The Part-Time Co-Operative Plan of Industrial Education
by Adelbert L. Safford — 1912
The co-operative plan of industrial education is primarily an attempt to coordinate and correlate agencies already existing, at least potentially, in the factory and the school in order to make better workmen and better citizens from the young recruits to the industries. Because the co-operative plan can be undertaken with very little initial investment, maintained at a minimum cost, and adapted to a great variety of conditions, it is the form of industrial education most widely available for immediate realization. Some entertain doubts of the adequacy of the co-operative school in comparison with the independent trade school on the one hand and the manufacturer's apprenticeship school on the other.
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