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ERIC Number: ED540427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1923
Pages: 101
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
History of the Manual Training School of Washington University (St. Louis Manual Training School). Bulletin, 1923, No. 3
Coates, Charles Penney
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The records of the first manual-training high school in the world are still buried in the archives of Washington University, and yet this institution was of incalculable significance for the extension and influence of manual training. The scope of this bulletin from the beginning to the end consists of an extended historical comment on the endeavors of a small group of men to solve a problem precipitated by the industrial revolution--an economic upheaval which quickly brought substitution of machine precision for physical dexterity and which hastened the decay of the apprentice system. This bulletin contains the following chapters: (1) Founding of the Manual Training of Washington University; (2) History of the School, 1880-1915; (3) The Eternal Economy of the School: Administration & The Faculty; (4) Educational Background of the First Manual-Training High School; and (5) Influence of the Manual Training School of Washington University upon American Education. Appendix: An Ordinance Establishing a Manual Training School in the Polytechnic Department of Washington University. (An Index and Illustrations are included. Individual chapters contain footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Washington