The Present Status and Future of Manual Training in the High School
by Gilbert B. Morrison - 1905
One of the most obvious and impressive facts bearing on the whole matter of manual training in the schools was set forth and revealed to the world at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis, last summer. The fact is simple and will be admitted by all without argument. It is this: Manual training in the schools of all the countries in the world has become universal. No town in any country represented in that vast array of the world's best work undertook to make an exhibit without a display of handicraft of some sort. This does not mean that every school in the world has manual training, for there are many still without it, but it does mean that every town and city taken as a unit has accepted it.
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