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Food Education and Food Technology in School Curricula

International Perspectives

  • Marion Rutland
  • Angela Turner

Part of the Contemporary Issues in Technology Education book series (CITE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Marion Rutland, Angela Turner
    Pages 1-6
  3. Food Teaching in Primary and Secondary Schools in Different Cultures

  4. The Professional Identity of Food Teachers

  5. Current Content and Contemporary Issues

About this book


This book draws together the perceptions and experiences from a range of international professionals with specific reference to food education. It presents a variety of teaching, learning and curriculum design approaches relating to food across primary, secondary and vocational school education, undergraduate initial teacher education programs, and in-service professional development support contexts.  

Contributions from authors of a variety of background and countries offer insight into some of the diverse issues in food education internationally, lessons to be learned from successes and failures, including action points for the future. The book will be both scholarly and useful to teachers in primary and secondary schools.


food technology food education home economics design and technology technology education STEM education educational research

Editors and affiliations

  • Marion Rutland
    • 1
  • Angela Turner
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of RoehamptonLondonUK
  2. 2.Southern Cross UniversityCoffs HarbourAustralia

About the editors

Marion Rutland is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton, London. Previous roles at the University (1993 – present) include Principal Lecturer, Course Leader for the PGCE Design and Technology Secondary programme, Curriculum Leader for the primary D&T programmes, Course Leader for school based D&T graduate teacher programme for the West London Partnership and MA Tutor and PhD supervisor. Prior to this she taught food related subjects for 20 years in a range of secondary schools in the UK and Australia and was an Advisory Teacher for Information Communications Technology in London. Her research interests include food education in schools, curriculum development, teaching and learning in D&T and creativity.

Angela Turner is a world-class leader in Design and Technology education. She has provided ongoing research excellence to the field, building specialist research in Food Technology education through publications in double blind peer reviewed journals, book chapters and conference papers.Angela's research is interested in the multifaceted relationship between human agency, technology choice, ecology as a material resource, and sustainable preferred futures. Her specialist research area is defined through Technacy Genre Theory (TGT). Angela's research output informs the program of teaching she is responsible for as these are equal fields of inquiry that feed off each other, how we conceptualise technological and scientific knowledge as it relates to food in education settings from teacher education through to higher education and industry based professional development.Angela's current research involves design-led innovation across rural and remote school communities.

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