Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

Engineering Education for Social Justice

Critical Explorations and Opportunities

Editors: Lucena, Juan (Ed.)

  • Key strategies to introduce social justice into engineering education  
  • Case studies and examples of non-traditional places (e.g., NGOs, poor communities) for engineers to intervene in social justice and of traditional places (e.g., thermodynamics class, transportation systems) where engineers do not consider social justice as a significant dimension
  • Brings together perspectives of scholars from a wide range of universities, teaching and researching at the intersection of engineering and social justice   ​
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About this book

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 ‘toolbox’ for engineering educators and students to make social justice a central theme in engineering education.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lucena, Juan

    Pages 3-15

  • Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace: Strategies for Educational and Professional Reform

    Nieusma, Dean

    Pages 19-40

  • Power. Systems. Engineering. Traveling Lines of Resistance in Academic Institutions

    Riley, Donna M.

    Pages 41-63

  • The (Mis)Framing of Social Justice: Why Ideologies of Depoliticization and Meritocracy Hinder Engineers’ Ability to Think About Social Injustices

    Cech, Erin A.

    Pages 67-84

  • What Can Buddhism Offer to a Socially Just Engineering Education?

    Santiago, Marisol Mercado

    Pages 85-109

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6349-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9502-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineering Education for Social Justice
Book Subtitle
Critical Explorations and Opportunities
Editors
  • Juan Lucena
Series Title
Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6350-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6350-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6349-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9502-0
Series ISSN
1879-7202
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 290
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