Is our education system fit for purpose?

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Tony Ryan


I have come to dread the question that often raises its head at social events “so what do you do?” As a secondary school headteacher this was often the start of a very short conversation, once you had declared your hand, the response was frequently something along the lines of “I could never do that” or the old favourite asking me what I did with my thirteen weeks holiday every year. As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a charity championing design and technology, the conversation that follows usually starts with “wasn’t that metalwork, woodwork and cooking?”

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RYAN, Tony. Is our education system fit for purpose?. Design and Technology Education: an International Journal, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 1, p. 9-12, mar. 2019. ISSN 1360-1431. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 mar. 2023.