International Journal of Art & Design Education

Specialist Art and Design Courses at 16+: Restriction or Liberation?

Volume 20.1   2001



Recent educational reorganisation of further education has highlighted once again the issue of how we should educate our sixteen year olds for a career in art and design. Trends have alternated between vocational or general art education both being largely driven by industrial and economic need. The paper examines whether one or both approaches are most suitable for 16+ learners and evaluates some initial findings.