Democratic Learning in U.S. Career Education

Amanda Benjamin , Emery Hyslop-Margison , Josh Taylor

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Consistent with neo-liberal human capital learning assumptions most U.S. schooling jurisdictions now include career education curricula (Hyslop-Margison, 2005). Although career preparatory programs, when appropriately designed, may qualify as education and respect democratic learning principles, there is a troubling tendency for these programs to pursue instrumental, indoctrinatory and ideologically based practices. A concomitant concern arises, then, on how these programs impact on the preparation of democratic citizens.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21061/jcte.v25i2.483

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ISSN: 1531-4952