Life Management Education (Family & Consumer Sciences)

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Life Management Education prepares students to evaluate, coordinate, and function in multiple adult roles of day-to-day living and working throughout the life cycle.  Students develop an individual sense of well-being to become contributing members of society as a family member, worker, nurturer, consumer, citizen, and life-long learner.  Life Management Education promotes the growth of the individual in a holistic manner--including  physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.  This is best achieved through instruction of a program with values consistent with those of the local community.  Instruction in Life Management Education not only helps learners with their present development tasks, but also will be incorporated into their life goals and role responsibilities.  Development of these values and skills will create a responsible individual who is a contributing participant in society.

The ultimate objective of Life Management Education is to help students learn and incorporate the necessary skills to have productive, complete, and knowledgeable lives.

A prepared student::


All students will:
Balance of Work and Family 1. Demonstrate skills necessary to function in family roles and relationships which are transferable to roles and responsibilities within the workplace and community; (link to benchmarks)
Nurturing 2. Demonstrate characteristics of nurturing;  (link to benchmarks)
Human Development 3. Analyze factors that influence human development;  (link to benchmarks)
Decision-Making 4. Demonstrate responsible personal and family decision-making;  (links to benchmarks)
Responsibility 5. Practice family, social and civic responsibility;  (link to benchmarks) 


Wellness 6. Develop a plan for individual and family wellness;  (link to benchmarks)


Demographic Change 7. Examine demographic changes and their impact on society and the family;  (link to benchmarks)


Consumerism 8. Practice responsible consumer and producer behavior, rights, and responsibilities;  (link to benchmarks)


Impact of Technology 9. Assess the effects of technology on the family; and  (link to benchmarks)


Using Community Resources 10. Demonstrate the use of community resources to solve individual and family issues.  (link to benchmarks)


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