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Meeting the needs of factory management upon technical education institution of higher learning: a case study

Esa, Ahmad and Suhaimy, Khairul Azman (2001) Meeting the needs of factory management upon technical education institution of higher learning: a case study. In: International Conference on Challenges and Prospects in Teacher Education, 16-17 Julai 2001, Hotel Concorde, Shah Alam.


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This paper is a part of the findings of a research funded by the Research Management Center of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The study was conducted at three main indsutrial areas in the booming district of Batu Pahat involving the industrial areas of Parit Raja, Seri Gading and Tongkang Pecah. It is hoped that the findings of this research can benefit curriculum designers especially those involved in technical education department. It is also hoped that, the findings could be of benefit to higher learning educational institutions in Malaysia when constructing organizational development programmes towards meeting the needs of factory managements. A total of eighteen human resource managers from the three research areas were selected as respondents and data collected were analyzed using statistical means. The findings showed that most of the curriculum currently used in technical institutions of higher learning in Malaysia meets the needs of these factory managements. Nevertheless, there are several aspects in the curriculum that need to be revised. Hopefully with a more comprehensive and specialized curriculum the process of producing more competent human resource in the globalized labor market could be enhanced.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: technical education;needs of factory management;higher education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr Ahmad Bin Esa
Date Deposited: 20 May 2013 06:31
Last Modified: 21 May 2013 02:01
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3828
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