May 2012 Archives

Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM Call for Papers

Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM Call for Papers
Ideas Shaping Practice: Philosophy of Home Economics/Human Sciences

Guest Editor: Dr. Sue L. T. McGregor, Mount Saint Vincent University

Objectives: This theme of Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM will serve one or more of these purposes: (a) help practitioners come to love the idea of philosophy, of being wise and knowledgeable about the underlying belief systems shaping their practice; (b) stimulate and scaffold an international conversation about the role of philosophy in our practice and what that philosophy might be, given the challenges faced by humanity, lived out in the everyday lives of individuals and families; and (c) consider the idea that different regions of the world may have different philosophies, rather than one global approach. The overall objective is to foster a dialogue about the place of philosophy in our practice, not to agree on a philosophy.

The International Day of Families 2012:
"Ensuring Work Family Balance"

Each year the International Day of Families is celebrated on 15th of May. The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

The theme for 2012 has been chosen is:
"Ensuring Work Family Balance"

Several socio-economic and demographic trends lead to significant changes in family and work life. Due to several developments, i.e., new life styles and job requirements, the household size has decreased in the last decade of years while the geographical distance between family members increased.

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CAFCS Executive Committee Meeting - May 2, 2012

Telephone Conference Call

President - Mardell Wilson
President-Elect - Jorge Aviles
Vice President - Valerie Giddings 
Membership - Dorothy Mitstifer
Secretary - Lynda Martin
Treasurer - Nancy Rabolt
Past President - Gearldean Johnson

Mardell Wilson discussed the CAFCS 2012-2013 Program of Work.