Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Family & Consumer Sciences

Volume

48

Issue

1

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Publication Date

8-19-2019

First Page

1

Last Page

27

Abstract

In 2014, Family and Consumer Sciences teachers in Utah revised the Food and Nutrition Sciences curriculum to strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)‐related content. This study is a needs assessment of the state implementation of the STEM‐enhanced curriculum in 2015–2016. A Borich needs assessment model was used to analyze mean weighted discrepancy scores between teacher‐perceived levels of importance and teacher‐perceived competence for each objective in the new curriculum. The results showed that although teachers felt moderately competent to teach the new curriculum, the highest ranked need for professional development was in Standard 1: Kitchen Safety Procedures and Sanitation. Professional development in STEM‐related content should be conducted with Family and Consumer Sciences teachers in Utah.

Comments

This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Merrill, C. A. and Lawver, R. G. (2019), Integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math into a Food and Nutrition Curriculum in Utah. Fam Consum Sci Res J, 48: 37-51. doi:10.1111/fcsr.12326, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/fcsr.12326. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

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