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ERIC Number: ED029990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 85
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Education and the Real World of Jobs.
Asbell, Bernard
This document focuses on five major themes: (1) What's Right and What's Wrong with Vocational Education, (2) Technology for Elementary School Children, (3) Setting Performance Objectives for Learning, (4) A Practical Program for "Real" Learning, and (5) Vocational Guidance: An Unfulfilled Challenge. It is recommended that vocational education needs to renew itself according to the following priorities: (1) implementing the chief recommendations of the 1963 panel of consultants on vocational education, (2) presenting a realistic picture of the world of work in elementary schools, (3) shifting an emphasis from "teaching," in which a dominant adult makes a series of external demands upon children for externally desired responses, to "learning," in which a student interacts directly and intimately with things and people and learns to generalize from these experiences, and (4) developing a whole new curriculum which emphasizes attainment through performance objectives. (CH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Support of the Public Schools, Washington, DC.