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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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Etheredge, Jessica; Moody, Dana; Cooper, Ashley – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
This paper demonstrates ways in which family and consumer sciences (FCS) educators can explore more opportunities to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) principles into secondary education curriculum. Interior design is used as a case study for creating learning modules that incorporate STEM principles in a creative and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Interior Design, Learning Modules, Consumer Science
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Wuest, Beth; Hustvedt, Gwendolyn; Kang, Jiyun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences' (AAFCS) brand, "creating healthy and sustainable families," implies accountability in promoting sustainable consumer behavior. This study compared students majoring in family and consumer sciences (FCS) and its specializations to those majoring in other fields on constructs of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Sustainability, Consumer Economics, Consumer Science
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Smith, Frances M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
An example of the use of critical science questions provides insight related to one particular family over a 2 year period. The cultures of providers and recipients are viewed simultaneously to examine the cultural differences.
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Critical Theory, Moral Values, Child Welfare
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McGregor, Sue L.T. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Being a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) professional in today's multiple environments is a challenge, mainly because the environments are always changing. The familial, social, economic, political, cultural, legal, ecological, and technological environments are continually in flux. The feature that is shaping all of these environs--both from…
Descriptors: Ethics, Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Global Approach
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Newell, Becky A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
No one learns in isolation; learning must be tied to real life experiences that are relevant to the student. "Integrated curriculum, interdisciplinary" and "multidisciplinary curriculum, teaming, standards" and "accountability" are terms with which every educator is familiar. "No Child Left Behind" is the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Outcomes of Education