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'Vocational Aspects of Education': Commentary on the Thoughts of John Dewey


by James Wilkins & Sylvia Wilkins — November 09, 2012

The provision of a strong education that supports the requirements of a democratic society is one of the many foundations of education. In the turn of the century, Dewey called for an overhaul in the provision of public education that reflected nationwide universality. In his view, the advancement of the United States and its citizenry would be best served by such a bold revolution. Within his work, Dewey attempted to situate the meaning of ‘Vocation.’ His framing of the term may be the source of controversy, in terms of how contemporary educators view vocational preparation, and perhaps it is worthy of some debate within the community of teaching practitioners.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 09, 2012
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16933, Date Accessed: 12/26/2014 12:51:14 AM

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  • James Wilkins
    Teachers College
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    JIM WILKINS, Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Sylvia Wilkins
    Pender County Schools
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    SYLVIA WILKINS, CTE Teacher, Pender County Schools
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