Vocational education and training

Hager, Paul and Hyland, Terry (2003) Vocational education and training. In: Blake, Nigel, Smeyers, Paul, Smith, Richard and Standish, Paul, (eds.) The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education. Wiley Blackwell, pp. 271-287. ISBN 9780631221197


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If educational processes are viewed in broad, non-formal terms as aspects of 'upbringing' (White 1997:83), then vocational studies is as old and, since it is vital to survival and reproduction, arguably older than any other form of education. The concept of apprenticeship - an historically important component in accounts of vocational education and training (VET) - provides a useful entry point here. If apprenticeship is conceived in terms of teaching/learning processes whereby a novice or initiate is enabled to achieve mastery in a particular sphere of activity, then such vocationalism must date back to the very earliest times when humans first organised themselves into distinct communities.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Metatadata only available from this repository. Chapter 15 of The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education. Nigel Blake, Paul Smeyers, Richard Smith and Paul Standish (Eds). Blackwell Publishing, 2002, pp.271-287.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Philosophy of education, Vocational Education and Training, Philosophical/Policy Analysis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Education
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:36
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 16:31
Identification Number: 10.1111/b.9780631221197.2002.x
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/170

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