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Alharbi, Mashael – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Photographs are often overlooked as a source of historical data, which is unfortunate. The old adage "a picture speaks a thousand words" holds true. Burke (2001) observed that photographs convey "forms of realities, which carry and contain individual readings or 'truths' and open up new spaces from which to pose different…
Descriptors: Photography, Males, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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Roofe, Nina; Ryburn, Renee – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The family and consumer sciences (FCS) teacher shortage is one need that can be mitigated by exposing high school students to professional trends and future work settings via service-learning. Such exposure can affect student recruitment by influencing high school students' knowledge and attitudes toward FCS careers. This study explored the impact…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Programs, Student Recruitment, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Langlais, Amanda G. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Recent changes made by the Council for Professional Recognition to the Child Development Associate (CDA) credentialing program create an opportunity to redesign high school child development programs. On April 1, 2011, the Council for Professional Recognition lifted the age restriction in the CDA credentialing requirements, now allowing students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Professional Recognition, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Jacob, John; Yoo, Jeong-Ju – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
This study examined how boys' and girls' weight preoccupation varied by grade level, parent-child relationships, self-classified weight, entertainment media exposure levels, and gender. Seventh-grade girls (n = 190) and boys (n = 132) and 10th-grade girls (n = 99) and boys (n = 67) participated. Girls were more likely to report weight…
Descriptors: Females, Parent Child Relationship, Males, Adolescents
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Nelson, Diane – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
A high school fashion design teacher has much in common with the ringmaster of a three-ring circus. The challenges of teaching a hands-on course are to facilitate the entire class and to meet the needs of individual students. When teaching family and consumer sciences, the goal is to have a learner-active classroom. Revamping the high school's…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Clothing, Clothing Instruction, High School Students
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Toews, Michelle; Yazedjian, Ani – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
In 1988, the Texas Legislature established a pilot program for pregnant and parenting adolescents (Texas Education Agency, n.d.). This program was developed with the goal of enabling adolescent parents to become self-sufficient, responsible, job-oriented citizens. Although the program is not mandated by the state, Pregnancy, Education, and…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Child Rearing, Pregnancy, Adolescents
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Pasricha, Anupama – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2008
Service learning, a pedagogy that has many supporters, encourages learning with civic engagement. In addition, according to Department of American Studies, service learning as a required course component is beneficial because it establishes a common ground for dialogue and for synthesis of observations from the community site, and the class…
Descriptors: Required Courses, American Studies, Service Learning, Immigrants
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Freeburg, Beth Winfrey; Workman, Jane E. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2008
The goal of this study was to identify the relationship of at-risk youth workplace appearance to other job performance criteria. Employers (n = 30; each employing from 1 to 17 youths) evaluated 178 at-risk high school youths who completed a paid summer employment experience. Appearance evaluations were significantly correlated with evaluations of…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Self Efficacy, Job Performance, At Risk Persons
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Birch, Marie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
As the demographics of schools change, school leaders and teachers are challenged with meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse population. Schools and classroom instruction must change in response to the community and students they serve. The latest research on secondary school reforms concludes that efforts to create a caring, responsive…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Educational Change, Family Life Education, Student Diversity
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Sowers, Margaret A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
"Bridging the Gap: Intergenerational Appreciation" is an educational partnership between community residents and high school family and consumer sciences (FCS) students in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The program provides 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students opportunities to be actively involved with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Graduation Requirements
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Vik, Kathleen L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
Living in Alaska offers many extreme challenges and opportunities for family and consumer sciences (FCS) teachers to step up to the challenges of facing the future. In this article, the author describes how she started the "Stepping Up For Our Future" program. She relates that as the sole FCS teacher in Chugiak High School, she was…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Food Service, Consumer Science, Service Learning
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Workman, Jane E.; Freeburg, Beth Winfrey – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
This study examined high school student handbooks for evidence that school administrators consider dress codes as one strategy to address the physical and psychological security of students. "Physical" security refers to freedom from actual harm to the body. "Psychological security refers to freedom from implied threats to personal well-being.…
Descriptors: School Safety, Psychology, Educational Environment, Freedom
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