ERIC Number: ED461361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Engineering and Technology Education for the 21st Century. A Report from the Regional Colloquium on Engineering and Technology Education for the 21st Century (Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, February 11-14, 1997).
Kettle, Kevin C., Ed.
This colloquium was held with the purposes of promoting cooperation and collaboration among engineering education institutions in the Mekong subregion and establishing the linkage with engineering institutions in France; to promote university-industry collaboration in the field of engineering and technology education; to establish a network of engineering and technology education in the region; and to plan for further cooperation between France and SEAMEO RIHED (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization and Regional Center for Higher Education and Development) in the future. This report serves as a source of information not only for engineering and technology institutions and the educators who work there, but for the private sector as well. The report is divided into four sections: (1) Introduction and Opening Speeches; (2) Papers (from France and Canada); (3) Country Reports (Cambodia, China [Yunnan], Lao PDR, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam); and (4) Recommendations. The Keynote Address, by Professor Roger G. H. Downer, provides insight into the problems and issues involved in the provision of quality engineering education in the region, and suggests remedies to be pursued. The papers are as follows: "Pan-European Training: the Case of Cesi" (Monique Le May); "Trends in Engineering Education" (Jean Francois Mela); "How To Become a Qualified Engineer by Apprenticeship" (Christian Rumelhard); "The Challenges of Cooperative Engineering Education" (G. E. Schneider); "Thai-Canadian Collaboration in Human Resource Development" (S. A. Boctor);"Quality Assurance in Engineering Education: Engineering Accreditation in Canada" (F. Hamdullahpur); and "University-Industry Linkages in Environmental Engineering" (L. Otten.) Two annexes contain a program and a list of participants. (AEF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).