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Rue, Lisa; Chandran, Raj; Pannu, Aman; Bruce, David; Singh, Rana; Traxler, Karen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Outcomes associated with an abstinence education intervention were evaluated using a single group design with a 12-month longitudinal follow-up. The intervention group of adolescents ages 12-14 years (N = 427) were enrolled in an 11.5-hour abstinence education intervention offered during the school day. Significant differences were found in the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Sexuality, Intervention
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Nelson, Diane – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
The Senegal Project is the culminating project in a unit on cultural foods in an 8th grade family and consumer sciences (FCS) course. Initially, students take a quick world tour by studying and cooking foods from Mexico, Italy, China, and India followed by a "more depth and less breadth" study of Senegal, a country with a culture vastly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Cultural Background, Family Life Education
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Dworkin, Jodi; Gonzalez, Chris; Gengler, Colleen; Olson, Kathleen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
Two sets of newsletters designed to improve parent-teen communication were distributed at two different time points to 71 parents of seventh and eighth graders across five states. At both points, parents completed an evaluation assessing parent-child communication, parenting practices, the emotional experience of parenting, other parent education…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Education, Child Rearing, Grade 8
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Greenwood, Bonnie; Ralston, Penny A.; Young-Clark, Iris; Cornille, Tom; Brown, Linda Lockett; Davis, Kimberly E.; Salley, Tihesha J.; Goehrig, Marianne Henderson; Mullins, Amy Piper; Gaskins, Dykibra J. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
The implementation of the Nutrition Education Initiative (NEI), a project to promote the adoption of healthy eating practices by middle school students in North Florida, included the development of the "NEI Resource Guide" and pilot study outcomes. Eight schools in North Florida participated in the pilot project. Food recall data from…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Pilot Projects, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction
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Sanden, Jan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
Integrating mathematics with family and consumer sciences (FCS) has enabled youth to pass the Minnesota 8th Grade Math Basic Skills test. The test focuses on the eight content areas: (1) problem solving with whole numbers and fractions; (2) problem solving with percentage/ratio; (3) number sense; (4) estimation; 5) measurement; (6) tables and…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Consumer Science, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests
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Needham, Rosalind – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
A time of upheaval and innovation, the American Colonial Period (1600-1775) was marked by New World settlers' struggles to adapt to a life that lacked anything familiar or prefabricated. The period provides a rich opportunity to study the contributions of the colonists across multiple disciplines. In the fall of 2003, a team of eighth-grade…
Descriptors: United States History, Intellectual Disciplines, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Policy