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Beamish, Julia O.; Hwang, Eunju; Parrott, Kathleen; Carneal, Margaret – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Universal design is a concept in design that addresses the usability of products and spaces that meet the needs of the most people possible. Principles guide the design process for various spaces and products. The Center for Real Life Design at Virginia Tech renovated two kitchens that incorporated many universal design features. The Universal…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Usability, Interior Space
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Schreiber, Catherina – Educational Research, 2014
Background: This paper will empirically investigate female education in Luxembourg from a historical perspective. A special focus will be laid on the question of how women in Luxembourgian society were constructed as female "citizens", even though they were, rather, considered as a homogeneous category limited to a private sphere…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Educational History, Femininity
Nabb, Alicia – Library Journal, 2010
The Do It Yourself (DIY) section is an essential and well-used part of the public library's collection and must be kept up-to-date to remain valuable, since tools, materials, and building codes are always changing. Current economic decline has increased the topic's popularity as homeowners choose to remodel rather than buy, or attempt to make…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Homemaking Skills
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Smith, Joan – American Educational History Journal, 2010
In "The Female Frontier" (1988), Glenda Riley notes that the typical historical account of life on the frontier puts men at the center of the experience. In contrast to a male frontier thesis, Riley posits that women played highly significant, though largely domestic, roles in the settling and development of the frontier, and that…
Descriptors: Females, United States History, Informal Education, Educational Experience
Silva-Smith, Amy L.; Theune, Thomas W.; Spaid, Penny E. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2007
As the proportion of older adults in the U.S. population grows, the prevalence of visual impairment related to cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy will increase as well. Individuals who are visually impaired require various degrees of support and assistance in their daily activities. This assistance is frequently…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Caregivers, Older Adults, Ophthalmology
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Harris, Paul B.; Sachau, Daniel – Environment and Behavior, 2005
We conducted a study to determine if the cleanliness of an apartment would affect observer impressions of the resident. Participants (210 female and 126 male undergraduate students) read a story in which a character's apartment was described as clean or dirty or in which no information about housekeeping was provided. For each condition, half the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Housework, Personality Traits, Homemaking Skills
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Wild, Peggy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
The national standards introduced in 1998 are now taught in today's family and consumer sciences (FCS) classes in secondary schools around the country. The national standards shape the curriculum by addressing content, processes, and outcomes. Over the course of the 3 years of project planning and development, every state was involved in one or…
Descriptors: National Standards, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Homemaking Skills
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Gumpel, Thomas P.; Nativ-Ari-Am, Hagit – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2001
Two multiple baseline designs were used to evaluate a two-stage model for training four young adults with visual and cognitive impairments to grocery shop. A task-analytical flow chart of the behavioral skills involved in grocery shopping was used to increase completed skill steps and the number of correct items purchased. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Daily Living Skills, Homemaking Skills
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Noddings, Nel – Theory into Practice, 2001
Examines problems of curricular inclusion, emphasizing ways of including the interests and contributions of women in social studies curricula. After describing the inadequacy of the "add women and stir" approach to inclusion, the paper discusses the tradition of care long identified with female life, then explores ways to preserve and…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
Powney, Janet; Lowden, Kevin; Hall, Stuart – 2000
A study investigated what Scottish and English young people consider important life skills, how they believe they develop them, and how necessary they see them to their future lives. More than 200 16-21-year-olds examined photographs of events related to basic life tasks, family, close relationships, work or school and leisure activities and then…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Communication Skills
Scholl, Jan F., Comp. – 1998
This document, which is intended for family and consumer science teachers, contains two lists of recent magazine articles, curriculum guides, bibliographies, videotapes, and other educational resources and references about and for use in secondary-level family and consumer science courses. Included on the first list are the following: 50 magazine…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Child Development, Clothing Instruction, Consumer Science
Lansky, Vicki – 1992
Noting that other parents can be an excellent source of practical parenting advice, this book compiles over a thousand practical tips--those not generally found in baby care books or pediatrician's offices--with over 400 new tips compiled since the book's 1982 version. Major topics include: (1) new baby care, including cesarean deliveries,…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Child Health, Child Rearing, Family Relationship
Tsang, Chui L.; Svabek, William H.; Abma, Deanna; Scanlan, Sonia S. – 1993
This guide contains lesson plans for teaching consumer and homemaking skills to homeless families to support their transition to more secure and traditional lifestyles. Prioritized and developed based on the needs assessment of homeless families at the Salvation Army Gateway Transitional Housing in San Francisco, the 20 lessons in the guide cover…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Consumer Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment
Wehman, Paul, Ed.; Hill, Janet W., Ed. – 1980
Ten papers focus on aspects of a community integration approach for severely and profoundly handicapped students. Two general papers introduce the monograph: "Preparing Severely and Profoundly Handicapped Youth to Enter Less Restrictive Environments" (P. Wehman and J. Hill) and "Characteristics of an Appropriate Education for Severely and…
Descriptors: Community Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Homemaking Skills, Leisure Time
Smith, Darrell; And Others – 1979
The work study curriculum guide for secondary special education students was designed for use in a classroom atmosphere simulating a work setting. Performance objectives and suggested activities are listed for 10 units (sample subunits in parentheses): purchasing habits (advertising methods, types of stores and merchandise, sales tax); budgeting…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Disabilities, Health, Homemaking Skills
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