Author: Edward G. Hoffman
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Technology & Engineering
One of the most authoritative references available, this book has been specifically compiled for students in vocational schools, technical institutes, and apprenticeship courses. Each of its eight sections covers areas of prime interest to draftsmen, machinists, tool makers, die makers, and other shop personnel. In addition, it will prepare students to use the standard reference "Machinery's Handbook" upon entering their professional careers.
Strikes have been part of American labor relations from colonial days to the present, reflecting the widespread class conflict that has run throughout the nation's history. Against employers and their goons, against the police, the National Guard, local, state, and national officials, against racist vigilantes, against their union leaders, and against each other, American workers have walked off the job for higher wages, better benefits, bargaining rights, legislation, job control, and just plain dignity. At times, their actions have motivated groundbreaking legislation, defining new rights for all citizens; at other times they have led to loss of workers' lives. This comprehensive encyclopedia is the first detailed collection of historical research on strikes in America. To provide the analytical tools for understanding strikes, the volume includes two types of essays - those focused on an industry or economic sector, and those focused on a theme. Each industry essay introduces a group of workers and their employers and places them in their economic, political, and community contexts. The essay then describes the industry's various strikes, including the main issues involved and outcomes achieved, and assesses the impact of the strikes on the industry over time. Thematic essays address questions that can only be answered by looking at a variety of strikes across industries, groups of workers, and time, such as, why the number of strikes has declined since the 1970s, or why there was a strike wave in 1946. The contributors include historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and philosophers, as well as current and past activists from unions and other social movement organizations. Photos, a Topic Finder, a bibliography, and name and subject indexes add to the works appeal.
Author: Rex Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-01-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Use the right tool the right way Here, fully updated to include new machines and electronic/digital controls, is the ultimate guide to basic machine shop equipment and how to use it. Whether you're a professional machinist, an apprentice, a trade student, or a handy homeowner, this fully illustrated volume helps you define tools and use them properly and safely. It's packed with review questions for students, and loaded with answers you need on the job. Mark Richard Miller is a Professor and Chairman of the Industrial Technology Department at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas. * Understand basic machine shop practice and safety measures * Recognize the variations in similar tools and the purposes they serve * Learn recommended methods of mounting work in different machines * Obtain a complete working knowledge of numerically controlled machines and the operations they perform * Review procedures for safe and efficient use of cutting tools and cutters * Expand your knowledge with clear, step-by-step illustrations of proper equipment set-up and operation
Author: J. C. Hodge
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Brickwork for Apprentices has been the established reference on brickwork for generations of bricklayers. Continuously in print since 1944, John Hodge's classic text has now been fully revised in its fifth edition by Malcolm Thorpe - who acted as a CITB Advisor and was involved in the draughting of the Intermediate Construction Award syllabus (bricklaying route) - to cover the brickwork craft-related units of the latest Construction Awards and related Trowel Occupations NVQs from CITB / City & Guilds at Levels 2 and 3. The fifth edition incorporates extended coverage on the relatively new area of thin joint systems, to match the latest industry-based requirements and technical developments in the field. Content has been brought fully in line with recent changes to the Building Regulations, ensuring that this text will remain an essential reference for qualified bricklayers and other professionals working in the construction industry, as well as NVQ students new to the industry and wishing to embark on a career in bricklaying. A new feature in this edition is the inclusion of multiple choice questions at the back of the book, matched to the current NVQ requirements, to provide students of the CITB / City & Guilds Trowel Occupations NVQs with essential practice and revision for exam preparation. * New edition fully revised by a former CITB Advisor, involved in the draughting of the ICA syllabus * Classic text, continuously in print since 1944! * Multiple Choice Questions match the requirements of current CITB / C&G courses to provide essential practice for NVQ students
Author: Franklin Day Jones
Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.
Release Date: 1964-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Packed with facts and rules that students can put to use in the shop and toolroom, they include everything from underlying principles, to standards, to calculations for every specific task in shop training. Together, they provide an outstanding treatise on machine shop practice. No classroom or workshop where apprentices are being trained can afford to be without these valuable combination text and reference guides. Covers fundamental principles; methods of adjusting and using different types of machine tools - with typical examples of: work-measuring instruments and gauges cutting screw threads by different processes thread grinding gear cutting precision toolmaking methods typical shop problems with solutions miscellaneous facts relating to the art of machine construction and much, much more
Author: Linda J. Dorn
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Release Date: 1998-01-01
This easy-to-read text will guide K-3 teachers as they develop a reading and writing program for all their students. An apprenticeship approach to literacy emphasizes the role of the teacher in providing demonstrations, engaging children, monitoring their understanding, providing timely support and, ultimately, withdrawing that support as the child gains independence. Drawing on authentic classroom examples—student writing samples, class schedules, photographs, and rich transcriptions of teaching and learning interactions—the authors illustrate instruction that is aimed at children's learning zones. As children become more competent readers and writers, the instructional interactions are adjusted to accommodate their higher-level learning. Here is a wealth of in-depth information, specific strategies, and organizational formats in literacy areas such as: principles of apprenticeship literacy; learning to read from a cognitive apprenticeship approach, including the roles of read-aloud, familiar reading, and shared reading; guided reading, including flexible grouping, reading and writing links, and instructional interactions that emphasize problem-solving strategies; helping children develop writing strategies through interactive writing, writing aloud, and revising and editing transactions; transitions in children's independent writing, including their relationship to modeling and coaching demonstrations during assisted writing; helping children acquire phonological knowledge, including activities that guide children in manipulating letters, sounds, and spelling patterns; a typical day of putting it all together in two apprenticeship settings: a first-grade classroom and a Title I reading program; using school-based professional literacy teams to support teachers in developing an effective literacy program for their children. No detail is lost. The authors also cover such practical matters as establishing routines and organizing the classroom environment, including rotation schedules for meeting with small groups of children, lists of materials for establishing literacy corners, and literacy corner activities designed to provide the children with opportunities for independent practice. With Apprenticeship in Literacy you can achieve a balanced literacy program that works for all your students.
Author: Roy Underhill
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
For more than twenty years, Roy Underhill has taught the techniques of traditional woodcraft with muscle-powered tools. With his four previous books and his popular PBS series, The Woodwright's Shop, now in its sixteenth season, Roy has inspired millions to take up chisel and plane. The master woodwright returns here with instructions for handcrafting an appealing selection of projects from the American woodworking tradition. The Woodwright's Apprentice begins with directions for building a workbench. Each successive project builds new skills for the apprentice woodworker--from frame construction to dovetailing, turning, steam-bending, and carving. Among the twenty items featured are an African chair, a telescoping music stand, a walking-stick chair, a fireplace bellows, and a revolving Windsor chair. Designed both for woodworking novices and for more seasoned woodworkers looking for enjoyable projects, the book includes step-by-step directions, complete with easy-to-follow photographs and measured drawings, and an illustrated glossary of tools and terms. All of the pieces presented here are based on projects featured in past and upcoming seasons of The Woodwright's Shop television show.