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ERIC Number: EJ794345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Intelligence, Knowledge, and the Hand/Brain Divide
Rose, Mike
Phi Delta Kappan, v89 n9 p632-639 May 2008
In this article, the author uses the academic/vocational split to reflect on some broader educational and cultural issues, for he thinks that the distinction as it is played out in school has much to teach people, whether or not they are directly involved with the issue of vocational education or, as it is now often called, career and technical education. He begins with some history, so that people can get a sense of the development of vocational education and the academic/vocational divide. He points out that the academic/vocational divide that persists in U.S. schools today is not simply a matter of curriculum. It is an expression of beliefs about intelligence and the social order that continue to limit the options of large numbers of young people. (Contains 12 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States