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ERIC Number: ED013867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 47
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Reference Count: 0
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PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION.
BROUDY, HARRY S.
THE CONTENTIONS EVIDENT IN RECENT DISCUSSIONS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ARE CRITICALLY EXAMINED. PROGRAMS AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL ARE QUESTIONED BECAUSE OF THE TIME AND CONCENTRATED EFFORT REQUIRED FOR GENERAL EDUCATION AND THE NEED FOR A CONCENTRATION OF RESOURCES AND STAFF TO PROVIDE THE HIGH LEVEL OF TRAINING REQUIRED BY MODERN INDUSTRY. THE POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL IS IN A BETTER POSITION TO DO THIS. GENERAL EDUCATION MUST LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR ALL HIGH-GRADE APPLICATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE BY PROVIDING RELIABLE REPLICATION OF CERTAIN SYMBOLIC SKILLS AND KEY FACTS, RELIABLE HABITS OF ACQUIRING AND USING KNOWLEDGE INTERPRETIVELY, AND A MASS OF LEARNINGS THAT WILL BE USED ASSOCIATIVELY TO ENRICH LIVES AND GIVE THEM INDIVIDUALITY TO SAFELY AND PRODUCTIVELY UTILIZE THE BENEFITS OF A LARGE-SCALE MACHINE INDUSTRY. NOT ONLY A HIGH ORDER OF VOCATIONAL SKILL IS NEEDED, BUT ALSO A HIGHER ORDER OF CITIZENSHIP AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. AUTOMATION CAN PROVIDE THE ADDED PRODUCTIVITY TO MAINTAIN AND EXPLOIT A TECHNOLOGICALLY SOPHISTICATED CULTURE FOR FURTHER BENEFITS. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION HAS TO BECOME FORMAL AND MORE CONSCIOUSLY AND EXTENSIVELY BASED ON THEORY. VOCATIONAL STATESMEN SHOULD SIT ON THE BOARDS OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN EVERY MAJOR FIRM AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY TO SHAPE THE EDUCATIONAL STRATEGY. THERE SHOULD NOT BE A LAG OF 15 TO 20 YEARS BETWEEN THE MANPOWER NEEDS OF THE NATION AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES FOR MEETING THEM, BUT A LEAD TIME OF A DECADE. REBUTTALS BY STEPHENIE G. EDGERTON, JAMES E. GALLAGHER, AND JACOB STERN FOLLOW THE PAPER. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.
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