Continuation Schools in England and Elsewhere


PROF. SADLER and his fellow-workers are to be congratulated on the production of a volume which is full of useful information and contains many valuable suggestions and expressions of opinion; moreover, it appears at a time when precise, information of the kind given is urgently needed by educational authorities, merchants, manufacturers, workpeople, and teachers. For at the present moment two problems stand in urgent need of solution, and with both of them, this volume is largely concerned. The first is how to meet the grave difficulty occasioned by the enormous development of machinery, which, though a good in itself, has brought in its train a grave loss, viz. the almost entire disappearance of the old apprenticeship system, which involved the careful training of the craftsman by his employer; and the second is how to deal with the large number of children who are employed as unskilled labourers at comparatively high rates of pay during their early years, who sre subsequently replaced by similar children, and are then thrown on the labour market as unskilled labourers for whom there is not an adequate demand, and who go to swell the ranks of the unemployed.

Continuation Schools in England and Elsewhere.

Edited by Prof. M. E. Sadler. Pp. xxvi + 779. (Manchester: University Press, 1907.) Price 8s. 6d. net.

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WERTHEIMER, J. Continuation Schools in England and Elsewhere . Nature 77, 361–362 (1908).

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