Consumer Science Organizations - A Brief Overview Term Paper by Nicky

A look at several American consumer science organizations.
# 150268 | 4,668 words | 10 sources | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper presents an overview of several American consumer science organizations, focusing no their history and goals. First, the paper describes the first American consumer science organization, the American Home Economics Association and its founder, Ellen H. Richards. Then, it discusses an international organization and further shows how it has been influenced by its American counterparts. The paper then describes the contemporary consumer science organizations in the US and the importance of membership to enhance professional development. The paper also addresses the requirements necessary to become a Certified Family and Consumer Scientist. Other professional organizations and their publications are also noted. The paper concludes with a discussion of another discipline, family studies. The paper's author states her research goals in relation to this area of study.

From the Paper:

"The exact standards used by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Council of Accreditation are not published online, but the Association is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as a Specialized Accrediting Agency, meaning that it meets rigorous national standards of evaluation and must hold the institutions to which it grants accreditation to the same standards (AAFCS 2003). The criteria used by the Association's Council for Accreditation are continually updated, remaining contemporary and relevant through all progress and evolution of the family and consumer sciences (AAFCS 2003). Accredited programs are also reevaluated continually in order to maintain their accredited status as required by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AAFCS. (2003). American association of family and consumer sciences official website. Accessed 31 August 2009.
  • Bois, D. (1997). "Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards." Distinguished women of past and present. Accessed 31 August 2009.
  • Carland-Adams, B. (2009). "When Mom dates, Dad stops visiting his kids." journal of marriage and family, August. Accessed 31 August 2009.
  • Cornell. (2009). "The land grant college." Cornell university college of agriculture and life sciences. Accessed 31 August 2009.
  • FCSEA. (2009). Family and consumer sciences education association official website. Accessed 31 August 2009.

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