Effectiveness of a self-instructional sewing program when used with disadvantaged adults

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sally Wright White (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Hildegarde Johnson

Abstract: It was believed that Sewing Step-by-Step could be used by adults in a group situation in which the person in charge was not a home economist. The present study was a trial of the program in such a situation. The purposes were (1) to examine the problems and successes experienced by five disadvantaged women as they used a self-instructional program to construct a blouse, and (2) to study the problems a non-home economics person would encounter in administering the program. The self-instructional program Sewing Step-by-Step used in this study was developed by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a part of United States Office of Education Project No. 5-1042. This program was developed for first-year home economics students and tested in a field experiment in which students worked under the supervision of a home economics teacher.

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Language: English
Date: 1967

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