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ERIC Number: EJ981623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 97
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
A New Approach to Vocational Guidance for School-Leavers in the 1920s? Exploring Key Themes from an Influential 1926 Report
Dale, Pamela
History of Education, v41 n5 p595-615 2012
The economic difficulties currently being experienced in the United Kingdom have served to further intensify debates about the role different kinds of education could and should play in both preparing individuals for work and boosting economic growth. However, these contemporary and historical debates have tended to neglect vocational guidance. This article offers a case study of an experiment to boost vocational guidance in schools during the period of social and economic dislocations that followed the First World War. The scheme drew on the thinking of influential figures like Cyril Burt, and at a theoretical and practical level sought to better connect the classroom with the workplace. Its stated aim was to better prepare children for employment and encourage school-leavers to find work that suited them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom