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AuthorNasser, Ramzi N.
AuthorRomanowski, Michael H.
Available date2016-02-14T13:24:03Z
Publication Date2015-11-19
CitationNasser, 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 409-428
ISBN978-3-319-15322-3 (print)
ISBN978-3-319-15323-0 (online)
URIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15323-0_17
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/4137
AbstractThis 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.
Languageen
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
SubjectSocial justice
SubjectEthics
SubjectABET
SubjectEngineering programs
SubjectArab Gulf Engineering College
TitleSocial Justice and the Engineering Profession: Challenging Engineering Education to Move Beyond the Technical
TypeBook chapter
Pagination409-428


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