Towards culturally inclusive global engineering?

TitleTowards culturally inclusive global engineering?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsJohnston, SF
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Volume26
Issue1
Pagination77-89
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03043797
Accession Number4169011
KeywordsAUSTRALIA , ENGINEERING , ENGINEERS , GLOBALIZATION , Technological
AbstractAs engineering becomes a global profession, that author argues that we need to ask questions about extent to which multicultural as well as international issues should be taken into account in engineering practice, and about the extent to which cultural issues permeate the whole of engineering education. The author offers some reasons why universities should not offer a two-tier global market for education, as some educators have suggested, and that we should work to develop a quality education for all engineers that include a broader global perspective of engineering. The article discusses how Australians may be able to offer a useful contribution to the development of innovative approaches for how engineering programs can prepare engineering students to think through global issues so that, as individuals, they are culturally sensitive and inclusive and can take justifiable pride in their profession's international role.
NotesJohnston, S. F.; Source Info: Mar2001, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p77; Subject Term: ENGINEERING; Subject Term: ENGINEERS; Subject Term: GLOBALIZATION; Subject Term: TECHNOLOGICAL innovations; Subject Term: AUSTRALIA; Number of Pages: 13p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 6983
DOI10.1080/03433790010008771
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