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Hendricks, Suzanne H.; Kari, Nancy N. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
A college collaborated with community organizations to create a neighborhood school for Hmong and Latino immigrants focused on citizenship education. Participation in the school by college students from a course on sociocultural aspects of clothing helped them place clothing instruction within a larger context. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Citizenship Education, Clothing
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Abusabha, Rayane; Achterberg, Cheryl; McKenzie, Jeannie; Torres, Deanna – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1998
Data from 1,548 Women, Infants, Children clients showed that 93% found nutrition education valuable. A process-oriented evaluation of 494 clients using a skills inventory, and 513 using self-efficacy measures, identified topics they knew most and least about. Clients in facilitated discussion groups scored highest in self-efficacy compared with…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Discussion Groups, Eating Habits, Nutrition Instruction
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Centrallo, Carol B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
The Alabama Cooperative Extension Service transformed a traditional textile/clothing program into a home-based business program. It was delivered by multiple methods including meetings, printed materials, audiovisual resources, and, in the second phase, videoconferencing. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Distance Education, Entrepreneurship, Extension Education
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O'Neill, Barbara; Bristow, Barbara; Brennan, Patricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
A study of 248 adults who attended financial workshops to learn to increase savings and decrease credit card debt indicated that many were at the contemplation and preparation stages of behavioral change. Using a stage model helps determine ways to recruit adult learners and focus financial workshops. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavior Change, Consumer Education, Credit Cards
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Anderson, Carol I.; Swanson, Josephine A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
Describes staff development for more than 300 child-care providers delivered by videoconferences. Makes recommendations: create meaningful learning environments, balance technical and human factors, create options for interaction, have clearly defined objectives, and have contingency plans in case of technical difficulties. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Caregivers, Distance Education, Educational Principles