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Herring, Angel; Taylor, Mariann; Rome, Mya – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
A literature review specific to family and consumer sciences (FCS) and technology implementation in content delivery reveals an absence of sufficient information for preparing future FCS professionals. Is this absence reflective of an FCS reluctance to "cross the digital divide" and fully engage with students who reside in a world…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Access to Computers
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McGregor, Sue L.T. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
This issue's theme is "shifting paradigms" in family and consumer sciences (FCS) professional practice. This can mean that things in the world are moving around and changing, people are moving from one way of seeing the world to another, or some combination. The question posed for this issue was "What is FCS doing and how is what…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Educational Change
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Miller, Cynthia L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Most secondary students use social media to connect with friends, but what if there was a way to show them how they can use social media to make a positive difference in the lives of others? This article will (a) explain the difference between digital citizenship and digital leadership, (b) provide examples of how students are becoming digital…
Descriptors: Social Media, Citizenship, Student Leadership, Internet
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Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazadjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This article features eight AAFCS-accredited academic units in higher education to illustrate how the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) can be integrated into program curricula and educational procedures or structures. Contributors represent the following educational institutions (listed and presented in alphabetical order):…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Higher Education
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Duncan, Janine – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
In 2002, the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) published "New Designs for Career and Technical Education at the Secondary and Postsecondary Levels," in which Copa and Wolff (2002) proposed that the mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is "to serve individuals and the nation through…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Occupational Clusters
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Rusell, Mia B.; Liggans, Girvan L.; Attoh, Prince A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The active engagement of educators within the family and consumer sciences (FCS) discipline is an important area of interest to Cooperative Extension. Using job demands-resources theory (JD-R), this study was designed to investigate the impact of job demands and job resources on engagement of FCS educators. Results showed "job demands"…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Consumer Education, Extension Education
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Cason, Katherine L.; Chipman, Helen; Forstadt, Leslie A.; Rasco, Mattie R.; Sellers, Debra M.; Stephenson, Laura; York, De'Shoin A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The history of family and consumer sciences (FCS) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is discussed with an emphasis on the critical importance of the human dimension. EFNEP's focus on people, education for change, accountability, strategic partnerships, and public value are highlighted as an example and model for…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Food, Nutrition Instruction
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Goldstein-Schultz, Martha – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The concept of gender stereotypes permeates the lives of youth in the United States. This article provides background information and rationale for incorporating gender stereotype analysis into family and consumer sciences (FCS) coursework. The critical analysis of gender stereotypes includes numerous activities and assessments that encourage…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sex Fairness, Stereotypes, Consumer Education
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Swafford, Melinda; Rafferty, Elizabeth – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) is an interdisciplinary study of the relationships between humans and their social, natural, and built environments. Critical thinking has been a vital part of the profession since its beginning. Ellen Swallow Richards founded the discipline in 1899 on the premise of improving quality of life for individuals,…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Consumer Science, Consumer Education
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Lorenz, Lorraine J.; Sawicki, Marjorie A.; Elliott, Michael; White, Melissa – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine preservation practices, perceived barriers, and likelihood of parents with young children to home preserve food in the future. Implications of this research relate to family and consumer sciences professionals who endeavor to improve fruit and vegetable intake and provide resources to families and…
Descriptors: Food, Foods Instruction, Preservation, Family Life
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Dunn, Carolyn; Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Baughman, Kristen; Levine, Katrina – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Cook Smart, Eat Smart (CSES) is a 12-hour cooking school that teaches participants to prepare nutritious, delicious food using simple, healthy preparation techniques, basic ingredients, and minimal equipment. The purpose of this evaluation was to examine the impact of CSES on food preparation and meal consumption behavior. Program outcomes include…
Descriptors: Cooking Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Food, Health Promotion
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Schuster, Ellen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
Much has been written about hybrid or blended learning in K-12 and higher education. In hybrid, or blended learning, face-to-face and online delivery of content are provided. The challenge is how best to use each delivery mode to optimize learning. For example, students may view videos or other multimedia content outside of class, with class time…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Blended Learning, Extension Education, Nutrition Instruction
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Garrison, Sarah; Herring, Angel; Hinton, W. Jeff – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
This qualitative study was conducted to explore the personal and professional experiences of family and consumer sciences educators (n = 3) who recently participated in the AAFCS accreditation process utilizing the 2010 Accreditation standards. Analysis of the transcribed semi-structured interview data yielded four overarching categories: (a)…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Consumer Education, Qualitative Research, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Witt, Susan D.; Witt, David D.; Clark, Cassie R. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
It is well established that college students who participate in campus professional organizations report that their educational experience is enhanced and they are better able to make a successful transition to the world of work. In this study, family and consumer sciences students in three major areas of study--child and family development;…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Consumer Science, Educational Experience, Student Organizations
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Nam, Jinhee – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Textile products are used heavily every day. The apparel industry is one of the largest industrial polluters, causing damage to both human health and the environment. Despite increasing consumer concern about environmental issues and a growing trend toward supporting sustainable production, consumers are often unable to evaluate accurately which…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Clothing, Purchasing, Consumer Science
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