Why aren't career and technical education given the place they deserve in today's public education

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Author: Pearl, Derek P.


Vocational programs have been closing in public schools since the mid 1980s. In 2008 the Mayor of New York City proposed opening more career and technical schools. This work summarizes the history of vocational education, ideological struggles over how the education would be presented in American public schools, the importance of working with the hands, and the importance of training workers for jobs that keep society functioning. It includes personal glimpses into the process of vocational education through the eyes of a craftsman/industrial worker who taught a skilled craft (jewelry...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Providers of education and training; Apprenticeship

Keywords: Technical school; History; Education and training system; Social structure; Social aspects

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [Saratoga Springs, New York]: [State University of New York Empire State College], 2009

Physical description: 184 p.

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ISBN: 9781109565638

Resource type: Thesis

Document number: TD/TNC 142.905

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