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ERIC Number: ED028388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 158
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The Role of Liberal Studies in Postsecondary Vocational Education During an Era of Increasing Automation.
Jamgochian, George Richard
Although the growing importance of postsecondary vocational education in our society has been receiving widespread attention, these programs aim at specialized training with specific terminal goals; they resolve only part of human problems. Psychological, sociological, political, and moral needs remain untouched. Since there is more to man's life in a free society than his work, vocational training should be more than just job training per se. Liberal studies can prepare persons for citizenship in a free government, keep him in a better harmony with his environment, help him understand society, give him knowledge and judgment to choose worthy objectives, enable him to live a more satisfying life, and serve as a counter-balance to the low level of mass culture. Possible areas where integration between vocational education and liberal education can occur are (1) investigating the particular vocation within the scheme of the social economy, and (2) studying the rationale of the scientific method within the technical processes, inventions, and fundamental ideas that are in the work of a given specialty. (se)
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Note: Ph. D. Thesis.