Domestic Science: Crete Plan (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Domestic Science: Crete Plan
While the Crete Plan is not a substitute for the larger course it has proved to be useful in encouraging our girls, through their intimate association with leading home makers to appreciate the fact that the ladies who have the broadest culture are those who can use their hands as well as their heads.
If by any plan the thousands of girls in towns and villages can be helped to realize the nobility of toil and to understand that bread making is as compatible with high and noble thinking as is piano playing or the study of Shakespeare then we shall be moving more rapidly toward the day of happier homes and truer culture and at the same time be returning a better value to the tax payers for the mil lions expended by them for education.
The Crete Plan of domestic science did not receive its name from the originator nor from any of the philanthropic women of Crete who made it possible for the plan to succeed. Others who saw the value of the fundamental principles in the method as it was developed in Crete spoke of it as the Crete Plan in Domestic Science. The Omaha world-herald of January 21, 1906, in an illustrated article calls it The Crete Plan. F. G. Stephens in a lengthy article for an eastern paper uses the same term. Supt. E. C. Bishop in an address at the N. E A. Meeting at Los Angeles, 1907, gave a careful summary of the Crete Plan.
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