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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 83

Industrial Education in America

Industrial Education in America.

The Industrial Education Association, with head-quarters at 6 E, 14th Street, New York, has been formed to promote training of all classes, and both sexes, in all those industrial arts which affect the home, and to enable those receiving it to become self-supporting. It is in entire sympathy and ready to co-operate with existing organizations for similar work. The importance and benefit of industrial training is becoming evident to all thoughtful minds. Industrial training has been proved by practical experiment to be a great preventive of crime: its introduction into the reform schools of one of the Western States having materially reduced the criminal lists. The United States Bureau of Education is thoroughly alive to the importance of such training, and has given the Industrial Education Association its hearty co-operation and endorsement.

The Association has also received the approval of the President of the N. Y. State Board of Charities, and has been requested to further the introduction of industrial training into all reformatories and asylums. In our own city we have many opportunities of at once giving this instruction in institutions, schools connected with missions and societies, etc. Already domestic training is being given in a number of schools and institutions, besides several classes in private schools, all of which are accomplishing much good. A manual of advanced lessons on domestic work, and a book on "Household Economy," suitable for use in schools, have also been prepared both of which are giving great satisfaction.