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Title: Bamboo Technology as a Sustainable Vocation for Senior High School Visual Arts Leavers
Authors: Boateng, John
Issue Date: 11-Aug-2009
Abstract: The Objectives of this project are to identify interested group of Senior High School leavers and train them how to design and construct bamboo artifacts to make them self-reliance. Many Senior High School Visual Arts leavers have the problem of practicing what they were taught in School, partly because, some were not equipped with the requisite skill needed to enable them establish themselves in any of the aspects in visual arts. Some also find it difficult to acquire the raw materials necessary for the production process. This plight makes them unemployed hence increasing dependency ratio and also defeating the vocational objectives of the Education reforms of the Government in 1987. The project aims at giving the needed skills and potentials to Visual Arts leavers such that they will be able to design and construct bamboo artifacts that will meet market standards. Another aim is to use bamboo technology to teach Visual Art leavers to be self-employed. The project also seeks to create awareness in Art Education that bamboo grows fast; it is cheap to grow as a glassy material. Simple tools are used in its construction. Many beautiful items can be produced out of bamboo due to its versatility. Finally, it would also create the needed awareness for the existing materials in Art Education and institutions of learning. The research method used is action research. The research tools employed are interview guide, observation and photography. The findings of the research will help in the promotion of bamboo technology in Art Education.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Art Education, 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/794
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