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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, July 10, 1890. The Department of Industrial Education and Manual Training met in the Central Park Church, at 3 P. M.
The meeting was called to order by the President, Andrew J. Rickoff, of New York, who made a few opening remarks.
In the absence of the Secretary, C. A. Bennett was appointed Secretary
The entire session was devoted to the “Report of the Committee on Nomenclature and Classification of Manual Training Work,” which was read by the chairman of the committee, C. M. Woodward, of St. Louis.
The discussion was entered into by Miss Alice Stockham, of Chicago, Miss Topelius, of Finland, and others.
Finally, it was decided to postpone further reading of the report until the next session, and the meeting adjourned.
C. A. BENNETT, Secretary pro tem.
SECOND DAY.-JULY 11.
In the absence of the Secretary, W. L. Steele, of Galesburg, Illinois, was appointed Secretary pro tem.
The President appointed a Committee on Nomination of Officers, as follows: John Ogden, of North Dakota; C. A. Bennett, of St. Paul, Minnesota; and
Davis, of Sioux Falls, Dakota.
A general discussion followed.
The President offered the following resolution, which was adopted :
Resolred, That the President of this Department be requested to arrange for a Report on the Course of Training and material to be used in the Primary and Grammar Grade of Schools," which report shall be submitted at the session of 1891. The Department then adjourned.
W. L. STEELE, Secretary pro tem.
REPORT UPON CLASSIFICATION, NOMENCLATURE, AND
PRACTICAL DETAILS OF MANUAL TRAINING.
[PREPARED AND PRESENTED BY C. M. WoodWARD, St. Louis.] It should be said that the gentlemen whose responses form the major part of this report are persons directly in contact with manual training, and that they speak from experience.
Mr. Sayre is the principal of the highly successful manual-training high school in Philadelphia; Mr. Belfield is the director of the Chicago ManualTraining School; Mr. Anderson, a graduate of the Worcester Polytechnic, is the principal of the Cleveland Manual Training School; Mr. Mills, a graduate of the St. Louis Manual Training School, is principal of the manualtraining department of the Toledo school; Mr. Crawford has been for several years superintendent of the schools of Tidioute, Pa., where manual training has been incorporated for five or six years; Mr. Kleinschmidt, a graduate of the St. Louis Manual-Training School, was for two years in charge of the Denver Manual-Training School, and one year in charge of the mechanical department of the A. & M. College of Florida; Mr. Bennett, a graduate of the Worcester Polytechnic, is the principal of the St. Paul Manual-Training School.
I regret very much that the other members of the committee, Prof. Landreth of Nashville, Mr. Ford of Baltimore, Supt. Dutton of New Haven, and Principal O'Neil of New York, did not respond.
Of those not on the committee, Prof. Ordway, after years of supervision of the mechanical work of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has had in charge the Tulane High School, of New Orleans. Mr. Kilbon is principal of the manual department of the schools at Springfield, Mass. Mr. Steinert, a graduate of the St. Louis school, has had three years' experience of actual teaching; he is now at Elgin, Ill. Mr. Bumann, also a graduate of the St. Louis school, has been in charge of the manual department of the Omaha high school from its beginning. Mr. Booth, after several years of academic work in the St. Louis school, is now principal of the Cincinnati school.
The right of these men to speak with authority should not be called in question.
- In so far as this report contains views and opinions not ascribed to others by name, the chairman alone is responsible.