Rural Education; A Complete Course of Study for Modern Rural Schools

Rural Education; A Complete Course of Study for Modern Rural Schools

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...the school plot successful. Some farmers are more critical than they should be;others are sympathetic, appreciative, and willing to co-operate with the school. Seeds are sometimes distributed for home gardens under the direction of the school. Local and state contests stimulate interest in the home project work. In many sections farmers of the community set aside plots on which to test fertilizers and different crops. The splendid work being done by the industrial departments of the schools in Minnesota and other states the last few years has given impetus to this movement. There is a general feeling that the liberal aid given these departments is money spent in the right direction, and that legislatures should provide for better rural schools. It is this class of schools more than any other that should now claim the attention of state and national governments. This is an age of conservation. The great conservation congress held at St. Paul a few years ago was a landmark in this new movement. But, to my mind, the greatest problem before us to-day is the conservation of the boys and the girls of the state for the rural community. It cannot afford to lose so many of its brightest young men and women. One of the best ways to keep them is to interest them in their environment by teaching them more subjects they can use and fewer that have no practical bearing on daily life. CHAPTER XVII GENERAL INDUSTRIAL WORK Industrial work and vocational work are sometimes confused. They are not synonymous terms. Industrial education is the study of the work of the industries, and is usually taught through hand work representing some of the manufactured products of these industries. It is work that has just as much a place in fundamental education as elementary..show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623096
  • 9781236623096