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A study of the introduction of industrial studies into the City and Guilds construction craft courses, and of its relationship to the General Studies component

A study of the introduction of industrial studies into the City and Guilds construction craft courses, and of its relationship to the General Studies component

Gibson, Catherine (1984) A study of the introduction of industrial studies into the City and Guilds construction craft courses, and of its relationship to the General Studies component. MPhil thesis, Garnett College.

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Abstract

The thesis examines the introduction of the Industrial Studies component into the City and Guilds construction craft certificate courses in 1973; and its relationship to the longer standing General Studies component.

The research included a programme of structured interviews conducted with teachers and administrators in a variety of college. It focusses on the development of City and Guilds policy and aims, particularly in relation to General and Industrial Studies and on the correspondence between teachers' perceptions and practical outcomes.

The backgrounds of craft and general studies teachers are considered with particular reference to their ability to adjust to new demands made on them and the possibility of co-operation between teachers with different backgrounds.

Further information is collated and interpreted regarding the presentation of Industrial and General Studies to the students. This includes consideration of content, teaching and assessment methods and of the implementation of the recommended link between them.

Research was conducted into the attitudes towards the City and Guilds courses, of 30 employers of students, particular attention being paid to their understanding and acceptance of the Industrial and General Studies components. A brief review of the relationship between the further education and training elements of the preparation of young people for work in the construction crafts, is included.

The findings from these investigations are considered in the light of the intentions of the CGLI's Joint Advisory Committee, as identified by published documents and by interviews carried out at CGLI. It is suggested that there has been a large measure of failure to fulfil these intentions.

Consideration is given to the method of dissemination of information on curriculum change and to the quality of support and guidance available in relation to such change.

Recommendations are made for the improvement of the process of dissemination and support of teachers, including specific recommendations intended to assist colleges towards a more effective implementation of the policies of CGLI in this field.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Uncontrolled Keywords: City and Guilds courses, curriculum studies, craft courses, curriculum design,
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Professional Learning & Development
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8735

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