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Miller, Cynthia L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
The primary purpose of this paper is to explain how a digital tool, "LiveBinder," can be used for organizing online content and learning. The article explains why this digital tool should be utilized as a teaching resource and describes common uses. It also addresses how LiveBinders can be organized using shelves. A model LiveBinder of…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Courseware, Electronic Learning, Multimedia Materials
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Hutson, Samantha; Anderson, Melinda; Swafford, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
This paper develops the argument that using the Double ABC-X model in family and consumer sciences (FCS) curricula is a way to educate nutrition and dietetics students regarding a family's perceptions of food insecurity. The Double ABC-X model incorporates ecological theory as a basis to explain family stress and the resulting adjustment and…
Descriptors: Models, Food, Consumer Science, Nutrition Instruction
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Swafford, Melinda; Ramsey, Elizabeth; Self-Mullens, Lizabeth – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals utilize the body of knowledge (BOK) as they support individuals, families, and communities. The BOK uses an ecological perspective, with emphasis on individual and family well-being. This holistic approach identifies interdependence of the environmental layers that must be considered when analyzing…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Curriculum Development, Well Being
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Allison, Barbara N.; Bencomo, Angelina – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Hispanic children constitute the largest population of racial/ethnic minority students in the nation's public schools. By the year 2023, the Hispanic enrollment is expected to increase to 30% of the total school population (pre-K through 12) in the United States. Because cultural background affects student learning, family and consumer sciences…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Culture, Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Public Schools
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Zoumenou, Virginie; Sigman-Grant, Madeleine; Coleman, Gayle; Malekian, Fatemeh; Zee, Julia M. K.; Fountain, Brent J.; Marsh, Akela – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
A webinar or web-seminar is a presentation, seminar, lecture, or workshop transmitted over the internet. This emerging technology is becoming increasingly popular due to its convenience and affordability. However, little research has been conducted on best practices for an interactive webinar that engages learners in a professional development or…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Literature Reviews
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Lee, Sung-Jin; Williams-Wheeler, Meeshay; Walker, Jane – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
University faculty who are teaching courses in family and consumer sciences (FCS) have sought to integrate the body of knowledge (BOK) in their curricula. This article reports on a study assessing the familiarity of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students with the FCS-BOK by their major (specialized area) and classification…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Curriculum Development, Black Colleges
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Zoumenou, Virginie; Sigman-Grant, Madeleine; Coleman, Gayle; Malekian, Fatemeh; Zee, Julia M. K.; Fountain, Brent J.; Marsh, Akela – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
The purpose of this research was to identify commonly used interactive webinar software platforms and to conduct a testing session on best practices related to an interactive webinar. The study employed the Adobe Connect and the Maestro Conference platforms. The 15 participants experienced five best practices: pre-work, polling, breakout room,…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software
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Walker, Jane; Williams-Wheeler, Meeshay; Lee, Sung-Jin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Because the family and consumer sciences body of knowledge (FCS-BOK) is the framework for the profession, students' familiarity with the FCS-BOK has implications for the profession. Using pre- (N = 78) and posttest (N = 43) data from students enrolled in an "Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences" (FCS 160) undergraduate student…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Pretests Posttests, Undergraduate Students
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Shows, Amy R.; Killough, Jill E.; Jackson, Samantha; Lui, Janet – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Educators in the field of family and consumer science (FCS) must be able to foster intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills in students (Schumacher, 2014), and internships are one way to do so. Internships are formal programs that provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession. Interns are temporarily placed…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Internship Programs, Experiential Learning
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Roofe, Nina; Brinegar, Jennifer; Seymour, Gayle – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Interdisciplinary service-learning projects are mutually beneficial for communities and students. This service-learning project focused on eating disorder prevention and involved students majoring in nutrition, art, and psychology at a public Southern university. The nutrition majors completed the Eating Attitudes Test before and after the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Eating Disorders, Prevention, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Farmer, Tom – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Cairns and cares: they sound nearly alike, and at Tommie Kunst Junior High School (Santa Maria, CA), the two words are synonymous. Kim Cairns is a "Pitsco Education" Life Skills lab facilitator who cares deeply about her students--what they do, what they say, how they act, what they learn, and everything in between. Cairns has taken…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Food Service, Dining Facilities, Junior High School Students
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Tripp, Paula J.; Choi, Jin Young – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
The purposes of this exploratory qualitative research were to describe perceptions related to childhood obesity of rural parents, teachers, and school administrators and to examine how their perceptions shape their choices and behaviors for children's eating and physical exercise. The results showed that the perceptions of childhood obesity in the…
Descriptors: Obesity, Rural Areas, Child Health, Parent Attitudes
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Duncan, Janine; Duncan, Daniel – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
As demographics in the United States shift, family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals must be prepared to foster healthy communities that embrace multilingual families. Because hegemonic language ideologies challenge multilingual families, FCS professionals need to know how to inclusively reframe communities to honor multilingual families.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Family Literacy, Consumer Science, Sociolinguistics
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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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Marcketti, Sara B.; Karpova, Elena – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Learning through industry collaborations is critical in decreasing the gap between the real world and the academic environment. Working on challenges drawn from industry can increase students' knowledge and future employability, thus enhancing labor force preparation. This study explored students' perceptions (n = 110) of the benefits…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Business Relationship, Classroom Techniques, Creative Thinking
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