Editorial

John Eggleston
1986, Vol. 18, No. 2,

Abstract


The spate of ministerial enthusiasm for Craft Design and Technology continues unabated. The junior minister for Education, Mr George Walden speaking to the Royal Society of Arts in January 1986, once again emphasised the benefits of design education from primary school through to higher education, noticing the wide range of opportunities they provided, 'There will be aesthetic judgements to make and practial skills to be employed. The pupils may be working with many different kinds of materials. They may have to apply scientific method, knowledge and reasoning. There will be opportunities to learn to work cooperatively in groups'. He saw design as a perfect example of how greater vocational relevance could be achievd through the enhancement rather than the restriction of the curriculum and drew particular attention to the 'creative development' being included as a core aim in the new Certificate of Pre-Vocational Education. The work of primary schools too came in for special commendation.


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