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The ability of female lecturers in teaching engineering courses at university level: a perception of master students at Tun Hussein Onn University College of Technology

Othman, Hussain (2002) The ability of female lecturers in teaching engineering courses at university level: a perception of master students at Tun Hussein Onn University College of Technology. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Pendidikan Guru 2002, 19-20 Mei 2002, Alor Setar, Kedah.

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Abstract

The teaching profession is currently said to be dominate by females. It has been said that they are going to dominate this profession because some reasons related to the inside factors and the outside factors. As a women or females, they posses the very basic nurturing and teaching skills called “loving and caring”. This could be one of the inside factors contribute to the domination of female in teaching professions and industries in the future. While man in this advanced technological age tend to be dominate another “world” especially the unwanted world like drug addiction and illegal road races. It is said they were unwilling to “sacrifice” themselves to live in the “feministic” world of education and obviously it come to be one of the outside factors contribute to the dominationto- be by females. This “coffee house” story albeit unaccepted by majority of the mass tend to be accepted as popular reason why a man don’t like to be a teacher or involve in teaching profession. Even though the females come to dominate the teaching professions, there are certain areas in education where males domination still cannot be beaten by females. The area is technical or engineering education. In technical or engineering education, the involvement of female as a teacher or a lecturer is in a small number. However their contribution towards development of technical or engineering education in Malaysia should not be belittle since their role are as important as male counterpart’s role. By this reason, it has been a pleasure to conduct a study regarding the role of female lecturers teaching engineering at university level. This brief study conducted among 50 Master students of Tun Hussein Onn University College of Technology upon their perception on female lecturers teaching engineering at university level. By using the questionnaire set as an instrument, the data collected and analyzed in order to get the findings. The result shows most of the respondents were positively value the efforts and the abilities of female lecturers in teaching engineering courses at university level. Some suggestion were made for improvement as well as for further studies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1024 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Humanities
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 00:39
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:09
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4115
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