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Schooled to Work: Vocationalism and the American Curriculum, 1876-1946 (Reflective History Series)

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Tracing the evolution of job training as an educational ideal, Kliebard analyzes the construction of vocationalism through three stages. In the first, manual training is promoted as a pedagogical reform and moral corrective. In the second stage, vocational training for the new industrial workplace emerges as a major component of the American curriculum and contributes to its bifurcation. In the final stage, preparation to enter the workforce begins to eclipse other educational purposes. Concluding with a Deweyan critique of vocationalism, this book offers a much-needed perspective with which to view current debates about the meaning of public education and the transition from "school to work."

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-278) and index.

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ISBN:
9780807738665
Author:
Kliebard, Herbert M.
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Education
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Curricula
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Vocational education
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Interdisciplinary approach in education
Subject:
Interdisciplinary approach in education -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Vocational education -- United States -- Curricula -- History.
Subject:
Education - Curricula - United States -
Subject:
Vocational education -- Curricula.
Subject:
Education - Assessment
Series:
Reflective History Series
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.97x6.18x.66 in. .90 lbs.

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