NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED017650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
LIBERAL ORIENTATIONS FOR VOCATIONAL TEACHING.
MILLER, HARRY L.
WHAT TEACHERS ACTUALLY DO TO LIBERALIZE THEIR VOCATIONAL COURSES WAS STUDIED IN ORDER TO EXAMINE THE POSSIBILITY OF EXPANDING LIBERAL ADULT EDUCATION BY INTRODUCING LIBERAL GOALS INTO VOCATIONAL COURSES. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE RECEIVED FROM 118 TEACHERS IN EVENING COLLEGES AND EXTENSION DIVISIONS WHO TAUGHT (1) BUSINESS COURSES SUCH AS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING, (2) BUSINESS SKILL COURSES SUCH AS ACCOUNTING AND TAXES, (3) NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS, (4) ENGINEERING, AND (5) EDUCATION AND MISCELLANEOUS. LIBERALIZING ACTIVITIES LISTED BY TEACHERS FELL INTO THE MAJOR DIMENSIONS OF (1) RELATING THE VOCATIONAL DISCIPLINE TO OTHER SUBJECT AREAS TO SEE THE TOTAL CONTEXT OF A FIELD OF WORK, (2) PLACING EMPHASIS ON AN ELEMENT OF GROWTH IN THE INDIVIDUAL WHICH TRANSCENDS THE PARTICULAR SKILLS OR INSIGHTS NECESSARY TO PRACTICE THE VOCATION EFFICIENTLY, AND (3) PLACING EMPHASIS ON AN ELEMENT OF GROWTH IN THE INDIVIDUAL FOR SOCIALLY-ORIENTED CHANGE. SUGGESTIONS FOR NEEDED RESEARCH AND ACTIVITIES TO INCREASE THE DEGREE OF LIBERAL ORIENTATION ARE GIVEN. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.
Identifiers: N/A