Industrial Education

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Teachers College, Columbia University, 1914 - Technical education - 50 pages

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Page 46 - The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Rome, Wrought in a sad sincerity: Himself from God he could not free; He builded better than he knew : The conscious stone to beauty grew.
Page 43 - And that cannot stop their tears. The young lambs are bleating in the meadows, The young birds are chirping in the nest, The young fawns are playing with the shadows, The young flowers are blowing toward the west — But the young, young children, O my brothers, They are weeping bitterly! They are weeping in the playtime of the others, In the country of the free.
Page 43 - They know the grief of man, without its wisdom ; They sink in man's despair, without its calm; Are slaves, without the liberty in Christdom, Are martyrs, by the pang without the palm...
Page 43 - Men! with Mothers and Wives! It is not linen you're wearing out, But human creatures' lives! Stitch - stitch - stitch, In poverty, hunger, and dirt, Sewing at once, with a double thread, A Shroud as well as a Shirt.
Page 46 - Straggle and be content ; but God be praised, Antonio Stradivari has an eye That winces at false work and loves the true, With hand and arm that play upon the tool As willingly as any singing bird Sets him to sing his morning roundelay, Because he likes to sing and likes the song.
Page 45 - ... permit. As soon as beauty is sought, not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker. High beauty is no longer attainable by him in canvas or in stone, in sound, or in lyrical construction ; an effeminate, prudent, sickly beauty, which is not beauty, is all that can be formed ; for the hand can never execute anything higher than the character can inspire.
Page 19 - ... their lives. It must establish such habits of thought and conduct that all subsequent work will be aided by the discipline. This is the ideal of the elementary school. Joined with the humanities and the sciences, a study of the industries rounds out the education of the citizen and equips him to begin his vocational training.
Page 4 - The study promises material reward and he seizes the chance to turn it to account in the vocational training of his child. Manual training in some form is here to stay. The teacher needs it in teaching not one subject, but most subjects; the public demands it because it offers the most obvious means of beginning the training for vocational life. Under the combined influence of pedagogical needs and public demands, the content of our manual training courses has been radically changed within the past...
Page 7 - American child, however high his goal — it is his birthright as an American citizen — - but I would have the school help him define the aim of his life in terms of his own natural endowment and possible attainment. The child has a right to this kind of guidance; the school must give it, and what the school gives must be determined by sympathetic instruction along the lines leading to the goal.
Page 50 - Industrial arts as a school subject has been defined as the distilled experience of man in his resolution of natural materials to his needs for creature comfort, to the end that he may more richly live his spiritual life?

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