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Banning, Jennifer – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
This study documents what pre-service family and consumer sciences (FCS) teachers learned about diversity through observations in diverse FCS classrooms. Students reported that they experienced a change in their comfort level with diverse settings. Student feedback was used to modify FCS teacher education curriculum in subsequent semesters.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Consumer Economics, Consumer Science, Diversity (Institutional)
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Marcketti, Sara B.; Wang, Xinxin; Greder, Kate – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
At Iowa State University, the introductory textile science course is a required 4-credit class for all undergraduate students enrolled in the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Program. Frustrated by a perceived gap between students who easily comprehended course material and those who complained and struggled, the instructor implemented an…
Descriptors: Attendance, Introductory Courses, Textiles Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Roofe, Nina; Ryburn, Renee – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The family and consumer sciences (FCS) teacher shortage is one need that can be mitigated by exposing high school students to professional trends and future work settings via service-learning. Such exposure can affect student recruitment by influencing high school students' knowledge and attitudes toward FCS careers. This study explored the impact…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Programs, Student Recruitment, Interdisciplinary Approach
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López, Anayeli; Anguiano, Rubén P. Viramontez – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
This study explored the role of Latina leaders in serving Latino families in North Central Indiana and how they produced social capital through service and leadership. The larger sample of the ethnographic study consisted of 40 Latino families (63 parents) and 14 school personnel. This study focused specifically on 13 Latina women who were…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Social Capital, Leadership
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Roehl, Amy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
This study utilizes web-based video as a strategy to transfer knowledge about the interior design industry in a format that interests the current generation of students. The model of instruction developed is based upon online video as an engaging, economical, and time-saving alternative to a field trip, guest speaker, or video teleconference.…
Descriptors: Interior Design, Web Based Instruction, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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Kandiah, Jay; Saiki, Diana – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
The purpose of this study is to investigate family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals' perceptions of multidisciplinary collaboration in teaching, research, and service. A focus group and survey were participants identified projects, strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions related to collaboration.Topics and projects that incorporated…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Teacher Attitudes
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Stewart, Barbara L.; Goodson, Carole; Miertschin, Susan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Case studies informed the development of a checklist for use in determining whether to engage in online educational practices whereby the family and consumer sciences (FCS) instructor teaches from a location distant from campus.Objective and subjective case details were recorded and analyzed for commonality and variance. From cross-case analysis,…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Witt, Susan D.; Witt, David D.; Clark, Cassie R. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
It is well established that college students who participate in campus professional organizations report that their educational experience is enhanced and they are better able to make a successful transition to the world of work. In this study, family and consumer sciences students in three major areas of study--child and family development;…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Consumer Science, Educational Experience, Student Organizations
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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 – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Throughout the profession's history, family and consumer sciences professionals have worked to consider what should be done about various social issues affecting individuals, families, and communities across the world. Hunger is a global issue pertaining to the right to life, human survival, sustainable communities, and promotion of healthy…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Colleges, Problem Solving, Hunger
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Robinson, Cheryl Malone; McNulty, Betty; McCoy, Merwin A.; Johnston, Linda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Families today are very busy: parents hurry to jobs, workouts, school, church, and a plethora of other commitments and children are often hurried off to school or daycare. As a result, quality time for families seems to be scarce. Mealtimes, during which the family members sit down together for a relaxed time of eating and sharing, may be a thing…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Time Management, Family Relationship, Eating Habits
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Nam, Jinhee – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Textile products are used heavily every day. The apparel industry is one of the largest industrial polluters, causing damage to both human health and the environment. Despite increasing consumer concern about environmental issues and a growing trend toward supporting sustainable production, consumers are often unable to evaluate accurately which…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Clothing, Purchasing, Consumer Science
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Randall, G. Kevin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
In the past 40 years, individuals' close relationships, marriages, and families have undergone dramatic changes. The development and maintenance of strong interpersonal relationships, particularly close romantic relationships, are known to associate strongly and positively with physiological and psychological measures of well-being across the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Well Being, Interpersonal Relationship, Family Life
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Anastasia, Trena T.; Skinner, Rebecca L.; Mundhenk, Samantha E. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Youth mentoring programs have been on the rise for the past few decades, yet little has been done to synthesize best practices, as identified in existing research, for programs or mentors to follow. In a review of the literature on mentoring, eight different types of mentoring relationships were identified along with four program best practices…
Descriptors: Mentors, Best Practices, Youth, Measurement
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Buck, Sue – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
In "The Innovator's DNA, Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators," authors Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton M. Christensen, challenge the reader to become more innovative and impactful. They share three levels of innovation. Level one is creating enough program change so it creates interest for people to come back. Level two is…
Descriptors: Innovation, Consumer Science, Professional Associations, Adoption (Ideas)
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