All handicrafts have their importance in education because it is easy for children to learn when they do something with their hands. Doing makes learning easy – and enjoyable.
But unfortunately, in many schools there is no place for craftwork; little or no time is devoted to learning by doing!
So why is there no place for handicrafts? Here are the reasons usually given:
- The materials cost too much.
- The school cannot afford a craft teacher.
- A craft teacher and craft work have no respect in society.
- Craft work cannot be assessed.