ERIC Number: ED343780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Curricular Reform and Modernization Proposal for Internationalizing Engineering Education.
Pang, Laura J.
The primary objective of this 3-year project was to introduce a new curriculum of international study into an engineering and applied sciences, single-purpose university with the curriculum focus on the social sciences and languages. The basic problem addressed by the project was that the engineering profession is exceptionally international in its cultural extent, yet most students have had no educational preparation in the practical knowledge about broad political, social, economic, and cultural realities of Third World countries and their languages. Included in this report are: (1) an executive summary; (2) the project overview listing objectives, funding, results, and implications; (3) a discussion of the purpose and rationale behind the genesis of this project; (4) a discussion of the background, the origins, and the priorities of this project; (6) a detailed description of this project in terms of curriculum development and international student internships; (7) the results of this project in terms of the evaluation for the extent to which the objectives were met and/or institutionalized; (8) a list of conclusions, the foremost of which emphasized that to build such a program in specific areas of institutional strength and expertise requires careful long-range planning; and (9) appendices which include documents related to curricular development, outside evaluation formats, international internships, and promulgation of project results. (JJK)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intercultural Programs, International Programs, Internship Programs, Language Enrichment, Mathematics Education, Political Influences, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Science Education, Second Languages, Social Influences
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado School of Mines, Golden. Dept. of Global Systems and Cultures.