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Class Degrees Smart Work, Managed Choice, and the Transformation of Higher Education

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ISBN-10: 0823229831

ISBN-13: 9780823229833

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Evan Watkins

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Since the 1980s there has been considerable discussion of the "vocationalizing" of universities in the U.S. Critics see a narrowing of focus to career objectives at the expense of a more broad-based humanities education and the citizenship training necessary to a democracy. There has been much less discussion, however, of the reform initiatives intended to change actual vocational education programs. In its beginnings early in the 20th century vocational education was designed to train a working class for massive industrialization. Influential figures like Charles Prosser insisted on a rigid separation between vocational and academic training. Students were to be taught limited and very…    
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List price: $33.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 9/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.27" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

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