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Alharbi, Mashael – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Photographs are often overlooked as a source of historical data, which is unfortunate. The old adage "a picture speaks a thousand words" holds true. Burke (2001) observed that photographs convey "forms of realities, which carry and contain individual readings or 'truths' and open up new spaces from which to pose different…
Descriptors: Photography, Males, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Miller, Cynthia L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Most secondary students use social media to connect with friends, but what if there was a way to show them how they can use social media to make a positive difference in the lives of others? This article will (a) explain the difference between digital citizenship and digital leadership, (b) provide examples of how students are becoming digital…
Descriptors: Social Media, Citizenship, Student Leadership, Internet
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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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Duncan, Janine – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
In 2002, the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) published "New Designs for Career and Technical Education at the Secondary and Postsecondary Levels," in which Copa and Wolff (2002) proposed that the mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is "to serve individuals and the nation through…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Occupational Clusters
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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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Goldstein-Schultz, Martha – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The concept of gender stereotypes permeates the lives of youth in the United States. This article provides background information and rationale for incorporating gender stereotype analysis into family and consumer sciences (FCS) coursework. The critical analysis of gender stereotypes includes numerous activities and assessments that encourage…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sex Fairness, Stereotypes, Consumer Education
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Allison, Barbara N.; Rehm, Marsha L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
Online classes have become a popular and viable method of educating students in both K-12 settings and higher education, including in family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs. Online learning dramatically affects the way students learn. This article addresses how online learning can accommodate the sensory learning modalities (sight, hearing,…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Electronic Learning, Multisensory Learning
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Carter, Vinson; Beachner, Maggie; Daugherty, Michael K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) education has traditionally attracted a large percentage of female students (Vincenti, 1997; Werhan, 2013). Werhan (2013) reported that slightly less than 3.5 million students are engaged in FCS courses, and at the high school level, approximately 65% of them are female. This skewed representation of female…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, STEM Education, Females
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Farmer, Tom – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Cairns and cares: they sound nearly alike, and at Tommie Kunst Junior High School (Santa Maria, CA), the two words are synonymous. Kim Cairns is a "Pitsco Education" Life Skills lab facilitator who cares deeply about her students--what they do, what they say, how they act, what they learn, and everything in between. Cairns has taken…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Food Service, Dining Facilities, Junior High School Students
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Etheredge, Jessica; Moody, Dana; Cooper, Ashley – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
This paper demonstrates ways in which family and consumer sciences (FCS) educators can explore more opportunities to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) principles into secondary education curriculum. Interior design is used as a case study for creating learning modules that incorporate STEM principles in a creative and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Interior Design, Learning Modules, Consumer Science
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Kihm, Holly Spencer – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Children who struggle with weight management often endure a broad range of consequences, including stigmatization, well into adulthood. With an increase in the prevalence of overweight children, there are now more children at risk of being stigmatized. The purpose of this study was to examine stigmatization across the elementary and middle school…
Descriptors: Friendship, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Body Weight
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Werhan, Carol R. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
A national survey of secondary family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs from 2010-2012 academic years indicates that 3,427,601 students were enrolled in FCS classes and were taught by 27,894 FCS teachers. These numbers show a decline in enrollment and teachers over the past 10 years (Werhan & Way, 2006). However, FCS secondary programs…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, National Surveys, Consumer Science, Family Programs
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Mantell, Colleen T. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
With ever-changing government mandates, new standards for accountability, and the uniquely diverse classroom of this millennium, educators are scrambling to meet the needs of all students, such that each unique learner, regardless of background, special needs, or level of commitment to coursework can demonstrate content mastery. In this article,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Mastery Learning, Group Membership, Self Efficacy
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Roofe, Nina; Ryburn, Renee – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The family and consumer sciences (FCS) teacher shortage is one need that can be mitigated by exposing high school students to professional trends and future work settings via service-learning. Such exposure can affect student recruitment by influencing high school students' knowledge and attitudes toward FCS careers. This study explored the impact…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Programs, Student Recruitment, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Handy, Deborah J.; Rodgers, Kathleen Boyce; Schwieterman, Tiffany Anne – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
Youth and adult partners participated in youth asset mapping, a form of action research, to assess community assets and youth involvement opportunities. Qualitative data were analyzed to examine youths' feelings of empowerment and experiences with adult partners. Asset mapping contributed to youth empowerment, especially when adults were engaging…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Youth Programs, Action Research, Youth Opportunities
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