Education and Work: A Historical Perspective


by Richard J. Becker 1982

As a means to some historical perspective on American attitudes toward education and work, this chapter compares arguments of that earlier era with contemporary views as reflected in President Carter's Youth Initiative of 1980. Three issues are singled out: (a) equality of opportunity and a more democratic system of education, (b) the relation of education to economic growth and productivity, and (c) the control of vocational training.


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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 81, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 83 Number 6, 1982, p. 1-14
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