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Vocational

Relating to an occupation, career, or job.
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Schooled to Work: Vocationalism and the American Curriculum, 1876-1946, New York, Teachers College Press [Reflective History Series], 1999.
A systematic integration of work-readiness skills in the curriculum of ESL programs is an example of a process of vocationalism taking place on a large scale and across various levels of public education.
From the nursery to the university our schools promote at once two opposing and mutually destructive tendencies: vocationalism and hyper-specialisation.
Grubb and Lazerson (2005) offer a moderated vocationalist perspective where they note and accept a general historical trend towards vocationalism and away from liberal higher education values.
Matthews works with the concept in a complex dialogue: she is annoyed with Robins and Webster's sneering putdowns of newer universities' vocationalism as inimical to criticality, painfully aware of the often yawning gap that opens up for fresh graduates between the knowledge gained in university and what they can 'do' with their degree, and the ethical obligations on educators to take this seriously--which gives rise to her replacement of the soothing rhetoric of 'transition' with 'translation'.
That's because within it, school is less about education and more about credentialing for the purposes of vocationalism ("Mutual Subversion" 12-13).
Part of a broader move to counter the perceived inequities of the elective system and the rising tide of vocationalism in higher education, the Great Books movement portrayed Socrates as the founding father of the liberal arts ideal.
Avis, "Learner Identity, Vocationalism, and Global Relations: Students in FE," British Journal of Education and Work 9 (3) (1996): 35-46; J.
Ellis argued that Catholic colleges and universities in the United States, as a group, were guilty of athleticism, collegiatism, vocationalism, and anti-intellectualism.
So let me say up front that my sense of the most effective resistance to the global trend toward vocationalism is to soldier on locally, making sure that a liberal education is still available when it's once again wanted.