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Harding, Kathryn A.; Darling, Carol Anderson – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2003
In-depth interviews with four family and consumer sciences teachers indicated that none had been prepared for inclusive classrooms and they had positive attitudes about special education students. Classroom observations revealed some instances where students were not included and highlighted the effect of teacher knowledge and behavior. (SK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Special Needs Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Makela, Carole J. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2003
Explains why sustainability is integral to family and consumer sciences. Presents a framework depicting the relationship of ultimate means, intermediate means, intermediate ends, and ultimate ends. Provides classroom activities. (SK)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Decision Making, Natural Resources, Quality of Life
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Price, Sharon J.; McKenry, Patrick C. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2003
A life-course development perspective depicts stages of family development with tasks for each stage. It addresses the diversity of family relationships and illustrates how human development includes individual, generational, and historical time. (Contains 14 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Family Life, Family Relationship, Individual Development
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Allison, Barbara N. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2003
Research on culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse classrooms suggests the following for teachers: develop a clear sense of cultural identity; learn about students' cultural backgrounds; be competent cross-cultural communicators; address divergent thinking and learning styles; use culturally relevant curriculum materials and multiple…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Multicultural Education, Secondary Education, Student Diversity
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Hogarth, Jeanne M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2002
Discusses financial literacy, its definition, and its importance. Looks at the financial literacy initiatives that are underway and whether they are working. Examines the role of family and consumer sciences education in financial literacy. (Contains 70 references.) (JOW)
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Credit (Finance), Economics Education, Money Management
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Osteen, Sissy R.; Auberle, Tricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2002
Discusses the need for homebuyer education in light of the increasing availability of assistance programs aimed at traditionally underserved groups such as minorities and low income groups. (Contains 10 references.) (JOW)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Housing, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups
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Hayhoe, Celia Ray – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2002
A study of 120 college students' use of credit in 1997 and 1999 showed that, during that time, 60 students graduated; 41 had more credit cards in 1999 than 1997; 62 had fewer; and 32 were repaying student loans. Affective credit attitude scores for those with four or more credit cards and for students who had graduated were lower in 1999 than in…
Descriptors: College Students, Credit (Finance), Credit Cards, Money Management
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Meyer, Mary Kay; Lambert, Laurel; Blackwell, Ann – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2002
A parent telephone survey (n=300) was conducted to identify the primary customer of elementary school food programs. Results show that the decision to eat school lunch was most frequently made jointly by parent and child and the factor most frequently influencing the decision was the nutritional value of the meal. (Contains 15 references.) (JOW)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary School Students, Lunch Programs, Nutrition
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Rehm, Marsha L.; Allison, Barbara N.; Darling, Carol A.; Greenwood, Bonnie B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2002
In-depth interviews with four university-based educators revealed that they had limited childhood experiences of diverse cultures. Their professional experiences of diversity led them to the following principles: maintain respect, appreciate other perspectives, commit to working together, and persist even in an unsupportive environment. (Contains…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Consumer Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Peterson, Donna J.; Betts, Sherry C.; Richmond, Lucinda S. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2002
Responses from 4,956 extension personnel examined the Cooperative Extension System's ability to serve diverse audiences on cultural, structural, and behavioral factors influencing organizational change. Results show that Extension is fairly active in incorporating diversity in work with children, youth, and families. (Contains 18 references.)…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Extension Education, Family Programs, Organizational Change
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McKenna, Judy; Bickle, Marianne; Carroll, Jan B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2002
A merchandising course illustrates Boyer's four stages of scholarship--discovery, integration, application, and teaching--and adds a fifth: outcome (production of a scholarly product). The model is a means of integrating teaching and research in family and consumer sciences education. (SK)
Descriptors: Faculty Promotion, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Research and Development
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Hollingsworth, Connie; Brewer, Ernest W.; Petty, Gregory C. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2002
Instruments completed by 166 Tennessee extension educators revealed a significant relationship between leadership orientation and work ethic. Their preferred leadership orientation was human relations; work ethic preferences included dependability and interpersonal skills. Higher work ethic scores predicted leadership effectiveness. (Contains 23…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Work Ethic
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Braun, Bonnie; Williams, Sue – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2002
Links democracy and civic engagement with human development in families. Addresses the role of family and consumer sciences in strengthening families for engagement in civil society. Describes a policy analysis tool and public policy initiatives of the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences. (Contains 38 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Democracy, Family Role
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Jacobson, Arminta L.; Engelbrecht, Jo Ann – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2002
In a community capacity building project, family and consumer sciences professionals developed a family resource center to provide programs and services to strengthen families. The project exemplifies the civic engagement role of the profession. (SK)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, College Faculty, Community Involvement, Family Needs
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Ingram, Michael Anthony; Ward, Chris L. (Southers) – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2002
Discusses the use of poetry that addresses social, cultural, and ethnic experiences of oppressed groups in teaching to develop empathy. Describes a structured process for critical analysis of poetry to build understanding of diversity. (Contains 21 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Criticism, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism
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