|Carpentry for Vocational Schools - A Teachers Handbook|
Austrian Volunteers have been working in Carpentry Vocational Centres for many years but it has always been difficult to find proper material for teaching which covers all the skills necessary to build a house.
Therefore we wrote this book to help teachers in carpentry schools to improve their lessons and to give a general View of what can be taught on the subject.
We know that we only have touched some topics, like Plumbing and Electricity, but the aim upon is only to give some basic knowledge. Because, in building houses in rural areas, it is not yet essential to have water and electricity in the house.
So we put all our emphasis on the construction of the house and the tools and materials which are needed to do it.
The method references for each topic mentioned in this book are only tips and must not be followed exactly but according to your own experience. Teaching is much more effective when topic related materials are shown and practicals are carried out.
Teachers should be aware of the fact that the whole book is far too much to be taught in a two year vocational training course.
This book is not supposed to be a lesson programme. Therefore, it is up to each school and their teachers to focus or select topics and design their own syllabus and lesson programme.
With this book we hope to give you some assistance in teaching the students the knowledge necessary to carry out carpentry work when they leave school and go back to their respective villages or try to find work in a company.
Finally we like to thank the Austrian Service for Development Cooperation for their financial assistance which has enabled us to publish this book.
Mt Hagen, 11th April 1991