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Dislocating Education

Archive for October, 2011

2011
12
Oct

Bartending School

Bartending School

If you saw the movie Cocktail with Tom Cruise, and were attracted by the flair and flamboyance with which this movie star served drinks, or if you admire your local bartender’s ability to pull in tips by pouring drinks, you might have considered bartending school.

Bartending suits those who have a friendly, outgoing personality, and some bars seek bartenders who have a taste for turning their drink-serving into original performance art. If you like hanging out at your local and are looking for a job that will allow you to spend more time there, bartending school is a good option.

The advantage of bartending school is that you can take the course in only a matter of weeks, and once you have obtained a license, you can start making money behind the counter.

2011
10
Oct

Vocational School

Vocational School

If you would like a degree in a practical subject without spending a lot of time or money on extra courses you don’t really need, vocational school may be a good option for you.

Vocational school is an alternative to a traditional four year degree, and allows the student prepare directly for a career.

A vocational school schedule is usually flexible, and a student can work and raise a family while attending classes or online. Even if the classes occur during the day, the courses are usually a few months long to a year (with the exception of such degrees as nursing), and do not require putting one’s life on hold for years at a time.

When going to vocational school, one can choose to earn a degree, a diploma or a certificate, depending on the type of course and how specialized it is.

2011
09
Oct

Online School

Online School

If you would you like to reach your educational goals without commuting to lectures, hiring a babysitter, or living on campus, than an online school may be the best option.

The internet has revolutionized the old-fashioned correspondence courses to create distance learning choices that suit every budget and lifestyle. You can take classes in the convenience of your home with little expense and hassle.

With e-mail, fax, internet access, and media player software, your online school can be a one-person academy in your home or office. One of the best things about online school is the flexibility that it provides, and you may be able to pursue a full-time job while attending online school in your spare time.

Online school is for a particular kind of student, and not everyone would prefer to take classes at home. If you are an independent-minded person who can organize your time well, then online school is a good option.

2011
08
Oct

Adult Education Schools

Adult Education Schools

In almost every community, there are adult education schools that allow those with busy work schedules and family responsibilities to take courses they may have missed in school and to improve their lives with courses in home design, parenting, and in a foreign language.

There are many reasons people attend adult education schools, as well as a variety of courses to suit every need. One advantage of attending adult education schools is that they often are low cost, and it is easy to take just one or two classes without enrolling in a full-time course.

Many of those who attend adult education schools feel that they only need one refresher course or would like to complete a course gradually, in one or two sessions a week. Another good reason to opt for adult education schools is that their classes can easily fit into the schedule of those who work full time or take care of children.