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Morrison, Kathryn; Saboe-Wounded Head, Lorna; Cho, Soo Hyun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Forty-six Consumer Affairs (CA) internship supervisors were surveyed to identify critical knowledge and skills demonstrated by interns and to examine the importance of knowledge and skills needed in the workplace from the supervisors' perspectives.The knowledge and skills measured were identified through program goals. Results revealed that CA…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Ethics, Speech Communication, Consumer Science
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Boor, Mari L.; Bergh, Karen; Alexander, Karen L.; Allison, Barbara; Johnson, Virginia Clark; Couch, Sue; DeBates, Debra; Johnson, Julie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Approximately 5 million secondary students take family and consumer sciences (FCS) classes in the United States each year (AAFCS, 2012). Most states reported a shortage of FCS teachers (Werhan & Way, 2006). Programs to prepare FCS teachers are essential to maintaining the pool of teachers, but they are becoming scarce. One potential source of…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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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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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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Daniels, Ann Michelle; Wilson, Ann – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
The importance of quality care for infants, toddlers, and young children continues to be emphasized. The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center provided data that support the importance of quality childcare. Their longitudinal study showed that infants who received quality care were more likely to score higher on IQ, reading, and math tests,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Development Centers, Child Care, Philanthropic Foundations
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Nichols, Laurie Stenberg; Nichols, Tim – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1998
Describes an articulation agreement for two years at reservation high schools, two years at tribal colleges, and two years at South Dakota State University designed to increase the numbers of Native American college graduates. Discusses these components: faculty immersion, curriculum review and revision, student support systems, and experiential…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Articulation (Education), Educational Opportunities