DAVID FLETCHER

DAVID FLETCHER A gloomy picture of the state of engineering education in British universities is painted by statistics published in recent months. So few school leavers appear to be attracted by the prospect of becoming engineers that university places go begging for want of suitably qualified candidates. The overall standards of those who do get in are so low that one in every five students leaves or is sent down without gaining a degree. And the gloomy picture does not end there. About 40 per cent of those engineers who do graduate each year join the Brain Drain to America, leaving Britain with the serious worry not only of how to keep abreast of new developments but of how to innovate in a period of rapid technological change when an increasingly high proportion of its intelligent young people either don't want to become engineers or else don't want to be engineers in Britain. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Education + Training Emerald Publishing

DAVID FLETCHER

Education + Training, Volume 10 (10): 3 – Oct 1, 1968

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0040-0912
DOI
10.1108/eb016029
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A gloomy picture of the state of engineering education in British universities is painted by statistics published in recent months. So few school leavers appear to be attracted by the prospect of becoming engineers that university places go begging for want of suitably qualified candidates. The overall standards of those who do get in are so low that one in every five students leaves or is sent down without gaining a degree. And the gloomy picture does not end there. About 40 per cent of those engineers who do graduate each year join the Brain Drain to America, leaving Britain with the serious worry not only of how to keep abreast of new developments but of how to innovate in a period of rapid technological change when an increasingly high proportion of its intelligent young people either don't want to become engineers or else don't want to be engineers in Britain.

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Education + TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 1968

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