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ERIC Number: EJ983138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Celebration of Culture: Cross-Cutting Themes in a Quantity Foods Course
Moore, Cynthia K.; Andrews, Frances E.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v104 n1 p22-28 2012
Cultural Celebration was a quantity foods class project with embedded problem-based learning that involved a departmental event planned and catered by students and their instructor each fall semester for 5 consecutive years. It provided a creative way to meet outcome measures assigned to a junior/senior level course required in the dietetics and family and consumer sciences education curricula at the University of Montevallo (AL), a small public liberal arts university. Students indicated in class discussions after the event each year that they were better prepared to deal with diverse cultures. Alumni of the course completed surveys 1 to 2 years after graduation in which they rated their attitudes and beliefs. Responses indicated they appreciated the worth, integrity, and dignity of each individual, including respect for cultural differences. (Contains 2 tables and 1 resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama