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Makela, Carole J. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Many pioneers in family and consumer sciences (FCS) are not recognized for what they accomplished. How evident this became as the author learned of a home economist who preceded many members and did so much for her state and its people during much of the 1900s. The author read an article from "New Mexico Magazine" which features three…
Descriptors: Females, Extension Agents, Home Economics, Consumer Science
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Johnson, Caryl – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
This article describes "Ghanaian Area Studies in Diversity-Globalization," a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program that took 18 New Mexico classroom teachers to Ghana, West Africa, in 2003 to bring a global perspective to the classrooms of New Mexico. This Fulbright project was designed for participants to gain a greater…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Global Approach, Educational Experience
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Johnson, Caryl – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
The International Studies Branch, International Education and Graduate Studies Service of the United States Department of Education provides family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals with many international experiences. This article highlights the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Consumer Science, Curriculum Development
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Devall, Esther L.; Vail, Ann; Resendez, Jeanne – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Hispanic Americans are the largest- and fastest growing minority group in the U.S., yet their higher education enrollment and graduation rates lag behind those of other ethnic groups. In the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at New Mexico State University, 42% of students are Hispanic. Of the students who graduate each year, 40% are…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Recruitment, Student Diversity, Educational Strategies