ERIC Number: ED146356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Home Furnishings Merchandising. A Suggested Interdisciplinary Guide.
Wray, Ralph D.; Hayden, Margaret B.
This curriculum guide contains three sections: introduction, curriculum material, and an annotated bibliography. Introductory information provides an overview of the home furnishings merchandising area, aptitudes needed, and career opportunities; discusses potential career ladders, which are divided into entry level, middle management, and executive level positions; and describes four interdisciplinary approaches, or organizational patterns, which suggest options for the implementation of an interdisciplinary curriculum for the program areas of marketing and distribution, and home economics and related occupations. The curriculum material covers three broad areas, each consisting of from eleven to seventeen mini-units. Titles of the three areas and sample mini-unit headings follow: General Focuses (career preparation, resume/data sheet, interviewing, human relations); Marketing (sales, operating the cash register, merchandise mathematics, shoplifting prevention, advertising, display); and Merchandise Focuses (identification of furniture styles, upholstered furnishings construction, wood finishes, design and arrangement, color coordination, window treatments). Each mini-unit includes a focus heading, behavioral objective, learning activities, and competencies to be developed. The annotated bibliography lists approximately one hundred instructional materials available (free or at cost) from federal agencies, state education agencies, businesses, publishers, and consumer agencies. (SH)
Descriptors: Administration, Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Career Ladders, Curriculum Guides, High Schools, Home Furnishings, Interdisciplinary Approach, Job Application, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Marketing, Merchandising, Occupational Home Economics, Resource Materials, Skill Development
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal.
Note: For a related document see CE 012 724 ; Best copy available