Ch 13: Praxis: Family & Consumer Science Education

About This Chapter

This chapter can help you prepare for the Praxis II: Family & Consumer Sciences exam. Watch the user-friendly video lessons and take the quizzes for immediate feedback on your learning. You can learn all about classroom strategies that work, classroom management and effective assessments to get ready for test day.

Praxis: Family & Consumer Science Education - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can delve into the historical foundations of education, and learn about the specialized philosophical concerns connected to the profession. Prepare for the Praxis II: Family & Consumer Sciences exam through this study of educational planning, implementation and assessment. Lessons on the following topics are available in this chapter, aimed especially at family and consumer science concepts for teachers:

  • The social, historical and economic foundations of education
  • Special issues faced by today's teachers
  • Unique characteristics of family and consumer science education
  • Effective classroom techniques and consistent classroom management strategies
  • Assessment use, forms, types, results and quality
  • Instruction adaptations for meeting students' needs

Qualified instructors offer clear and informative lessons. You can watch the videos, read the transcripts and take the quizzes to check your understanding. Going back to review select topics is simple, since there are video tags to point you to just the right spots.

Praxis: Family & Consumer Science Education Objectives

The Praxis II: Family & Consumer Sciences content area test assesses most of the concepts in this chapter through the section concerned with education in this field. That portion composes about 19% of the exam and contains approximately 23 multiple-choice questions.

In addition to analyzing your understanding of these essential topics, this test also looks for your demonstration of readiness to teach this subject matter to middle and high school students. Our multiple-choice quizzes can be particularly beneficial to you, since you'll gain experience with many of the same kinds of questions that may appear on the exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 13: Praxis: Family & Consumer Science Education
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Standards-Based Curriculum: Development & Implementation

1. Standards-Based Curriculum: Development & Implementation

It's no secret that schools everywhere set high expectations for the students they serve. Where do these expectations come from and how are they developed? Explore the development and implementation of a standards-based curriculum in this lesson.

The National Standards for Family & Consumer Sciences

2. The National Standards for Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences is a broad area that covers a variety of crucial skills related family life and various careers. Learn more about the national standards that guide this curriculum and find additional resources to help you learn about these subject areas.

Student-Centered Instruction: Definition, Origin & Benefits

3. Student-Centered Instruction: Definition, Origin & Benefits

Student-centered instruction is an effective method for teaching. This lesson explains what student-centered instruction is and details some of its benefits.

Learner-Centered Teaching: Strategies & Methods

4. Learner-Centered Teaching: Strategies & Methods

In contemporary educational circles, we hear a lot about learner-centered learning and teaching. This lesson will introduce you to this concept in depth and give you some ideas about strategies and methods that promote learner-centered teaching.

Incorporating Student Organizations Into Family & Consumer Science Curriculum

5. Incorporating Student Organizations Into Family & Consumer Science Curriculum

In this lesson, you will learn about ways to incorporate student organizations in the Family and Consumer Science curriculum that will complement and reinforce the program standards.

Professional Development for Educators: Benefits & Types

6. Professional Development for Educators: Benefits & Types

Completing your degree and obtaining professional certification are only the first steps in a teaching career. Professional development involving ongoing reflection, focused study, and targeted conversation with colleagues ensures best practices are being implemented for overall student success.

Careers Involving Home Economics

7. Careers Involving Home Economics

Learn about the various careers that involve some component of home economics. Compare and contrast the job duties of these different careers, as well as their median salaries and expected job growth rates.

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