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Hymon-Parker, Shirley – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1998
In the Mid-Atlantic region, 21 college educators and 30 retailers identified problems with internship programs, including ambivalent support from academic institutions and loose organizational structure. They recommended better site identification, more faculty involvement, and improved supervision. (SK)
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Fashion Industry, Higher Education, Internship Programs
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Dragoo, Sheri; Martin, Ruth E.; Horridge, Patricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1998
In a fashion illustration course, 24 students were taught using expository methods and 28 with experiential methods. Each method involved 20 lessons over eight weeks. Pre/posttest results indicated that both methods were equally effective in improving scores. (SK)
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Fashion Industry, Freehand Drawing, Higher Education
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Frey, Diane K.; Eckman, Molly – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
An interactive Web program was developed to present a case study on textile/apparel products for a family and consumer sciences course. Students found the case studies relevant and stimulating for complex thinking. (SK)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Critical Thinking, Fashion Industry, Global Education
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Paulins, V, Ann – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2000
Apparel merchandising students participated in a cooperative research project in which they observed customer service techniques by posing as customers in retail stores. The project taught research processes, collaboration, and principles of customer service. (SK)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Experiential Learning, Fashion Industry, Higher Education