Item Type:Journal article
Citation:McKenna, P.J., 'Factory education'. - Dublin: Dublin Statistical Society,Vol.1, Part II, 1855, pp78-83
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It would be needless to point out the advantages of, or the necessity for, educating the great masses; and knowing, as I do, that there are amongst our members many men who, from their position as directors of railway and other companies and as proprietors of large manufacturing establishments, possess considerable power and influence, I consider it especially desirable to bring under the consideration of this Society some details connected with a system of factory education which has been attempted by the proprietors of Price's Patent Candle Company, and has been productive of the most desirable results. As I have already said, I think the proper feeling of consideration for our humble fellowmen is very generally diffused amongst those possessing the greatest power for good; and I have no doubt that there are not a few heads of large establishments who only require to have a plan for the moral and social improvement of their work people suggested to them and proved to be successful, in order to adopt it. I trust that this paper, by attracting the attention of such men to a course of education as connected with factories and factory concerns, will effect much direct and immediate good.
Description:Read 19th March, 1855
Author: McKenna, P.J.
Publisher:Dublin Statistical Society
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of the Dublin Statistical Society
Vol.1, Part II, 1855
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