Report of the Select Committee on Elsenberg

Report of the Select Committee on Elsenberg

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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: ... learn how to do it. My opinion is that on the farm you must have as much practical work as possible. 684. You think we will be compelled to retain the services of men capable of teaching science on the farms?--Yes. 685. And you think it is possible to devise some scheme?--Yes. 686. And the memorandum we have asked you to put in, you will mention that scheme?--Yes. 687. And in whatever scheme you devise you will make provision for what we call " Higher Education"?--Yes. It is necessary because if you take the present state of the Colony you will find that we have to depend almost wholly upon outsiders for our technically trained agricultural experts such as creamery managers, viticulturists, etc. Therefore I strongly advocate training young men to be teachers. 688. That statement is a full reply as to the advisability of sending pupils to Europe? I quite agree that 1t is necessary to send some pupils to Europe, especiallyin such a subject as viticulture, but I do not think it is desirable to go in for an indiscriminate system of sending young men to other countries. 689. Do you not think that after we develop these colleges we could give scholarships and bursaries so that we could really attain the ideal of having our young men educated?--Yes. 690. Everything points to the great necessity of having things done in the country?--Yes. 691. Mr. van Heerden. You are in favour of short courses?--Yes. 692. From your experience of the boys at Elsenberg, do you think they are up to the level, of boys of similar ages at similar colleges?--I did no't go into that. 693. Did they follow you in what you said?Yes, I think so. I told them certain things concerning the state of agriculture in other countries, and got them to discuss more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882008
  • 9781236882004