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Repositioning Technical Education a Panacea to Solving Globalization Challenges in Construction Sector

Amusan, L. M. and Owolabi, J. D and Tunji-Olayeni, P .F and Ojelabi, Rapheal A. and Omuh, I. O. and Ogunde, Ayodeji and Joshua, Opeyemi (2017) Repositioning Technical Education a Panacea to Solving Globalization Challenges in Construction Sector. THE TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY. pp. 849-855. ISSN 2146 - 7242

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Abstract

Globalization has created a wind of change that has eroded landscapes of economy of nations of the world. Globalization era has led to emergence of new engineering ideology, concepts, tools, machines as well as systems and procedure. In some places, private economy drive has been left to private sector while government provides policy and ideology formulation interphase. Technical education is one of the areas affected by this phenomenon and in turn, the construction sector, thus the need for its repositioning towards quality delivery. Technology education is at the forefront of providing landscape training towards individuals being produced by the sector having thorough understanding of their place in contributing to the economic growth of construction sector. Thus, technical education need to be repositioned further to enable more relevance of its products to their environment. Therefore, the study considered repositioning technical education towards solving globalization challenges in building sector. In order to achieve this, sampling technique was used in this study, 120 structured questionnaire, designed in Likert scale form, on scale 1 to 5, was used for the study. It was discovered that repositioning the technical education in developing economy like Nigeria would involve taking the following position; overviewing of the current curriculum, running technical-based education, introducing cutting edge equipment and tools, technology transfer, technical symbiotic relations among economic drivers, adjustment of government policy, training and retraining issue, preventing discriminatory tendencies between technical based vocations and non-technical based jobs, emphasizing technical competence and partnership between education institutions and industry. The study concluded by recommending the following as a solution: infrastructure, research, adequate funding, technology incubation center and training/retraining for the practitioners

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Globalization, Technology, Transfer, Panacea, Challenge
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 12:08
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 12:08
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10128

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