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ERIC Number: EJ852453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Towards Reclaiming the High Ground in the Discourse on Vocationalism in Developing Countries
Lewis, Theodore
International Journal of Educational Development, v29 n6 p558-564 Nov 2009
The literature on vocational education in developing countries has for decades been one of gloom, as commentators from the developed countries have offered arguments leading to the same conclusion, namely, that investment in the subject is futile. I contend that the reason why the discourse has been so predictable is epistemological rigidity--manifested in an unwillingness to accept work as a valid basis of knowledge. I offer a way to think about vocationalism that transcends familiar economic arguments and that instead point to more holistic attributes of the subject.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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