Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Superintendents of the Poor and Union Association Volume 11

Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Superintendents of the Poor and Union Association Volume 11

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...laying aside all question of cost. The committee of 1869, to whose report I have alluded, said: " We would express our conviction that- nstitut1'0nal life should be avoided as much as possible, as we consider the raising and training in families as more natural and far superior in all respects." The same committee, in its report upon the Reform School, in suggesting some improvements in its plan of work, thought it would be better "to make an earnest efiort to prepare its inmates for a speedy discharge from the school, the finding proper places for them in private families, and the careful looking after them when thus discharged." Dr. Pierce, in " Half a Century with Juvenile Delinquents, " says: "All institutional life is unnatural, and no child should be confined in any one, however improving, longer than is indispensable to prepare it for the natural home in the family, where it must certainly and ultimately live. We should never weary of the experiment of placing the child in a home. If it fails in one it may find a congenial atmosphere in another." Said the Hon. John J. Bagley in his retiring niessage--and no man ever loved the institutions of Michigan more than he, nor sought more earnestly to improve their conditicn--"Better far than the best institution is home, be it ever so humble, if it is sober and honest'." Said Hon. Chas. M. Crosswell in his inaugural message, speaking of the State Public School: "To secure and maintain the success of the institution, the declared object of its creation should be constantly borne in mind, to wit: to provide for such children only temporary homes, until homes can be procured for them in families. No training that...
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781406
  • 9781236781406