Workers' education in the United States (Google eBook)

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Workers' education bureau of America, 1921 - Working class - 144 pages
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Page 86 - No man has earned the right to intellectual ambition until he has learned to lay his course by a star which he has never seen, —to dig by the divining rod for springs which he may never reach.
Page 132 - Its purposes shall be to collect and to disseminate information relative to efforts at education on any part of organized labor ; to co-ordinate and assist in every possible manner the educational work now carried on by the organized workers ; and to stimulate the creation of additional enterprises in labor education throughout the United States.
Page 86 - ... eyes and the pride of life. We forget that the measure of the value of a nation to the world is neither the bushel nor the barrel, but mind; and that wheat and pork, though useful and necessary, are but dross in comparison with those intellectual products which alone are imperishable.
Page 132 - ... co-ordinate and assist in every possible manner the educational work now carried on by the organized workers; and to stimulate the creation of additional enterprises in labor education throughout the United States. Membership Eligibility: A. The following organizations shall be eligible for membership and have the right to one vote each. 1. International and national labor unions; State Federations of Labor and other State Labor organizations; City Central labor unions and district organizations...
Page 8 - Encouraging all schools, colleges, universities, libraries, trade union centers, and all institutions of learning to secure copies of the books, pamphlets and addresses recommended for use by those interested in securing accurate and reliable information regarding industrial problems. 4. Encouraging textbook writers and publishers to avail themselves of the library and the records of the AF of L. upon all subjects dealing with the industrial development and progress, as well as the movement of the...
Page 8 - In industrial and vocational courses, the privileges and obligations of intelligent citizenship must be taught vigorously and effectively ; and that at least in all vocational and Industrial courses, an unemasculated industrial history must be taught, which shall Include an accurate account of the organization of the workers and of the results thereof, and shall also include a summary of all legislation, both State and Federal, affecting the industries taught OTHER ASSOCIATIONS.
Page 44 - But it seems altogether likely that American labor education for some time to come will continue to place the emphasis on the social sciences. Some day the American workers may, like their British cousins who now have back of them a long educational history, turn to a more purely cultural training...
Page 86 - The aim of education is to prepare for complete living. To live completely means to be as useful as possible and to be happy. By usefulness is meant service, ie any activity which promotes the material or the spiritual interests of mankind, one or both. To be happy one must enjoy both his work and his leisure.
Page 43 - Democracy in Our Education — To guard against an over-centralization of educational control, we have established a Permanent Joint Conference of the educational committees of our local unions. This conference meets from time to time with the Educational Committee. It renders valuable service in helping us to keep in touch with the locals and in passing on suggestions from the rank and file. Students' Councils — In each Unity Center, the students elect two members from every class to serve on...
Page 86 - ... is still something left to conquer. There are fields still open for occupation in the law, and there are roads from them that will lead you where you will. But do not think I am pointing you to flowery paths and beds of roses — to a place where brilliant results attend your work, which shall be at once easy and new. No result is easy which is worth having. Your education begins when what is called your education is over — when you no longer are stringing together the pregnant thoughts, the...

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