Vocational Education

John V Walsh, Fordham University


It is with some misgivings that an educator today discusses vocational education---unless it be to condemn it; for there has been a strong revulsion of sentiment concerning educating young people for a life career. The need for skilled workers during the World War and for two years thereafter gave a strong impetus to education for a vocation. The urge for such training was fundamentally so impelling, that even the arguments of pedants who had previously decried vocational instruction were powerless to deter young people from taking such training. Industry would right itself: the gaps in commerce, agriculture and personal service were quickly filled. Business expansion, however, went on at such a rapid rate that new gaps were created and the young generation under the guidance of their parents, looked to a school to prepare them for positions which they knew were waiting for them.

Subject Area

Teacher education|Vocational education

Recommended Citation

Walsh, John V, "Vocational Education" (1926). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29336630.