Community Service and Design Education

  • Mike Ettridge St. Augustine's Secondary School, Devizes


Community service may appear to be more properly the responsibility of the social services than part of a craft teaching scheme however with careful preparation and planning and a suitable project then community service can be a valuable addition to a craft programme.

There are, of course, many opportunities in our society for embarking on a community service project. Hospitals, Infant Nursery and Junior Schools, Special Schools, Homes for the aged and disabled all give scope for this type of work. In addition there are individuals who probably through bad luck, ill health or carelessness and are living in very unsatisfactory conditions-";poor"; people in the old fashioned meaning of the word.

How to Cite
ETTRIDGE, Mike. Community Service and Design Education. Studies in Design Education Craft & Technology, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, aug. 2009. ISSN 0305 766. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 08 june 2023.