'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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