ERIC Number: ED428288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
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The History and Growth of Vocational Education in America.
Gordon, Howard R. D.
This book traces the history and growth of vocational education (VE) in the United States. The following are among the topics discussed in the book's nine chapters: early beginnings of VE in the United States (European influence, apprenticeship, industrial revolution, manual training movement); leaders influencing vocational curriculum development (views of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, David Snedden, Charles Prosser, John Dewey); impact of land-grant instruction on the professional growth of VE; selected factors that influenced VE development (war activities, study panels, American Vocational Association); legislative history and the changing work force; participation of women in VE (legislative breakthroughs, sex equity); participation of special needs populations in VE (ethnic groups and special education students in VE); vocational instructional programs and teacher preparation; and development of vocational student organizations. Concluding each chapter are discussion questions and a substantial reference list. Appended are the following: ordering information for VE videos; European-U.S. evolution of VE; quotations of Booker T. Washington; Prosser's 16 theorems; growth of VE preparation and retraining; fastest growing jobs for the 21st century; appropriations for VE for fiscal years 1952-1966; school-to-work opportunities and the Fair Labor Standards Act; and excerpt from Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition Address. Contains 25 tables/figures. (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Emerging Occupations, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Job Training, Labor Force, Land Grant Universities, National Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Retraining, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Special Needs Students, Student Organizations, Student Participation, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Womens Education
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Identifiers: Dewey (John); Du Bois (W E B); Europe; Professionalization; Prosser (Charles); Snedden (David Samuel); United States; Washington (Booker T)