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Author Nasser, Ramzi N.
Author Romanowski, Michael H.
Available date 2016-02-14T13:24:03Z
Publication Date 2015-11-19
Citation Nasser, Ramzi N., Romanowski, Michael H., "Social Justice and the Engineering Profession: Challenging Engineering Education to Move Beyond the Technical," (Nov 2015) M. Abdulwahed et al. (eds.), Advances in Engineering Education in the Middle East and North Africa, pp 409-428en_US
ISBN 978-3-319-15322-3 (print)
ISBN 978-3-319-15323-0 (online)
URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15323-0_17
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/4137
Abstract This study investigates faculty and students’ perception of the significance of social justice in the engineering education program in an Arab Gulf nation. In light of the expanding ethical education of engineers stated in the Accreditation Board on Engineering and Technology, the study collected interview data from 9 faculty and 20 students from different departments of a large engineering college in the Middle East. The interviews center on participants’ understanding of social justice and related issues that engineers face and the importance and integration of social justice within the engineering program. Findings suggest that there is a lack of teaching about social justice with a direction toward a technical trivialized education. However, we argue that all of these approaches lead to and open possibilities for a new language and discourse in engineering education, widening the ethical education of engineers.en_US
Language enen_US
Publisher Springer International Publishingen_US
Subject Social justiceen_US
Subject Ethicsen_US
Subject ABETen_US
Subject Engineering programsen_US
Subject Arab Gulf Engineering Collegeen_US
Title Social Justice and the Engineering Profession: Challenging Engineering Education to Move Beyond the Technicalen_US
Type Book chapteren_US
Pagination 409-428


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