ERIC Number: ED107718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Doris Katz' Home Economics 134.
Smith, Helen G.; Gillmore, Gerald M.
Home Economics 134 was designed to teach the construction and design of clothing on a basic level for students interested in home economics teaching, professional clothes designing, or just self-enrichment. Budget restrictions over a three year period necessitated the reduction of faculty members available to teach the course from three instructors to one. This teacher faced the problem of accommodating a large number of students with a wide range of abilities who wanted to take the class. Finding scheduled lectures to be inadequate as they required extensive repetition of information, she developed a method of instruction based on self-pacing and heavy use of video tape. Meanwhile, a comprehensive indepth evaluation, which stressed student reactions to her was conducted in order to determine course success. The University of Washington Student Ratings Form is appended. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Clothing Design, Clothing Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Course Organization, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Home Economics Education, Home Economics Skills, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.