ERIC Number: ED446265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-8
Reference Count: N/A
TEND 2000: Proceedings of the Technological Education and National Development Conference, "Crossroads of the New Millennium" (2nd, April 8-10, 2000, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates).
Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).
This document contains a total of 57 welcoming speeches, theme addresses, seminar and workshop papers, and poster sessions that were presented at a conference on technological education and national development. The papers explore the ways technology and technological advances have both necessitated and enabled changes in the way education is designed and delivered. The following are among the themes addressed in the individual papers: rival views of technology and their impact on education; the learning needs of older adults using information technologies; entrepreneurship education; lifelong learning on the World Wide Web; issues faced by polytechnics and institutes of technology as they respond to the challenges of Internet technologies and new media; working knowledge; flexible delivery; strategies for teaching technical students to be critical; development of curricula incorporating "hands-on" experience and interaction with industry; a framework for open, flexible, and distributed learning; models of online teaching; the transition from secondary to university education; digital curriculum databases; use of technology to foster authentic communication for second language students; labor and education dilemmas facing the Arab Gulf States; the future of women's colleges; universal education; English for workplace purposes; empathy as a paradoxical key to successful human learning futures; economic education; and funding problems of technical education in developing countries. Many papers include substantial bibliographies. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Articulation (Education), Business Education, Case Studies, Change Agents, College Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Critical Thinking, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Databases, Delivery Systems, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Equal Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Government School Relationship, Information Technology, International Cooperation, Internet, Islam, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Learning Processes, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Mass Media, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Open Education, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Role of Education, School Business Relationship, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Technical Institutes, Technology Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Transitional Programs, Universities, Vocational English (Second Language), Womens Education, Workplace Literacy, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).
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