A Report by the Massachusetts Commission on Industrial Education Onn the Advisability of Establishing One Or More Technical Schools Or Industrial Colleges

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1908 - Technical education - 36 pages
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Page 7 - After an exhaustive, impartial discussion your committee decided to record itself in favor of the best opportunities for the most complete industrial and technical education obtainable for prospective applicants for admission into the skilled crafts of this country, particularly as regards the full possibilities of such crafts, to the end that such applicants be fitted not only for all usual requirements but also for the highest supervisory duties, responsibilities, and rewards...
Page 6 - America, whom we directly and indirectly represent. It is true, nevertheless, that in furtherance of our claim, namely, that our principles comprise the fullest and highest scope of human activity, and from time to time will be enhanced and advanced in accordance with the demands to satisfy human needs and desires, the people we represent, the working class, hold different views on the...
Page 17 - These courses are intended to bring the systematic study of applied science within the reach of young men who are following industrial pursuits and desire to fit themselves for higher positions, but are unable to attend courses during the day.
Page 15 - ... the normal type of city normal schools. This is the purely professional type. It does not pretend to give academic instruction. It receives only pupils of mature age, who have successfully passed through the high school course of instruction. For admission to the most advanced schools of this kind the applicant must be at least eighteen years of age and must have completed a high school course of four years. In the State normal schools, as a general thing, in the East, at least, much the greater...
Page 7 - The committee to which this resolution was referred, reported it "decided to record itself in favor of the best opportunities for the most complete industrial and technical education obtainable," and it recommended an investigation of industrial school systems.
Page 17 - ... of the Faculty of the Institute of Technology. To those who satisfactorily complete the required courses of the two years, and pass the examinations, certificates are given.
Page 1 - ... and especially shall the commission consider and report at an early day upon the advisability of establishing one or more technical schools or industrial colleges, providing for a three or four years' course for extended training in the working principles of the larger industries of the Commonwealth.
Page 17 - Students are expected to purchase such text-books, note-books, instruments and other material as may be recommended throughout the course. No reports of standing are given to the students, but those students who are failing to keep well up with the work, or to profit sufficiently by the instruction, are informed that they are not qualified to pursue the course advantageously. Those who complete satisfactorily the required courses of the two years and pass the examinations are given certificates....
Page 16 - These are intended to bring the systematic study of applied science within the reach of young men who are following industrial pursuits and desire to fit themselves for higher positions, but are unable to attend day courses of instruction.
Page 7 - ... only for all usual requirements but also for the highest supervisory duties, responsibilities, and rewards; and your committee recommends that the executive council give this subject its early and deep consideration, examining established and proposed industrial school systems, so that it may be in a position to inform the American Federation of Labor what, in the council's opinion, would be the wisest course for organized labor to pursue in connection therewith.

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