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The educational value of making

ByRACHEL MASON, NICHOLAS HOUGHTON

Within the National Curriculum for both design and technology and art, ‘making’ is identified as an important element of the attainment targets. This chapter explores the place of ‘making’ in the school curriculum, and draws on research into craft education in secondary schools1 carried out by the authors for the Crafts Council between 1994 and 1998.