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An evaluation of a design and technology project in Cyprus

Meleties, Andreas (1995) An evaluation of a design and technology project in Cyprus. Masters thesis, Durham University.



In September 1990 after a long preparation a project aiming at introducing the subject of Design and Technology into the General Education System of Cyprus started being implemented. This thesis involves a description of the Cyprus context, an analysis of Design and Technology and a sample of observations, questionnaires and interviews of those directly involved in education. After an introductory review of the Cyprus context, the meaning of Design and Technology is discussed in an attempt to offer the reader enough information to define the subject. The main part of the thesis is concerned with concepts, attitudes and views related to the implementation of the course in schools of Cyprus and gives results which are of considerable interest and provide important insights and issues for further research and analysis. The data have been gained by evaluating individual responses to interviews and questionnaires and from observations done either personally by the writer or by other persons. Because of the nature and extent of the research there is limited background data in respect of individuals' attitudes either to education in general or to other specific subjects of the curriculum. In spite of this, the outcome gives some very definite and encouraging pointers and at the same time raises questions for further research and analysis. The new course started raising the status of the subject within the educational establishment, though many of the new teachers were surprised at the superior attitude some other teachers showed to both themselves and their subject.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Arts
Thesis Date:1995
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:24 Oct 2012 15:11

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