THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Aircraft maintenance technology is a course that basically deals in producing, training and enhancing one’s skills and abilities in maintaining an aircraft’s airworthiness. The Philippine State College of Aeronautics in one among others that offers this kind of course. The institution offers aircraft maintenance technology course and other related courses.
Technicians are schooled in airframe related welding, aircraft structural design, electrical, hydraulic as well as heat and air conditioning systems, engine education encompasses both reciprocating and turbine design and operation.
The field of aircraft maintenance has a huge, largely unfilled aircraft technician perform all types of maintenance on airplane, helicopters, gliders and balloons. They inspect, maintain and repair airframes, powerplants and the respective systems and components of various models of aircraft.
Technicians may overhaul and alter aircraft in accordance with federal aviation administration regulations and guidelines. Technicians need a high degree of interpersonal skills as they interact regularly with aircraft owners and other maintenance personnel. Curriculum innovations of recent decades have been filled with rhetoric of promise and potential, and while some have materialized and brought beneficially results, many have proven hollow actually improving students learning, the lack of is starting to show. Signs indicate that today’s students are more poorly equipped for higher education and entering a career than with their predecessors. The roars of educators who called for changes I schooling during the 1980’s have, at best been softened to mere whispers, and at worst have been converted to political posturing and partisan demagoguery
The idea of curriculum is hardly new- but the way we understand and theorize it has altered over the years - and there remains considerable dispute as to meaning. It has its origins in the running/chariot tracks of Greece. It was, literally, a course. In Latin curriculum was a racing chariot; currere was to run. A useful starting point for us here might be the definition offered by John Kerr and taken up by Vic Kelly in his standard work on the subject. Kerr defines curriculum as, 'All the learning which is planned and guided by the school, whether it is carried on in groups or individually, inside or outside the school. (Quoted in Kelly 1983: 10; see also, Kelly 1999). This gives us some basis to move on - and for the moment all we need to do is highlight two of the key features.
The term training refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills and competencies as a result of the teaching of practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. It forms the core of apprenticeships and provides the backbone of the content at institute of technology (also known as technical college or polytechnics).
On-the-job training (OJT) is one of the best training methods because it is planned, organized, and conducted at the employee's worksite. OJT will generally be the primary method used for broadening employee skills and increasing productivity. It is particularly appropriate for developing proficiency skills unique to an employee's job - especially jobs that are relatively easy to learn and require locally-owned equipment and facilities.
Background of the Study
The Philippine State College of Aeronautics or PhilSCA is the aviation state college of the Republic of the Philippines with its main campus located at Manlunas Street Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines that was recently relocated at Piccio Garden Villamor Air Base Pasay City. Aside from its undergraduate courses, it is the only institution in the Philippines that offers masters and doctoral programs in aeronautical education and management. It was initially established in...
Bibliography: Published Materials
Laurentia Paler – Calmorin and Melchor Calmorin (2007) Research Method and Thesis Writing and Thesis Writing 2nd Edition (pp.)
The New Webster’s Dictionary(2004) International Dictionary (pp.236,701 and 1002).
Castaneda, Nanalita Luistro, (2007) Preparedness of Aircraft Maintenance Technology Students of AirLink International Aviation College for On-the-Job Training in the Aviation Industry Paper
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