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Smith, Bettye P.; Yang, Wenting – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the intercultural learning outcomes for students in the Interdisciplinary Ghana Study Abroad Program. Data were collected from 28 students using the Intercultural Learning Outcomes (ILO) questionnaire containing 29 statements and 5 content domains (functional knowledge, world geography knowledge,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Study Abroad, Global Education, Intercultural Programs
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Ogle, Jennifer Paff; Hyllegard, Karen H.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen; Park, Juyeon – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Fashion FUNdamentals (FF), a STEM enrichment program for middle school girls, offers an alternative approach to STEM education by invoking "fashion" as a catalyst to ignite curiosity about STEM. This study explored whether participation in FF enhanced girls' self-efficacy, knowledge, and interest in math and science. At the conclusion of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Self Efficacy, Focus Groups, STEM Education
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Morrison, Kathryn; Saboe-Wounded Head, Lorna; Cho, Soo Hyun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Forty-six Consumer Affairs (CA) internship supervisors were surveyed to identify critical knowledge and skills demonstrated by interns and to examine the importance of knowledge and skills needed in the workplace from the supervisors' perspectives.The knowledge and skills measured were identified through program goals. Results revealed that CA…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Ethics, Speech Communication, Consumer Science
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Roofe, Nina L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Qualitative research was conducted with undergraduate nutrition majors at the University of Central Arkansas to explore the impact of service-learning on personal and professional development. After participating in the program, the dietetic students (n 20) wrote reflection papers. The personal impact sections of the reflections were coded and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Nutrition, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students
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Johnson, Cheryl A.; Heath, Claudia J. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
A project was conducted to assess Family Studies bachelor's degree graduates' use of learning outcomes from course competencies in personal finance, family lifespan development, intervention, and advocacy and policy, and to determine how they apply these learning outcomes to their workplace, family, and community roles. Alumni surveys completed by…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Community Role, Outcomes of Education, Family Role
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Weaver-Kaulis, Amy; Crutsinger, Christy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
Accreditation, budget, and accountability pressures at the institution and program levels lead to the involvement of faculty in assessment-based activities. Increasingly, programs are being expected to document student learning beyond traditional course grades. The use of outcomes as a tool to improve learning relies heavily on the active…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Consumer Science, Program Effectiveness
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Duffrin, Melanie W.; Cuson, Diane; Phillips, Sharon K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
There is a clear need for improved math and science education, according to the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and National Science Board. The Food, Math and Science Teaching Enhancement Resource (FoodMASTER) Initiative was developed in response to this need. The FoodMASTER Initiative is a compilation of programs aimed…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Program Development, Food
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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
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Khelifa, Maher; Sonleitner, Nancy; Wooldridge, Deborah; Mayers, Gloysis – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
The authors report the outcomes of introducing undergraduate research to family science majors at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. The program has enriched students' educational experiences and has had tangible benefits. In addition to acquiring research skills, students improved in critical analysis, originality, independent learning,…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Barnett, Susan J.; Johnson, Gary – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1996
At the 1st and 15th weeks of a nutrition course, 104 nursing students completed three-day food records. They made significant improvements in their intake of 6 of 10 nutrients, but their diets were still short of all but two of current recommendations. (SK)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Higher Education
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Ehrmann, Stephen C. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
Outlines evaluative questions about technology use in education in the following categories: summative questions about results; whether the investment helps disadvantaged students; how technology use affects total costs and costs per student; and whether technology improves practice. (SK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Costs, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology
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Grogan, Soneeta; Brink, Muriel S.; Yerka, Bettie Lee – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2000
Strategies used by projects that integrated parenting concepts into nutrition education included (1) focusing parenting content on nutrition project outcomes; (2) using learner-centered strategies; and (3) modeling desirable parent-child interactions. (Contains 17 references.) (JOW)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Nutrition, Outcomes of Education, Parent Child Relationship
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Hines, Jean D.; Albanese, Carolyn A.; Brown, Robert – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
An interior-design program was evaluated internally by faculty and externally by a review team. The assessment focused both on student work and on the program and resources. Differences in the two evaluations confirmed the importance of outside evaluators' perspectives for program improvement. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Programs, Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluators