American Apprenticeship and Industrial Education, Volume 95, Issue 2

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Columbia university, 1921 - Apprentices - 348 pages

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Page 312 - A sturdy lad from New Hampshire or Vermont, who in turn tries all the professions, who teams it, farms it, peddles, keeps a school, preaches, edits a newspaper, goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always like a cat falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls. He walks abreast with his days and feels no shame in not 'studying a profession,' for he does not postpone his life, but lives already.
Page 250 - That the selectmen of every town in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see, first, that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach by themselves or others, their children and apprentices so much learning, as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws, upon penalty of twenty shillings for each neglect therein...
Page 251 - God's blessing attain at least so much, as to be able duly to read the Scriptures, and other good and profitable printed books in the English tongue, being their native language, and in some competent measure to understand the main grounds and principles of Christian Religion necessary to salvation.
Page 277 - Miles, chairman of the committee on industrial education of the National Association of Manufacturers...
Page 267 - The trade, also, as far as pressmen are concerned, had suffered extremely by the applications of machinery to that branch of the business ; and while a few individuals were growing rich, as they asserted, for the benefit of the public at large, many who had spent from five to seven years of the flower of their lives in acquiring a knowledge of their profession...
Page 312 - 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 308 - ... a special privilege under conditions that educate the student or apprentice to nonunion sympathies and prepare him as a skilled worker for scab labor and strike-breaking purposes, thus using the children of the workers against the interests of their organized fathers and brothers in the various crafts...
Page 281 - That necessity demands the enactment of uniform apprentice laws throughout the country; that the apprentice to a mechanical trade may be made to serve a sufficient term of apprenticeship, from three to five years, and that he be provided by his employer, in his progress to maturity, with proper and sufficient facilities to finish him as a competent workman.
Page 378 - The Backward Art of Spending Money," American Economic Review, vol.
Page 309 - America depends largely on the industrial training of our workers," and said: The inquiries of the committee seem to indicate that if the American workman is to maintain a high standard of efficiency, the boys and girls of the country must have an opportunity to acquire educated hands and brains, such as may enable them to earn a living in a self-selected vocation.

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