ABSTRACT

As the context shaped by technopower and the politics of corporatism becomes clearer, workers need an alternative vision of both democratic post Fordist workplaces and a progressive vocational education. Only by constructing an ever-evolving notion of vocationalism can Americans begin to take back power in the effort to rebuild a humane public domain. Chapter 9 will review some of the reform proposals for contemporary vocational education in light of this objective. The criteria for judgment are clearly stated: the democratic notion of good work and a critical educational form of teaching underlie this perspective. As always, democracy is taken seriously.