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ERIC Number: ED529473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 127
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2007 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Secondary Design Technology for Fashion and Interiors. (Program CIP: 19.0901 - Apparel and Textiles, General)
Ingram, Carol; Lawrence, Angie; Pou, Margaret
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, section 4 eff. from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act III, 1998; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). The Secondary Design Technology for Fashion and Interiors program is designed to prepare students for employment or postsecondary course work in the field of design with emphasis on fashion and interiors. For students interested in fashion and interior design, this program will provide basic occupational skills necessary for continuing education or careers in fashion and interiors to include fashion design, buyers for retail fashion, fashion merchandising and sales, home and home furnishing design, home furnishing manufacturing and sales, and textile or fabric design and sales. Although this program focuses on fashion and interior design, the fundamentals taught can be applied to many other areas and occupations. The basic principles and elements of design are embedded throughout the curriculum. Once a student captures the basic principles and elements of design, that knowledge can be applied to other occupations including furniture, floral, landscaping, architecture, and photography. In addition to technical skills, students will also develop advanced skills in critical thinking, career development, applied academics, basic business practices, and leadership, life and employability skills. This program is innovative and integrates with vocational programs such as, marketing, business, technology, drafting, and computer graphics. In addition, the curriculum includes academic standards, National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences, and 21st Century skills. The course will provide opportunities for articulation and coordination with postsecondary Fashion, Interior Design, and Merchandising programs. Appended are: (1) National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences; (2) Academic Standards; (3) 21st Century Skills; and (4) Assessment Instruments. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001