The Future of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and Home Economics: An International and Intergenerational Vignette
This unique Feature article comprises a collage of contributions submitted by family and consumer sciences (FCS) practitioners from around the world (also called home economics, human ecology, and human sciences). As Interim Editor (this is my last issue), I reached out to FCS/home economists from all generations (Millennial, Generation X, and Boomers) and asked them to share their thoughts on the future of the profession. Their ideas (represented in their own words) are showcased here. May their musings stimulate your thoughts about ensuring our future. We have a responsibility to future-proof the profession and the discipline, which entails anticipating future developments so actions can be taken now to minimize negative consequences and seize opportunities (Pendergast, McGregor, & Turkki, 2012).
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2015
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