National Curriculum Review in Design and Technology for the Year 2000
To those of us involved in design and technology reviewing the National Curriculum appears to be such a regular event that there is real danger that teachers will become disinterested and therefore not participate in the review process. In the past teachers have not had time to reflect on and discuss the curriculum before the review takes place. It is for this reason that in November 1997 DATA produced a consultation document on the National Curriculum Review as it relates to design and technology. This paper will place that document in context, summarise the responses and consider the likely outcome for the new National Curriculum in the Year 2000.