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"As enrollment in secondary vocational education programs declines and employers re-evaluate the attributes needed for success in today’s job market, some observers of the U.S. education system have called for schools to limit – or even eliminate – the teaching of occupational skills. Does this mean employers don’t reward such training?"


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Bishop, J. (1995). In search of a niche [Electronic version]. Vocational Education Journal, 70(7), 38-41, 54.

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Published version reprinted with special permission from Techniques magazine, May 2006, (c) ACTE, all rights reserved.
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