Design and Technology Education in Cypriot Schools for Children 12-15 Years

Georgios Koutsides
1999, Vol. 4, No. 3,


Technology as a school subject was first introduced into four general schools (lower secondary schools called Gymnasium, for ages 12-15) in Cyprus through agreements between UNICEF and the government of Cyprus during the school year 1967/68. The first name given to the subject was Practical Knowledge which was very similar to Handicraft taught in the UK. It consisted of woodwork, metalwork and technical drawing which was only offered to boys. Girls were offered home economics. The teachers appointed were elementary teachers with practical experience in handicrafts.

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