MARTIN and COLEMAN, 1991. Design and technology preperation and provision - a pilot survey. DATE 1991 Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
The paper describes some findings of the preparations made for design and technology and work during the Autumn term of 1990 in a random sample of 28 primary and 27 secondary schools in England and Wales. A preliminary account of part of this survey was presented as DATER 90.
The survey reveals:
wide variations in the amount of time spent in preparation by schools;
a significant minority of primary schools who reported no joint preparation or planning;
wide variations in the amount of time devoted to design and technology in both primary and secondary schools;
very few primary schools making use of food within design and technology;
an overwhelming preponderance of CDT specialist appointed as design and technology coordinators in secondary schools with very few home economists.