Report of the Proceedings of the Meeting of the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf Volume 17

Report of the Proceedings of the Meeting of the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf Volume 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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... education is designed to fit people for some easy method of making a livelihood has too long prevailed in America and throughout the world, and is one of the fruitful causes of all kinds of political and business " graft." The number of intellectual parasites, dudes, and rogues turned out by our high schools and colleges should be reduced to the lowest possible number, and the principle that mental and manual labor go hand in hand, is honorable and noble, and is necessary to the highest welfare of the individual, the State, and the race should dominate educational purpose and method. The main purpose of the institution suggested by this paper should be the supplying educational opportunity coupled with industrial opportunity; a place where a simple, plain, and ample living may be made by a few hours of labor each day in an environment replete with an atmosphere of education and culture, the advantages of which must be fully availed of by those who would enjoy its benefits.. Such a scheme must necessarily include a large tract of fertile and productive land favorably located as to transportation and other facilitie. This farm must be conducted scientifically and practically. ' With this farm must be associated shops and factories, all of which must produce goods both for domestic consumption and outside market. All construction work should be done. as far as possible, by student labor, and everything consumed by them should either be produced by them or secured through exchange or sale of same. In other words, the supreme test of this school should be the power of each student to be selfsupporting during such time as the educational process under competent direction is deemed desirable. I recognize the fact that this test is...
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848136
  • 9781236848130