The Psychological Clinic Volume 7
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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...without any interruption. Every boy is given a trial of two months beginning immediately at the close of school in June. If he likes the work and shows aptitude for it, he continues the course; otherwise he drops out and if he chooses may take up some other course in the high school. This gives the boy an opportunity to find himself, --something quite generally lacking in the schools. The shop work includes instruction in all the operations necessary to the particular trade in which the boy is interested. The boys receive pay for the time actually spent in the shop. For the first year in the shop (the second year of the course) they receive ten cents an hour, for the second year twelve and one-half cents, and for the third year fifteen cents. Their work in the shop covers a total of about 1650 hours a year. The value in money of this course to each boy is therefore $165.00 for the first year (the second year of the course), $206.25 for the next year, and $247.50 for the last year. The value in opportunity and efficiency would be very difficult to estimate. It is obvious that this work offers a strong inducement for the boy to continue in school. The chance to earn money gratifies his natural desire for independence, and to some extent lifts from the shoulders of his parents the burden of keeping him in school. During vacation work is usually provided in the shops, which adds to the boy's yearly income while keeping him occupied and off the street. A strong feature of the Industrial Cooperative Course is the agreement entered into by the boy and his employer. If after the trial period of two months the boy is satisfied that he wants to learn the trade, his parents agree that he shall stick at it for three years, and the manufacturer on his...
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