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Read, Marilyn A.; Owens, Nancy J. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
This experiential teaching method demonstrates students' enhanced understanding of the influences that cross-cultural perspectives have on the interior design of the home and is achieved through research and application of elements of assimilation and acculturation in the United States. Knowledge of human factors, family dynamics, geographic…
Descriptors: Interior Design, Multicultural Education, Experiential Learning, Cultural Context
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Nelson, Diane – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
The Senegal Project is the culminating project in a unit on cultural foods in an 8th grade family and consumer sciences (FCS) course. Initially, students take a quick world tour by studying and cooking foods from Mexico, Italy, China, and India followed by a "more depth and less breadth" study of Senegal, a country with a culture vastly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Cultural Background, Family Life Education
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Hegde, Asha; Hill, Caroline – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
Twenty-two executives from the top 100 interior design (ID) firms in the United States completed a survey on the marketability of an advanced degree in ID and on the content areas of most interest to practitioners. Findings revealed that practitioners anticipate the demand for advanced ID degrees to increase considerably. Specialized knowledge…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Interior Design, Opinions, Administrator Attitudes
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Allison, Barbara N.; Rehm, Marsha L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
English language learners represent the fastest growing segment of the U.S. school-age population, raising the question of how best to teach this new and challenging group of students. The research and scholarly literature has identified a number of instructional strategies and classroom practices that have been shown to be effective in teaching…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Consumer Science, Second Language Learning
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Yan, Ruoh-Nan; Xu, Huimin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
Taking the perspective of consumer socialization theory, this study examined the influences of different socialization agents on consumers' purchases of green products. A total of 224 surveys were distributed to students enrolled in a business-related course at a major university in the northeastern United States. The objectives were twofold. The…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Socialization, Life Style, Selection
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Keino, Leah C.; Torrie, Margaret C.; Hausafus, Cheryl O.; Trost, Betty C. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
Several definitions of service learning exist. For this initiative, the authors used Torres and Sinton's (2000) definition that students are learning about social issues and applying new knowledge to real problems in their communities. This project entailed a partnership of committed citizens of different groups (middle, secondary, and university…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Service Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Resources
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Russ, Randall – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
The importance of emotional wellness for rural older adults is a topic of growing significance. Older adults, now the fastest growing United States population sector, have special wellness needs. By the year 2030, about 70 million people will be over the age of 65. A low or declining sense of control over one's life increases depression. Emotional…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Older Adults, Mental Health, Wellness
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Banerjee, Madhumita; Hausafus, Cheryl O. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
This study examines characteristics of family and consumer sciences (FCS) collegiate faculty who do and do not incorporate service-learning in their teaching and determines their dominant mode of teaching practice. Survey results from 368 faculty members in institutions of higher education across the United States demonstrate that FCS faculty…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Teacher Characteristics
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Roubanis, Jody L.; Landis, William – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
Consuming locally grown foods promotes sustainable development and individual wellness (Waters, 2006). In the United States, the average food product travels 2,000 miles before reaching the consumer (Schlosser, 2001). This distance between producer and consumer is one reason that today's youth lack an understanding of the origin of the food they…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Nutrition, Gardening, Sciences
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Lee, Annie (Ya-Ping); Bei, Lienti; DeVaney, Sharon A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
This phenomenological study examined the acculturation experience of Taiwanese students who attended universities in the United States as exchange students. Hofstede's four dimensions of culture provided a framework for developing questions. Eight exchange students were interviewed. Taiwanese students realized there was a lower power distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, College Students, Cultural Influences
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McArthur, Laura H.; Holbert, Donald; Forsythe, William A., III – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
Microbial foodborne illnesses are a public health problem in the United States. Americans are patronizing restaurants three or more times a week and college students are frequently employed in food service; therefore, this study assessed compliance with and awareness of food safety recommendations among 460 college students. Compliance was…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Student Characteristics, Safety, College Students
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Prasad, Vandita – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
Bullying in schools is a topic of serious concern. According to a survey conducted in the United States, approximately 30% of youth in grades 6-10 have reported some involvement in moderate or frequent bullying, and this problem affects about 5.7 million youth. To deal with bullying, 2 years ago, Byrnedale Junior High School in Toledo, Ohio…
Descriptors: Prevention, Bullying, Student Behavior, Junior High School Students
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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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Ellis, Jason D.; Henroid, Daniel H., Jr. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Food safety is a significant issue in the United States and yet minimal research has been done on the inclusion of food safety in secondary school curricula. This study examined the feasibility of including food safety in Iowa FCS middle and secondary classes. Teachers reported food safety was important; only a few believed students were…
Descriptors: Safety Education, Food Standards, Food Service, Secondary Education