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Issue 4 • Date Dec. 1958

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): c1
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  • IRE Professional Group on Education

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): c2
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  • The Freedom to Choose

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): 93
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  • The Professional Man and His Reading

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): 94 - 96
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    The mean reading rate of the average educated adult is about 250 words per minute. Perhaps the top 5 per cent read twice this fast. Slow readers read no better than fast ones. Slow reading is a bad habit, and a needless waste of time. Most educated adults, in a few weeks' time, could achieve rates of four to five hundred words per minute, in their ordinary reading, and do so without loss in comprehension. The reading rate of a given person varies, of course, with a number of conditions; but the person who reads a given selection rapidly tends to read other selections at a proportional rate. Readers tend to maintain their relative ranks as material and purpose vary. View full abstract»

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  • Foreign Languages and the Ph.D. Degree

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): 96 - 98
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    The need for a knowledge of foreign languages by the leaders in scientific research is discussed. It is argued that if one language is started in school and a second one in college, fluency in both may be achieved before entering graduate school. This avoids the waste of valuable time by Ph.D. candidates who are far beyond the age when languages are easily learned. Engineering colleges are urged to adjust their requirements and curricula to implement this proposal. View full abstract»

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  • Education Is the "Core" Problem That Industry Must Face

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): 99 - 103
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    The question of formulating an educational policy has secured limited attention since 1951. The acute engineering shortage of 1955-1956 gave industry food for thought. Disclosures of the progress made by the U.S.S.R. alarmed our military and congressional personnel. The launching of Sputnik I awakened large segments of the public to the inadequacies of the national treatment of educational matters. There is need to look ahead. Responsible scientists have foreseen tripling of world population by next midcentury; food production, resource utilization, and energy production must be brought to levels to permit life at desired standards. The most critical element necessary for all this is adequate technical manpower. There is a need for about three times the number available at present rates of growth. The solutions require such magnitude of effort and support that joint endeavors by government, industry, and educators must be found. View full abstract»

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  • Educational Castles in the Air

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): 104 - 106
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    Improving the abilities of our future engineers seems to call for enhanced study of the natural sciences as against continued study of applications of current hardware; however, we find that today's engineering college was built and designed along hardware lines. A new form of engineering college organization is proposed in which the departmental and divisional responsibilities cover areas of scientific subject matter rather than areas leading to specific degrees. Realignment of conventional departmental areas will lead to an engineering program which will carry some of the aspects of liberal arts but with technical course subject matter. It should provide the freedom of choice and the mathematical depth required for the engineer of tomorrow. View full abstract»

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  • New Directions in Electrical Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): 107 - 110
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    Virtually all of us believe in the great importance of physics in engineering curricula and have fought for years to develop a strong and modern physical basis for instruction in engineering. From our observations, the basic question is no longer seriously disputed; the idea is generally accepted and only the details of local implementation seem to remain. If this is so, why does discussion continue on what should be a dead issue? Why do we continue to beat an academic "dead horse?" In searching for the answer, we have come to some disturbing conclusions which, theoretically, place the entire issue in a different perspective, establishing new directions in electrical engineering education. View full abstract»

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  • Science and engineering education: Europe--U.S.A.

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): 110 - 116
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    A definition of basic philosophy for our future education is given, and the implications with regard to our future teaching system are analyzed. Then the European primary and secondary education, and automatic selection in the precollege year are discussed. The teaching system in a European engineering school is explained, and a discussion of the main results of the 1957 International Conference on Engineering Education and Training, in Paris, is included. Finally, it is explained why, in many fields of science and engineering, the European university education appears superior to ours. View full abstract»

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  • New Demands on Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): 116 - 119
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    Rapid changes in the professional activities of engineers are taking place as a result of revolutionary developments in sciences and industry. Inevitably, these changes must be reflected in all aspects of the training and education of engineers. Engineering curricula and other phases of college programs are being modified in several respects to provide the present-day graduate with the knowledge and the understanding of fundamentals that he requires. In recognition of the fact that the education of an engineer is far from complete when he graduates, industry is assuming increasing responsibility for parts of the educational program. Further cooperation between the colleges and industry is natural and desirable. View full abstract»

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): 120
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): 121 - 122
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  • IRE Transactions on Education Index to Volume E-1, 1958

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): 122-a
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  • Index to authors

    Publication Year: 1958
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  • Index to subjects

    Publication Year: 1958 , Page(s): 122b
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Aims & Scope

This Transactions ceased production on 1963. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Education.

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