Against a background of falling applications and teacher recruitment, this research, published in March  2000, aimed to identify the attitudes of potential design and technology teachers towards pursuing this career. The research looked at potential teachers' career aspirations and how their own experiences of design and technology at school affected their choices. It also puts age and gender into the context. Both students and their tutors were interviewed to explore the issues from their different perspectives. The research was undertaken by the Technology Education Research Unit at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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