from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The stressing of vocational training in education.


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  • Marsden expresses view about wisdom that are congruent with alan kay's approach - that in today's world consumerism and vocationalism relegates wisdom to something that is seen as frivilous, trivial, irrelevant.

    our human condition "from space"

  • Gillard's role will be like a mini-PMThe Rudd / Gillard non revolution will be quite limited mainly because it will be mainly about productivity and vocationalism.

    Rudd's non vision will quietly ignore the potential of computers as creativity and imagination machines

  • Neither institution should take any account whatever of bogus democratic doctrine, the idolatry of mass, vocationalism or the pretended rights of ineducable persons.

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  • The risk seems to me worth taking because I am increasingly persuaded that the cause of liberal education will not be overrun by vocationalism if the college holds to its birthright and remains committed as a matter of purpose to serious concern with the issues of conscience.

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  • Kynaston says that the last barely got off the ground, in part because of their cost (equipment for engineers and technologists did not come cheap), and Wilkinson's "instinctive opposition to narrow vocationalism".


  • Poor immigrant parents, many Orthodox, preferred the traditional instruction of the heder for their sons to the free schools’ lessons on morality, manners, vocationalism, and Americanization.

    Education of Jewish Girls in the United States.

  • Will the flux of de-humanizing vocationalism we see plied with Academies enrich students or just make the age old assumption that if you are going to grow up to be a bin man, which you are because you live here and only got a level 3 in the exams you took while you were 11, then you obviously have no interest in music or literature or art so we shan't even bother to keep up the pretense anymore.

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