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Arnett-Hartwick, Sally E.; Harpel, Tammy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
The purpose of this research was to evaluate the impact of a poverty simulation on family and consumer sciences (FCS) teachers' perception of poverty. FCS teachers (N 47) from a midwestern state participated in a poverty simulation. Participants completed a questionnaire prior to and following participation in the simulation. Quantitative data…
Descriptors: Home Economics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change, Poverty
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Montgomery, Bette – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Communication is the foundation of professional relationships and collaborative teams within family and consumer sciences (FCS) (Mitstifer, 2014). These relationships and collaborative work may be facilitated through communicative actions. Educational structure is needed to intentionally focus on communicative actions in undergraduate coursework.…
Descriptors: Home Economics Education, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Communication Strategies
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Renwick, Kerry; Smith, Mary Gale – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Food literacy (FL) has become a key concept for many family and consumer sciences/home economics (FCS/HE) professionals, especially those with specializations in dietetics and nutrition, food studies, and education. References to food literacy have grown exponentially since its first mention in the 1990s (Begley & Vidgen, 2016) and are used…
Descriptors: Food, Literacy, Dietetics, Nutrition
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Minkow, Sarah; Gray, Virginia; Rodriguez, Selena Nguyen; Reiboldt, Wendy; Childers, James – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Cooking attitudes and behaviors among college students--and related implications to dietary quality--are largely unexplored. This study assessed the relationship between college students' fruit and vegetable intakes and cooking attitudes, confidence, and frequency (N = 448) using a cross-sectional survey. Hierarchical linear regression models…
Descriptors: College Students, Eating Habits, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Yazedjian, Ani; Lannin, Daniel G.; Parris, Leandra – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Relationship education (RE) has been linked to several short- and long-term benefits; however, less is known about its effects on adolescents' overarching life-goals. This study utilized a multi-method approach to examine whether RE was linked to increases in the relative importance of intrinsic, as opposed to extrinsic, life-goals. Results…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Adolescents, Goal Orientation, Well Being
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Reddy, Shweta L.; Bubonia, Janace – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
The purpose of using technology in education today is to provide students with an opportunity to learn a given topic at their own pace and convenience. Integrating technology into education is of considerable value because using technology effectively has the potential to make learning meaningful (Kirschner, 2015). Within a decade, technology has…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Home Economics
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Hustvedt, Gwendolyn – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
The development of home economics as a discipline parallels Industry 2.0 with technology appearing in early home economics research and curricula; introducing electrified technology, most often in the form of appliances, was a distinct and important role for professional home economists. While specific subdisciplines gravitated toward research…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Technology Uses in Education, Equipment
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Alharbi, Mashael – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Photographs are often overlooked as a source of historical data, which is unfortunate. The old adage "a picture speaks a thousand words" holds true. Burke (2001) observed that photographs convey "forms of realities, which carry and contain individual readings or 'truths' and open up new spaces from which to pose different…
Descriptors: Photography, Males, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Herring, Angel; Taylor, Mariann; Rome, Mya – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
A literature review specific to family and consumer sciences (FCS) and technology implementation in content delivery reveals an absence of sufficient information for preparing future FCS professionals. Is this absence reflective of an FCS reluctance to "cross the digital divide" and fully engage with students who reside in a world…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Access to Computers
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Trivedi, Shikha; Mthombeni, Fungai M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a theoretical paradigm that advocates educational success for the highest proportion of students possible. Many countries have embraced this philosophy as a way of providing an environment that addresses learner's diverse needs. Historically, learners with certain special needs have been denied full…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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McGregor, Sue L.T. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
This issue's theme is "shifting paradigms" in family and consumer sciences (FCS) professional practice. This can mean that things in the world are moving around and changing, people are moving from one way of seeing the world to another, or some combination. The question posed for this issue was "What is FCS doing and how is what…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Educational Change
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Betz-Hamilton, Axton E.; Brooks, Lisa; O'Neill, Barbara – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
This study examined associations between positive financial behaviors and positive health behaviors. Participants (n 8,128) completed an online survey about their frequency of performance of recommended practices.A multiple regression analysis was used to predict participants' health behavior score based on their emergency fund, saving, and…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Correlation, Money Management, Investment
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Zygmunt, Eva M.; Cipollone, Kristin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Professional Educators have witnessed the impact of various forms of racism on children in schools many times during their careers. They have observed inequitable access to facilities and materials, inequitable access to high quality teachers, inequitable access to a climate of high expectations, and inequitable access to an education that is…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Teacher Education, Social Justice, Academic Achievement
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Renwick, Kerry; Powell, Lisa Jordan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals in home economics and allied fields have a long history of fostering increased knowledge and skills related to food; in recent decades, interest in providing food education has grown among practitioners in many other fields and contexts. Along with this expansion of providers and opportunities for…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Home Economics, Consumer Science, Food
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Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
For the 2017 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Annual Conference and Expo, the AAFCS Council for Accreditation invited six institutions to submit a proposal for a student/faculty poster for exhibit during the conference. This proposal was to highlight the teaching/learning connection focused on the Family and Consumer…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Conferences (Gatherings), Teaching Methods
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