Three Lectures on Vocational Training

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Commercial Club of Chicago, 1911 - 52 páginas
 

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Página 28 - When one of the young men so trained was asked what he did when he got into the water, he laconically replied, "Sunk.
Página 26 - Thus, by degrees, he recognises how the problems arose, which occupy town and nation to-day, and learns the duties and rights of the individual within the State.
Página 1 - In an article in the American Federation of Labor on industrial education I find the sentence : — "There is a growing feeling that is gaining rapidly in strength, that in industrial education the human element must be recognized, and cannot be so disregarded as to make the future workers mere automatic machines." This is perfectly true. The one-sided education of workmen to dexterity is only an apparent solution of the problem. Of course, industry requires an army of men trained to perform them....
Página 26 - Thus by degrees he recognizes how the problems arose which occupy city and nation today, and learns the duties and rights of the individual within the state. This insight is strengthened into the will to consider others and to devote himself to common purposes by the association of pupils in working groups, •especially in the last school year. Hygienic training is given not only by special instruction in hygiene, but also by gymnastics and games on Sunday afternoons and during the school holidays....
Página 9 - ... consideration for others, in devotion to common interests, in social service for the state community. We Germans call them simply continuation schools. The conviction of their necessity for the whole life of the state has taken possession of the entire population more and more during the last twenty years. In South Germany there is no city or town, however small, without one such school, at least for all boys. In North Germany the great industrial town of Essen is the only larger town in which...
Página 1 - ... state revenue. But the farther we penetrate into the question 'of educating the masses to industrial capacity, the more we recognize that the problem before us is not special but general, that it is, in fact, nothing less than the problem of educating the whole man. Educational works in the United States are full of this discovery. In a description of the Lynn works, Alexander Magnus says : — "There are three main problems that enter into production: the machine problem, the material problem,...
Página 2 - And one thing more is necessary. We require not only dexterity and insight, but also the education of the moral character. Perhaps this development of character is the most important part even in industrial education, for firmness and principle will lead a man to acquire dexterity and insight, but dexterity and insight are not always placed in the service of character.
Página 28 - You have already excellent school workshops of various kinds, the value of which for the education of the man, as opposed to the workman, has been brilliantly demonstrated in the publications of the National Society for Promotion of Industrial Education. The essential reason why the continuation school should not become a purely theoretical school is that its limitation to theoretical instruction would form an almost insuperable barrier to transforming our schools into educational institutions for...
Página 18 - Bureau of the Chicago public schools had its origin in the bureau of vocational supervision established for children by the Department of Social Investigation of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy...
Página 17 - It is of no advantage to a constitutional State to make its opportunities of culture accessible only to a small percentage. When all citizens of the State have the right to participate in its affairs and to exert influence on its executive through the suffrage, it is the business of the State to provide all with an education that will enable them to make a reasonable use of this right. During several decades it was believed in Germany that it was sufficient to give opportunities for boys and girls...

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