Trends That FCS Educatior Should Address: A Delphi Study Reveals Top I6

November 2011
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences;Fall2011, Vol. 103 Issue 4, p30
Academic Journal
This study used the Delphi method to identify trends of importance to family and consumer sciences (FCS) education. A panel of 21 FCS edu- cation experts identified 16 trends and evaluated them by importance, desirability, feasibility, and confidence in validity of the trend. Nutrition appeared as a top priority, followed by consumer economics.The panel members identified other trends such as technology, changing family composition and family structure, and aging population. Although FCS education has been addressing these trends, they reflect persistent problems for many individuals and families and must be examined through continued research and education.


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