ERIC Number: ED441142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Training Curriculum for Alternative Clothes Cleaning. Volume I: Curriculum [and] Volume II: Instructor's Manual [and Presentation Materials].
Luskin, Jack; Manning, Teena; Siegel, Jodie
This two-volume document consists of a curriculum and an instructor's manual for a learner-centered workshop on alternative clothes cleaning that is intended for operators of dry-cleaning establishments and individuals who are interested in opening a garment wet cleaning facility. Volume 1, the curriculum, contains 11 learning modules. Each module includes some or all of the following: objective, reading passages, a glossary, and one or more learning activities. The module topics include the following: (1) health, safety, and environmental regulations; (2) from fiber to garment; (3) soils, odors, stains, and separation; (4) garment cleaning methods; (5) wet cleaning; (6) economics of wet cleaning; (7) available wet cleaning equipment; (8) facility function and design; and (9) labeling liability. The curriculum includes 23 figures and 4 appendixes containing the following items: (1) the addresses of 17 manufacturers of cleaning materials; (2) a list of 12 organizations and government agencies; (3) 4 material safety data sheets; and (4) 23 references. Volume 2, the instructor's manual, is divided into two sections. Section 1 provides methodological and logistic information and agendas for 2-day and 3-day workshops. Section 2 begins with module-specific information including overviews, hints for instructor preparation, and module highlights. Overheads for use in the lecture portion of the workshop constitute the final 75% of Section 2. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Compliance (Legal), Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Equipment Utilization, Facility Guidelines, Federal Legislation, Laundry Drycleaning Occupations, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, National Organizations, Postsecondary Education, Public Agencies, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Workshops
Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (PPIC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Mailcode 7407), 401 M Street, SW, Washington, DC 20460. Tel: 202-260-1023; Fax: 202-260-4659; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/library/ppicdist.htm#DfE.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Inst., Lowell.