A Survey of CDT in Secondary Schools in a County Borough

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1986, Vol. 19, No. 1,

Abstract


 We reprint, with permission this recent detailed study of CDT in a northern county borough. It is a striking example of the sensitive, detailed andfrank style of HMI reporting now being published. Normally reports are specific to a school, here exceptionally a subject area is the focus of attention. We believe all CDT teachers will find the document of exceptional interest. This report on craft, design and technology (CDT) in 13schools and two sixth form colleges in a county borough is based on a survey undertaken in the summer and autumn terms of 1984. It is one of a number of survey reports, arising from the inspection of educational provision in a county borough, designed to contribute towards an overall report on that authority. This particular report should be read and considered in that context, although it is intended that it should make a contribution in its own right. The 15 establishments visited, details of which are given in Annex I, were chosen for a variety of reasons: age range of institutions, their size (numbers on roll varied from 320 to 1170pupils), their geographical location, their social and economic backgrounds and their accommodation. Of the institutions visited, four are 10-13middle schools, seven are 11-16secondary schools, one is a 13-18upper school, onean 11-18 school and two are 16-19sixth form colleges.

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