ERIC Number: ED123444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Educationism: A National Condition.
There are two new terms I have coined recently that form the basis for these remarks. The two terms and their definitions are: Vocational Educationism, defined as a bigoted, biased view of vocational education; and Vocational Educationist, defined as a person who is suffering from or afflicted with vocational educationism. Stated in its crudest, most bigoted, and most reprehensible form, to the vocational educationist, vocational education is a "nigger". I think this is our national calamity, our national shame. I propose six action steps to reduce vocational educationism--steps that must be taken by vocational educators themselves. The greatest need facing vocational education today is for meaningful integration into the total pattern of American education. I am fearful that, if such integration is not quickly accomplished, we are in danger of creating a dual system of education in this country that would be disastrous for our youth. We must, it seems to me, do whatever is necessary to avoid that danger. (Author/LH)
Descriptors: Bias, Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Negative Attitudes, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Speeches, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Remarks made before a meeting of the Maryland Vocational Association (Howard County, March 14, 1970)