Comments related to the teaching of design and technology by school inspectors in primary school inspection reports

Alan Cross
1996, Vol. 1, No. 2,

Abstract


This research might help you ...

  • To see the comments of Ofsted Inspectors in the light of the sorts of comments they are making generally
  • To see the comments of Ofsted Inspectors in the light of the recent history of design and technology on the curriculum
  • To plan changes to your design and technology curriculum that are realistic in addressing issues raised by Ofsted
  • Reports in the context of the short history of design and technology in the curriculum.

This article reports on the results of an analysis of recent Ofsted school inspection reports focusing on inspectors' observation of styles of teaching in design and technology in the years of schooling from age 5-11 years. Whilst not evaluating the inspection process this paper does draw attention to relevant inspection vocabularyand findings.


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