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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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Dillon, Kristin; Dworkin, Jodi; Gengler, Colleen; Olson, Kathleen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2008
Online courses offer benefits over face-to-face courses such as accessibility, affordability, and flexibility. Literature assessing the effectiveness of face-to-face and online courses is growing, but findings remain inconclusive. This study compared evaluations completed by professionals who had taken a research update short course either face to…
Descriptors: Minicourses, Online Courses, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
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Berger, Ami – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
On June 16, 2004, the College of Human Ecology (CHE), University of Minnesota partnered with a Twin Cities community service agency to host an event that raised awareness of domestic violence and also raised funds. "The Sheila Shawl Extravaganza," was a celebration of Sheila Wellstone's life (she was the wife of Minnesota senator Paul…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Fund Raising, Females, Community Organizations
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Lindquist, Michele – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
In partnership with their food service staff, the author of this paper developed the "Food Innovations" course, which fulfills the Minnesota graduation requirements for Inquiry: New Product Development. In this course, students first demonstrate an understanding of nutrition, food safety, product development, marketing strategies, and…
Descriptors: Food, Foods Instruction, Consumer Science, Courses