Remembering new vocationalism: reinforcing the future of workforce and professional development in the community college


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Author: Neuhouser, Jeffry D.; Latz, Amanda O.; Mulvihill, Thalia M.


The concept of new vocationalism reached its height in the 1990s and 2000s as views evolved regarding how community colleges should provide relevant vocational education for students. The concept of new vocationalism is here brought into the present moment by mapping theoretical lineages and emphasizing the current and future practical implications at the nexus of the community college sector and a post-COVID-19 [Coronavirus Disease 2019] economy. Reforms centered around the principles of new vocationalism have led to more inclusive opportunities for learners from varied diverse and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Workforce development; Career development; Skills and knowledge; Equity

Keywords: Community college; Curriculum development; Professional development; Relevance of education and training; Skill development; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2023

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Journal volume: 47

Journal number: 6

Journal date: June 2023

Pages: pp. 401-412

ISSN: 1066-8926, 1521-0413 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 154.77

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