Attitudes of Zimbabwean Secondary School Students and Teachers Towards Technical Drawing As a School Curriculum Subject
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This is a study of attitudes towards Technical Drawing and the state of Technical Drawing in Zimbabwean Secondary Schools (Form I to Form VI) conducted in November 1988. The purpose of this study was to find out headmasters’, teachers’ (teachers of technical subjects in secondary schools) and secondary school students’ attitudes towards Technical Drawing and to compare them to the state of Technical Drawing in the country. Data was collected through questionnaires and interviews. The study indicates that attitudes towards Technical Drawing in the schools studied are positive. However, the study also points out that schools face problems, e.g. shortage of books and qualified teachers, which threaten the state of the subject and also attitudes towards the subject. The study also gives some recommendations and suggestions for the improvement of the subject in Zimbabwean schools. Although the results of this study are not representative of the situation in all schools in the country, they at least indicate areas which need some consideration and provide an indication of what may be expected in similar schools. The results should form a basis for future studies.