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MacDonald, Nora M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1994
In a clothing for special needs class, one student project involved becoming a clothing consultant to a blind man. The student and client evaluated and coded his wardrobe using a Braille-adapted computer, made Braille labels for clothing, and shopped to fill gaps in the wardrobe. The service learning project connected classroom learning with a…
Descriptors: Clothing Instruction, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Service Learning
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O'Neill, Barbara – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1996
Older adults in the early 21st century will likely work longer and need increased resources for retirement. Family/consumer sciences professionals should stress less reliance on conventional wisdom about investment and lifestyles and encourage creative approaches to increase personal savings. (SK)
Descriptors: Family Financial Resources, Investment, Middle Aged Adults, Retirement
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Head, Mary K.; Stuhldreher, Wendy L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1998
A course on cross-cultural dietary patterns provides family and consumer sciences students with information about influences on ethnic diets while introducing food preparation and computer nutrient evaluation techniques. (SK)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Dietetics