Getting back to the basics of “vocational” education

January 8, 2019

“People who are shopping for college are looking for something more” than a way into their first good-paying job, writes David S Cunningham. The author looks to explore what this “something more” might be by asking the reader to consider the term “vocation,” whose original meaning referred to a calling rather than simply how a person makes money. “By cultivating the vocabulary of vocation and calling,” the author adds, “colleges and universities can offer a more integrated educational program, emphasizing that career planning should go hand in hand with an exploration of deep issues of meaning, purpose and identity.” Inside Higher Ed (International)