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ERIC Number: ED025615
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 33
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A Sociological Analysis of Vocational Education in the United States.
Brookover, Wilbur B.; Nosow, Sigmund
The basic functional relationships between vocational education and other institutions and the sociological implications of these relationships were investigated. The analysis was organized into three section": (1) The Social Setting of Vocational Education. Vocational education is a formalized institutional vehicle which has been introduced into modern industrial societies to facilitate youth's assumption of occupational roles. It is a formal adjunct, as are the schools themselves, to those social mechanisms which differentiate persons within the community and prescribe the type of status which they are expected to assume; (2) Contemporary Vocational Education in the United States. The vocational education program should be designed to prepare youth for a continuing program of adult education throughout life; (3) A Conceptual Approach to the Sociological Analysis of Vocational Education. To understand the social processes related to vocational education, one must understand the social functions which vocational education performs--that is, at any time it reflects the needs of the community and the needs of the individual. (CH)
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Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.