International Journal of Art & Design Education

Design and Technology in the National Curriculum

Volume 9.1   1990



John Steers charts the National Curriculum (England and Wales) Design and Technology Working Group deliberations in reaching both their interim (1988) and final reports (1989). In this paper John Steers records his own partial point of view of the principal recommendations made in the reports; noting some of the discussion and summarising the responses of certain informed bodies. The paper sets out the contribution that art and design might make to the design and technology curriculum.