Electronics and Communications Technology in the Design and Technology Secondary School Curriculum

Rowan Todd
2004, Vol. 9, No. 2,


The purpose of this study was to determine the depth and breadth of Electronics and Communications Technology (ECT) provision currently on offer within the 11-16 age phase in Design and Technology departments in secondary schools within Yorkshire and the surrounding regions.

The report presents an analysis of data resulting from a quantitative research study undertaken across a range of secondary schools in the region. Findings from the study with regard to curriculum content, resources and teacher expertise have been used as a basis for developing In-Service Training (INSET) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for teachers.

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