Manual Arts for Vocational Ends

Manual Arts for Vocational Ends

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...the fifth or sixth grade, and in the sixth grade we may assume that boys are capable of beginning the use of woodworking tools. One should guard against the dissipation of energy in the grammar grades too often caused by introducing too many media of expression. We must remember that our work is tending toward definite and fixed useful hand processes; and the old motto, --"A thing worth doing at all is worth doing well"--applies to boys and girls from eleven or twelve to fifteen or sixteen years of age. In the upper two grades of the grammar school, sewing, cooking and applied art work for the girls; bench woodwork and art metal work, together with mechanical drawing, for the boys, seem nearly to complete the manual training teacher's field of possibilities. There is so much in the state courses of study already either adopted or definitely outlined, that it may be difficult to add to what these outlines suggest. But constantly and with repeated emphasis one should be reminded that we are liable to suffer from mental inertia if we are not continually searching for some means of interesting and holding the boys and girls in these grades, who are not attracted by the present forms of work. The public school is for the public and not for a small part of the public. Something needs to be done, and therefore the following proposition is made that it may be given consideration: For those boys and girls in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades who, because of circumstances resulting from any conditions--financial, physical, mental or moral, due either to heredity or environment--who cannot or probably will not continue long in school, and who therefore must go to work, something must be done. This something is to teach them the elements of...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123663022X
  • 9781236630223