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Delgadillo, Lucy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
This paper presents an idea that will encourage American families and individuals to take charge of their own finances in a holistic manner. A change is proposed in the paradigm that the profession of family and consumer sciences (FCS) has been using to teach family and personal finances in our academic institutions, and a shift is suggested in…
Descriptors: Money Management, Financial Services, Consumer Science, Teaching Methods
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Godfrey, Roxie V.; Duke, Sandra E. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
A stroll across campus reveals that students are plugged into mobile technology. They never have to break stride in their social connectivity as they pursue an education.Where does the family and consumer sciences (FCS) teacher educator fit into this opportunistic scenario? From its inception, FCS has been at the forefront in the application of…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Handheld Devices, Educational Opportunities, Teacher Educators
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Gianatassio, Heather M.; Kimberly, Claire – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Working with individuals dealing with death and loss can be particularly challenging for family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals, but what is unknown is how FCS practitioners can utilize social media to understand and assist in the mourning process. The purpose of this study was to gather information about grieving via online social…
Descriptors: Grief, Coping, Internet, Family Life Education
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Kang, Hyunsook; Hebert, Corie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
This study seeks to broaden the understanding of friend relationships in older adults and the differences in those friend relationships among various ethnic groups. Secondary data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) was analyzed to test the hypothesis that Caucasian older adults have stronger friend networks than older…
Descriptors: Friendship, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Interpersonal Relationship
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Kihm, Holly Spencer – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Children who struggle with weight management often endure a broad range of consequences, including stigmatization, well into adulthood. With an increase in the prevalence of overweight children, there are now more children at risk of being stigmatized. The purpose of this study was to examine stigmatization across the elementary and middle school…
Descriptors: Friendship, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Body Weight
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Schumacher, Julie Raeder – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Critical-thinking skills permeate the ability to pass tests such as the Certification Registration Examination for Dietitians (RD Exam) (Dietetic Educators of Practitioners, 2011). The impact of critical thinking on the RD Exam should be evaluated to assist faculty members when developing curriculum-especially as trends in dispositions emerge.…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Internship Programs, Dietetics, Likert Scales
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O'Neill, Barbara – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The United States labor market has undergone a dramatic sea change with increasing numbers of permanent freelancers and temporary workers. One in three workers has a temporary freelance job. It is estimated that, by 2020, more than 40% of the American labor force-60 million people-will be self-employed. This article discusses labor force trends,…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Labor Market, Self Employment, Trend Analysis
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Goodwin, Debra K.; Roberts, W. Tim; Boggs, Robbie; Townsel, Kim; Frazier, Jeannie; Marsh, Jill – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Accreditation by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) was a long-held dream of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Unit at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. After more than 6 decades of preparing FCS students for life and the workplace, the FCS Unit resolutely began the journey to the coveted and honored…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Accreditation (Institutions), College Programs, Recognition (Achievement)
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Kihm, Holly Spencer – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The incidence of overweight and obesity among children and young adolescents remains unacceptably high and places our youth at risk for several negative outcomes. Recognizing the need for a youth-focused weight management program in our community, the researcher developed, implemented, and evaluated a small pilot study, FitKids. The aims of…
Descriptors: Obesity, Children, Early Adolescents, Body Weight
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Dunn, Carolyn; Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Baughman, Kristen; Levine, Katrina – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Cook Smart, Eat Smart (CSES) is a 12-hour cooking school that teaches participants to prepare nutritious, delicious food using simple, healthy preparation techniques, basic ingredients, and minimal equipment. The purpose of this evaluation was to examine the impact of CSES on food preparation and meal consumption behavior. Program outcomes include…
Descriptors: Cooking Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Food, Health Promotion
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Smith, Kathleen R.; Apple, Laurie; Souhtward, Leigh – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Guided by the five cross-cutting themes of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Body of Knowledge (BOK) two capstone courses (C[superscript 2]) in Apparel Studies were designed to help prepare students for careers, further study, or both.
Descriptors: Clothing, Consumer Science, Family Programs, Curriculum Design
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Diddi, Sonali; Marcketti, Sara B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The concept of learning outside of the traditional, formal classroom setting is an important component of family and consumer sciences (FCS) educational pedagogy. Methods of learning beyond the FCS classroom include visiting museums, accessing archives--both in person and virtually--and participating in field studies (Roehl, 2013). Although many…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Textiles Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Wuest, Beth; Hustvedt, Gwendolyn; Kang, Jiyun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences' (AAFCS) brand, "creating healthy and sustainable families," implies accountability in promoting sustainable consumer behavior. This study compared students majoring in family and consumer sciences (FCS) and its specializations to those majoring in other fields on constructs of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Sustainability, Consumer Economics, Consumer Science
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Kihm, Holly Spencer; Rolling, Peggy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Although the prevalence of childhood obesity has not increased in recent years, it remains unacceptably high and warrants continued study. The purpose of this study was to explore the potential relationship between weight status and length of sleep (both daytime and nighttime) among preschool children. Special attention was given to the role…
Descriptors: Sleep, Preschool Children, Prevention, Obesity
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Shippy, Nicole; Washer, Barton A.; Perrin, Billie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
Grading according to standards, competencies, or concepts is nothing new.With the current grading system gaining more scrutiny, parts of the basic framework of how we grade students are being questioned. Stephens (2010) and Marzano and Heflebower (2011) reinforced the notion that homework, behavior, attendance, notebooks, and group work should not…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Grading, Mastery Learning, Mastery Tests
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