Vocational Education

Emily Robison
H.W. Wilson, 1917 - 303 páginas

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Página 200 - Chicago where youth are taught to swim without going into the water, being repeatedly drilled in the various movements which are necessary for swimming. When one of the young men so trained was asked what he did when he got into the water, he laconically replied,
Página 49 - ... under which money will be actually paid for industrial skill; but at the same time, that the implications, the connections, the relations to the industrial world, will be made clear. A man who makes, year after year, but one small wheel in a modern watch factory, may, if his education has properly prepared him, have a fuller life than did the old watchmaker who made a watch from beginning to end.
Página 11 - Was it not great? did not he throw on God (He loves the burthen) God's task to make the heavenly period Perfect the earthen ? Did not he magnify the mind, show clear Just what it all meant?
Página 165 - Organized labor has always opposed and will continue to oppose sham industrial education, whether at public or at private expense. It has opposed and will continue to oppose that superficial training which confers no substantial benefit upon the worker, which does not make him a craftsman, but only an interloper, who may be available in times of crisis, perhaps, as a strike breaker, but not as a trained artisan for industrial service at other times. Industrial education must train men for work not...
Página 76 - ... but little greater than that which they had when they first left school. And a similar fate overtakes the girls. Moreover, the unfortunate education of shifting experience and environment during these years does much to destroy both the substance and the spirit of the education which they received when in school. The result is that at the threshold of citizenship the great majority of these young people are actually more ignorant than they were when they left school. They are sophisticated, to...
Página xii - Davis, Benjamin Marshall. Agricultural education in the public schools : a study of the development with particular reference to the agencies concerned.
Página 74 - utilitarian" aims, and, sometimes, by a curiously inadequate conception of their real function, they have even measured their own usefulness by the extent to which they have kept the distinctly useful out of their work.
Página 101 - What is the health problem of our working people? From extensive studies of mortality statistics and the data of private and public insurance agencies here and abroad, as well as from many special studies, we learn, with respect to the illness problem, that there are in this country no fewer than thirteen million cases of sickness each year among those engaged in industrial pursuits.
Página 24 - ... is a new problem and they appear not to know quite what to do with it. It is perfectly clear that industrial education calls for new and different courses of instruction from those designed to fit for non-industrial pursuits, and the question is whether these constitute a part of our public-school duty or whether the peculiar educational needs of industry and of industrial people may be left to take care of themselves. In discussing industrial education, as with all other forms of education,...
Página 37 - Commonwealth where these two great subjects should be taught in such a way as to insure the development of these great fundamental industries in the hands of educated men. To these household science has been added, and commerce doubtless should be included. The Federal Government has been wise up to date in contenting itself with devoting public money to the general cause of education in the various States, leaving to them the question as to what should be taught, how it should be taught, and the...

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