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Ogle, Jennifer Paff; Hyllegard, Karen H.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen; Park, Juyeon – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Fashion FUNdamentals (FF), a STEM enrichment program for middle school girls, offers an alternative approach to STEM education by invoking "fashion" as a catalyst to ignite curiosity about STEM. This study explored whether participation in FF enhanced girls' self-efficacy, knowledge, and interest in math and science. At the conclusion of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Self Efficacy, Focus Groups, STEM Education
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Causin, Gina Fe G.; Robertson, Lona J.; Ryan, Bill – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2008
This project gathered information on the important components and features of distance education courseware identified by faculty teaching in the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. Respondents indicated that they were most interested in features that helped with course management, allowed them to update and post course materials…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Courseware, Internet, Classroom Communication
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Franklin, Iris E. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
Financial literacy is a national, state, and local concern these days. At one time, the financial unit in high school family and consumer sciences (FCS) classes was as simple as looking at budgets and doing checkbook exercises. However, after students at Meeker High School in Meeker, Colorado began to ask more in-depth questions and realized that…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Money Management, National Standards, Literacy
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McKenna, Judy; Miller, Jacque; Curtis, Lisa – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
Acknowledging the pain and loss senior citizens experience due to fraud, the Denver District Attorney's Office launched a campaign--"Clergy Against Senior Exploitation (CASE)"--to reduce fraud perpetrated on older persons. The thrust of this project was preventing fraud by educating older adults through their religious affiliations in…
Descriptors: Deception, Older Adults, Risk, Consumer Science
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Love, Cathleen T.; Thayer, Marilyn – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the staff and faculty of Colorado State University and the Poudre School District collaborated to implement an "Even Start" family literacy project to reduce the level of poverty and illiteracy for families in the Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park. To truly establish a partnership based…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Partnerships in Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Social Values