Teaching Design and Making in High School

Recent Publication:

“Art Craft and Hand-Mind Coordination: On Teaching Woodworking Design and Making in High School, Our Schools/ Our Selves, Ottawa, The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Winter 2010.

Used with permission.

In this article, I describe my own education, my experience in teaching design and making in three high schools, review the state of this sort of education in California and make suggestions on how the complete subject might best be taught.

The publication, Our Schools/ Our Selves is a publication of The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, based in Ottawa, Canada. “The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic  and environmental justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates.”


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