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Career Exploration in Child and Family Studies: Focus on Curricula and Research Topics
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  • Journal title : Family and Environment Research
  • Volume 54, Issue 1,  2016, pp.57-67
  • Publisher : The Korean Home Economics Association
  • DOI : 10.6115/fer.2016.005
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Career Exploration in Child and Family Studies: Focus on Curricula and Research Topics
Cho, Songyon; Yoo, Gyesook; Choi, Hyeyeong; Shin, Haeyoung;
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This study analyzes child and family department curricula at domestic universities and research topics in articles found in related representative domestic journals. Curricula were collected from the web pages of 26 out of 90 departments of 77 universities. Research topics were collected from the Family Environment Research, Journal of Child Studies, and Journal of Korean Association of Family Relations published from 2000 to February 2015. From those journals, the number of articles related to child studies were 1,843 and family studies 1,239. Among those articles, 6,593 keywords related to child studies and 4,748 keywords related with family studies were collected and analyzed. The results of this study were: first, we found four types of curricula provided by Child and Family Departments such as Child Studies, Child and Family Studies, Home Economics Education, and Family Welfare. Second, the identified research topics in child studies were child development, education & childcare, parent education, counseling & therapy, cross cultural study, instrument development, and policy. Family research topics were also categorized by individual family members, child rearing & education, family dynamics & problems, families & culture, work & family, family formation, dissolution & diversity, family practice, family theories & methods, and midlife & later years. We suggest several future careers in child and family studies based on these findings.
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