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Eike, Rachel J.; Rowell, Amy; Mihuta, Tiffani – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify key virtual-recorded interview (VIR) skills that are essential to Apparel, Design, and Textile (ADT) student performance. The virtual, computer-recording interview platform, InterviewStream, was used as the data collection instrument in this qualitative, exploratory case study. Virtual interviews have been…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Employment Interviews, Textiles Instruction, Design
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Coussement, Martha A.; Johnson, Shannon; Goodson, Ludwika Aniela – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
This article describes the self-publishing journey, challenges and methods of development, impact, the value of a self-published e-textbook in tenure decisions, and recommendations. This journey led to the self-publishing of an e-textbook for iPad® delivery at a Midwest university for a course on electronic distribution and hotel management in the…
Descriptors: Desktop Publishing, Electronic Publishing, Textbook Publication, Textbook Preparation
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Swafford, Melinda; Rafferty, Elizabeth – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) is an interdisciplinary study of the relationships between humans and their social, natural, and built environments. Critical thinking has been a vital part of the profession since its beginning. Ellen Swallow Richards founded the discipline in 1899 on the premise of improving quality of life for individuals,…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Consumer Science, Consumer Education
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Keist, Carmen N.; Bruer, Shanna – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
In a sea of applicant uniformity, how can an undergraduate student develop a means of personal differentiation while attempting to land an internship or job? That is the dilemma of the roughly 1.9 million Millennials graduating with bachelor's degrees within the United States in 2015 (Hussar & Bailey, 2015). Although the national unemployment…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Marketing
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Vouchilas, Gus; George, Gretchen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) in family and consumer sciences nutrition and dietetics programs is a tool that can help students in their transition to professionals. Significant issues in the portfolio development process are: content selection, decision to create paper or online formatting, determination of proper timing to begin…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Portfolios (Background Materials), Nutrition Instruction, Dietetics
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Roubanis, Jody L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) provides an ideological stance that is universal to all practitioners of the profession, and it has major implications for the normative ethics that guide professional practice. The purpose of this article is to outline a conceptual framework to reveal the relational ethic inherent in…
Descriptors: Ethics, Consumer Science, Fundamental Concepts, Schematic Studies
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Godfrey, Roxie V. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
With the progress of digital technologies and applications being used in schools, family and consumer sciences (FCS) educators have a collective responsibility to teach what it means to be a responsible digital citizen in the virtual world. The nine elements of digital citizenship developed by Ribble (2015) offer a framework for teaching students…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Media Literacy
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Yun, Zee-Sun; Frazier, Barbara J. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
This paper presents a framework for program assessment and a case study in assessment for a university clothing and textile program in family and consumer sciences. Assessment activities and the process implemented by the Textile and Apparel Studies (TAS) major at Western Michigan University are explained. The process adopts the International…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Programs, Clothing, Textiles Instruction
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Arnett-Hartwick, Sally E.; Walters, Connor M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The negative effects of poverty have a pervasive impact on the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. More than 45 million people in the United States hover around the poverty line, about 20% of whom (9.02 million) are children (U. S. Census Bureau, 2014). These children are at great risk for continuing the cycle of living in…
Descriptors: Poverty, Role of Education, Consumer Science, Family Life Education
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Allison, Barbara N.; Rehm, Marsha L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
Online classes have become a popular and viable method of educating students in both K-12 settings and higher education, including in family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs. Online learning dramatically affects the way students learn. This article addresses how online learning can accommodate the sensory learning modalities (sight, hearing,…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Electronic Learning, Multisensory Learning
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Muhammad, Amanda J.; Mitova, Mariana A.; Wooldridge, Deborah G. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
It is essential for instructors to understand the importance of classroom technology so they can prepare to use it to personalize students' learning. Strategies for choosing effective electronic tools are presented, followed by specific suggestions for designing enhanced personalized learning using electronic tools.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies
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Haroldson, Amber; Yen, Chih-Lun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the validity of a questionnaire developed to assess adult consumer understanding of nutrition marketing terms and the resulting impact on consumer behavior. Participants (n = 40) completed an electronic questionnaire. Efforts to establish validity and reliability suggest that the questionnaire is a…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Nutrition, Marketing, Pilot Projects
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Lorenz, Lorraine J.; Sawicki, Marjorie A.; Elliott, Michael; White, Melissa – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine preservation practices, perceived barriers, and likelihood of parents with young children to home preserve food in the future. Implications of this research relate to family and consumer sciences professionals who endeavor to improve fruit and vegetable intake and provide resources to families and…
Descriptors: Food, Foods Instruction, Preservation, Family Life
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Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, M. Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazedjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
This article features eight AAFCS-accredited academic units in higher education that 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 (in alphabetical order): (1) California…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Activities, College Programs
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Carter, Vinson; Beachner, Maggie; Daugherty, Michael K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) education has traditionally attracted a large percentage of female students (Vincenti, 1997; Werhan, 2013). Werhan (2013) reported that slightly less than 3.5 million students are engaged in FCS courses, and at the high school level, approximately 65% of them are female. This skewed representation of female…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, STEM Education, Females
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