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History in the Elementary School

by Emily J. Rice - 1903

The advance of the manual-training movement in the past dozen years is one of the most remarkable developments in educational history. The school is rapidly changing to an organization for work as well as for study, a place not only for gaining knowledge, but also for acquiring experience. This, no doubt, is due in part to the emphasis placed by recent psychology upon motor activity. We were not unacquainted with the child as an active being, and sometimes excessively active, before the scientists stamped this label upon him, but, strange to say, it took scientific discovery to give us proper respect for activity.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 2, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 4 Number 6, 1903, p. 9-14
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21164, Date Accessed: 8/4/2020 4:54:57 PM

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