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Document Type

Article

Abstract

Since the 4th century B.C., arguments have pitted the relative merits of a liberal arts education against those of vocationalism. The liberal arts, with its classic traditions and broad curricular base, for centuries has been touted as the education of the privileged class, while a practical course of study benefitted the artisan and others needing a more immediate occupation. Since the late 1960s, vocationalism has enjoyed a period of intense popularity in the American educational system. Like the artisan of earlier ages, the vocational student upon completion of a program is able to assume an entry level position in a specific career area.

Publication Date

1987

Journal Title

Draftings In

Volume

2

Issue

3

First Page

1

Last Page

14

Copyright

© 1987 by the Board of Student Publications, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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