A Guide to the Study of Charities and Correction: By Means of the Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction, Using Thirty-four Volumes, 1874 to 1907, Volumes 1874-1907

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National Conference of Charities and Correction, 1908 - Charities - 353 pages
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Page 159 - ... best, at the expense of breadth and versatility. In a factory intellectual life and activity is not aimed at; its sole object is the production of articles for the market. In a manual training school everything is for the benefit of the boy ; he is the most important thing in the shop ; he is the only article to be put upon the market.
Page 283 - ... serious one, and visitors are justified in refusing to associate themselves with charities in which it is not seriously taken. We hear much about trained paid workers in these days, but the supreme test of a trained worker is the ability to turn to good account the services of the relatively untrained. The better the friendly visitor, the higher the standard of professional charitable service that he will demand, and the higher the standard of professional service, the more good friendly visitors...
Page 37 - ... souls and to the Conference, at the outset, that your committee has no intention of enforcing the claim of women to hold positions on administrative boards because of their sympathy with these dreadful doctrines at which I have hinted. The only claim to rights here made is the equal right with men to minister to and labor for the sick, the suffering, the helpless, the dependent, and the depraved, and that other claim, in some instances, a peculiar fitness by virtue of their sex for such positions....
Page 212 - ... environment; of dietaries, discipline and classification. All these matters are subordinate to the supreme question of the principle which should govern our penal system. The care and discipline of criminals is not a matter of private charity; it is a function of the State. But in a country like our own, in which the State represents the will of the people, it must also represent their conscience, their intelligence and their heart.
Page 212 - ... systems, there is remarkable unanimity among modern penologists concerning the principles to be applied to the treatment of the criminal. Whether we look at it from the standpoint of the individual offender or of society as a whole, we reach essentially the same conclusion. A penal system to be effective must be corrective. It is a form of social suicide for any State to adopt a system which propagates crime instead of eradicating it. The protection of society is best secured not by extirpating...
Page 133 - Children, upon the Relation of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to Child Saving Work, was read, in his absence, by Gen.
Page 258 - ... naturally continue to work through them. They protect the public from imposture; afford a means by which those in need may obtain aid in a manner consistent with their self-respect ; encourage thrift ; increase the power of self-support; promote co-operation and friendly intercourse between the strong and the weak, and strengthen the moral life of the community.
Page 288 - ... an economic standard that shall include not alone the means of living, but, as Aristotle would teach us, the means of living nobly. It is part of our creed that there is enough capacity in man and sufficient sources of wealth in the world to produce adequate comfort for every man, woman and child. It must therefore be our aim to seek such a high standard of efficiency that by education, virtue, skill, self-control, and a wise social order, the things which have always been possible to poet's...
Page 328 - ... questions on which we will not now enter, only remarking that we must be careful how we handle these great words; careful also lest we find ourselves repeating the worn-out catchwords of past ages, deaf to some heavenborn words that are fast finding their way into the vocabulary of modern thought. It is unfortunate that, whenever the word " love " is used, it is thought to imply a sentiment or a gift. It is a sentiment, and it may imply a gift; but it is more than either or both. Neither indicates...
Page 320 - In view of the difficulty and the importance of the task, he is a fool who presumes to answer with authority. Were it not that I have something more to suggest than others have said, I should not add my opinion to theirs. But the best of my prevision for the present is this : that education will some day be considered the most important function of society, and the study of mankind the most important part of education ; that the college education of the future is not to...

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