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Wright, Lindsay E.; Kimberly, Claire – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Colleges strive to increase leadership, service, and employability skills of their students; professional organizations are one way for students to learn such abilities. One AAFCS-accredited department has a student organization that has found relative success. Students indicated a desire for additional information about the field of family and…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Student Development, Consumer Science, Social Networks
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Worthy, Sheri L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
Understanding the research process is a vital part of the undergraduate experience. Conducting research helps students see the value of the scientific process and various research methods, and encourages inquisitiveness about family and consumer sciences (FCS) issues. Research experiences augment students' professional development, increase their…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Consumer Science, Research Methodology, Lifelong Learning
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Worthy, Sheri L.; Taylor, Jan C.; Cheek, Wanda K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2008
Grant writing can be a valuable experience for family and consumer sciences (FCS) undergraduates. By writing a grant, students develop creative and innovative ways to make a difference and give back. This article highlights a grant writing project that helps students better understand the integrative nature of FCS and its role in society.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Consumer Science, Grants, Grantsmanship
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Cheek, Wanda K.; Hastings, Shirley W.; Lokken, Sheri L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2001
Describes the Mississippi family and consumer sciences curriculum that is aligned with the national standards and linked to technology-based classrooms. Discusses preliminary evaluation in 36 schools, indicating some anecdotal evidence of positive impacts. (SK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, High Schools, National Standards