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Yun, Zee-Sun; Frazier, Barbara J. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
This paper presents a framework for program assessment and a case study in assessment for a university clothing and textile program in family and consumer sciences. Assessment activities and the process implemented by the Textile and Apparel Studies (TAS) major at Western Michigan University are explained. The process adopts the International…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Programs, Clothing, Textiles Instruction
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Arnett-Hartwick, Sally E.; Walters, Connor M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The negative effects of poverty have a pervasive impact on the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. More than 45 million people in the United States hover around the poverty line, about 20% of whom (9.02 million) are children (U. S. Census Bureau, 2014). These children are at great risk for continuing the cycle of living in…
Descriptors: Poverty, Role of Education, Consumer Science, Family Life Education
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Allison, Barbara N.; Rehm, Marsha L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
Online classes have become a popular and viable method of educating students in both K-12 settings and higher education, including in family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs. Online learning dramatically affects the way students learn. This article addresses how online learning can accommodate the sensory learning modalities (sight, hearing,…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Electronic Learning, Multisensory Learning
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Muhammad, Amanda J.; Mitova, Mariana A.; Wooldridge, Deborah G. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
It is essential for instructors to understand the importance of classroom technology so they can prepare to use it to personalize students' learning. Strategies for choosing effective electronic tools are presented, followed by specific suggestions for designing enhanced personalized learning using electronic tools.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies
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Haroldson, Amber; Yen, Chih-Lun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the validity of a questionnaire developed to assess adult consumer understanding of nutrition marketing terms and the resulting impact on consumer behavior. Participants (n = 40) completed an electronic questionnaire. Efforts to establish validity and reliability suggest that the questionnaire is a…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Nutrition, Marketing, Pilot Projects
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Lorenz, Lorraine J.; Sawicki, Marjorie A.; Elliott, Michael; White, Melissa – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine preservation practices, perceived barriers, and likelihood of parents with young children to home preserve food in the future. Implications of this research relate to family and consumer sciences professionals who endeavor to improve fruit and vegetable intake and provide resources to families and…
Descriptors: Food, Foods Instruction, Preservation, Family Life
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Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, M. Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazedjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
This article features eight AAFCS-accredited academic units in higher education that illustrate how the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) can be integrated into program curricula and educational procedures or structures. Contributors represent the following educational institutions (in alphabetical order): (1) California…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Activities, College Programs
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Carter, Vinson; Beachner, Maggie; Daugherty, Michael K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) education has traditionally attracted a large percentage of female students (Vincenti, 1997; Werhan, 2013). Werhan (2013) reported that slightly less than 3.5 million students are engaged in FCS courses, and at the high school level, approximately 65% of them are female. This skewed representation of female…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, STEM Education, Females
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Miller, Cynthia L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
The primary purpose of this paper is to explain how a digital tool, "LiveBinder," can be used for organizing online content and learning. The article explains why this digital tool should be utilized as a teaching resource and describes common uses. It also addresses how LiveBinders can be organized using shelves. A model LiveBinder of…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Courseware, Electronic Learning, Multimedia Materials
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Hutson, Samantha; Anderson, Melinda; Swafford, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
This paper develops the argument that using the Double ABC-X model in family and consumer sciences (FCS) curricula is a way to educate nutrition and dietetics students regarding a family's perceptions of food insecurity. The Double ABC-X model incorporates ecological theory as a basis to explain family stress and the resulting adjustment and…
Descriptors: Models, Food, Consumer Science, Nutrition Instruction
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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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Allison, Barbara N.; Bencomo, Angelina – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Hispanic children constitute the largest population of racial/ethnic minority students in the nation's public schools. By the year 2023, the Hispanic enrollment is expected to increase to 30% of the total school population (pre-K through 12) in the United States. Because cultural background affects student learning, family and consumer sciences…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Culture, Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Public Schools
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Zoumenou, Virginie; Sigman-Grant, Madeleine; Coleman, Gayle; Malekian, Fatemeh; Zee, Julia M. K.; Fountain, Brent J.; Marsh, Akela – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
A webinar or web-seminar is a presentation, seminar, lecture, or workshop transmitted over the internet. This emerging technology is becoming increasingly popular due to its convenience and affordability. However, little research has been conducted on best practices for an interactive webinar that engages learners in a professional development or…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Literature Reviews
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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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Zoumenou, Virginie; Sigman-Grant, Madeleine; Coleman, Gayle; Malekian, Fatemeh; Zee, Julia M. K.; Fountain, Brent J.; Marsh, Akela – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
The purpose of this research was to identify commonly used interactive webinar software platforms and to conduct a testing session on best practices related to an interactive webinar. The study employed the Adobe Connect and the Maestro Conference platforms. The 15 participants experienced five best practices: pre-work, polling, breakout room,…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software
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