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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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Hurst, Jessica L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
In today's competitive job market, education is increasingly touted as necessary preparation for the workplace (Joyce, Hassall, Montano, & Anes, 2006). The literature suggests that one of the most important skill sets identified by both educators and practitioners is the need for numerical competency and analytical proficiency (Joyce et…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Numeracy, Thinking Skills, Consumer Science
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Werhan, Carol R. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
A national survey of secondary family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs from 2010-2012 academic years indicates that 3,427,601 students were enrolled in FCS classes and were taught by 27,894 FCS teachers. These numbers show a decline in enrollment and teachers over the past 10 years (Werhan & Way, 2006). However, FCS secondary programs…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, National Surveys, Consumer Science, Family Programs
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Scholl, Jan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
For many years, overall graduate research productivity has been reported annually by several authors in the December issue of the "Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal." The knowledge gleaned from a century's worth of Extension studies is valuable because it can improve our ability to build on prior research, particularly…
Descriptors: Productivity, Extension Education, Consumer Science, Family Programs
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Frank, Gail C.; Beaudoin, Jessica; Rascon, Mayra; Garcia-Vega, Melawhy; Rios-Ellis, Britt – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The health of Hispanics is greatly influenced by level of education, socioeconomic status, and access to healthcare (United States Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 2011). To address this issue and to reduce health disparities among all ethnic groups, community based interventions with culturally appropriate and linguistically…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Hispanic Americans
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Branscum, Anne Y.; Sciaraffa, Mary A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The members of the Millennial Generation (born between 1981-1999) are now graduating from college and obtaining their first post-graduate positions. For many Millennials, this will be the first professional interaction they have with mature adults. This study surveyed the attitudes of the Millennial Generation using the Multidimensional Attitudes…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Older Adults, Young Adults
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Schuster, Ellen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
Much has been written about hybrid or blended learning in K-12 and higher education. In hybrid, or blended learning, face-to-face and online delivery of content are provided. The challenge is how best to use each delivery mode to optimize learning. For example, students may view videos or other multimedia content outside of class, with class time…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Blended Learning, Extension Education, Nutrition Instruction
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Temple, Julie A.; Potthoff, Joy K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
Introductory interior design texts adopted by design educators present information relevant to both historical and contemporary issues in interior design. According to one author, they provide a "survey of the field of interior design as it now exists" (Pile, 2007). A comparison of the content of contemporary texts with those of more…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Introductory Courses, Interior Design, Textbooks
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Mantell, Colleen T. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
With ever-changing government mandates, new standards for accountability, and the uniquely diverse classroom of this millennium, educators are scrambling to meet the needs of all students, such that each unique learner, regardless of background, special needs, or level of commitment to coursework can demonstrate content mastery. In this article,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Mastery Learning, Group Membership, Self Efficacy
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Bradley, Carol Lyon; Saracino, Marie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The ultimate goal in educating students is to produce competent new professionals. A well-planned service-learning project with the appropriate community partner allows students to become more engaged in the process of learning as they meet course objectives and gain a greater sense of self-efficacy upon completion of the project. With a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, School Community Programs, Barriers, College Students
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Roehl, Amy; Reddy, Shweta Linga; Shannon, Gayla Jett – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
"Flipping" the classroom employs easy-to-use, readily accessible technology in order to free class time from lecture. This allows for an expanded range of learning activities during class time. Using class time for active learning versus lecture provides opportunities for greater teacher-to-student mentoring, peer-to-peer collaboration…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Benefits
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Hoffman, Katie; Cummins, Melissa; Hansen, Lyle; Petty, Barbara; Tifft, Kathee; Laumatia, Laura – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
In order to meet clientele needs and strengthen family and consumer sciences (FCS) programming, University of Idaho Extension educators expanded their roles through the Horizons program--a community leadership program, funded by the Northwest Area Foundation, aimed at reducing poverty in small rural and reservation communities. This study measured…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Extension Education, Rural Extension
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Garrison, Sarah; Herring, Angel; Hinton, W. Jeff – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
This qualitative study was conducted to explore the personal and professional experiences of family and consumer sciences educators (n = 3) who recently participated in the AAFCS accreditation process utilizing the 2010 Accreditation standards. Analysis of the transcribed semi-structured interview data yielded four overarching categories: (a)…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Consumer Education, Qualitative Research, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Heiden, Kathleen; Harpel, Tammy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
Many universities offer courses in multiculturalism to broaden students' perspectives, but are the courses effective? This article explores the effects of using simulations to raise awareness and challenge students' perspectives of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. The results of three simulation activities are presented. Three…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students
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Larson, Marsha L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
When addressing the ongoing shortage of family and consumer sciences (FCS) teachers, it is important to accommodate those unable to follow a traditional college program. This article describes a program that is beneficial to practicing professionals; it utilizes technology to aid in effective communication and efficiency of content delivery.…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Programs, Delivery Systems, Program Development
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