Report of the Commission on Industrial Education, Made to the Legislature of Pennsylvania

Report of the Commission on Industrial Education, Made to the Legislature of Pennsylvania

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...has not yet found a suitable place, he may be permitted to make himself more perfect in that one which he prefers. Our introduction of this mechanical instruction seems almost providential in view of the scareness of apprenticeships. Up to almost the end of the year 1884 metal work alone was taught, and during that year only about one-third of the boys who left college entered into mechanical pursuits; of those who left during 1885, and since instruction in ordinary wood work and turning has been introduced, ' two-thirds have obtained work in mechanical Occupations. 4. The Philadelphia Manual Training School. "The Philadelphia Manual Training School" was opened in September, 1885, with about one hundred and twenty-five pupils. The object of the school as stated in the second annual catalogue " is the education of all the faculties. 'The whole boy is put to school.' He learns to do by doing, and the manual training school thus educates men who shall combine in one person the thinker and the doer. "It is not to be supposed that pupils enter the school merely for the purpose of becoming mechanics. The school has a far broader aim than to prepare students for particular trades. Manual training is a means of developing to a high degree certain faculties such as observation and judgment; and, given with the other studies named above, it secures a truly liberal, intellectual and physical development--a more symmetrical education. It tends, also, to foster a higher appreciation of the value and dignity of intelligent labor, and its moral influence is immediate and wholesome." The school affords to students who have finished the ordinary grammar school course an opportunity to continue the literary, scientific and mathematical...show more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642988
  • 9781236642981