ERIC Number: ED183836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Military Curricula for Vocational & Technical Education. Fabrication and Parachute Specialist, 18-2.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; Technical Training Center, Chanute AFB, IL.
This teaching guide and student workbook for a 157-hour course in textile and sewing instruction is one of a number of military-developed curriculum packages selected for adaptation to vocational instruction and curriculum development in a civilian setting. The twelve lessons include textile terminology, hand and machine-sewn seams, and operation and maintenance of sewing machines. Parachutes and flight clothing are used as examples for study in the instructional materials. The plan of instruction, which suggests number of hours of class time devoted to each objective, is divided into three blocks with separate titles. Block I, Sewing Principles and Lightweight Sewing Machines, consists of seven lessons: Textile Terminology (2 hours), Hand Sewn Seams (6 hours), Hardware Installation (2 hours), Operation/Maintenance of Class 31 Sewing Machine (22 hours), Machine Sewn Seams (19 hours), Identification/Construction/Maintenance of Personnel/Organizational Clothing (23 hours), and Technical Order Diagram and Blueprint Interpretation (4 hours). Block 2, Textile Fabrication and Medium Weight Sewing Machines, contains three lessons: Operation and Maintenance of Class 111 Sewing Machines (27 hours), Pattern Design and Layout (5 hours). Block 3, Parachute Systems Repair and Special Sewing Machines, consists of two lessons: Personnel Parachute Repair Using Class 31 Sewing Machine (16 hours) and Operation and Maintenance of Class 7 Sewing Machine (6 hours). Instructor materials include criterion objectives and list of support materials needed. The student study guides/workbooks parallel this plan of instruction and contain objectives, information (text) and exercises. (Films referenced are not provided.) (MEK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; Technical Training Center, Chanute AFB, IL.