Theorem 15: "The administration of vocational education should be efficient in proportion as it is elastic and fluid rather than rigid and standardized."
I believe in this statement. The difference between what we do in the vocational field and the standard classroom are two totally different beasts. If you think of a traditional classroom setting you tend to look at it as a place of rules and boundaries, procedures and policies that are the norm for way of life there.
When you take a moment and really look at all of the vocational offerings in our department, then you really see just how robust and dynamic it is. On any given day, even in my structured lab environment, I have two to three different activities going on simultaneously. This leaves little room for a rigid and standardized atmosphere when students are learning at different levels and experiencing a variety of dynamic stations.
This is not to say that there does not need to be structure and rules. We must still have an overall control of our environments no matter what is going on, but the idea of being efficient in proportion to the tasks at hand maximizes the learning opportunities for our students.