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Dragoo, Sheri; Martin, Ruth E.; Horridge, Patricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1998
In a fashion illustration course, 24 students were taught using expository methods and 28 with experiential methods. Each method involved 20 lessons over eight weeks. Pre/posttest results indicated that both methods were equally effective in improving scores. (SK)
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Fashion Industry, Freehand Drawing, Higher Education
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Abusabha, Rayane; Achterberg, Cheryl; McKenzie, Jeannie; Torres, Deanna – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1998
Data from 1,548 Women, Infants, Children clients showed that 93% found nutrition education valuable. A process-oriented evaluation of 494 clients using a skills inventory, and 513 using self-efficacy measures, identified topics they knew most and least about. Clients in facilitated discussion groups scored highest in self-efficacy compared with…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Discussion Groups, Eating Habits, Nutrition Instruction
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Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Springate, Kay – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1998
Family-and-consumer-sciences students worked with community agencies and residents to prepare an exhibit of family photographs. The project supported development of students' cross-cultural competence and professional skills. (SK)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Exhibits, Family History, Higher Education
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Love, Cathleen T.; Kotsiopulos, Antigone; Banning, James – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1998
An environmental scan conducted at Colorado State University assessed how college units welcome diverse students. Ways to make the physical space more inclusive were developed. (JOW)
Descriptors: College Environment, Consumer Science, Diversity (Institutional), Diversity (Student)
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Rehm, Marsha L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
A workshop to assist Trinidad and Tobago home economics teachers in developing a rationale for computers in their classrooms stressed access to knowledge, global communication, and the need for critical thinking. Evaluation by 55 participants indicated they gained insights into the capabilities of computers; 73% wanted more hands-on workshop…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Home Economics Teachers, Workshops
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Centrallo, Carol B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
The Alabama Cooperative Extension Service transformed a traditional textile/clothing program into a home-based business program. It was delivered by multiple methods including meetings, printed materials, audiovisual resources, and, in the second phase, videoconferencing. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Distance Education, Entrepreneurship, Extension Education
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Stanforth, Nancy; Muske, Glenn – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
Family and consumer sciences students (n=153) displayed a high level of interest in entrepreneurship courses, were considering entrepreneurial futures, and were planning coursework to prepare for their careers. Interest in entrepreneurship was significantly more likely if their parents, especially mothers, owned businesses. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Course Selection (Students), Entrepreneurship, Higher Education
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O'Neill, Barbara; Bristow, Barbara; Brennan, Patricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
A study of 248 adults who attended financial workshops to learn to increase savings and decrease credit card debt indicated that many were at the contemplation and preparation stages of behavioral change. Using a stage model helps determine ways to recruit adult learners and focus financial workshops. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavior Change, Consumer Education, Credit Cards
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Frey, Diane K.; Eckman, Molly – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
An interactive Web program was developed to present a case study on textile/apparel products for a family and consumer sciences course. Students found the case studies relevant and stimulating for complex thinking. (SK)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Critical Thinking, Fashion Industry, Global Education
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Baugher, Shirley L.; Anderson, Carol L.; Green, Kinsey B.; Nickols, Sharon Y.; Shane, Jan; Jolly, Laura; Miles, Joyce – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2000
Describes how the body of knowledge for family and consumer sciences has evolved over the years; outlines external influences and trends affecting the field. Presents a dialogue of elected leaders discussing the body of knowledge for the future. (JOW)
Descriptors: Educational History, Futures (of Society), Home Economics, Intellectual Disciplines
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Richards, Virginia; Kettler, Mary C.; Brown, Elfrieda F. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
Analysis of documents from 19 college home economics/family and consumer sciences programs demonstrated the evolution of health core curriculum from emphasis on sanitation, nutrition, and food preparation to hospital-related health care. Today's emphasis on health care costs and wellness has shifted emphasis to home health care and prevention. (SK)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Health Care Costs, Health Promotion
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Oscarson, Renee A.; Branum, Judy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
Parents of 27 preschoolers completed pretests and 14 completed posttests assessing nutrition knowledge, food purchases, and children's food intake. Children who received snacks and soybean-related instruction found both soy and nonsoy snacks acceptable, compared to those who did not receive instruction. Home eating habits did not change. (SK)
Descriptors: Dietetics, Eating Habits, Nutrition Instruction, Parent Participation
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Driskell, Judy A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
Vitamin and mineral supplements were taken by 67% of 88 women and 52% of 88 men surveyed. Reasons included disease prevention and inadequate diet. Women took calcium and iron more frequently. Those who did not take them cited adequate diet and expense. Influence of advertising on supplement use was a concern. (SK)
Descriptors: Advertising, Beliefs, Eating Habits, Graduate Students
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Simerly, Coby B.; Ralston, Penny A.; Harriman, Lynda; Taylor, Barbara – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2000
Discusses the context and activities of the Scottsdale Initiative, a national convening of home economics professionals in 1993 that resulted in the transformation of the name and identity of professional associations and educational programs into family and consumer sciences. (SK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Home Economics
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Clark, E. Audrey – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2000
Survey results from 98 family and consumer sciences administrators showed they were predominantly female (89%), white (87%), and employed in public institutions (80%). Both genders reported experience of bias. They felt rewarded by the social significance of their work. One-fourth aspired to higher levels. (SK)
Descriptors: College Administration, Consumer Education, Family Life Education, Higher Education
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