An international educational perspective on technology and change

2006-05-09T09:39:49Z (GMT) by David Wadsworth D.J. Martin
For a number of reasons design and technology has over the past decade played a very central and key role in educational reforms. Notably being at a pivotal point between core and foundation subjects, academic and vocational education and science and arts. This paper will research, reflect and synthesise other approaches to technology education in a number of other countries including England and Wales, Scotland, France, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Russia, Japan, USA, Canada, Australia plus one developing and one Eastern European country. Each of the selected countries will be analysed on the following profile along with a schematic over view of the educational system from its early years through to degree level. Historical perspective Overview and educational structure Technology including Information Technology and Vocational Education Key Points and Future aims