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Page viii - Arranged to meet the requirements of the Syllabus of the Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council on Education, South Kensington.
Page 25 - FELKIN, HM— Technical Education in a Saxon Town. Published for the City and Guilds of London Institute for the Advancement of Technical Education.
Page 3 - See also the report of 1884 of a royal commission "to inquire into the instruction of the industrial classes of certain foreign countries in technical and other subjects, for the purpose of comparison with that of the corresponding classes in this country; and into the influence of such instruction on manufacturing and other industries at home and abroad.
Page 3 - Whereas we have deemed it expedient that a commission should forthwith issue to inquire into...
Page 35 - Oldham, and at other places, some of which were excellent. The City guilds are trying a most important experiment in their practical classes. If empiricism be avoided, a great point will be gained by the attraction to working men and women of a mode of instruction in which the direct application of scientific principles is the means by which a knowledge of those principles is conveyed to their minds. As to this point, we refer to the almost unanimous expression of opinion contained in the letters...
Page 26 - ... and discretion, and in many cases, notably in Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, and Leicester, its contributions have had the effect of stimulating local effort in the establishment of new technical classes. Your commissioners are able generally to indorse the several schemes of technical instruction now in operation or about to be carried on by the City and Guilds of London Institute, and in view of the efficient and permanent working of these schemes we should be glad to see the funds of the...
Page 16 - ... The Conference of the Society of Arts, on Technical Education, of 1868, thus expressed itself: — " Believing that our defects are far more due to the ignorance of those who direct works than to imperfect technical education, want of skill, or incapacity in those who execute them, we consider — 'That with a view to the development of a system of scientific education, it is desirable that schools be established, having for their main object the teaching of science as a mental discipline. These...
Page 25 - ... as concerns day-schools), from whatever point of view we regard it. Their superior economy is obvious. But this economy cannot be estimated simply in terms of money.
Page 25 - ... regard it ; their superior economy is obvious. Morally, we believe the gain to be also great. We want, in every considerable town in England, a high school for girls, which should offer the best possible education on moderate terms — one which should serve as a model to all those private establishments for which in future, as at present, there will no doubt be abundant room.
Page ii - ... than your Company is now doing with it ? I do not. You are in the habit of subscribing liberally to all schemes for the public good, and perhaps I might say that the other large Companies are in the habit of doing so ? I know, as a matter of common report, that they are. I know in my position as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the City and Guilds of London Institute that they subscribe most largely to that, and with respect to my own Company, I know, of course, its very large contributions...

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