ERIC Number: ED270566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Printing Trades. Suggested Basic Course Outline.
Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Vocational Instructional Services.
This course outline is intended to assist vocational instructors in developing and teaching a course in the printing trades. The outline, which has been written in accordance with the block progressive method of teaching, addresses the following areas: orientation (a course overview, youth leadership, and theory); layout and design (type, format, and layout); letterpress printing (platen and automatic presses); cold type composition (mechanical, strike-on, phototypesetting, and proofreading techniques); camera operation (line photography, half-tone copy, and color reproduction); techniques of stripping; platemaking methods; offset presses; binderies; and entrepreneurship (economic systems and going into business). Each major block is divided into a series of minor blocks, which are in turn broken down into individual tasks. Each task section includes a task statement, an instructional aim, cross-referenced information outlines, teaching suggestions, and suggested references and aids. Appendixes to the guide include lists of suggested references and guidelines for developing a functional course of study, information on professional services available in Texas, a suggested list of items that should be included when writing specific objectives, and suggested activities. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Entrepreneurship, Equipment Utilization, Layout (Publications), Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Photocomposition, Printing, Production Techniques, Secondary Education, Small Businesses, Trade and Industrial Education
Vocational Instructional Services, Texas A and M University, F.E. Box 182, College Station, TX 77843 (Order #16300--$7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Vocational Instructional Services.