Engineering Education for Social Justice

Engineering Education for Social Justice

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Hoping to help transform engineering into a more socially just field of practice, this book offers various perspectives and strategies while highlighting key concepts and themes that help readers understand the complex relationship between engineering education and social justice. This volume tackles topics and scopes ranging from the role of Buddhism in socially just engineering to the blinding effects of ideologies in engineering to case studies on the implications of engineered systems for social justice. This book aims to serve as a framework for interventions or strategies to make social justice more visible in engineering education and enhance scholarship in the emerging field of Engineering and Social Justice (ESJ). This creates a a€˜toolboxa€™ for engineering educators and students to make social justice a central theme in engineering education. a€‹Engineering, like other professions, is not just a collection of knowledge, skills, and practices grouped into a set of jobs. ... notions about engineersa#39; a€œ professionalisma€ to the social bonds that make a€œengineering jokesa€ humorous ( Trice 1993).

Title:Engineering Education for Social Justice
Author:Juan Lucena
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-05-24


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