Manual Training: In the Public Schools of Philadelphia, Volume 3, Issue 6

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New York College for the Training of Teachers, 1889 - Manual training - 59 pages
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Page 9 - The great object of Education should be commensurate with the object of life. It should be a moral one; to teach self-trust: to inspire the youthful man with an interest in himself; with a curiosity touching his own nature; to acquaint him with the resources of his mind, and to teach him that there is all his strength, and to inflame him with a piety towards the Grand Mind in...
Page 62 - BEWARE OF SUBSTITUTES AND IMITATIONS. CAUTION :— Be sure the word " HORSFORD'S " is PRINTED on the label. All others are spurious. NEVER SOLD IN BULK.
Page 60 - The Prang Course of Instruction in Form and Drawing. This course is the outgrowth of fifteen years' experience devoted to the development of this single Subject in public education, under the widest and most varied conditions. It differs widely from all the so-called " Systems of Drawing" before the public. The aim or object of the instruction is different. The Methods of teaching and the Work of pupils are different. The Models. Text-books, and materials are on an entirely different Educational...
Page 55 - Bias seams of all kinds. Gathering, as done on dress skirts, to be over-seamed to a band. The two stitches used on flannel under-garments, viz. : herring-bone stitch and feather stitch. Button-holes. Cutting out and making gored skirts. Children's plain underwear, boys' shirt-waists, collars and cuffs, dusting-caps and plain flannel skirts may be supplied from home.
Page 9 - The introduction of sewing into the girls' schools of Philadelphia, which occupies from one to two hours per week, has in no way impaired the results obtained in the other studies. In the Manual Training School, the work done by the boys in mathemetics, literature and history is, to say the least, in no respect inferior to that of schools of a similar grade in which the whole time is occupied with class-room work. But there are more practical reasons for making manual training a part of the education...
Page 6 - The object of the public school is education in its broadest sense. If industrial or manual training cannot be shown to be education in this sense, it has no place in the public school. We have no more right to teach carpentry or blacksmithing than we have to teach law or medicine. The supreme end of education is the harmonious development of all the powers of a human being. Whatever ministers to this end is education ; whatever interferes with its accomplishment, no matter how valuable in itself,...
Page 44 - Free-Hand Drawing, designed to educate the sense of form and proportion: to teach the eye to observe accurately,. and to train the hand to rapidly delineate the forms either of existing objects or of ideals in the mind. 2. Mechanical Drawing, including the use of instruments; geometric constructions; the arrangement of projections, elevations, plans and sections; also the various methods of producing shades and shadows with pen or brush.
Page 53 - IN SEWING FOR GIRLS' SCHOOLS. SECONDARY SCHOOLS. ' Fifth Grade.— Five months. Position of the pupils while engaged in sewing. The proper use of the thimble finger, first finger and thumb of the right hand. Position of the left hand for holding the work. Drill in the same. Exercises in the action of taking a stitch and drawing the thread through the material. Drill in the threading of the needle. (Needles and thread may be given out at the beginning of the lesson.) Turning, basting and sewing plain...
Page 47 - Iii referring to the course in tool instruction, this report says: In this department, which is the distinctive feature of the school, each exercise involves a mechanical principle, and the chief object of instruction is the teaching of .a principle ralher than a finished piece of work.
Page 8 - ... industrial arts. It would therefore be easy to show that the introduction of manual work into the schools is important because of the effect it would have upon the mind itself. The processes of manual training afford a better means of cultivating the faculties of reason and judgment than many things which now find place in the courses of instruction. Measurements, comparisons, the adjustment of means to ends, the co-operation of mind, hand and eye, all conduce to a broader mental culture than...

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