# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 1100235280

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify the meaning of work and the meaning of family.


Identification should include
  • work systems and family systems (structures)
  • characteristics of strong work and family organizations
  • the evolution of the workforce
  • the rewards of work within and outside of the family
  • the roles and responsibilities of employees and family members
  • the effects of interdependence on each member of the family
  • ways in which the evolution of the family life cycle affects choices and decisions
  • personal and family values.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What factors should be considered when analyzing work and family structures?
  • What criteria should be used to assess work and family systems?
  • How are the roles and responsibilities of employed workers and family members similar, and how are they different?
  • How is the role of management in the workplace like or unlike the role of management in the family?
  • How can the workplace be respectful of the family and individuals?
  • How can you stress the importance of work and family values to others?
  • How can employers be flexible to employees with familial responsibilities?
  • What leadership techniques are needed to develop workplace strategies for change?
  • How can the family and the employer develop leadership skills in individuals?
  • What leadership techniques are needed to develop family strategies for change?
  • How can leadership skills be integrated into the family and the workplace?
  • How can you develop a life plan that reflects family values?
  • How can an individual’s ability to balance work and family be applied in the workplace?
  • What resources are available to help families balance work and family?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  1. planning inquiries by synthesizing information from diverse primary and secondary sources;
  2. analyzing how political and economic trends influence public policy, using demographic information and other data sources;
  3. comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives;
  4. evaluating critically the quality, accuracy, and validity of information to determine misconceptions, fact and opinion, and bias;
  5. constructing informed, analytic arguments using evidence from multiple sources to introduce and support substantive and significant claims;
  6. explaining how cause-and-effect relationships impact political and economic events;
  7. taking knowledgeable, constructive action, individually and collaboratively, to address school, community, local, state, national, and global issues;
  8. using a decision-making model to analyze the costs and benefits of a specific choice, considering incentives and possible consequences;
  9. applying civic virtues and democratic principles to make collaborative decisions; and
  10. communicating conclusions orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences, using evidence from multiple sources and citing specific sources.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Families First: Balancing Family and Career


Families First: Families Today


Families First: Meet the Challenge


Families First: Parent Practice


Families First: You-Me-Us


Financial Fitness: Earning


Financial Fitness: Protecting


Financial Fitness: Saving


Financial Fitness: Spending


Power of One: A Better You


Power of One: Family Ties


Power of One: Working on Working


Student Body: The Fit You


Student Body: The Healthy You


Student Body: The Real You


Student Body: The Resilient You


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Career Investigation


Interpersonal Communications


National Programs in Action


Professional Presentation


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Summarize local and global policies, issues, and trends in the workplace, community, and family dynamics that affect individuals and families.


Analyze the effects of social, economic, and technological changes on work and family dynamics.


Analyze family as the basic unit of society.


Analyze the role of family in transmitting societal expectations.


Analyze the role of family in teaching culture and traditions across the life span.