Education Through Settlements (Classic Reprint)

Education Through Settlements (Classic Reprint)
Education Through Settlements (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Education Through SettlementsIt will be generally agreed that the education of the adult population of this country is an urgent and immediate necessity. All schemes for the reconstruction of society, if they are to be effective, must be based upon education. Unhappily, as a people, we are but ill-equipped for the Herculean task of creating "the new world" of which we are always hearing and whose advent we so ardently desire, and there is no task awaiting the social reformer comparable in importance to that of raising the intellectual and spiritual standard of the community to whom that new world will mean so much.With the shortening of the hours of labour, one great obstacle to the growth of adult education is in process of being removed, and there can now be no health in the body politic until all the people are given access to those fountains of knowledge and wisdom which hitherto have only been open to the favoured few.The Settlement Movement which is described in these pages seems to be peculiarly adapted to present-day needs. It provides a method of approach towards the solving of our many problems along the lines of local effort, and seems destined to play a useful part during the next few decades in the intellectual and social emancipation of the people.The author writes from personal experience, and I fully share his belief in the enormous potentialities of the method he describes. It is impossible at this stage in the development of the Settlement idea to write about it with authority, but the virtue of this little book is that, while informed from actual experience it is alight with a healthy and refreshing imagination, and is full of information and stimulating ideas for the guidance of those who may be thinking of establishing such institutions.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.