ERIC Number: ED234193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Determination of Appropriate Content for a Clothing and Textiles Specialized Course. Final Report.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Instructional Materials Center.
A study was undertaken to obtain and analyze input from consumer and homemaking education teachers, students, and parents regarding desired content for a clothing and textiles semester course. Of the 1,200 questionnaires mailed to parents, teachers, and students throughout Texas, 327 were returned. Of these, 178 were teacher questionnaires, 84 were student questionnaires, and 65 were parent questionnaires. Approximately one-third of the parents and students and one-fifth of the females felt that construction of simple garments should be included in the course. While almost one-third of the teachers indicated that advanced clothing construction should be included in the course, less than 10 percent of the students and 15 percent of the parents felt the same way. Topics that might be included in a clothing and textiles semester course were ranked by all these groups in somewhat the following order: wardrobe planning, clothing selection, clothing construction, buying clothing, clothing care, clothing alterations, sewing tools and equipment, the effects of clothing on individuals, clothing design, textiles, family clothing, influences on fashion, and clothing and textiles careers. Significant differences between groups did exist, however, for the mean importance of scores on 36 of the 66 specific topics. (The survey instruments are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Clothing Instruction, Content Analysis, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Occupational Home Economics, Parent Attitudes, Program Content, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Textiles Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Instructional Materials Center.