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ERIC Number: ED531310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 51
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2010 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Postsecondary Clothing and Textile Services. (Program CIP-19.0905)
Redfield, Verlene
Research and Curriculum Unit
As the world economy continues to evolve, businesses and industries must adopt new practices and processes in order to survive. Quality and cost control, work teams and participatory management, and an infusion of technology are transforming the way people work and do business. Employees are now expected to read, write, and communicate effectively; think creatively, solve problems, and make decisions; and interact with each other and the technologies in the workplace. Vocational-technical programs must also adopt these practices in order to provide graduates who can enter and advance in the changing work world. The curriculum framework in this document reflects these changes in the workplace and a number of other factors that impact on local vocational-technical programs. This program prepares individuals for entry-level occupations in clothing and textiles services including, but not limited to, construction; fabric, fabric design, and fabric care; pattern design; principles of clothing construction and selection; fitting and alterations of ready-to-wear garments; custom tailoring; clothing maintenance; home furnishings; and textiles testing. This program meets the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences - Textiles and Apparel. Appended are: (1) National Standards for Family and Consumer Science Textiles and Apparel; (2) Related Academic Standards; and (3) 21st Century Skills. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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