Evaluating CDT Practice in the Spirit of CDT

Malcolm Jones
1989, Vol. 21, No. 3,


Craft, Design and Technology was born in 1977 when Swain (1977) then HM Staff Inspector for CDT, wrote of the issues, problems and advantages of CDT, underpinning the change of philosophy and name over its fore runner. Official DES blessing followed shortly with a section devoted to CDT in the 'red book' (HMI, 1977). The gestation period occupied approximately 5 years, reflecting often isolated curriculum development initiatives which sought to integrate and extend the best of the Schools Council projects Project Technology, Design and Craft as well as handicraft as practiced at the time.

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