Report of the Commission on Industrial and Technical Education: Submitted in Accordance with Resolve Approved May 24, 1905. April, 1906

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Wright & Potter Print. Company, state printers, 1906 - Child labor - 196 pages

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Page 166 - FELKIN, HM— Technical Education in a Saxon Town. Published for the City and Guilds of London Institute for the Advancement of Technical Education.
Page 5 - By this is meant mental power to see beyond the task which occupies the hands for the moment to the operations which have preceded and to those which will follow it, — power to take In the whole process, knowledge of materials, ideas of cost. Ideas of organization, business sense, and a conscience which recognizes obligations.
Page 22 - ... classes of children between the ages of fourteen and eighteen years who may be employed during the remainder of the day, to the end that instruction in the principles and the practice of the arts may go on together...
Page 14 - The wide indifference to manual training as a school subject may be due to the narrow view which has prevailed among its chief advocates. It has been urged as a cultural subject mainly useful as a stimulus to other forms of intellectual effort, — a sort of mustard relish, an appetizer, — to be conducted without reference to any industrial end. It has been severed from real life as completely as have the other school activities. Thus it has come about that the overmastering influences of school...
Page 21 - It may initiate and superintend the establishment and maintenance of industrial schools for boys and girls in various centers of the Commonwealth, with the cooperation and consent of the municipality involved or the municipalities constituent of any district to be formed by the union of towns and cities, as hereinafter provided. The commission shall have all necessary powers in the conduct and maintenance of industrial schools, and money appropriated by the State and municipality for their maintenance...
Page 21 - The said commission on its organization shall appoint a secretary to be its executive officer, who shall not be a member of the commission, and who shall receive such salary as shall be approved by the governor and council, and the commission may employ supervisors, experts in industrial and technical education, and such clerical and other service as may be found necessary. The necessary expenses of the commission, including clerk hire...
Page 22 - SECTION 4. Two or more cities or towns may unite as a district for the maintenance of the industrial schools provided for in the preceding section, but no such district shall be created without the approval of the commission on industrial education.
Page 22 - College are hereby authorized to establish a normal department for the purpose of giving instruction in the elements of agriculture to persons desiring to teach such elements in the public schools, as provided in sections three and four: provided, that the cost of such department shall not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars in any one year, and that at least fifteen candidates present themselves for such instruction.
Page 18 - The employments upon which they enter demand so little intelligence and so little manual skill that they are not educative in any sense. For these children, many of whom now leave school from their own choice at the completion of the seventh grade, further school training of a practical character would be attractive and would be a possibility if it prepared for the industries. Hence any scheme of education which is to increase the child's productive efficiency must consider the child of fourteen.
Page 179 - ... at least a part of the trade in which they are employed, an opportunity to broaden their mechanical training and make themselves more efficient workmen. It is not the function of this school to train apprentices as such, but to supplement the imperfect and highly specialized training of modern shops by giving machine hands, helpers, and apprentices, so far as there are any apprentices, an opportunity to gain practice in a greater variety of work than would ever be open to any one man under the...

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