ERIC Number: EJ921897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Trends in the Development of Technology and Engineering Education in Emerging Economies
Adegbuyi, P. A. O.; Uhomoibhi, J. O.
Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, v2 n3 p132-139 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on the nature of technology and engineering education provision in developing economies, focusing on Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach: The paper draws on recent developments in the shake up and implementation of new measures to call for quality technology and engineering education in the country, following changes brought about by new education and administrative structures and the new policies being promulgated by both the now democratically elected government working in tandem with universities throughout the country. Issues relating to methods, curriculum, contents, quality and related are examined and reported. The role of planning, input from engineering industries, improved competition and expanded export of engineering services are all investigated and presented. Findings: The paper finds that the establishment of stability in governance of state and universities is signaling positive and upward trend in the implementation of informed policies for improved technology and engineering education in universities which could herald improved economy and conditions of life in the country. Originality/value: In the wake of new developments in education in emerging economies such as Nigeria, the need to take stock and review systems for technology and engineering education is highlighted. Using available information, issues affecting present developments and education practice, some suggestions are provided for the future.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Technology Education, Developing Nations, Educational Trends, Economic Development, Educational Policy, Trend Analysis, Educational Development, Economic Factors, Government Role, Higher Education, Educational Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria