Attitudes of Potential Teachers of Design and Technology

Prof Richard Kimbell, Soo Miller
2000, Vol. 5, No. 2,


Teacher recruitment is problematic for several areas of the curriculum, and for design and technology teaching it is extremely serious. In March 1999, the Department for Education and Employment commissioned the Technology Education Research Unit at Goldsmiths College University of London to undertake a 12 month research project to investigate the attitudes of potential teachers of design and technology in schools. The study focused on final year undergraduates pursuing design/technology related degree courses, and sought to identify their attitudes towards embarking on a career in teaching. The study also enquired into the attitudes of the final year tutors of these students.

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