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ERIC Number: EJ905151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1071-6084
A Comparison of Industrial and Academic Perceptions of Quality Control Education
Callahan, R. Neal; Strong, Shawn D.
Journal of Technology Studies, v30 n4 p45-54 Fall 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of both industry professionals and faculty members of technology-based programs concerning the preparedness of recent graduates as they began a quality related position. To gain this information, surveys were administered among managers and technical leaders in industry and compared with surveys of faculty members from four-year industrial technology and engineering technology programs. Recent graduates were evaluated with regard to both theoretical knowledge and applied skills. By analyzing survey results, recent literature, and in-depth conversations with industry professionals, recommendations are made for improving quality control curricula and better serving industry needs. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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