A Study of Work and Education Theories with Emphasis on Foundation of Epistemology and Its Role in Vocational Education



 The relationship between work or vocation and education has led to the presentation of three general theories in the history of the west education. The liberal education theory considers the value of work in its creating leisure for rational activities. It also describes education only as life and not as preparation for life. The Marxist theory is inclined to praise work for itself and considers the vocational education as the main part of education. Finally, pragmatist theory considers work as the factor of rational and social education and growth. This article derived from an attributive survey, studies the above-mentioned theories concerning the foundation of epistemology and its role in vocational education.