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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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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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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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McGregor, Sue L. T. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
This paper respects the emergent interest in the link between family and consumer sciences (FCS) and the STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) movements. The nature of our involvement with these movements has an impact on future proofing the profession; therefore, two lines of inquiry are proposed. Should the…
Descriptors: Correlation, STEM Education, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Internships and other work-based learning experiences provide significant learning and professional development opportunities for students at both high school and college levels. Work-based learning has been shown to have positive effects on retention and graduation rates as well as career development and motivation (Davis & Snyder, 2009).…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Work Experience Programs, Educational Strategies, Educational Quality
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Hansen, Linda; Trapp, Leesa; Renfro, Laine; Strand, Jan; Duryea, Marie; Miller, Cindy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
In 2017, Laura Pace, a middle school family and consumer sciences (FCS) teacher from Farmington, New Mexico, contacted the New Mexico Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NMAFCS) regarding the use of a high school teacher evaluation system developed by the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) to assess her middle school program.…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Family Life Education, Middle Schools, Curriculum Development
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Towery, Pam; Schrock, Miranda; Landry, Alicia; Roofe, Nina – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Undergraduate family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs help students develop skills essential to academic achievement as well as future employment and career success. Development of both hard and soft skills is part of the FCS curriculum and can include critical skills necessary to perform tasks required on the job as well as skills needed to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Consumer Science
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Hall, Scott S.; Anderson, Carol L.; Koukel, Sonja D.; Renwick, Kerry; Rogus, Stephanie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
The authors examine family and consumer sciences (FCS) education. Titles in the article include: (1) Same-sex Marriage, Monogamy, Technology among Hot Topics in Family Studies (Scott S. Hall); (2) Dialogue Needed To Address Diversity, Divisiveness, Technology (Carol L. Anderson); (3) Use of Simulation in Dietetic Student Learning (Stephanie Rogus…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Marriage, Homosexuality
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Miller, Cynthia L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Most secondary students use social media to connect with friends, but what if there was a way to show them how they can use social media to make a positive difference in the lives of others? This article will (a) explain the difference between digital citizenship and digital leadership, (b) provide examples of how students are becoming digital…
Descriptors: Social Media, Citizenship, Student Leadership, Internet
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Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazadjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This article features eight AAFCS-accredited academic units in higher education to illustrate how the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) can be integrated into program curricula and educational procedures or structures. Contributors represent the following educational institutions (listed and presented in alphabetical order):…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Higher Education
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Duncan, Janine – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
In 2002, the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) published "New Designs for Career and Technical Education at the Secondary and Postsecondary Levels," in which Copa and Wolff (2002) proposed that the mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is "to serve individuals and the nation through…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Occupational Clusters
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Rusell, Mia B.; Liggans, Girvan L.; Attoh, Prince A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The active engagement of educators within the family and consumer sciences (FCS) discipline is an important area of interest to Cooperative Extension. Using job demands-resources theory (JD-R), this study was designed to investigate the impact of job demands and job resources on engagement of FCS educators. Results showed "job demands"…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Consumer Education, Extension Education
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Cason, Katherine L.; Chipman, Helen; Forstadt, Leslie A.; Rasco, Mattie R.; Sellers, Debra M.; Stephenson, Laura; York, De'Shoin A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The history of family and consumer sciences (FCS) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is discussed with an emphasis on the critical importance of the human dimension. EFNEP's focus on people, education for change, accountability, strategic partnerships, and public value are highlighted as an example and model for…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Food, Nutrition Instruction
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Goldstein-Schultz, Martha – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The concept of gender stereotypes permeates the lives of youth in the United States. This article provides background information and rationale for incorporating gender stereotype analysis into family and consumer sciences (FCS) coursework. The critical analysis of gender stereotypes includes numerous activities and assessments that encourage…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sex Fairness, Stereotypes, Consumer Education
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