Family and Consumer Science 6 to 12
The annotated bibliography that follows includes basic references that test candidates may use to prepare for the exam. These sources provide a framework for review of subject area knowledge learned through books, course work, and practical experience. The references are linked to the competencies and skills found in Section 3 of this guide.
Committees of content consultants compiled the bibliography to address the entire range of competencies and skills on the exam. The consultants selected references that provide relevant material, giving preference to sources that are available in college bookstores and libraries.
This bibliography is representative of sources that can be used to prepare for the exam. The Department of Education does not endorse these references as the only appropriate sources for review; many comparable texts currently used in teacher preparation programs also cover the competencies and skills that are tested on the exam.
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). (2000). Family and consumer sciences: Today's profession offering tomorrow's careers [Online].
Explores career opportunities in the field of family and consumer sciences. Available for downloading and for ordering free of charge from AAFCS. This site also offers information regarding the history, mission, vision, core values, and publications of the AAFCS, as well as public policy updates on issues concerning members. Useful for review of competency 21.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). [Online].
Discusses the mission of the Association for Career and Technical Education, including information regarding publications, meetings, and government relations. Useful for review of competency 21.
Ball State University Career Center. (2000). Dining etiquette. [Online].
Offers a career-oriented approach to dining etiquette, including the use of napkins and eating utensils, placing an order in a restaurant, and basic manners at the table during a meal. Useful for review of competency 18.
Bennion, M. (1995). Introductory foods (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.
Presents the principles of food preparation techniques for each group in the Food Guide Pyramid with emphasis on the relationship of physical and chemical composition of food to preparation techniques. Also includes information on factors affecting food choices, principles of meal planning, and the purchase of food. Useful for review of competencies 18, 19, and 20.
Benokraitis, N. V. (1999). Marriages and families: Changes, choices, and constraints (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Provides a comprehensive introduction to the family including dating, marriage and parenting with an emphasis on rapid change, increasing choices and constraints, cultural diversity, and the conflicts and crises that result. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 9.
Berger, K. S. (2000). The developing person through childhood (2nd ed.). New York: Worth.
Contains in-depth coverage of the development of children from conception through school age, including a wide variety of development theories and current issues related to child development. Useful for review of competencies 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
Berk, L. E. (1999). Infants, children, and adolescents (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
A chronological approach to human development from conception through adolescence. Focuses on the major theories of development, the impact of context and culture, and the joint contributions of heredity and environment. Useful for review of competencies 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9.
Bigner, J. J. (1998). Parent-child relations: An introduction to parenting (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.
Utilizes family systems theory and developmental frameworks to define parenthood and explores issues faced by parents from conception through early adulthood. Useful for review of competencies 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
Boyle, M. A., & Morris, D. H. (1999). Community nutrition in action: An entrepreneurial approach (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: West/Wadsworth.
Focuses on the role of the community nutritionist with sections on assessing the nutritional status of target populations and factors affecting food choice. Useful for review of competency 18.
Brisbane, H. E. (2000). The developing child. (8th ed.). New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.
Focuses on the physical, emotional, social, moral, and intellectual development of children in a given stage and addresses special concerns such as children with disabilities, child abuse, safety, and the characteristics of a quality child care facility. Useful for review of competencies 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Brooks, J. B. (1998). Parenting (2nd ed.). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.
Examines the tasks parents carry out as they raise children from birth through adolescence with a focus on core components of parenting, including creating closer emotional relationships with children and establishing effective limits for them. Useful for review of competencies 7, 8, and 9.
CuisineNet. (2000). Diner's digest. [Online].
Addresses American table manners, including the use of eating utensils and a napkin as well as the details of a formal place setting. Useful for review of competency 18.
Davis, M. L. (1996). Visual design in dress (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Contains an overview of clothing design, the relationship of design to culture, and the application of design to concepts. Provides in-depth coverage of the 7 elements of art and the 16 principles of design. Useful for review of competencies 10 and 11.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association (FCSEA). [Online].
Presents the history of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association. Describes activities of the association and provides information about membership and the availability of publications. Useful for review of competency 21.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). [Online].
Presents information about the FCCLA organization and its programs, including the publication Implementing the National Family and Consumer Science Standards Through the FCCLA. Also includes ordering information for the FHA/HERO Chapter Handbook, which provides guidelines for creating a chapter of the FCCLA, and Leaders at Work, guidelines for integrating a student organization plan for leadership development into the Family and Consumer sciences curriculum. Useful for review of competency 21.
Florida Department of Education. (Current Edition). Vocational curriculum frameworks. [Online].
Provides state-approved course standards for exploratory, practical arts, and job-preparatory courses and programs offered in Family and Consumer Sciences in Florida, as well as links to student and professional organizations. Useful for review of competency 21.
Florida State University Career Center. (2000). Letter writing guide. [Online].
Offers guidelines for writing appropriate letters during a job search. Useful for review of competency 21.
Florida State University Career Center. (2000). Résumé writing guide. [Online].
Details the basic steps in preparing a résumé based on career objectives. Useful for review of competency 21.
Freeland-Graves, J. H., & Peckham, G. C. (1996). Foundations of food preparation. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Merrill.
Presents the scientific principles involved in cooking proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Discusses a variety of food products and methods of food preservation. Discusses the economics of food preparation, menu planning, serving food, and table setting. Useful for review of competencies 18, 19, and 20.
Garman, E. T. (1997). Consumer economic issues in America (5th ed.). Houston: DAME.
Emphasizes consumer interest, consumer-oriented laws, the U.S. economic system and marketplace, decision making, product safety, insurance and investments, and health care issues. Useful for review of competencies 3, 12, 13, 14, and 15.
Garman, E. T., & Forgue, R. E. (1997). Personal Finance (5th ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Covers financial planning, managing taxes, budgeting, use of credit, major purchases such as a home or a car, insurance, investments, retirement, and estate planning. Useful for review of competencies 3, 12, 13, and 15.
Goldsmith, E. (2000). Development and trends in human sciences. (Course No. HOE 3050). (Available from Target Copy, 635 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304).
Course materials from Florida State University that focus on the integrative nature of Family and Consumer Sciences, ethics, résumés and writing cover letters. For current ordering and shipping information, call (850) 224-3007. Useful for review of competency 21.
Goldsmith, E. B. (2000). Resource management for individuals and families (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Explores management concepts, theories, and principles, emphasizing values, attitudes, and goals related to decision making and problem solving. Examines resources and issues affecting the decision-making process. Useful for review of competencies 3, 9, 13, 14, and 16.
Hatch, K. L. (1993). Textile science. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: West.
Focuses on the structure and performance of fabrics, including fiber, yarns, fabric structure, and fabric finishes. Useful for review of competency 11.
Kaiser, S. B. (1997). The social psychology of clothing: Symbolic appearances in context (Rev. 2nd ed.). New York: Fairchild.
Presents the social psychology of clothing within the larger contexts of shaping and representing identity, interacting with people in groups and communities, and living within a culture. Useful for review of competency 10.
Kapoor, J. R., Dlabay, L. R., & Hughes, R. J. (1999). Personal finance (5th ed.). Boston: Irwin/McGraw-Hill.
Emphasizes managing personal finances, making purchasing decisions, insurance and investments, and retirement and estate planning. Useful for review of competencies 13, 14, and 15.
Kicklighter, C. E., & Kicklighter, J. C. (1998). Residential housing & interiors. Tinley Park, IL: Goodheart-Willcox.
Provides practical information about planning, building, and decorating a home to enhance its livability with an emphasis on good design and meeting family lifestyle needs. Useful for review of competencies 15, 16, and 20.
Lamanna, M. A., & Riedmann, A. (2000). Marriage and families: Making choices in a diverse society (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Discusses families in the context of a changing and diverse society using three theoretical perspectives. Explores gendered identities and the concept of love and sexuality in marriage relationships. Discusses parenting as part of a marriage relationship, as well as crisis and change in a family relationship. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 9.
Molt, M. (1997). Food for fifty (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.
Provides quantity food preparation methods for each group in the Food Guide Pyramid and includes menu planning for special functions and types of meal service. Useful for review of competencies 18, 19, and 20.
Muzi, M. J. (2000). The experience of parenting. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Emphasizes parenting infants to young adults as a science with a focus on parenting across cultures and socioeconomic levels. Useful for review of competencies 1, 5, 7, 8, and 9.
Nissen, L., Faulkner, R., & Faulkner, S. (1994). Inside today's home (6th ed.). Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College.
Presents a comprehensive introduction to interior design, including the elements and principles of design, human factors and function, use of space, construction and materials, window and wall treatments, and furnishings. Useful for review of competencies 15, 16, and 20.
Olson, D. H., & DeFrain, J. (1997). Marriage and the family: Diversity and strengths (2nd ed.). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.
Approaches mate selection and marriage and family relationships from the perspectives of family diversity and family strengths. Also addresses family stress and crises. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 9.
Olson, S. J., & Weis, S. F. (Eds.). (1995). Perspectives of occupational home economics. Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education Yearbook 15.
Addresses various aspects of occupational home economics, including integration of student organizations in the curriculum and the role of federal vocational legislation in the development of occupational home economics. Useful for review of competency 21.
Reardon, R. C., Lenz, J. G., Sampson, J. P., & Peterson, G. W. (2000). Career development and planning: A comprehensive approach. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.
Presents a comprehensive view of career planning including personal decision making, organizational culture, résumés and cover letters, interviewing, and negotiating and evaluating job offers. Useful for review of competency 21.
Santrock, H, W. (1998). Child development (8th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.
Approaches various types of human development from conception through adolescence. Includes a section on schools and another section on culture, poverty, and ethnicity. Useful for review of competencies 6 and 7.
Simerly, C. B., Light, H., & Mitstifer, D. I. (Eds.). (1996). A book of readings: The context for professionals in human, family and consumer sciences. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Presents a series of readings focusing on the integrative nature of Family and Consumer Sciences, diversity and the global perspective, public policy, ethics, and professional behavior. Useful for review of competency 21.
Singer. (1999). The complete photo guide to sewing. Minnetonka, MN: Creative Publishing International.
Covers pattern selection, fabrics, notions and sewing equipment, as well as clothing construction techniques and methods for making decorative items for the home. Useful for review of competency 11.
Stage, S., & Vincenti, V. B. (Eds.). (1997). Rethinking home economics: Women and the history of the profession. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
A series of papers by various authors regarding the home economics profession. Focuses on the history of home economics and factors, such as federal vocational legislation and professional organizations, that have shaped its focus. Useful for review of competency 21.
Tortora, P. G., & Collier, B. J. (1997). Understanding textiles (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.
Covers fibers, yarns, fabric construction and finishes, and their interrelationship. Provides an analysis of textile behavior and performance and an overview of the textile industry. Useful for review of competency 11.
Vogue sewing. (2000). New York: Butterick.
Provides comprehensive coverage of the clothing construction process as well as a brief review of design concepts, fashion terms, clothing selection, and textiles. Useful for review of competencies 10 and 11.
Wardlaw, G. M. (1999). Perspectives in nutrition (4th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.
Discusses nutrients, the basics of a healthy diet, nutrition application in the life cycle, additives, labeling, and the impact of addictive behaviors on nutrition. Useful for review of competencies 17 and 19.
Whitney, E. N., & Rolfes, S. R. (1999). Understanding nutrition. Belmont, CA: West/Wadsworth.
Contains comprehensive coverage of nutrients, food choice and diet planning. Reviews the role of physical activity, life-cycle nutrition, diet and health, and consumer concerns about foods. Useful for review of competencies 17 and 19.
Zelenak, M. J. (1999). Consumer economics: The consumer in our society (12th ed.). Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway.
Analyzes the role of the consumer in a free society and includes budgeting, consumer credit, consumer services, insurance investments, marketing and pricing. Useful for review of competencies 12, 13, 14, and 15.
- American Dietetic Association (ADA)
- Consumers Union
- Council for Professional Recognition (CDA)
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
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