HIST 235 African Intellectuals
          November 29, 2012
Education in any sense is a form of advancement of the mind. Whether the education obtained is through vocational or University, the knowledge that is gained through both helps one get to a higher level in life compared to someone that is without a focused training or a University education.   Whether vocational school or University education is better than or worse than the other is particularly based on the individual obtaining the education.   One is not better or worse than the other in my opinion because both educations help one get to another level in their own schooling which makes it improvement of self nonetheless.
Vocational school primarily focuses on a specific trade that one can obtain rather quickly in a specific job or field whereas University education one is obtaining an associates or bachelor’s degree in a two to four year program in a field that focuses on educating the individual not only in their chosen major but in theoretical thinking and general core classes. Both are very different in the way they educate its students however in the end they both achieve the same goal in adding to ones intellect. W.E.B Dubois believed that with a   liberal education,   African Americans will have the necessary tools and ability to make a way for others to follow and that a Liberal education has enough hands-on application to be used in the real world
In W.E.B Dubois’s Souls of Black Folk, Of the Training of Black Men he stressed the importance of education among the African American race. He believed that African Americans should be educated in order to lead and teach the other uneducated African Americans. Dubois emphasizes the fact that there is a great need for higher education and the necessity of educated role models that will motivate others to be better educated. In my opinion he believed that both University education and vocational teachings would be better for...