ERIC Number: ED045879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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An Evaluation of Project Work in Ports Management Courses.
Rosen, M.; Hyder, S.
An investigation was made into the use of project work in management education; it was in three phases--collection of a range of project models, evaluation of a particular type of project (that undertaken on the middle management courses run for the ports industry by three technical colleges and institutes), and recommendations on project supervision for management teachers. Former course members (70) were surveyed to gather data on their organizations and job tenure, age, identification of the problems studied, degree of implementation of their projects, financial benefits of projects to the organizations, personal benefits, and suggestions for increasing benefits of project work. Twenty of the course members' managers were interviewed in nine of the ports visited; also the course directors, training officers, and personnel managers at several ports. Of the 70 students, 60 said their projects were potentially implementable; and 54 projects involved financial gain to the organization. Course directors felt projects should use a technique covered in the course, be practical and implementable, and of financial benefit to the organization and personal benefit to the student. Most of the managers felt the project had benefited their organizations and broadened the students' outlook. (EB)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Benefits, Investigations, Participant Satisfaction, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, Projects, Teachers, Transportation
The National Ports Council, 17 North Audley St., London, W1Y 1WE, England (single copies gratis; prices for quantities on application)
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Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Training Research; Occasional Paper No. 2