Home economics vs food and textile technology : bridging the gap between the old and new secondary school curriculum in Samoan secondary schools.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Teaching and Learning
As a teacher educator the researcher was interested in the new Food and Textile Technology curriculum and how teachers were implementing it. The purpose of the study is to investigate the teacher's perspectives, ultimately to provide direction for the researchers' own teaching programme at the National University of Samoa (Faculty of Education) reflected in the initial research question; What are the teacher training implications of the new Food and Textile Technology Curriculum in Samoa? To answer this question two aspects were identified; the old and new curriculum documents and the teachers perspectives. As shown by the two main questions; • What is the difference between the old Home Economics syllabus and the new Food and Textile Technology Curriculum Statement • How are teachers dealing with the new Food and Textile Technology Curriculum Statement?