Title: Development of continuing engineering education in Japan

Authors: Prof. Motokazu Nakamura

Addresses: Professor Emeritus of Yamanashi University, and Honorary Member of the Japan Society for Engineering Education, 2–48 Jorikicho Shimizushi, Shizuoka-ken 424, Japan

Abstract: The historical forces shaping continuing engineering education (CEE) in Japan since the Second World War are reviewed, along with its present characteristics. The author states his view that the conventional pattern of engineering education in schools and universities will not be sufficient to meet future needs, and that CEE will be required to keep pace with rapid developments in technology and to develop the potential and abilities of engineers in industry.

Keywords: CEE; Japan; continuing engineering education; university education; lifelong education; CEE providers; continuing education; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1993.030279

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1993 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.106 - 121

Published online: 14 Dec 2009 *

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