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Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
For the 2017 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Annual Conference and Expo, the AAFCS Council for Accreditation invited six institutions to submit a proposal for a student/faculty poster for exhibit during the conference. This proposal was to highlight the teaching/learning connection focused on the Family and Consumer…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Conferences (Gatherings), Teaching Methods
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Trivedi, Shikha; Mthombeni, Fungai M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a theoretical paradigm that advocates educational success for the highest proportion of students possible. Many countries have embraced this philosophy as a way of providing an environment that addresses learner's diverse needs. Historically, learners with certain special needs have been denied full…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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Mallette, Dawn M.,; Lyons, Linda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This article presents a unit on arts integration implemented into a family and consumer sciences (FCS) education methods class is used to encourage FCS teacher candidates to engage secondary learners through creativity and teamwork. The purpose of this paper is to introduce one specific activity that integrates the visual arts into the FCS…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Family Life Education, Consumer Science
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Taylor, Sarah; Xia, Yan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) instructors have the responsibility to prepare their students to work effectively with culturally diverse families. In this article, we present teaching strategies for an online FCS course on culturally diverse families. We analyzed student feedback and reflections on certain teaching strategies to illustrate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism, Consumer Science, Online Courses
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Kang, Hye Won; Lee, Sung-Jin; Walker, Jane – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The purpose of this study is to examine breakfast-eating behaviors of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students in conjunction with their breakfast awareness and eating habit satisfaction. A self-administered survey was distributed in fall semester 2016 (N 289 students). Results show…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Black Colleges, Nutrition, Breakfast Programs
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Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazadjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This article features eight AAFCS-accredited academic units in higher education to illustrate how the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) can be integrated into program curricula and educational procedures or structures. Contributors represent the following educational institutions (listed and presented in alphabetical order):…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Higher Education
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Roy, Roudi Nazarinia; Bradecich, Abby; Dayne, Nancy; Luna, Andrea – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Student-parents are an invisible but growing population on college campuses across the country, yet there is limited research regarding the needs of women who transition to motherhood while enrolled in undergraduate studies. Through focus group and one-on-one interviews with an ethnically diverse group of 11 mothers attending college on the West…
Descriptors: Parents, Mothers, Undergraduate Students, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Makela, Carole – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
It may be time to rethink the divide between occupations often referred to as "career and technical" and those perceived as requiring a bachelor's degree as well as the implications relevant to family and consumer sciences. With various credentials short of the bachelor's degree, including those offered through the American Association…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Development, Career Readiness, Higher Education
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Delgadillo, Lucy M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Failure to meet university standards for research, teaching, and service requirements often results in an adverse decision for tenure and promotion. Usually, college and university committees define the parameters of teaching, research, and service for their institution. However, there is one dimension sometimes included in annual evaluations or…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Faculty Development, Standards, Universities
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Knol, Linda L.; Robb, Cliff A.; McKinley, Erin M.; Wood, Mary – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The purpose of this research was to examine relationships between food insecurity and selected financial indicators among college students living off campus (n = 395), using an online survey. The prevalence of food insecurity was 38.4%. Students who used food assistance programs, experienced exogenous economic shocks, and owed more than $10,000 in…
Descriptors: Hunger, Food, College Students, Student Financial Aid
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Nickols, Sharon Y. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
This article describes various historical research methods and presents examples of their application in family and consumer sciences (FCS). Historical research preserves the heritage of FCS through greater understanding of the development of the field and practitioners of the profession. Furthermore, historical research can revitalize…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Student Research, Research Methodology, Historical Interpretation
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Hodges, Nancy J. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
In January of 2016, the Council of Graduate Schools held a workshop in Washington, DC, on the "Future of the Dissertation." Papers given during the workshop promoted new models for doctoral education and related research practices, specifically focusing on the dissertation. Built on a tradition of apprenticeship, the monographic…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Coaching (Performance), Consumer Science
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Burr, Brandon K.; Hubler, Daniel S.; Kuns, J. Brooke – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Time constraints and financial cost are two of the top barriers to attending relationship education (RE) programs. More and more families experience demands on their time and other resources, which can make attending RE more difficult. Little is known about general preferences pertaining to time and cost of RE. To more effectively inform planning…
Descriptors: Preferences, Barriers, Program Costs, Time Factors (Learning)
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Smith, Bettye P.; Yang, Wenting – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the intercultural learning outcomes for students in the Interdisciplinary Ghana Study Abroad Program. Data were collected from 28 students using the Intercultural Learning Outcomes (ILO) questionnaire containing 29 statements and 5 content domains (functional knowledge, world geography knowledge,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Study Abroad, Global Education, Intercultural Programs
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Kihm, Holly S.; Staiano, Amanda; Sandoval, Patricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
In Louisiana, 33% of adolescents and 28% of children are overweight or obese (Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, 2011). It is projected that as many as 24,000 more children in Louisiana may become obese by 2020 if the trend continues (Broyles et al., 2011). Researchers have identified several strategies to address overweight among…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Well Being, Student Improvement, Obesity
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