Part-Time Education Series Volume 11-17

Part-Time Education Series Volume 11-17

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...which they find employment are at the lower end of the scale. Economic significance.--On the other hand, the fact that the termination of school for the great majority of California children occurs below the ninth grade, and for the country as a whole about. two grades lower, gives evidence that preparation for employment is at a minimum. What is true of preliminary training is also true of preparation for advancement, so that it is not surprising to find that boys and girls, when without advice or guidance, drift from job to job; and that the itinerant juvenile worker becomes the unskilled adult worker who is intermittently employed and who consequently must remain on a low economic level. Social significance.--Low economic status and inadequate educational background are generally conceded as factors contributing to low social standards. According to James A. Johnson, formerly warden of San Quentin Prison, ' Indolence, ignorance, and ill health.... are the chief causes of boys slipping from the normal, law-abiding life into the ways of the criminal." Also it has been estimated that 75 per cent of the persons found in prisons today are unable to earn a living save by the most rudimentary forms of labor. The whole cost of ignorance and of the lack of vocational fitness is impossible to measure, but we do know some facts about the cost to society of some of its misfits. A twelve-months' survey of the New York State prisons was begun in 1919, and the report appearing a year later over the names of some of the best known educators in the country shows an educational chart of 1925 prisoners with over 50 per cent having less than a sixth-grade education and only 12.3 per cent having more than an eighth-grade education.23 Such figures show...
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939212
  • 9781236939210