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American Education and Vocationalism: A Documentary History, 1870-1970


reviewed by Jack Hruska & David Lynn Passmore - 1975

coverTitle: American Education and Vocationalism: A Documentary History, 1870-1970
Author(s): Marvin Lazerson, W. Norton Grubb
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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American Education and Vocationalism: A Documentary History, 1870-1970 Marvin Lazerson and W. Norton Grubb, eds. New York: Teachers College Press, 1974. $5.95. 177 pp. Jack Hruska University of Massachusetts, Amherst David Lynn Passmore National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, New York Mechanisms for adaption to work roles existed in hunting and gathering, feudal, and mercantile societies. Such mechanisms were typically organized around the extended family and elders, and the structure and nature of occupations remained fairly stable over generations. The rise of capitalism, however, as a social, political, and economic force brought an end to this tradition. Control over the means of production of goods moved from families to a small, opportunist elite who replaced the labor intensive methods of artisans and craftsman with capital intensive methods of the mechanized assembly line. Necessarily, control over education for work was also forced to change hands from the family and independent craftsmen to some other, more centralized,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 77 Number 1, 1975, p. 146-149
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1312, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 7:54:36 PM

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