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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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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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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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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