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ERIC Number: ED098468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
Is "Work" Still a Dirty Word?
Wenrich, Ralph C.
This paper discusses new projections for career education, particularily in Michigan. The author maintains that the emphasis for vocational education must be on the individual and his need for satisfying work. He discusses what work is, the meaning of work through the ages, and why men work. He proposes a list of needs which can be satisfied, in part at least, through work. These are: (1) need for income, (2) need for activity, (3) need for self-respect and the respect of others, (4) need for social contacts and participation, and (5) need to express one's self creativity. According to the author, the traditional controversy between vocational educators and those advocating a liberal education is no longer necessary. Technology has brought the sciences and the arts to vocations, so that study in preparation for a career is a means of providing a broad and liberating education. Education for work and education for living are really two sides of the same coin. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Michigan Career Education Conference (August 1973)