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New Strategies in Engineering and Technology Education – Seeding for Future
Claudio da Rocha Brito, Melany M. Ciampi COPEC – Council of Researches in Education and Sciences
COPEC – Council of Researches in Education and Sciences has been looking for new strategies of action for the next five years. The goal of its efforts is to provide new programs and projects in Engineering and Technology for applications that encounter the real necessities of society. Brazil Superior Education has a history of success despite some problems of social and financial order. And it starts with the creation of Public Universities in the many states of the country, which have worked very well for many years. The Country has achieved and has built a solid reputation even abroad also creating generations of Brazilian scientists and educators. These people fortunately have refused to accept the ominous and narrow-minded neo-liberal policies for education having started a fighting to keep up the achievements already gotten and actions that help to maintain and to enhance the researches in every field of science and technology.
History shows that education for all is not enough; it has to be quality education. In superior education, this is a special issue because it is responsible for the formation of the minds that will be in charge of the Country. In Engineering Education field, it constitutes of a huge task once it is necessary to form the professional that will have an important role in the development of science and technology of a Country.
COPEC – Council of Researches in Education and Sciences has been looking for new strategies of action for the next five years. The goal of its efforts is to provide new programs and projects in Engineering and Technology for applications that encounter the real necessities of society. To reach this target it was necessary to get an integrated vision of the several variables of its historical process like social, political, cultural, and scientific and others. It was also necessary to abandon some stereotyped ideas and conceptions of policy and science and look to the future with not only optimism and hope but also having in mind that to achieve success it is fundamental to take into account the social conditions of the people. Sustainable development with social promotion of individuals and society has been the constant search of scientists, educators and some politicians of this Nation.
2. The starting point of Engineering in Brazil
The colonization of Brazil plus the insurance aspect of Portugal made the royal government to recognize the necessity of forming the national engineer and so it became of crucial importance.
Ciampi, M., & Brito, C. (2006, June), New Strategies In Engineering And Technology Education – Seeding For Future Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. https://peer.asee.org/936
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