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Barker, Dennis – Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 1988
A study of the usefulness of several diagnostic tests for selecting students to enter a civil engineering program found that the tests were not appropriate and that tests should be developed specifically for civil engineering. (MSE)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Civil Engineering, Diagnostic Tests, Engineering Education
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Barker, Dennis – Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 1993
The United Kingdom's recent Management Charter Initiative to promote management development is discussed, focusing on the initiative's emphasis on program design to meet varied needs. A program leading to management certification is outlined. The initiative features 3 options: credits for prior learning, 30 weeks of open and experiential learning,…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Certification, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Barker, Dennis – Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 1989
Personality profiles for 364 civil engineers were compared to the British Norms for the 16PF Questionnaire. Civil engineers differ from the British norms on 5 of the 20 factors derived from the questionnaire. These factors indicate the questions on which to concentrate when selecting students for civil engineering courses. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Career Choice, Civil Engineering, College Students
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Barker, Dennis – Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 1986
A British polytechnic's civil engineering course emphasizing creative problem solving, begun in the late 1960s, has shown that it is possible to increase students' creative ability in the course of a degree program. Research into the identification of students who will benefit from the approach is continuing. (MSE)
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Creative Thinking, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries