'A New Respect for the Work We Do'

Martin Patterson
1988, Vol. 20, No. 2,


These are exciting and interesting times for Technology and Design teachers. We are witnessing, across the nation, the germination and growth of a new understanding of and a new respect for the work we do.

We are finding new and better ways of approaching the business of developing practical capability for pupils. We are establishing a new, central position in the school.

Changes like these do not take place quickly, or uniformly across the nation; nor do they happen without the dedication and hard work of the Design and Technology workforce. DESTECH recognises this commitment and sense of purpose; to a large extent, DESTECH exists to support teachers, wherever they are, in their attempts to establish the central role of Design and Technology within the school curriculum.

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