ERIC Number: ED312420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes towards Technical Drawing as a School Subject.
A case study was conducted of attitudes toward technical drawing and the present state of technical drawing in Zimbabwe. The study involved two high schools. In one school, 227 students (85 percent of the total) responded to questionnaires; in the other, the response was 84 students (70 percent). Eleven teachers were also surveyed. The study indicates that attitudes toward technical drawing in the schools studied are positive. However, the study also points out that schools face problems such as shortages of books and teachers, which threaten the state of the subject as well as attitudes toward it. The study also gives some recommendations and suggestions for the improvement of the teaching of technical drawing in Zimbabwean schools. Although the technical drawing results of this study are not representative of the situation in all schools in the country, they at least indicate areas that need some consideration, and provide an indication of what may be expected in similar schools. The results should form the basis of future studies. (The document includes 18 references, definitions of terms, and the questionnaires.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA).
Authoring Institution: Linkoping Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Education and Psychology.
Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe