The Quest for
Modern Vocational Education
between Dewey, Weber and Simmel
Studien zur Berufs- und Weiterbildung - Studies in Vocational and Continuing
Education; Vol 9
Lang Publishers: Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York,
education that includes both in-company training and schooling is a highly
successful educational model - in fact, it has come to be considered the
most effective kind of youth education to date. The development of this
so-called Dual System is often attributed to Georg Kerschensteiner (1854-1932).
this book Kerschensteiner's work is presented in the context of modernization
processes in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century, when the urgent
need was felt to balance general education and vocational needs. The corresponding
discourse was influenced by modern thinkers like Dewey, Weber and Simmel.
book thus offers new insights into the reform of vocational education and
into educational thinking more in general.