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Title:Importance of Photo-Offset Technical Competencies Needed in Printing Industry of and Taught by Colleges and Universities in Taiwan, R.O.C
Author(s):Lee, Hsing-Wei
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kazanas, H.C.,
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Education, Vocational
Abstract:The purpose of this research was to study the technical competencies of photo-offset technology currently taught in the graphic arts curriculum in universities and colleges in Taiwan, and to assess the importance of those technical competencies as perceived by instructors, students and practitioners from industry, and to present a brief description of the demographic characteristics of various groups such as sex, age, education, major and work experience etc.
The population of this study include 50 university and college instructors, 250 university and college students, 300 technicians in large printing organizations, 150 superintendents in large printing organizations and 120 representatives in large printing instrument companies in Taiwan. Five hundred and fifty-one questionnaires were mailed and 86% were returned. There was an 80 percent (442 out of 551) response rate used for data analysis. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Analysis System (SAS).
The results of this study indicated a significant difference between school (encompasses instructor and student respondents) and industry (consist of superintendent, technician and representative respondents) on the photo-offset technical competencies of compose, photo, strip and bindery. Then, the technicians perceived the views of the technical competencies of compose more important than those of superintendents. There was no significant difference among the views of instructors, students with low-working experience (below two years) and high-working experience (over two years), respectively, on the photo-offset technical competencies. Respondents of low-working experience (below ten years) in the industry perceived the views of the technical competencies of the photo, strip and bindery more important than those of high-working experience (over ten years).
In general, the results of this study suggested that colleges and universities must improve the quality of the curriculum to enhance the quality of the supply of workforce needed by the printing industry in Taiwan.
Issue Date:1988
Description:153 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8908742
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1988

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