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Article Number - 552970F602


Vol.2(1), pp. 1-8 , April 2010





Full Length Research Paper

Appearance of good craftsmanship education in the development of Nigerian children


Femi Kayode*, T. L. Akinbogun and Bankole Ojo




Department of Industrial Design, Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.


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 Accepted: 24 March 2010  Published: 30 April 2010

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The people of developing countries, taking Nigeria as a case in hand are more of consumers of foreign technology than producers. This is affecting their gross domestic product (GDP). Many remain in poverty as they continue to borrow from the developed countries. Technological development is a function of creativity. The developed countries are quite aware of this and they have vigorously taken creative activities as priority. Observed is the trend that the modern Nigeria has lost the institution of good craftsmanship with the disappearance of the master craftsmen in art and design who patiently paid infinite attention to detail and perfection in the execution of their works. Since the present generation of children is born into a design-conscious and tool-using age, there is the need for creativity to be encouraged to foster from the home. This paper then argues the vital need for parents to expose their wards to art and design education, which the children need for better discovery of themselves and the needs of the world around them.

 

Key words: Scientific, tell-and-show, clay, traditional craftsmanship, creative modeling.


APA (2010). Appearance of good craftsmanship education in the development of Nigerian children. International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education, 2(1), 1-8.
Chicago Femi Kayode, T. L. Akinbogun and Bankole Ojo. "Appearance of good craftsmanship education in the development of Nigerian children." International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education 2, no. 1 (2010): 1-8.
MLA Femi Kayode, T. L. Akinbogun and Bankole Ojo. "Appearance of good craftsmanship education in the development of Nigerian children." International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education 2.1 (2010): 1-8.
   
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