The Ohio Teacher; Devoted to the Interests of the Teachers of Ohio, and to the Cause of Education Volume 31

The Ohio Teacher; Devoted to the Interests of the Teachers of Ohio, and to the Cause of Education Volume 31

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...is one of the chief causes of poverty. This inspection made in some of the largest cities makes it safe to say that "a very large per cent. of poverty is caused, directly, or in the second stage removed, by a lack of useful training," by a lack of technical ability to get and hold work. Now poverty and crime are closely related. Economic conditions constitute the first and greatest cause of crime. Want among the poor and greed among the rich alike lead to crime. Carroll D. Wright says: "Certainly, hunger leads to more crime of a petty nature, perhaps, than any other one cause. Labor, properly remunerated, is an eflicient guarantee against the commission of crime." The logic of better remuneration is better preparation of the workman. Mr. Wright, in an elaborate treatment of this subject, further says that "a lack of proper training has a large share in producing crime. It is statistically true that enough of knowledge to be of value in increasing the amount and quality of work, to give character, to some extent at least, to a person's tastes and aspirations, is a better safeguard against the inroads of crime than any code of criminal laws." Reliable statistics secured in the penal and reformatory institutions of this country, England and Canada, show that from 68 to 88 per cent. of the inmates are without an occupation, without a definite vocation, without a trade or any regular means of making a living, and that "the class of low-sklled workmen is between three and four times more numerous in prison population than in the general community." What can the Schools do to Prevent Pauperism and Crime?--ln the light of these and many other facts of a similar character, what can the schools do to...show more

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  • Paperback | 418 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 744g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688048X
  • 9781236880482