ERIC Number: ED120081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Humanism and the American Work Ethic. Quick Reference: Work Ethic.
Smarr, Erwin R.; Escoll, Philip J.
In the recent social revolution, rebellious middle-class youth attacked and rejected, among other values, the American middle-class belief in the worthwhileness of work. Although this recent humanistic revolt hardly affected the patterns of working life in America, it influenced attitudes toward work not only among middle-class adolescents and youth but also among blue-collar workers. One of the needs made apparent by the humanistic revolt is the need for meaningful work roles, through which youth can actualize their humanistic ideals in practical ways. The next era of history should be concerned with providing, for liberal middle-class youth as well as for the poor, satisfying work roles that do not require prolonged and expensive college education. (Author.MK)
Descriptors: Affluent Youth, Humanization, Job Satisfaction, Life Style, Middle Class Standards, Moral Values, Revolution, Social Change, Social Problems, Social Values, Work Attitudes, Youth
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.