Education: Portschach Conference

Fifty-three countries sent 817 delegates to a twelve-day conference at Portschach (southern Austria) to discuss The Place of the Boy in the Nations of the World. The official language, in the words of an Englishman, Basil Matthews, was " English, or perhaps I should rather say, American." The conference was deeply stirred by reports of boy labor under terrible conditions in the developing factory system of the Far East.


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