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Implications for Elementary Education from Experiments in Democratizing Industry


by Frederick G. Bonser — 1920

EDITOR'S NOTE. At the Alumni Conferences of Teachers College on February 21, 1920, before the elementary and lower primary sections, Mr. Robert E. Wolf, consulting engineer, presented the topic "Control and Consent— Instruction, Initiative, and Individualism in Industry." In this discussion, Mr. Wolf gave the results of extended experiments in providing opportunity and means for the participation of the employees in several paper manufacturing plants to analyze and improve their work. Records of the time variability and relative efficiency of various factors in the processes were secured in the plant and shown to the men. Explanations were made of the several elements, and the attainable standards known for each process in efficiency and time were derived and charted.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 21 Number 2, 1920, p. 108-116
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3858, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 1:04:54 AM

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