Bread-and-butter Studies and Their Relation to the Higher Education of Workmen: An Address to Technical Students, Given at the Annual Meeting of the Technical Schools, Wolverhampton, October 9, 1906

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1906 - Education, Higher - 12 pages
 

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Page 10 - New times demand new measures and new men ; The world advances, and in time outgrows The laws that in our fathers' day were best; And, doubtless, after us, some purer scheme Will be shaped out by wiser men than we, Made wiser by the steady growth of truth.
Page 2 - No man who has endeavored to carry out an enterprise where many hands were needed, but has been well-nigh appalled at times by the imbecility of the average man --the inability or unwillingness to concentrate on a thing and do it.
Page 2 - ... appalled at times by the imbecility of the average man — the inability or unwillingness to concentrate on a thing and do it. Slipshod assistance, foolish inattention, dowdy indifference, and half-hearted work seem the rule ; and no man succeeds unless by hook or crook or threat he forces or bribes other men to assist him ; or mayhap, God in His goodness performs a miracle and sends him an Angel of Light for an assistant.
Page 101 - Masters are required to teach apprentices their trade or calling, and in the case of indigent children, the masters must cause them to be taught reading, writing, and the rules of arithmetic to the double rule of three.
Page 93 - ... apprentice to run away or absent himself from the service of his master, or to...
Page 2 - K's, but you will smile sweetly and say, "Never mind," and go look it up yourself. And this incapacity for independent action, this moral stupidity, this infirmity of the will, this unwillingness to cheerfully catch hold and lift, are the things that put pure socialism so far into the future.

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