals and Families

Exploring Careers in Family and Consumer Sciences
  6. Careers in Food and Nutrition
  7. Careers in Hospitality
  8. Careers in Textiles and Apparel
  9. Careers in Interior Design and Housing
10. Careers in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Extension
11. Careers in Family and Community Services
12. Careers in Human Development: Early Childhood through Older Adulthood
13. Careers in Family and Consumer Resource Management

Launching a Career in Family and Consumer Sciences
14. Looking Inward: Self-Assessment
15. Looking Outward: Researching Career Opportunities
16. Making Connections
17. Making an Impact

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About Author(s)

Sharleen L. Kato, Ed.D. - loves teaching as well as learning. She is a professor at Seattle Pacific University where she encourages students to become creative and successful in their chosen career field. She believes that the mission of family and consumer sciences is the key to a myriad of meaningful and fulfilling careers. Dr. Kato has taught undergraduate students for over 25 years. She currently serves as the Family and Consumer Sciences Department Director. Dr. Kato holds a doctorate in education, a master’s in human ecology, and an undergraduate degree in home economics. She travels extensively spending at least two weeks each year serving in an orphanage, teen home, and prenatal clinic in the Philippines.

Janice G. Elias - is professor emeritus at Youngstown State University where she previously served as professor of family and consumer sciences, chairperson of the Department of Human Ecology, assistant provost for academic planning, and interim dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Dr. Elias has taught family and consumer sciences in middle school, high school, and adult education settings and continues to teach part-time at the college level. She earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Ohio University, a doctoral degree in human ecology from the Ohio State University, and a certificate in higher education management from Harvard University. Her particular interest is the interaction of family life and work life. She is a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Kappa Omicron Nu, and Phi Upsilon Omicron.


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