Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Education & Language - Professional & Vocational Education | Vocational Education - Purposes, Traditions and Prospects

Vocational Education

Purposes, Traditions and Prospects

Billett, Stephen

2011, XV, 266p.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$109.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-1954-5

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$139.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-1953-8

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

Softcover
Information

Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$139.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-017-8283-8

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • Represents a foundational text about vocational education
  • No other (English language) book sets out the project for vocational education
  • Draws upon extensive historical research, conceptions of vocations and occupations and uses cases of practice
  • Draws upon a range of disciplines that inform the provisions of education
This book discusses what constitutes vocational education as well as its key purposes, objects, formation and practices. In short, it seeks to outline and elaborate the nature of the project of vocational education. It addresses a significant gap in the available literature by providing a single text that elaborates the scope and diversity of the sector, its key objectives (i.e. vocations and occupations), its formation and development as an education sector, and the scope of its purposes and considerations in the curriculum. The volume achieves these objectives by discussing and defining the concept of vocational education as being that form of education that seeks to advise individuals about, prepare them for, and further develop their capacities to perform the kinds of occupations that societies require and individuals need to participate in—and through which they often come to define themselves. In particular, it discusses the distinctions between occupations as a largely social fact and vocations as being a socially shaped outcome assented to by individuals. As people identify closely with the kinds of occupations they engage in, the standing of, and the effectiveness of vocational education is central to individuals’ well-being, competence and progress. Ultimately, this book argues that the provision of vocational education needs to realise important personal and social goals.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Stephen Billett - defining vocations - educational purposes - vocational education - vocational education curriculum - vocational education systems - vocations

Related subjects » Professional & Vocational Education

Table of contents 

Dedication.- Contents.- Preface.- Chapter One: Vocational Education: A field and sector of education.- Chapter Two: Positioning vocational education.- Chapter Three: Vocations.- Chapter Four: Occupations.- Chapter Five: Development of vocational education systems and fields.- Chapter Six: Purposes of Vocational Education.- Chapter Seven: Curriculum and Vocational Education.- Chapter Eight: The provision of vocational education.- Chapter Nine: Vocational education in prospect.

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Professional and Vocational Education.