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ERIC Number: ED180526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-1
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
What Is Job Creation? Why Is It Important to Vocational Education?
Feldman, Marvin
Providing effective linkages between education and work has become one of the most important issues on the national agenda today. However, the lack of a national policy on vocational education has meant that the responsibilities of the vocational education establishment in this direction have never been clearly defined and that the present vocational effort is working at a fraction of its potential capacity. A national policy on vocational education should reflect immediate needs to: re-examine public policy to find out how the formation of small businesses is being discouraged and propose reforms; enlarge the conception of manpower policy to include and emphasize suitable incentives for self-employment; encourage business to accelerate its search for ways to re-define employment in more entrepreneurial terms; and modify educational programs to prepare people for entrepreneurially defined work by nourishing imagination, autonomy, resourcefulness, and the capacity for self-supervision. Additionally, vocational educators should begin to assume leadership in promoting irrelevant education, that is, liberal arts education, and the systematic national re-examination of the role of liberal arts in the lives of working people. (AYC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Jobs Creation Conference (Somerset, NJ, November 1, 1979)