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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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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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Nigg, Jessica K.; Arendt, Susan W. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
The roots of modern hospitality teachings are evident in the beginnings of family and consumer sciences (FCS). Land-grant universities of the Midwest (such as Iowa State University and Kansas State University) did not simply teach cooking and sewing, but they also taught "budgeting, table service ... and the production and marketing of…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Tourism, Consumer Science, Education
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Newcomb Hopfer, Elizabeth; Lee, Sung-Jin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
The "Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences" ("JFCS") reflects the broad scope and reach of the family and consumer sciences (FCS) discipline through its inclusion of Scholarship, Practice, Strategies, Features, Reflections, and other articles that span content areas, settings, populations, issues, and methodologies.…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Home Economics, Periodicals, Bibliometrics
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Spangler, Alice A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The purpose of this research project was to explore coverage of obesity-related topics in the early years of "Journal of Home Economics (JHE)." Utilizing HEARTH, a Boolean search for obesity-related terms and topics was used to analyze volumes beginning with 1909, continuing to 1910, and every five years to 1940. Coverage of the obesity…
Descriptors: Obesity, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Nutrition
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Roehl, Amy; Stewart, Alyssa Humphries – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This review of literature focuses on youth development by examining the effects of use of social networking sites and digital applications on teens.Recent research demonstrates that using these types of digital media amplifies existing issues teens face, contributes to new concerns, and affords new opportunities. In order to navigate this…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Adolescents, Computer Oriented Programs
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Zoumenou, Virginie; Sigman-Grant, Madeleine; Coleman, Gayle; Malekian, Fatemeh; Zee, Julia M. K.; Fountain, Brent J.; Marsh, Akela – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
A webinar or web-seminar is a presentation, seminar, lecture, or workshop transmitted over the internet. This emerging technology is becoming increasingly popular due to its convenience and affordability. However, little research has been conducted on best practices for an interactive webinar that engages learners in a professional development or…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Literature Reviews
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Scholl, Jan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
For many years, overall graduate research productivity has been reported annually by several authors in the December issue of the "Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal." The knowledge gleaned from a century's worth of Extension studies is valuable because it can improve our ability to build on prior research, particularly…
Descriptors: Productivity, Extension Education, Consumer Science, Family Programs
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Roehl, Amy; Reddy, Shweta Linga; Shannon, Gayla Jett – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
"Flipping" the classroom employs easy-to-use, readily accessible technology in order to free class time from lecture. This allows for an expanded range of learning activities during class time. Using class time for active learning versus lecture provides opportunities for greater teacher-to-student mentoring, peer-to-peer collaboration…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Benefits
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Browne, Lorna B.; Myers, Lori; Gentzler, Yvonne S.; Hausafus, Cheryl O. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
This article highlights results of a review of available literature (1985 to 2004) to substantiate the effectiveness of family and consumer sciences (FCS) secondary-level public school programs. Commissioned by AAFCS, the study found limited research-based evidence supporting the impact of secondary FCS programs. In addition to recommending more…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Secondary Education, Public Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Paulins, V. Ann; Lombardy, Lisa – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Ethical dilemmas observed by students in retailing internships were the basis for a survey in which students indicated their perceptions as to whether case situations involved unethical behavior. Expanded case situations were offered to students for further exploration. The specific questions posed in this study included the following: (1) In what…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Ethics, Student Attitudes, Surveys
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Godwin, Sandria; Coppings, Richard; Speller-Henderson, Leslie; Pearson, Lou – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Proper cooling of foods is known to reduce spoilage and help prevent food-borne illnesses. Nonetheless, little is known about consumers' awareness of guidelines regarding appropriate refrigeration of food or their actual refrigeration practices. Focus groups of consumers of common ethnic backgrounds were designed to evaluate food safety knowledge…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Safety, Misconceptions, Focus Groups
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Freeburg, Elizabeth W.; Workman, Jane E.; Lentz-Hees, Elizabeth S. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
Through dress codes, schools establish rules governing student appearance. This study examined stated rationales for dress and appearance codes in secondary school handbooks; 182 handbooks were received. Of 150 handbooks containing a rationale, 117 related dress and appearance regulations to students' right to a non-disruptive educational…
Descriptors: Dress Codes, Guides, Secondary Schools, Student Rights
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Clausell, Maggie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1998
Demographic shifts in the U.S. population are a continuing trend. However, all people seem to share a common desire for a healthy family. Family and consumer sciences professionals must be aware of these trends and seek ways to create desirable futures within a multicultural context. (SK)
Descriptors: Change, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Life Education, Home Economics
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Kelly, Margaret J. McKenzie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1998
African-American families have many strengths they have used to survive and thrive. Family and consumer sciences professionals should use these strengths in strategic ways when working with this population. (SK)
Descriptors: Black Family, Family Characteristics, Family Influence, Family Life Education
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