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ERIC Number: ED120406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 17
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The Liberalization of Vocational Education.
Warmbrod, J. Robert
Reports and studies on the achievements of vocational education over the last 10 years suggest that vocational education has not succeeded in offering programs that adequately prepare high school students to enter the world of work. Vocational training in specific skills at the secondary level is not sufficient for future employment since other, additional skills (reading, writing, and math skills and sociability) are needed. The separation between general education and vocational education has a detrimental effect on students if intellectual growth and actual experience are perceived as two unrelated processes. The two areas should be reconciled because general education offers important skills necessary for occupational success. To achieve this reconciliation, vocational education in secondary schools should broaden its purpose and scope beyond skill training and come to a realization that knowledge in other areas is needed in the world of work. This has wide implications for agricultural education and teacher educators if the vocational and educational needs of the student are to be met. A list of references is included. (EC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, 1974)