ERIC Number: ED166407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Expanding and Updating the Knowledge and Skills in Clothing-Related Services of Home Economics Trained Persons by Means of Inservice Training Utilizing Community Resources. Final Report.
Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.
The project was designed to acquaint home economics teachers with the textile and power sewing industry's history, job possibilities, and student (including disadvantaged and handicapped) needs and interests. Teachers were taught industrial machine operation, basic maintenance, and safety tips. Four objectives related to gainful clothing services programs were formulated and attained: (1) to provide hands-on training in equipment use and care, (2) to improve home economics personnel the knowledge needed to initiate and conduct programs, (3) to provide guidelines for using teaching methods, materials, and resources, and (4) to provide guidelines for accommodating disadvantaged and handicapped student program needs. To accomplish the goals, inservice hands-on clothing services workshops were planned and conducted for forty home economics teachers. Teaching materials were developed or procured by the project director and instructor. Instruction included job survey and analysis techniques. Classroom discussion covered twelve topics, including the history of power sewing and job possibilities. Teachers were involved in individual hands-on projects and three field trips to expose them to career opportunities in the sewing industry. (Appendixes contain a list of machines operated, teacher's pre-test, competency evaluation sheet, evaluation summary, projects completed, sites visited, bibliography, specific analysis of operation, and a power sewing course outline.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Clothing Instruction, Disadvantaged Youth, Employment Opportunities, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Utilization, Handicapped Students, History, Home Economics Education, Industrial Training, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Occupational Home Economics, Occupational Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Safety Education, Secondary Education, Sewing Instruction, Sewing Machine Operators, Student Needs, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Workshops, Textiles Instruction, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Continuing Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.
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