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Alharbi, Mashael – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Photographs are often overlooked as a source of historical data, which is unfortunate. The old adage "a picture speaks a thousand words" holds true. Burke (2001) observed that photographs convey "forms of realities, which carry and contain individual readings or 'truths' and open up new spaces from which to pose different…
Descriptors: Photography, Males, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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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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Pearson, Joanne M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2008
International activities of FCS professionals take many forms, most often at the grassroots level making a difference in the daily lives of people and their communities, far from their own communities. A 2 1/2-year project, supported by the Monsanto Fund and an International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE) project grant, developed school…
Descriptors: Home Economics, Boarding Schools, Nutrition, Foreign Countries
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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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Ukpore, Bessie A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Home economics is a dynamic field that imparts knowledge intended to help people adapt to their environment by making effective use of human and material resources. Hence, the profession values global concerns for the environment, human rights, health, and well-being. In Nigeria, home economics teachers must also consider the role they play in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Economics, Instructional Effectiveness, Home Economics Teachers
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Burke, Clarrie; Pendergast, Donna – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1996
Three Australian focus groups of 14 tertiary/technical education students, 9 secondary teachers, and 4 home economics graduates identified major issues: (1) relevance and applicability of home economics; (2) diversity of the knowledge and skills of graduates; and (3) need for greater professionalism. (SK)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Home Economics, Postsecondary Education
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Brandon, Dorothy P.; And Others – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1996
Secondary family and consumer science teachers in Botswana (93 of 245 responded) chose only 1 of 13 national education goals as appropriate for their field: promoting skills for everyday life. Goals related to individual/family development and community/national development were not among the teachers' top three. (SK)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Home Economics, Home Economics Teachers