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ERIC Number: EJ1072280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Assessing Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Students' Familiarity with the FCS-BOK
Lee, Sung-Jin; Williams-Wheeler, Meeshay; Walker, Jane
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v107 n2 p23-31 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 (e.g., freshman, senior). Faculty surveyed 191 undergraduate students enrolled in FCS core courses in which the FCS-BOK is taught. The major finding was that students' familiarity with the cross-cutting themes of FCS varied significantly depending on their specialized area of study. Also, seniors showed more familiarity with the BOK than freshmen and sophomores. Suggestions are tendered for faculty so they can increase students' familiarity with the FCS-BOK.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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