Excerpt from Industrial-Social Education This book on industrial-social education has been written in response to the suggestion of several persons whose opinions on educational matters are highly esteemed in Massachusetts. It has been said that a brief account of the inauguration of the work which is being done along this line at Hyannis, supplemented by a discussion of the pedagogical reasons for the work and a few chapters showing exactly how some things have been done, would be certain to prove helpful to many teachers. It has also been urged that there is a very widespread and increasing interest in the subject among all people who are interested in educational and social improvement, and that those who are anxious to introduce industrial work into their schools find very few helpful books on the market. These are some of the reasons which have led me to offer this, which may be considered as a preliminary report of work as yet in the experimental stage. Even these reasons would t have seemed to furnish a sufficient excuse for adding to the multitude of new books if I had t become gradually but thoroughly convinced regarding the following points: that we are working along right lines, even if our work is crude; that our faces are toward the light; that the work is very important and that our most thoughtful people of all classes are ready for something of this kind. Modern education has for its basis a few pedagogical principles upon which all educators w agree. It should be ted, however, that the general agreement occurs when the principles are stated, but that when it comes to the application of these same principles there is almost as general disagreement. As one consciously attempts to apply just a few of these principles according to his understanding of them, he soon becomes convinced that they are much more complex and far-reaching than he had supposed. He continually gets new glimpses of old truth, and it comes gradually to mean something quite different from what it did before. It has gradually been borne in upon me that what we need in education is t so much the discovery of new truth as the application of the truth in which we all claim to believe. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy 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.