Author(s): George Demetrion – Capital Community College and 1199 New England Training and Upgrading Fund
This article is John Dewey’s educational philosophy, rooted in social democracy and lifelong learning, empowers adult vocational education. By bridging the gap between academic and vocational studies, it transforms the perceived opposition. The study points up on the certified nursing assistant field as an example, highlighting the challenges and potential.
Dewey’s philosophy, influenced by experiential and transformative learning, progressive education, and humanistic psychology, offers pathways for vocational education. Implementing this vision requires deliberate consideration but holds promise for adult basic education.
ALE Journal – Volume 4, Issue 2