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ERIC Number: EJ1074019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
The Reconstruction of Community College Vocational Education: A Vision for Renewing American Democracy
Harbour, Clifford P.; Wolgemuth, Jennifer R.
Community College Review, v43 n4 p315-328 Oct 2015
Objective: The purpose of this article is to explain how central points developed in Dewey's 1916 "Democracy and Education" provide the rationale needed to adopt institutional and policy recommendations made by Grubb and Lazerson in their 2004 book, "The Education Gospel: The Economic Power of Schooling". Method: The central points of Grubb and Lazerson's work, and the policy agenda offered to guide reforms, are reviewed. Results: The authors describe how a Deweyan view of education and democracy may provide the motivation and guidance needed to move forward on the Grubb and Lazerson agenda to benefit community college vocational education. Contributions: The argument advanced in this article reveals that a meaningful reconstruction of community college vocational education will require implementation of institutional reforms and public policy reforms. This reconstruction will also require, however, a normative vision to motivate policy makers, educators, and citizens.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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