ERIC Number: ED362130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Structures of Technological Education and Contributing Social Factors.
Fishwick, Wilfred, Ed.
This book presents five case studies on the development of post-secondary engineering education in Canada, Japan, Venezuela, Pakistan, and Scotland. An introduction to the case studies take a long, historical and sociological look at the development of technical education and in particular reviews the industrial revolution and education, and the earliest institutions specifically devoted to technical education. A discussion of recent developments touches on cooperative education and training, continuing education, and distance learning, and concludes that despite the many changes and innovations that are sure to occur, there will probably not be any one superior system of technological education that will be discovered and used by all. The case studies are as follows: (1) "The Education and Practice of Engineers and Technologists in Canada" (Glenn A. Morris); (2) "Technological Education in Japan" (Lawrence P. Grayson); (3) "Engineering and Technical Education in Pakistan" (Mohammad Authaulah); (4) "Engineering and Technical Education in the United Kingdom--The Early Years and Subsequent Developments in Scotland" (James Murray and Wilfred Fishwick); and (5) "A Critical Review of the Development, the Problems and the Future of Technological Education in Venezuela" (Edgar R. Yajure). The introduction, and the studies on Canada, Japan, and Venezuela each cite several references. (JB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Continuing Education, Distance Education, Educational History, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Influences, Sociocultural Patterns, Technical Education, Work Study Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Japan; Pakistan; United Kingdom (Scotland); Venezuela