Training for Citizenship: An Article on the Winston-Salem Plan of Training for Citizenship

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1913 - 5 páginas
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Página 5 - We will fight for the ideals and sacred things of the city, both alone and with many. We will revere and obey the city's laws and do our best to incite a like respect and reverence in those above us who are prone to annul o,
Página 5 - We will never bring disgrace to this, our city, by any act of dishonesty or cowardice, nor ever desert our suffering comrades in the ranks; we will fight for the ideals and sacred things of the city, both alone and with many; we will revere and obey the city's laws and do our best to incite a like...
Página 5 - We will revere and obey the City's laws and do our best to incite a like respect and reverence in those above us who are prone to annul or set them at naught. We will strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty. Thus, in all these ways, we will transmit this City not only not less but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.
Página 5 - Winston-Salem plan of training boys for citizenship. North Carolina education, 7 : 3-4, May 1913. The principal characteristics of the plan are "first, cooperation between the public schools and the local board of trade; second, the establishment of a department of government and economics in the city high school; and, third, the formation of a boys' department, or a 'juvenile club,' as it is called, of the board of trade.
Página 6 - The Winston-Salem plan," says LeRoy Hodges, secretary of the board of trade, "trains the boys of the city directly for citizenship; first, in the high school, where they are taught the principles of civil government and instructed in the theories and basic problems governing our economic order; second, in the juvenile club, where they have the means of being identified with the real work of municipal development, and take part in actual social and industrial investigations.
Página 6 - ... take part in actual social and industrial investigations. An opportunity is thus provided for the boys to study at close range the varied industries of the city under competent direction and in an official capacity. In brief, the plan contemplates, first, teaching the boys how to live, and second, equipping them with an education whereby they can make a living, which, in the end, is the real secret of practical training for intelligent citizenship.
Página 5 - ... directed to the important industrial, commercial, and agricultural problems of this country, particularly the problems of the Southern States. As a result of this work the boys developed a very active interest in public affairs, and to hold this interest and at the same time make the work of lasting value it was recognized that their historic and theoretical study of political and economic problems must in some way be connected with the practical, everyday experiences in the industrial centers....
Página 5 - ... school. — At the beginning of the 1912-13 school year, Supt. RH Latham, of the city schools, provided as a part of the high-school curriculum a course in government and economics open to the senior students, and placed the new department under the direction of the secretary of the board of trade, who, with the approval of the board, had volunteered his services. Under this department the students are taught the elements of government, special attention being given to analysis and comparison...
Página 5 - During tne term ending with the Christmas holidays, mock elections were held, and the class was organized as city council, State general assembly, and as the Congress of the United States. Immediately after Christmas a series of lectures treating of the fundamental principles of economics were arranged, and the attention of the students directed to the important industrial, commercial, and agricultural problems of this country, particularly the problems of the Southern States. As a result of this...
Página 5 - ... who, with the approval of the board, had volunteered his services. Under this department, the students are taught the elements of government, special attention being given to analysis and comparison of the city, county, state and federal governments. During the term ending with the Christmas holidays, mock elections were held, and the class was organized as city council, state general assembly, and as the Congress of the United States. Immediately after Christmas a series of lectures treating...

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