ERIC Number: ED059037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A School Approach to Technology.
Porter, D. I. R.
The historical study of the changing place of technical education in English schools since 1851 shows that there is now, for the first time since 1895, support for the view that technical education is not something to be reserved for the artisan, manager, or designer, but is an essential part of secondary education for all. An examination of social, economic and educational background indicates that a variety of reasons must be considered in adapting the secondary school curriculum to modern conditions. Existing methods of adapting curricula, and the experience of technical and craft teaching in Europe, make it feasible to teach craft and science with a technological flavor and in a creative way. (In Part II, specific suggestions to assist schools to teach science, craft and mathematics in the context of solutions to practical problems are illustrated by descriptions of teaching approaches to six topics suitable for use in the upper secondary school.) (AL)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Educational History, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Education, Mathematics, Science Curriculum, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Technology, Units of Study, Vocational Education
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, P. O. Box 569, London SE1, England
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Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).