A Focused Research Agenda for Family and Consumer Sciences Education: Results of a Delphi Study

Kimberlee Davis, Karen Alexander

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Abstract

To ensure the sustainability of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, the identification of a focused research agenda is necessary. A panel of 21 Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) experts, using the Delphi method, identified topics which should be the focus of future FCSE research. Thirteen research topics were identified and further evaluated by the panel to determine the topics of importance, and desirability or benefits to FCSE, feasibility of the research, and confidence the research could be conducted. The top four topics included: (a) effectiveness of teaching strategies on developing knowledge, skills, and changing behaviors, (b) ways to recruit and retain qualified Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) teachers, (c) use of various teaching strategies and/or approaches to deliver FCS curricula, and (d) the image and/or perception of Family and Consumer Sciences. These four top research agenda topics are at the core of professional pedagogy and have critical implicati
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-44
JournalJournal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education
StatePublished - May 3 2010

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