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Trivedi, Shikha; Mthombeni, Fungai M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a theoretical paradigm that advocates educational success for the highest proportion of students possible. Many countries have embraced this philosophy as a way of providing an environment that addresses learner's diverse needs. Historically, learners with certain special needs have been denied full…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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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; Ramsey, Elizabeth; Self-Mullens, Lizabeth – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals utilize the body of knowledge (BOK) as they support individuals, families, and communities. The BOK uses an ecological perspective, with emphasis on individual and family well-being. This holistic approach identifies interdependence of the environmental layers that must be considered when analyzing…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Curriculum Development, Well Being
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Lee, Sung-Jin; Williams-Wheeler, Meeshay; Walker, Jane – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
University faculty who are teaching courses in family and consumer sciences (FCS) have sought to integrate the body of knowledge (BOK) in their curricula. This article reports on a study assessing the familiarity of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students with the FCS-BOK by their major (specialized area) and classification…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Curriculum Development, Black Colleges
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Walker, Jane; Williams-Wheeler, Meeshay; Lee, Sung-Jin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Because the family and consumer sciences body of knowledge (FCS-BOK) is the framework for the profession, students' familiarity with the FCS-BOK has implications for the profession. Using pre- (N = 78) and posttest (N = 43) data from students enrolled in an "Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences" (FCS 160) undergraduate student…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Pretests Posttests, Undergraduate Students
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Smith, Kathleen R.; Apple, Laurie; Souhtward, Leigh – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Guided by the five cross-cutting themes of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Body of Knowledge (BOK) two capstone courses (C[superscript 2]) in Apparel Studies were designed to help prepare students for careers, further study, or both.
Descriptors: Clothing, Consumer Science, Family Programs, Curriculum Design
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Frank, Gail C.; Beaudoin, Jessica; Rascon, Mayra; Garcia-Vega, Melawhy; Rios-Ellis, Britt – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The health of Hispanics is greatly influenced by level of education, socioeconomic status, and access to healthcare (United States Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 2011). To address this issue and to reduce health disparities among all ethnic groups, community based interventions with culturally appropriate and linguistically…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Hispanic Americans
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Hegde, Asha; Hill, Caroline – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
Twenty-two executives from the top 100 interior design (ID) firms in the United States completed a survey on the marketability of an advanced degree in ID and on the content areas of most interest to practitioners. Findings revealed that practitioners anticipate the demand for advanced ID degrees to increase considerably. Specialized knowledge…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Interior Design, Opinions, Administrator Attitudes
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Pontikis, Kyriakos; Martin, Allen; Cai, Yi; Kim, Jongeun; Cao, Wei; Giordano, Angie; Torabian-Riasati, Setareh – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how a large comprehensive family and consumer sciences unit has incorporated sustainability into its curriculum and research agenda. It summarizes how each area within the department (Interior Design, Apparel Design and Merchandising, Consumer Affairs, Family Studies, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Interior Design, Dietetics, Seminars
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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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Jeon, Sua; Crutsinger, Christy; Kim, Haejung – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2008
The availability and convenience of the Internet, combined with the variety of products available at any given time, have contributed to the success of online auctions.This exploratory study examined online auction behaviors among college students in an attempt to identify underlying dimensions of auction motivations. Questionnaires completed by…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Consumer Science, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Manley, Kelly Shannon; Sweaney, Anne L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
This article discusses a curriculum resource database project for housing and consumer economics educators. This database, along with message boards, an event calendar, and discipline-related articles, is available at www.GetYourFACtS.com (Sweaney, Manley, Valente, & Black, 2002). Given the overwhelming volume of information available on the…
Descriptors: Sciences, Housing, Educational Resources, Databases
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Clauss, Barbara A.; Hawkins, Sarah T. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
Recent trends in general education focus on integrating liberal studies considered intellectual, but not practical, and professional fields, which are "viewed as practical but, for that very reason, inherently illiberal." The trend toward capstone experiences in liberal studies assists the integration of general education components with…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Course Content, Consumer Science, General Education
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Crutsinger, Christy; Forney, Judith C.; Brandon, Lynn; Jackson, Renee S. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
New career opportunities exist for family and consumer sciences (FCS)professionals as traditional formats for shopping service, and information transition to a virtual environment. The requisite competencies and skills necessary for effective online operations are identified. Interactions with industry personnel and supporting literature revealed…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Employment Opportunities, Consumer Science, Education Work Relationship
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Cao, Huantian; Frey, Lisa Vogel; Farr, Cheryl A.; Gam, Haejin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
The purpose of this project was to develop a science-based course, "Environmental Sustainability Issues for Designers and Merchandisers". The course emphasis was on scientific concepts underlying textile-related environmental problems; the focus was on the "cradle to cradle" design model as an approach for eliminating environmental problems during…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Merchandising, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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