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Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

The Association for Career and Technical Education  is a professional organization of 38,000 teachers, counselors, school administrators, teacher educators and business/industry partners. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, ACTE carries out a diverse array of programs that advance vocational-technical and school-to-careers education.

 

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), formerly the American Home Economics Association (AHEA) was founded in 1909 as an educational and scientific organization to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life through education, research, cooperative programs, and public information. AAFCS activities include public policy action on issues such as child care legislation and nutrition research, promotion of family and home economics research, awarding of educational and research fellowships, meetings and workshops, accreditation of educational institutions, publications, and outreach programs. The Association is involved in education, research, and advocacy for issues related to the family, such as work and family, energy conservation, nutrition, parenting, adolescent parents, and maternal and infant health.

 

National Education Association (NEA)

NEA is America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Founded in 1857 in Philadelphia and now head quartered in Washington, D.C., NEA proudly claims over 2.2 million members who work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliates in every state as well as over 13,000 local communities across the United States.

 

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. (FCCLA)

FCCLA is a nonprofit national vocational student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12

 

Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education

The Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education (JFCSE) is published as a full-text electronic journal beginning with Volume 17. The purpose of JFCSE is to facilitate communication among members of the family and consumer science education professional community. 

 

National  Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Developed with input from thousands of family and consumer sciences educators, other FACS professionals, and representatives of FACS businesses and industry, the national standards provide a strong and clear conceptualization of family and consumer sciences.  They help define and give common direction to the discipline of family and consumer sciences in local and state programs across the nation.

 

Early Childhood Care and Education Resources

Provides a listing of web site resources and organizations that promote early child care. 

 

Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance

A collaborative to deliver distance education courses for teacher licensure/certification in FCS

 

National Coalition for Family & Consumer Sciences Education

The National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education provides a unified voice on issues related to Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

The membership of the Coalition includes representatives from the three professional organizations in Family and Consumer Sciences and the national student organization for family and consumer sciences.

The professional organizations are:

  • the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
  • the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association (FCSEA).

The national student organization for family and consumer sciences is Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA