Educating the "essential management tool": quantity surveyors in an international context

Eccles, Timothy (1995) Educating the "essential management tool": quantity surveyors in an international context. In: ICEC/AIQS International Symposium "Construction Economics - The Essential Management Tool"; 21 - 23 May 1995, Queensland, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the education processes within a global property market and how a `global surveyor' will be educated. It commences by assuming a multi-cultural world, and critically assesses the true meaning of such a posit. Multi-culturalism is seen to be a fallacy, as one culture (western/postmodern) dominates all others through mechanisms which are explained. Both universities and the professional institutions are involved in this cultural domination by the ways in which courses are designed and taught. From this line of argument, it is concluded that the process of educating the premier management tool is purely a continuation of this system of universal cultural tyranny.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: ICEC/AIQS International Symposium "Construction Economics - The Essential Management Tool"
Organising Body: International Cost Engineering Council, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Additional Information: An abstract of this paper was published in the Building Economist, June 1995. It is on p. 9.
Research Area: Architecture and the built environment
Town and country planning
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture > Real Estate Research Centre
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture > School of Surveying (until October 2008)
Depositing User: Timothy Eccles
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 14:38
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:49
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/15252

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