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Liberalizing Vocational Study: Democratic Approaches to Career Education


reviewed by Paul G. Gasparini — 2006

coverTitle: Liberalizing Vocational Study: Democratic Approaches to Career Education
Author(s): Emery J. Hyslop-Margison
Publisher: University Press of America, Lanham
ISBN: 0761830855, Pages: 109, Year: 2005
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There has been a persistent divide in American education between traditional liberal book studies and what has variously been called industrial arts, vocational education, and career education. Indeed, this divide was made manifest in the debate between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, the New York City school wars, the school equality movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and, currently, in the push to measure schools by the number of students who take Advanced Placement and other college-level academic courses. Attempts to bridge this divide have been vigorous. John Dewey famously wrote of education as more than book studies but as growing in the art of living. Dewey advocated for schools to develop the "whole child" who appreciated not only traditional academic learning but craftsmanship in a variety of material arts. In the 1960s, John W. Gardner, a director of the Carnegie Corporation, caught the attention of educators and policy makers... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 8, 2006, p. 1552-1555
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12205, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 8:34:08 PM

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  • Paul Gasparini
    State University of New York at Cortland
    PAUL G. GASPARINI is an instructor in the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York at Cortland, and is the principal of Jamesville–Dewitt (NY) High School.
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