Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Vocational Guidance
Excerpt from Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Vocational Guidance: New York, October 23 to 26, 1912, Under the Auspices of the Central Committee Vocational GuidanceThe Chairman: You will notice that this is the second Vocational Guidance Conference. That is one indication, among many, that we are not at the very beginning of this movement for vocational guidance. We have arrived at a certain stage. We perhaps do not need, as we did a few years ago, to preach the idea of vocational guidance as essential. That idea is in the air, and has been accepted by a great many people. We are perhaps somewhat at the point of the University student who came in late to his class one day. The Professor was very much annoyed, and he showed his annoyance. At the end of the hour the student thought he would square himself as well as he could by apologizing, and he said, "Professor, that watch of mine has gone back on me again. The fact is, I have lost faith in that watch of mine entirely." The Professor said, "What your watch needs is not faith but works." It may be that the time has come for us to put into practice the ideas that the pioneers in this field have been thinking out. And yet that also might be misinterpreted, because when we say that the time has come for works, to put into force the ideas about vocational guidance, we do not mean by that, of course, that children by that wholesale are to be given a tremendous shove into industry. There is a great deal of sound doctrine in the idea that the only place to put people under eighteen years of age is in school, and we assume a serious responsibility if we in any way seem to give prominence to the idea that the chief task is to put people into positions rather than to keep them out of positions. I suppose that those who are in the Vocational Guidance movement really appreciate quite as strongly as the Child Labor Committee or any others do that children are not to be encouraged to work for wages; that children, on the contrary, are to spend their time in education, development and training. In other words, as Dr. Henderson has so well expressed it in his little book Pay Day, 'Education and industry should get together, but it should be on educations terms, not on industry's terms." Now, that is, as I interpret, what this Vocational Guidance movement means that the task of the educator does not end with the class room, but that it follows the boy and girl in such a way as to secure a rational adjustment to his work.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.