Editorial: Developing the CDT Curriculum

Peter Toft
1988, Vol. 20, No. 2,


For twenty years, contributors to Studies in Design Education, Craft and Technology have shed light on the evolution of CDT education. In the journal's early days, inidividual innovators, working energetically but often in isolation, developed embryonic courses and teaching strategies which were milestones in the development of the CDT curriculum. Many of these strands were drawn together in the two major initiatives - Project Technology and the Design &Craft Project - referred to in the editorial of the last issue. These projects coincided with a major shift in emphasis in teacher training, and in the practical education given to children in some schools. To reflect these changes, the subjec,t title of CDT was adopted in 1977.

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