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The experience of implementing technology as a compulsory subject: the case of Catalonia (Spain)

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posted on 17.06.2008, 11:49 authored by Jordi Font-Agusti
In 1984 Spain started the experimentation that culminated in 1990 in the law of new educational system. One of the main characteristics of the new system, together with the creation of compulsory secondary education (12-16), is the introduction of Technology as a compulsory subject in secondary schools. The autonomous region of Catalonia issued and implemented its own curriculum. This paper describes the experience of designing the curriculum, developing suitable workshops, providing equipment and, globally, changing mentality of the teachers, parents and society in general on this new subject. Achievements, lacks and future challenges are discussed.

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School

  • Design

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  • D&T Association Conference Series

Citation

FONT-AGUSTI, J., 2000. The experience of implementing technology as a compulsory subject: the case of Catalonia (Spain). IN: Kimbell, R. (ed.). Design and Technology International Millennium Conference. Wellesbourne : The D&T Association, pp. 60-64

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© DATA

Publication date

2000

Notes

This is a conference paper

ISBN

1898788480

Language

en