Integral Leadership and Practice: Beyond Holistic Integration in FCS

McGregor, Sue L. T.
January 2010
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences;Winter2010, Vol. 102 Issue 1, p49
Academic Journal
Family and consumer sciences tends to embrace new theoretical innovations every 15 years or so, often with continuity and overlap. The time is right for the next innovation--a movement from integrated to integral practice. After setting out the evolution of the profession's theoretical innovations based on the ideas of balance, holism, harmony, and integration (systems, ecosystems, and human ecosystems), this article introduces integral practice, an idea that moves beyond integration toward a respect for the tension that emerges from the convergence of ideas, people, and events.


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