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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 start from scratch[clears the canvas] Statement of Understanding The Family and Consumer Sciences profession was established by a women named Ellen Swallow Richards. She connected something women were already comfortable with, the home life, with basicscience and economic skills to give women a chance at some type of education.The Lake Placid Conferences made a big impact on the field. The first conference established the basis of the discipline The tenth conference formed the American Home Economics Association and had their first president, Ellen Swallow Richards take office.There were multiple influential people that shaped and molded the FCS discipline throughout its time Examples * Catherine Esther Beecher was a big promoter of higher education for women and eventually opened a private school for women in Hartford, Connecticut and established the Western Female Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. *Isabella Mary Beeton is known for her book, "Book of Household Management", which is one of the first books written to educate women on a better quality of life in their household. *Mary B. Welch was one of the first to teach home economics at a higher education. She had very little resources and money for her classes, but she thrived at teaching this field with a hands on approach.There are many others who helped this discipline grow into what it is now. The many events that took place from the Progressive Era, 1909 - 1920, through the 1990s really helped the FCS profession spread and expand to what it is today. Examples Smith - Lever Act of 1914 Smith - Hughes Act of 1917 The Great Depression WWII Accreditation of University programs - 1971 Certification of Home Economists - 1985 History of the FCS Profession The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences is essentially to improve peoples livelihood. It is also to give professionals the technical skills needed for their specific field, but also to give them the knowledge of what people need in their individual lives, their families, and their communities to make their lives better. The Mission and Purpose of FCS There are two elements that go into integrative nature,the Human Ecosystem and Life Course Development.The Human Ecosystem consist of the natural environment, the human constructed environment, and the human behavioral environment. The natural environment is the basicresources (water, soil, air) that humans need to make more complex things that are in the human behavioral environment. The human constructed environment consist of things that humansconsume daily. These things may include ipods, clothes, cars, andthings of that nature. And the human behavioral environment consist of all the systems that make the world run (Judicial, Religious, Educational, etc).The life course development looks at phases and time of human life.The age or group a person is in(adolescence, young adulthood, elderly),the generation a person is in (generation Y, Baby Boomers), and the historical time. These three phases or times can help FCS professionalspredict an individuals needs. There are many trends that affect the FCS field. Five of these trends are: *How single - parent homes are becoming the majority in America and marriage is becoming less important to people *In five years, it is predicted that there will not be a majority race and America will be more diverse than ever! *Work for women is becoming more important and there are more types of work and more opportunities. *Having a high school degree is a necessity to be in the workforce and having a college degree is almost always a need to become successful. *In fifteen years, half of the U.S. population or more will be Integrative Nature Trends
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