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Roubanis, Jody L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Fundamental moral implications for professional practice inherent to the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) are revealed by using paradigms conventional to normative ethics. A product-oriented teleological ethic is linked to the FCS-BOK core concepts: basic human needs, individual well-being, family strengths, and community…
Descriptors: Ethics, Consumer Science, Professionalism, Moral Values
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Wright, Lindsay E.; Kimberly, Claire – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Colleges strive to increase leadership, service, and employability skills of their students; professional organizations are one way for students to learn such abilities. One AAFCS-accredited department has a student organization that has found relative success. Students indicated a desire for additional information about the field of family and…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Student Development, Consumer Science, Social Networks
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Painter, James E.; Painter, Rosemary; Wang, Xinyue; Schuster, Margaret – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Obesity has been increasing in all age groups worldwide for the past several decades. Yet for hundreds of years before the last quarter of the 20th century, obesity was not an issue. The etiology and the cure for the obesity epidemic have been elusive. Weight reduction diets and behavior therapy have not produced the desired results. Perhaps…
Descriptors: Obesity, Consumer Science, Etiology, Intervention
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Radunovich, Heidi Liss; Ellis, Sarah; Spangler, Taylor – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Demonstrating program impact through behavior change is critical for the continued success of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Cooperative Extension programming. However, the literature suggests that simply providing information to participants does not necessarily lead to behavior change. This study pilot tested the integration of Motivational…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Extension Education, Questioning Techniques, Behavior Change
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Hendrickson, Lori Ann; Croymans, Sara; Cronin, Sarah – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
This article describes how Extension educators built on traditional community organizing approaches by engaging an advisory board and utilizing new technologies to co-create a video series supplement to "Recovery After Disaster: Family Financial Toolkit." The intent was to assist disaster professionals and survivors in making informed…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Community Coordination, Technology Uses in 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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Franck, Karen; Penn, Allisen; Wise, Dena; Berry, Ann – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Responding to reduced funding and organizational restructuring, many state Extension programs have reorganized counties into regional-based entities and limited family and consumer sciences (FCS) to specialized programs in areas such as foods and nutrition (Braverman, Franz, & Rennekamp, 2012; Franz & Cox, 2012; White & Teuteberg,…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Extension Agents, Competency Based Education, Faculty Development
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Carroll, Jan B.; Chamberlin, Barbara; Devall, Esther; Dinstel, Roxie; Hauser-Lindstrom, Doreen; Petty, Barbara D. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Extension professionals in the Western Region proclaimed The Timberline Manifesto at their 100-year celebration, "Centennial on the Summit," at Mount Hood, OR, in 2014. Family and consumer sciences (FCS) leaders relate this platform to the future of FCS: our opportunities for success in engagement, integration, technology, demand-driven…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Extension Education, Agenda Setting, Educational Objectives
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Holland, Jacqueline M.; Coleman, LaTasha – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The health and well-being of adolescents continue to be in jeopardy due to a lack of proper nutrition combined with a sedentary lifestyle. A collaborative effort between two Maryland entities, Prince Georges County Family and Consumer Sciences Department and the University of Maryland Expanded Food and Nutrition Program, involved a…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Classroom Techniques, Integrated Activities
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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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Hall, Scott S.; Harden, Amy; Pucciarelli, Deanna L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
A national study of family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals in higher education was analyzed as a case study to illustrate procedures useful for investigating issues related to FCS. The authors analyzed response rates of more than 1,900 FCS faculty and administrators by comparing those invited to participate and the 345 individuals who…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Consumer Science, Consumer Economics
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Makela, Carole J. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
"Big data" prompts a whole lexicon of terms--data flow; analytics; data mining; data science; smart you name it (cars, houses, cities, wearables, etc.); algorithms; learning analytics; predictive analytics; data aggregation; data dashboards; digital tracks; and big data brokers. New terms are being coined frequently. Are we paying…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Information Utilization, Data Collection, Consumer Science
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Meyer, Laura Landry; Gerard, Jean M.; Sturm, Michael R.; Wooldridge, Deborah G. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
A tiered practice model (introductory, pre-internship, and internship) embedded in the curriculum facilitates community engagement and creates relevance for students as they pursue a professional identity in Human Development and Family Studies. The tiered model integrates high-impact teaching practices (HIP) and student engagement pedagogies…
Descriptors: Models, School Community Relationship, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Walker, Susan K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
Without a doubt, the Digital Age is revolutionizing the field of family and consumer sciences (FCS). New methods and spaces for human interaction and learning, mobile platforms that encourage anytime, anywhere connections, and a global economy increasingly shaped by virtual transactions demand that our research investigates the impact on family…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Social Science Research, Integrated Activities, Educational Practices
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Smith, Mary Gale – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
In 2003, Jennifer Grossman wrote an opinion piece for "The New York Times" titled "Food for Thought (and for Credit)" with the opening sentence: "Want to combat the epidemic of obesity? Bring back home economics." That thought seemed to simmer for awhile and then in 2011, Professor Helen Zoe Veit wrote another opinion…
Descriptors: Obesity, Discourse Analysis, Consumer Economics, Consumer Science
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