Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor of the State of New Hampshire Volume 9

Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor of the State of New Hampshire Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...years which he spent in the school, his "potential value" has reached the sum of twelve thousand dollars, as against nine thousand for the untrained boy, and from that point onward the distance between them steadily increases. There is a difference between the "trade school" here referred to, such schools as are maintained in Springfield, Lowell, New Bedford, and Fall Eiver, where the pupil gives the entire time to learning the trade, and the "manual training school" as we find it in New Hampshire, in our schools at Berlin, Concord, and Manchester, where a very small part of the pupil's school week is given to the work. It is hoped that at a not far distant date a completely equipped trade school, open to all New Hampshire boys, may be located in one of our manufacturing centers. But our manual training schools are doing an increasingly beneficial work, although still somewhat limited in accommodations and equipment. If a boy has mechanical ability, however latent, the manual training course will develop it and prepare him to enter upon a trade far in advance of the boy lacking the same training. Many laboring men are unable to afford more than a high school education for their children, and some cannot go higher than the grammar grades. To such boys the course in manual training offers an opportunity for preparation, without additional expense, to start their wage-earning career in advance of the boy not enjoying like advantages. Superintendent George H. Whitcher of Berlinwrites of manual training in the schools of the paper city as follows: Manual Training In The Berlin Public Schools. The course in manual training in the Berlin public schools is based upon and conditioned by the following...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236888758
  • 9781236888754