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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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White, Janis H.; White, Rick C. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Ellen Swallow Richards is traditionally cited as the founder of family and consumer sciences (FCS). A chemist, she drew from her root discipline, applying its concepts to the needs of the family and the individual. Much of what she advocated was based on the work of mid-19th century German chemists, particularly Justus von Liebig. Before Richards…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Chemistry, Scientists, Family Needs
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Smith, Bettye P.; Yang, Wenting – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the intercultural learning outcomes for students in the Interdisciplinary Ghana Study Abroad Program. Data were collected from 28 students using the Intercultural Learning Outcomes (ILO) questionnaire containing 29 statements and 5 content domains (functional knowledge, world geography knowledge,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Study Abroad, Global Education, Intercultural Programs
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de Zwart, Mary Leah – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
There is considerable concern today about sustaining home economics/family and consumer sciences studies (HE/FCS) in a political and economic climate where support for programs is diminishing. This paper proposes that HE/FCS educators and scholars look to the past in seeking directions for the future. In particular, it draws from the work of Alice…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Home Economics Education, Relevance (Education), Educational Needs
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Nelson, Diane – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
The Senegal Project is the culminating project in a unit on cultural foods in an 8th grade family and consumer sciences (FCS) course. Initially, students take a quick world tour by studying and cooking foods from Mexico, Italy, China, and India followed by a "more depth and less breadth" study of Senegal, a country with a culture vastly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Cultural Background, Family Life Education
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Keino, Leah C.; Torrie, Margaret C.; Hausafus, Cheryl O.; Trost, Betty C. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
Several definitions of service learning exist. For this initiative, the authors used Torres and Sinton's (2000) definition that students are learning about social issues and applying new knowledge to real problems in their communities. This project entailed a partnership of committed citizens of different groups (middle, secondary, and university…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Service Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Resources
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Keino, Leah C. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
Family and consumer sciences professionals' contribute to the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through work in and support of international efforts. However, limited literature is available on professionals' challenges when working in such settings. In this article, the author offers one professional's insights into working…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Arabs, Foreign Countries, Consumer Science
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Sowers, Margaret A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
"Bridging the Gap: Intergenerational Appreciation" is an educational partnership between community residents and high school family and consumer sciences (FCS) students in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The program provides 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students opportunities to be actively involved with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Graduation Requirements
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Hodelin, Geraldene B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
Inasmuch as social deficiencies breed malcontent, it is not difficult to understand the resulting dissonance in physical, social, emotional, and relational well-being not only between individuals but also within and between communities and groups and between nations. The proverbial "haves" and "have-nots" continue to be…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Consumer Science, Home Economics
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Johnson, Caryl – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
The International Studies Branch, International Education and Graduate Studies Service of the United States Department of Education provides family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals with many international experiences. This article highlights the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Consumer Science, Curriculum Development
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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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Eastman, Wanda A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) is a global network of professionals who are focused on improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. For FCS professionals who would like to explore FCS with an international opportunity, the Fulbright Program may be a way to accomplish this. The Fulbright Program is the preeminent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Exchange Programs, Consumer Science
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Lewis, Ruth D. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
Florida International University (FIU) strives to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals in America as well as in other countries through education. Uniting the Family and Consumers Sciences (FCS) Program with the Higher Education Program in the College of Education became a way to fulfill the needs of international students and reach out to…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Higher Education