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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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Heiden, Kathleen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Research is beneficial for student learning in undergraduate curricula. Undergraduate students who actively participate in research develop problem solving skills and learn to think independently. However, with limited faculty resources at many universities, only elite undergraduate students participate in research programs. This paper provides a…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Ellery, Jane; Ellery, Peter; MacKenzie, Annah; Friesen, Carol – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
For more than a century, improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities has been the cornerstone of the work of family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals. This began with our founder, Dr. Ellen Swallow Richards, and it continues today. As FCS professionals, we focus on helping people make wise, informed decisions…
Descriptors: Well Being, Consumer Science, Quality of Life, Educational Objectives
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Franck, Karen; Penn, Allisen; Wise, Dena; Berry, Ann – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Responding to reduced funding and organizational restructuring, many state Extension programs have reorganized counties into regional-based entities and limited family and consumer sciences (FCS) to specialized programs in areas such as foods and nutrition (Braverman, Franz, & Rennekamp, 2012; Franz & Cox, 2012; White & Teuteberg,…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Extension Agents, Competency Based Education, Faculty Development
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Walker, Susan K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
Without a doubt, the Digital Age is revolutionizing the field of family and consumer sciences (FCS). New methods and spaces for human interaction and learning, mobile platforms that encourage anytime, anywhere connections, and a global economy increasingly shaped by virtual transactions demand that our research investigates the impact on family…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Social Science Research, Integrated Activities, Educational Practices
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Godfrey, Roxie V. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
With the progress of digital technologies and applications being used in schools, family and consumer sciences (FCS) educators have a collective responsibility to teach what it means to be a responsible digital citizen in the virtual world. The nine elements of digital citizenship developed by Ribble (2015) offer a framework for teaching students…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Media Literacy
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Hutson, Samantha; Anderson, Melinda; Swafford, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
This paper develops the argument that using the Double ABC-X model in family and consumer sciences (FCS) curricula is a way to educate nutrition and dietetics students regarding a family's perceptions of food insecurity. The Double ABC-X model incorporates ecological theory as a basis to explain family stress and the resulting adjustment and…
Descriptors: Models, Food, Consumer Science, Nutrition Instruction
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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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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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Sullivan, Deborah A.; Schmidt-Rinehart, Barbara C.; Morris, Nancy A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
Academic institutions as well as professional organizations are faced with providing their constituents with the knowledge and tools that will enable them to interact with people of other cultures--to be global citizens in both their personal and professional lives. The foreign language profession developed a paradigm that has been effectively…
Descriptors: Models, Consumer Science, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Programs
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Sullivan, Pauline; Collier, Billie J.; Goldsmith, Elizabeth B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
Merchandising and consumer economics traditionally have been part of family and consumer sciences (FCS) within the ecosystems framework. The purpose of this article is to examine progress of this sub-system within FCS. Specifically, the authors explore the relevance of the systems approach for merchandising programs and conclude that this model is…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Consumer Economics, Systems Approach, Merchandising
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Charlson, Julie; Vouchilas, Gus – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
Accreditation for Family and Consumer Sciences and for Interior Design programs includes standards to globalize education of undergraduate students. An integrative approach to planning curriculum relates the concept of global interdependence to the development of critical thinking skills for student decision-making. This was addressed in modifying…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Interior Design, Consumer Science, Cultural Pluralism
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Collins, Nina; Mitstifer, Dorothy I.; Nelson Goff, Briana S.; Hymon-Parker, Shirley – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
Undergraduate research in the sciences has been shown by numerous studies to enhance the educational experience. The Undergraduate Research Community (URC) founded in 2001 supports several initiatives that promote research in human sciences/family and consumer sciences including an online peer-reviewed journal specifically for undergraduate work,…
Descriptors: Student Research, Consumer Science, Educational Experience, Social Sciences
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Roubanis, Jody L.; Garner, Sammie G.; Purcell, Rosa S. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
Purposeful moral deliberation is essential to the ethical practice of family and consumer sciences (FCS). This article proposes a model of ethical perspectives that is appropriate for educators, practitioners, and scholars of FCS. This model was conceptualized from the ethical decision-making framework suggested by Shapiro and Stefkovich (2005).…
Descriptors: Models, Consumer Science, Ethics, Decision Making
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Wooldridge, Deborah; Keino, Leah; Mayers, Gloysis – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
Empowering women and allowing them to provide community leadership in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex society is essential. Offering a sound family science curriculum is one way to facilitate empowerment of women in a developing country. Conceptualizing, planning, and developing strong programs became an opportunity to review existing…
Descriptors: Models, Females, Empowerment, Community Leaders
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