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Family and Consumer Science Education

Resources for the FCS Education program of the Patton College of Education at Ohio University.

In databases, expect these subject headings to reveal especially useful resources

  • family life education
  • consumer education
  • Home economics
  • home economics teachers
  • home economists
  • consumption (economics)
  • consumer behavior
  • family life education
  • families
  • children
  • households
  • child development
  • aging
  • human development
  • extension
  • consumer protection
  • diet
  • child consumers
  • college students as consumers
  • grocery shopping
  • Low-income consumers
  • male consumers
  • older consumers
  • shopping
  • women consumers


Things change!

Human and consumer sciences has had many names over time: 

          When searching for information on your topic, especially if its an historical topic, consider using some of these less common terms. 

  • Home economics
  • Housekeeping
  • Household
  • Home-making
  • Family and consumer sciences
  • family economics
  • consumer Studies
  • extension 


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