Bulletin Volume 43-51

Bulletin Volume 43-51

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... given to the children in the elementary schools, who will make up the large majority of the future citizens and workers of the city of Memphis'! 4. Practical knowledge of mechanics and ability to handle tools and ma-chines.---F or years manual work in the public schools has been ' considered a necessary part of any thorough education for children, whether they are going into industry or the professions. The danger in communities where there is one single large manufacturing industry has sometimes been that manual work might be interpreted in too narrow and specialized a sense. In Memphis there is little danger of that because of the great diversity of industries. Because of this diversity and because of the constant change in types of machine and handwork it is obvious that what is needed is a thorough groundwork in the principles of mechanics, in the ability to handle tools and machines, and in the power to adapt from one type of work to another. Are the schools of Memphis giving to the children training in practical manual work and knowledge of mechanics? Are they giving this knowledge only to children in the vocational school, or are they giving the foundation of it to the large majority of children in the elementary schools who will make up the mass of citizens and workers in the future? Are the schools providing for more intensive and thorough-training for older children and for adult men and women? 5. Knowledge of the principles of commercial exchange, marketing, shipping, etc.--How the products of a community are produced, marketed, and shipped has always been one of the chief subjects of study in geography in the elementary school. Memphis lends itself particularly to a rich treatment of that subject. It is a...show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930037
  • 9781236930033