Faculty Publications

Title

Professionalization of family life education: Defining the field

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Certified Family Life Educator, Practice analysis

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Family Relations

Volume

58

Issue

3

First Page

330

Last Page

345

Abstract

An online professional practice analysis of family life educators was conducted resulting in responses from 522 Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs) and a comparison group of 369 noncertified family practitioners. This survey included questions about the characteristics of CFLEs, their work environments, and practice-related tasks within 10 CFLE content areas. Compared to noncertified family professionals, CFLEs more frequently perceived that entry-level family life educators needed greater expertise in Internal Dynamics of Families, Human Growth and Development, Human Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationships, Family Resource Management, and Family Life Education Methodology than the other family life content areas. © 2009 by the National Council on Family Relations.

Original Publication Date

7-1-2009

DOI of published version

10.1111/j.1741-3729.2009.00556.x

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