Diverse Families: A Dialogue about Reflective Practice

Vol. 12, No. 2
ISSN: 1546-2676

Guest Editor:
Katia Paz Goldfarb

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Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM,
Vol. 12, No. 2. 
1546-2676. Editor: Dorothy I. Mitstifer. Official publication of Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society. Member, Association of College Honor Societies. Copyright © 2000. Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM is a refereed, semi-annual publication serving the profession of family and consumer sciences. The opinions expressed by the authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the society. Further information: Kappa Omicron Nu, PO Box 798, Okemos, MI 48805-0798. Telephone: (727) 940-2658 ext. 2003

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Diverse Families: A Dialogue about Reflective Practice


Guest Editor, Katia Paz Goldfarb

Transformative Leadership: Working with Latina Immigrants

Katia Paz Goldfarb, Assistant Professor, Family Studies, University of New Mexico


This paper describes the leadership transformation that has occurred in Grupo de Padres. Grupo de Padres was created to involve the community and the families with their children's schooling. Reflective human action is used to understand and analyze the transformation of leadership in this group.

The American Family: Change and Diversity--A Course with Opportunities for Reflective Human Action

Connie J. Ley, Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Illinois State University

Deborah B. Gentry, Interim Assistant Dean for Research, College of Applied Science and Technology and Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Illinois State University


This paper describes a course that operationalizes the reflective human action theory. Students as well as professors have used this theory during engagement in the course and during development and evaluation.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: An Application of Reflective Human Action Theory

Sandra J. Bailey, Ph.D., CFLE, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Health & Human Development, Montana State University


Family and consumer sciences professionals are in a position to provide leadership in addressing family issues in their states. This article discusses how a statewide program is being built to assist grandparents raising grandchildren using reflective human action theory as a framework. ...

Editor’s Message

Dorothy I. Mitstifer, Executive Director, Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, East Lansing, Michigan