Compose a 1250 words assignment on pros and cons of industrial education. Needs to be plagiarism free! This question has given rise to the argument on the advantages and disadvantages of industrial education. With this on hand, the Industrial Education for the Negro by Booker T. Washington and On the Training of Black Men and A Negro Schoolmaster by W. E. B. Du Bois will be used to cite the advantages and disadvantages of industrial and liberal education.
Booker T. Washington was one of the African Americans who were the slaves in the South. For this reason, he wrote the essay Industrial Education for the Negro. In the time that they were given their freedom, he immediately and strongly supported industrial education for African Americans, especially in the South. He believed that for an African American to live a strong and fruitful life on American soil, he or she must learn to work and earn a living. In this manner, he had considered all types of employment as an honorable job, even doing the laundry and doing the dishes. In the process of industrial education, an African American student will be able to place his or her self in American society and will be able to work and not be worked in the process. The learning in this type of education is necessary to be sufficient and skilled in the chosen industrial field. The ability to learn how to handle tools and incorporate these learning with mathematics and sciences will allow the work to be more sophisticated, efficient, and easy. In amalgamating industrial education with mathematics, languages, letters, and sciences, a student, who will also be a future employee, will be harnessed and strengthened and will eventually be equipped for real life. It will open a door for African Americans to the world of business and commerce. Washington also cited that he considered that the African Americans are capable of learning higher education and are free to achieve such education. However, he also wants to see his fellow African Americans be able to use their “mental strengths” (Washington 357) in accomplishing daily practical activities and work. He also added that incorporating industrial education to the learning of African .American students will allow them to pay for their own schooling and earn from their activities.