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Zygmunt, Eva M.; Cipollone, Kristin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Professional Educators have witnessed the impact of various forms of racism on children in schools many times during their careers. They have observed inequitable access to facilities and materials, inequitable access to high quality teachers, inequitable access to a climate of high expectations, and inequitable access to an education that is…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Teacher Education, Social Justice, Academic Achievement
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Coussement, Martha A.; Johnson, Shannon; Goodson, Ludwika Aniela – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
This article describes the self-publishing journey, challenges and methods of development, impact, the value of a self-published e-textbook in tenure decisions, and recommendations. This journey led to the self-publishing of an e-textbook for iPad® delivery at a Midwest university for a course on electronic distribution and hotel management in the…
Descriptors: Desktop Publishing, Electronic Publishing, Textbook Publication, Textbook Preparation
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Haroldson, Amber; Yen, Chih-Lun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the validity of a questionnaire developed to assess adult consumer understanding of nutrition marketing terms and the resulting impact on consumer behavior. Participants (n = 40) completed an electronic questionnaire. Efforts to establish validity and reliability suggest that the questionnaire is a…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Nutrition, Marketing, Pilot Projects
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López, Anayeli; Anguiano, Rubén P. Viramontez – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
This study explored the role of Latina leaders in serving Latino families in North Central Indiana and how they produced social capital through service and leadership. The larger sample of the ethnographic study consisted of 40 Latino families (63 parents) and 14 school personnel. This study focused specifically on 13 Latina women who were…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Social Capital, Leadership
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Thompson, Nancy E. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
The issues related to environmental sustainability can be overwhelming. It is difficult to imagine that actions of one person could make a difference. This article addresses that perception and illustrates the impact of one person, a family and consumer sciences educator, on the lives of others and on environmental resources. Making a difference…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Natural Resources, Context Effect, Consumer Science
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Clauss, Barbara A.; Hawkins, Sarah T. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
Recent trends in general education focus on integrating liberal studies considered intellectual, but not practical, and professional fields, which are "viewed as practical but, for that very reason, inherently illiberal." The trend toward capstone experiences in liberal studies assists the integration of general education components with…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Course Content, Consumer Science, General Education