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ERIC Number: ED427198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec-11
Pages: 13
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Legacy of Leadership: American Vocational Association Family and Consumer Sciences Education Graduate Fellowship.
Vail, Ann; Roovaart, Alesha
A study explored whether recipients of graduate fellowships through the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Graduate Fellowship Fund become leaders in family and consumer sciences education. The usable sample consisted of 51 of 64 recipients from 1969-97; 29 responded to a mailed 2-part survey, Impact of the Fellowship Questionnaire and The Personal and Professional Characteristics Questionnaire. Content analysis of qualitative data was conducted. Findings were as follows: 100 percent of respondents were female; 96.6 percent were Caucasian, 3.4 percent African-American; after receiving the fellowship, recipients averaged 2.5 years to complete their degree program, with a range of 9 months to 6 years; and over one-half were currently in a university position. Recipients' involvement with the fellowship included encouraging others to apply, contributing money toward a Roll of Honor nominee, and nominating someone. They were active in professional organizations and reported the fellowship gave them financial support to obtain a degree and offered encouragement by demonstrating the profession's commitment to development of future leaders. Three themes emerged as types of impact on careers: developing a stronger personal commitment to the profession, gaining confidence from receiving the fellowship, and connecting with other family and consumer sciences education professionals. (Three charts are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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