Contributions to Education Volume 74

Contributions to Education Volume 74

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... General High Schools, and the Mechanic Arts High School. It is apparent from these figures that the English High School is preparing very nearly as many boys for the Institute of Technology as is the Mechanic Arts High School, and that it is doing it more effectively. The pertinent question arises: Why duplicate its work? It is also evident from this table that all the other general high schools of Boston are offering adequate preparation for the Institute of Technology. If the Mechanic Arts High School were to discontinue its preparatory course for the engineering college it would be comparatively easy for a boy to obtain the necessary preparation elsewhere. Under these conditions it would seem as if the burden of proof rests upon the Mechanic Arts High School to show that it is either necessary or desirable for it to offer preparation for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or any other engineering school. It must be admitted that the table referred to above is based upon the records made in one institution only and that it would be unfair to draw hard and fast conclusions from these data. Nevertheless, it is significant as indicating that the manual training high schools and the technical high schools have not as yet demonstrated any superiority over the regular high school in preparing boys for the engineering college. This position is further supported by the dean of the Engineering School at Tufts College and ex-President Hamilton of Tufts College, who express themselves as being satisfied with the kind of preparation offered by the general high school, and who also say that training in shop work is practically valueless as a preparation for the engineering college unless such work is closely correlated with physics, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784766
  • 9781236784766