ERIC Number: ED236345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Reconceptualizing the Teaching of Clothing in Consumer and Homemaking Programs: Implications for Teacher Preparation.
MacCleave-Frazier, Anne; Murray, Eloise Comeau
This report offers materials from a project proposing a conceptual framework for teacher preparation for clothing program instruction. The project reflects contemporary and future concerns of individuals and families as well as the state of the art of clothing and textiles. The data collection procedures are described as well as questions that emerged. A discussion follows of the development of a rationale for reconceptualizing the clothing aspects of consumer and homemaking programs with emphasis on Brown's three systems of action. Information follows on Brown's conception of the nature of the learner, society, and knowledge. Instructional practices that are considered compatible and incompatible with these views are delineated. A discussion of skills centers on skill development, appropriateness of the practical problem approach, and development of appropriate applications for this approach. The conceptual framework that was developed is described, and recommendations are made for the redirection of clothing programs with implications for teacher education. Teacher competencies are identified, and illustrations are presented of selected practical problems of families that might be addressed through the study of clothing and textiles. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.