ERIC Number: ED309292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Education for Industry.
School Research Newsletter, n5 Aug 1989
This document describes some of the experience gained from an evaluation of Du-It, an experimental Industrial Technology Branch program affiliated with the Production and Maintenance Engineering Line (Du-It) of upper secondary school being conducted at Trollhattan, Vasteras, Karlskrona, Harnosand, and Goteborg upper secondary schools. As with similar projects underway in Sweden, Du-It is aimed at qualifying students for new vocational roles in an industrial environment dominated by advanced technology. Major findings are that the Du-It program is closely attuned to the present and future labor requirements of the engineering industry but that it may lack a more perceptible link with the ideas of group work organization that permeate Swedish industry and that require some training in administrative and economic routines, problem formulation, and problem solving. (Laboratory work using production equipment may provide these aspects, but program developers should safeguard creative potential by not overprogramming laboratory activities.) In addition, the program lacks elements that relate to the quality of the products produced. Employers hired the majority of program completers into relatively unskilled jobs, and students were disappointed. It is important that the program remain up-to-date in equipment and content. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden