The Divide Between Vocational and Academic Education and How We Might Be Able to Repair the Rift.

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  • Susan Margaret Sych University of Alberta

Keywords:

vocational education and training, academics, curriculum, career and technology studies, cosmetology.

Abstract

The following article provides a historical perspective to the notion there is a divide between academic and vocational education and training (VET). The author explores the biases held by parents, teachers, administrators and policy-makers toward VET, and provides explanations of why these views might be held. Even though positive changes have been made in promoting VET there still remains an undercurrent of negative discourse. The autobiographical approach of the article provides the writer with the means to challenge the negative perspectives, and presents a personal view into how VET might be vindicated from denigrating attitudes.

Author Biography

Susan Margaret Sych, University of Alberta

Susan completed her Master's of Secondary Education degree in the winter of 2015.

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Published

30-12-2016

How to Cite

Sych, S. M. (2016). The Divide Between Vocational and Academic Education and How We Might Be Able to Repair the Rift. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 14(2), 43–52. Retrieved from https://jcacs.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/jcacs/article/view/40258

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