Working with the Hands: Being a Sequel to "Up from Slavery", Covering the Author's Experiences in Industrial Training at Tuskegee

Working with the Hands: Being a Sequel to "Up from Slavery", Covering the Author's Experiences in Industrial Training at Tuskegee

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Working with the Hands: Being a Sequel to "Up from Slavery", Covering the Author's Experiences in Industrial Training at Tuskegee

Working with the Hands: Being a Sequel to "Up from Slavery", Covering the Author's Experiences in Industrial Training at Tuskegee

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For several years I have been receiving requests, from many parts of the United States, and from foreign countries as well, for some detailed information concerning the value of industrial training and the methods employed to develop it. This little volume is the result, in part, of an attempt to answer these queries. Two proven facts need emphasis here:

First: Mere hand training, without thorough moral, religious, and mental education, counts for very little. The hands, the head, and the heart together, as the essential elements of educational need, should be so correlated that one may be made to help the other. At the Tuskegee Institute we find constantly that we can make our industrial work assist in the academic training, and vice versa.

Second: The effort to make aim industry pay its way should not be made the aim of first importance. The teaching should be most emphasised. Our policy at Tuskegee is to make an industry pay its way if possible, but at the same time not to sacrifice the training to mere economic gain. Those who undertake such endeavour with the expectation of getting much money out of an industry, will find themselves disappointed, unless they realise that . . .

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