Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences

Journal of Family (and) Consumer Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal of family and consumer sciences covering research to practice. Founded in 1909, it is a quarterly publication published by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Articles from Vol. 93, No. 4, 2001

AAFCS-Serving a Profession with a Highly Relevant and Compelling Mission
Inaugural Address Presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting When I reflected upon the reasons why I agreed to be on the president elect ballot for this Association, I remember thinking: the profession is relevant and compelling; the Association has a historical...
A College for the Real World
Trends, forecasts, and images of the future This isn't your mother's home economics department. Today's College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia is a multi-disciplinary college that prides itself on providing students with...
Active Learning: The Key to Our Future
TRENDS, FORECASTS, AND IMAGES OF THE FUTURE ABSTRACT The current education environment is characterized as being fiercely competitive due to our complex, global society. Educators are challenged to provide an educational paradigm that encourages an active...
Advocating Success for All
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ABSTRACT The purpose of this article is to challenge educators to review the personal journey of how we learn about and embrace diversity. The most important part of this journey is to assess how our perceptions as educators directly...
A White Teacher Talks about Race
A WHITE TEACHER TALKS ABOUT RACE JULIE LANDSMAN (2001) Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press While reading Julie Landsman's book, A White Teacher Talks About Race, I had the uncanny feeling that someone had been following me around, peeking into my daily classroom...
Commentary on National Content Standards in Family and Consumer Sciences: Perceptions of Parents, Professionals, and Vocational Administrators
What are National Content Standards? Kister (1997) described content standards as the subject-specific knowledge and skills that programs are expected to teach and students are expected to learn; they describe the goals for individual student achievement....
Enhancing Internships through Modules of Experiential Learning Activities
Strategies For Success Knowledge alone is no longer enough for students to obtain coveted positions in business and industry after graduating from a university (Bell & Haley, 1995, Block & Jedlinski, 1992, & Stanton, 1992). Increasingly,...
Extension of Family and Consumer Sciences through a Charter School Initiation
Scholarship and Practice ABSTRACT Charter schools can demonstrate, through application, exceptional instructional programs. Charter schools are public schools that operate under a contract, or charter. In exchange for a waiver of many state or district...
Facilitating Multicultural Programming through Cooperative Extension FCS Programs
FEATURES ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which family and consumer sciences extension programs address cultural diversity and to examine extension professionals' attitudes toward multicultural programming. FCS state...
Faculty: The Central Element in Instructional Technology Integration
ABSTRACT As family and consumer sciences faculty attempt to reflect on and react to changes brought about by advancement of technology in education, the need for administrative leadership in integration of these emerging information systems is apparent...
FCS Teachers Stages of Concern regarding National Standards
Features ABSTRACT The Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CRAM), developed by Hall, George, & Rutherford (1986), guided this study of Teacher Concerns of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) national standards. The Stages of Concern (SoC) Questionnaire...
Helping Youths Aging outside Foster Care Achieve Higher Education Goals: A Student Model for the Classroom
ABSTRACT Students are frequently called upon in their classes to work on projects together. As a result of one particular class assignment, a group ofgraduate social work students at a southwestern university applied the concept of service learning to...
Higher Education at a Crossroads
Much has been written about higher education, the student experience, the balance of scholarship of discovery, learning and engagement, and the engaged institution in the last few years. In his groundbreaking book, Scholarship Reconsidered, Ernest Boyer...
Housing Decisions
BOOK REVIEWS HOUSING DECISIONS EVELYN L. LEWIS AND CAROLYN S. TURNER (2000) Tinley Park, IL: The Goodheart-Wilcox Company, Inc. Reviewed by JORGE H. ATILES, Ph.D. Assistant Professor & Extension Housing Specialist, The University of Georgia Housing...
Incorporating Technology in a Fashion Program
ABSTRACT This article examines the integration of technology in the fashion curricula. Technologies are outlined by their application and the desired outcomes. Fashion students need to be exposed to these various technologies in order to be competitive...
Integrating Quality into the Textile and Apparel High School Curriculum
Scholarship and Practice ABSTRACT The importance of integrating quality assurance in the textile and apparel high school curriculum is explained in this paper. Basic concepts and principles of quality assurance are described. Five activities are included...
Introductory Remarks to AAFCS
FROM THE DESK OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting It's an honor and privilege to be standing before you today as your newly appointed executive director to collaborate with the AAFCS Board to lead this organization into the...
Issues Affecting the Future of Home Economics
FROM THE ARCHIVES This article appeared in the Journal of Home Economics, September 1973. At that time, William H. Marshall was Associate Dean and Director of the School of Family Resources and Consumer Sciences at the University of WisconsinMadison....
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education: Perceptions of Parents, Professionals, and Vocational Administrators
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions ofparents, professionals, and vocational administrators regarding the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) curriculum. The National Standards were developed by the...
Perceptions of University Seniors toward Internationalizing Curriculum in Family and Consumer Sciences: Have We Made Progress?
ABSTRACT Despite living and working in an international community, United States university students' knowledge and understanding of other people and their cultures is minimal. The purpose of this research was to determine whether seniors in family and...
Preliminary Impacts of an Innovative FCS Curriculum
Scholarship and Practice ABSTRACT Today's youth face issues of violence, child poverty, teen pregnancy, and rapid technological changes that previous generations never imagined. The future will be impacted positively or negatively by the decisions teens...
Report of Activities of the Development Program, the Development Committee, and the State Affiliate Ambassadors
The Development Program generates revenue through contributions and gifts to support the work of the Association. The Development Committee, working with the Vice-President of Development, is charged with identifying strategies to achieve the development...
Schools That Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares about Education
SCHOOLS THAT LEARN: A FIFTH DISCIPLINE FIELDBOOK FOR EDUCATORS, PARENTS, AND EVERYONE WHO CARES ABOUT EDUCATION Peter Senge (Editor), Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, Timothy Lucas, Bryan Smith, Janis Dutton, and Art Meiner, (2000) New York, New York: Doubleday...
Student and Supervisor Perceptions of the Ethical Environment of Retail Merchandising Internship Sites
Scholarship and Practice ABSTRACT Senior retail merchandising students and their on-site supervisors were surveyed to determine their perceptions of the ethical environments of the organizations in which they worked. Internship sites were categorized...
The Failing Support for Higher Education: How Can FCS Survive and Thrive?
Features Administrators, faculty, staff, and students in higher education are well aware of the major budget cuts taking place on campuses nationwide. Some public colleges and universities, particularly in the Midwest and Southeast, are proposing and...
The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt
THE FRAGILE MIDDLE CLASS: AMERICANS IN DEBT TERESA A. SULLIVAN, ELIZABETH WARREN, JAY LAWRENCE WESTBROOK (2000) New Haven and London: Yale University Press Most Americans believe that they are in the middle class. Although a variety of factors are used...
Theory to Practice: Using the Logic Model to Organize and Report Research Results in a Collaborative Project
ABSTRACT The Logic Model depicts the flow of a project from inputs to outputs to outcomes, including immediate (learning), short term (action), and long term (impact) results. The model is useful in guiding individuals when designing, managing, and reporting...
The Professional Master's Degree: Addressing the Changing Needs of Textiles and Apparel Students and Industry
Scholarship and Practice ABSTRACT Graduate programs in higher education are competing for students who see an advanced degree as one way to obtain greater competency in their field as well as a way to increase their chances of finding employment upon...
The State of the Association-Headquarters
TROM THE DESK OF THE RETIRING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting This is my last column as Executive Director of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. I am humbled by the confidence you have shown in me and exceedingly...