Integration of Academic and Vocational Education Analytical Essay by Nicky

Integration of Academic and Vocational Education
Looks at the background of the integration of academic and vocational education and suggests a model for achieving this goal.
# 148478 | 4,150 words | 15 sources | APA | 2011 | US


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Description:

This paper explains that schools across the nation have found that the integration of academic and vocational/technical education is extraordinarily difficult because, even in its most elementary form, teachers must deviate from customary instructional methods. Next, the author reviews the history of this educational movement, the need for
curricular and pedagogical reforms and the lack of progress. The paper suggests the important of teacher collaboration and investigates various types of school transition reforms and models; however, the author believes that the Tech Prep programs in Massachusetts are the best examples of progress towards this integration.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Need and History
Need for Curricular and Pedagogical Reforms
Lack of Forward Progress of Integration
Important of Teacher Collaboration
School Transition Reforms
Models
Tech Prep Factor and the Integration Process

From the Paper:

"In 1907, Theodore Roosevelt urged major school reform that would provide industrial education in urban centers and agriculture education in rural areas. The American Federation of Labor (AFL), a group who had long opposed such programs on the basis they were discriminatory, formed a union with the National Association of Manufactures (NAM), a group who promoted the instruction of trade in schools. In 1910, this became a powerful alliance that supported federal funding for vocational education."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bodilly, S., Ramsey, K., Stasz, C., & Eden, R. (1993). Integrating academic and vocational education: Lessons from eight early innovators. Berkely: R-4265-NCRVE/UCB.
  • Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and education: An introduction to the philosphy of education. New York: E. P. Dutton.
  • Grubb, W. N. (1995). Education through occupation in American high schools (Vol. 1). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Grubb, W. N. (1995). Education through occupation in American high schools (Vol. 2). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Grubb, W. N. (Spring, 1978). New Directions for education and work: Reassessing the link between work and education. L.C. Solmin, 71-90.

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APA Format

Integration of Academic and Vocational Education (2011, October 26) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/integration-of-academic-and-vocational-education-148478/

MLA Format

"Integration of Academic and Vocational Education" 26 October 2011. Web. 19 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/integration-of-academic-and-vocational-education-148478/>

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