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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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Payne, Pamela B.; Hubler, Daniel S. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Students in Family Science often feel that they have an uphill battle to finding career opportunities that maximize their experiences from degree programs. The hallmark of successful programs in Family Science needs to be the development and maintenance of high-quality field experiences for students that align with national standards and…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Field Experience Programs, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Hendrickson, Lori Ann; Croymans, Sara; Cronin, Sarah – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
This article describes how Extension educators built on traditional community organizing approaches by engaging an advisory board and utilizing new technologies to co-create a video series supplement to "Recovery After Disaster: Family Financial Toolkit." The intent was to assist disaster professionals and survivors in making informed…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Community Coordination, Technology Uses in 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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Carroll, Jan B.; Chamberlin, Barbara; Devall, Esther; Dinstel, Roxie; Hauser-Lindstrom, Doreen; Petty, Barbara D. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Extension professionals in the Western Region proclaimed The Timberline Manifesto at their 100-year celebration, "Centennial on the Summit," at Mount Hood, OR, in 2014. Family and consumer sciences (FCS) leaders relate this platform to the future of FCS: our opportunities for success in engagement, integration, technology, demand-driven…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Extension Education, Agenda Setting, Educational Objectives
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Meyer, Laura Landry; Gerard, Jean M.; Sturm, Michael R.; Wooldridge, Deborah G. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
A tiered practice model (introductory, pre-internship, and internship) embedded in the curriculum facilitates community engagement and creates relevance for students as they pursue a professional identity in Human Development and Family Studies. The tiered model integrates high-impact teaching practices (HIP) and student engagement pedagogies…
Descriptors: Models, School Community Relationship, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Jackson, Vanessa P.; Wesley, Scarlett C. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to describe an educational partnership experience between rural retailers and graduate students in a Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles program. Students were afforded an opportunity to work with small business owners in rural communities, giving them real world exposure to the actual challenges being faced by…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Partnerships in Education, Retailing, Merchandising
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Langlais, Amanda G. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Recent changes made by the Council for Professional Recognition to the Child Development Associate (CDA) credentialing program create an opportunity to redesign high school child development programs. On April 1, 2011, the Council for Professional Recognition lifted the age restriction in the CDA credentialing requirements, now allowing students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Professional Recognition, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Shirley, Lindsey; Roark, Mark F.; Lewis, Lisa – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Utah State University Cooperative Extension programming, provided through the historic land-grant system, is one method used to meet the needs of residents located in rural communities. Residents in a Central Utah county need Cooperative Extension programs to address the health and wellness of their rural community. According to the Utah…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Physical Activities, Extension Education, Extension Agents
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Boor, Mari L.; Bergh, Karen; Alexander, Karen L.; Allison, Barbara; Johnson, Virginia Clark; Couch, Sue; DeBates, Debra; Johnson, Julie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Approximately 5 million secondary students take family and consumer sciences (FCS) classes in the United States each year (AAFCS, 2012). Most states reported a shortage of FCS teachers (Werhan & Way, 2006). Programs to prepare FCS teachers are essential to maintaining the pool of teachers, but they are becoming scarce. One potential source of…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Handy, Deborah J.; Rodgers, Kathleen Boyce; Schwieterman, Tiffany Anne – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
Youth and adult partners participated in youth asset mapping, a form of action research, to assess community assets and youth involvement opportunities. Qualitative data were analyzed to examine youths' feelings of empowerment and experiences with adult partners. Asset mapping contributed to youth empowerment, especially when adults were engaging…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Youth Programs, Action Research, Youth Opportunities
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St. Pierre, Eileen; Simpson, Mickey; Moffat, Susan; Cothren, Phillis – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
According to the Jump$tart Coalition, Oklahoma is one of 24 states to adopt financial education requirements for students (Jump$tart Coalition, 2010). The Passport to Financial Literacy Act of 2007, Oklahoma House Bill 1476, requires Oklahoma students in grades 7 through 12 to fulfill established financial literacy requirements to graduate with a…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Money Management, State Programs, State Standards
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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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Haynes, Deborah C.; Chinadle, Nicole – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
The Family Economics and Financial Education Project (FEFE) began in 2001 at Montana State University with an annual grant from Take Charge America, Inc., a credit counseling and debt management company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. FEFE's mission is to provide educators with curriculum materials and training to be effective teachers of…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Institutional Research, Institutional Characteristics
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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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