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Walker, Jane; Williams-Wheeler, Meeshay; Lee, Sung-Jin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Because the family and consumer sciences body of knowledge (FCS-BOK) is the framework for the profession, students' familiarity with the FCS-BOK has implications for the profession. Using pre- (N = 78) and posttest (N = 43) data from students enrolled in an "Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences" (FCS 160) undergraduate student…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Pretests Posttests, Undergraduate Students
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Shows, Amy R.; Killough, Jill E.; Jackson, Samantha; Lui, Janet – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Educators in the field of family and consumer science (FCS) must be able to foster intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills in students (Schumacher, 2014), and internships are one way to do so. Internships are formal programs that provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession. Interns are temporarily placed…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Internship Programs, Experiential Learning
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Roofe, Nina; Brinegar, Jennifer; Seymour, Gayle – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Interdisciplinary service-learning projects are mutually beneficial for communities and students. This service-learning project focused on eating disorder prevention and involved students majoring in nutrition, art, and psychology at a public Southern university. The nutrition majors completed the Eating Attitudes Test before and after the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Eating Disorders, Prevention, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Farmer, Tom – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Cairns and cares: they sound nearly alike, and at Tommie Kunst Junior High School (Santa Maria, CA), the two words are synonymous. Kim Cairns is a "Pitsco Education" Life Skills lab facilitator who cares deeply about her students--what they do, what they say, how they act, what they learn, and everything in between. Cairns has taken…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Food Service, Dining Facilities, Junior High School Students
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Tripp, Paula J.; Choi, Jin Young – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
The purposes of this exploratory qualitative research were to describe perceptions related to childhood obesity of rural parents, teachers, and school administrators and to examine how their perceptions shape their choices and behaviors for children's eating and physical exercise. The results showed that the perceptions of childhood obesity in the…
Descriptors: Obesity, Rural Areas, Child Health, Parent Attitudes
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Duncan, Janine; Duncan, Daniel – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
As demographics in the United States shift, family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals must be prepared to foster healthy communities that embrace multilingual families. Because hegemonic language ideologies challenge multilingual families, FCS professionals need to know how to inclusively reframe communities to honor multilingual families.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Family Literacy, Consumer Science, Sociolinguistics
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Etheredge, Jessica; Moody, Dana; Cooper, Ashley – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
This paper demonstrates ways in which family and consumer sciences (FCS) educators can explore more opportunities to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) principles into secondary education curriculum. Interior design is used as a case study for creating learning modules that incorporate STEM principles in a creative and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Interior Design, Learning Modules, Consumer Science
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Marcketti, Sara B.; Karpova, Elena – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Learning through industry collaborations is critical in decreasing the gap between the real world and the academic environment. Working on challenges drawn from industry can increase students' knowledge and future employability, thus enhancing labor force preparation. This study explored students' perceptions (n = 110) of the benefits…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Business Relationship, Classroom Techniques, Creative Thinking
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Jones, Ethel; Ralston, Penny; Coccia, Catherine; Young-Clark, Iris; Atkinson, Cheryl; Davis, Kimberly E.; Fluellen, Vivian; Hausafus, Cheryl O.; Johnson, Linda; Prowell, Grace – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Undergraduate research is important for preparing the next generation of scholars in family and consumer sciences (FCS). The Research Resource Guide (RRG) was developed in response to that need; it provides comprehensive information on the research process for faculty to incorporate into undergraduate courses. The RRG comprises three levels: (a)…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Family Life Education
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Saboe, Lorna – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Active learning is a teaching approach that requires students to do something intellectually with course content. This involves examining, questioning, and relating knowledge gained from previous experiences to new knowledge and skills. Native American students have been found to have low financial literacy skills. Family and consumer sciences…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Culturally Relevant Education, American Indian Students, Financial Services
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Harden, Amy J.; Friesen, Carol A.; Thompson, Nancy E. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) is a logical discipline to promote environmental sustainability within the family because it is recognized as helping people make informed decisions about the well-being of individuals and their relationships and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.The objective of this article was to measure the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Consumer Science, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Yoo, Jeong-Ju; MacDonald, Nora M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The goal of this paper is to illustrate how the promotion of 21st Century process skills can be used to enhance student learning and workplace skill development: thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, leadership, and management. As an illustrative case, fashion merchandising and design students conducted research for a…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Workplace Learning, Process Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Mitstifer, Dorothy I. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
This paper introduces a leadership development model that raises the question "Leadership for what?" Leadership is about going somewhere-personally and in concert with others-in an organization. Although leadership, especially position (elected or appointed) leadership, often is discussed in terms of leader qualities and skills, the…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Consumer Science, Leadership Training, Leadership Styles
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Hurst, Jessica L.; Thye, Ann; Wise, Chris Leiran – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
In today's competitive job market, students who lack real-world experience face major obstacles. Many professional positions require previous experience; therefore, relevant work experience is a key attribute that any entry-level family and consumer Sciences (FCS) professional can offer a potential employer. Internships provide one of the…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Professional Development, Career Development, Career Planning
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Leslie, Catherine Amoroso – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
This article presents a method for utilizing technology to increase student engagement in large classroom formats. In their lives outside the classroom, students spend considerable time interfacing with media, and they are receptive to information conveyed in electronic formats. Research has shown that multimedia is an effective learning resource;…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Large Group Instruction, Learner Engagement, Technology Uses in Education
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