|Bookbinding for Beginners
by Florence O. Bean - Assistant in Manual Arts - Boston Public Schools
Published by School Arts Publishing Company 1914
|The present day demand for industrial education has had the
effect of somewhat discrediting the more formal manual training
commonly found in the upper elementary grades and early high
school years. This work is usually conducted in special shops and
by special teachers, and the question is being raised whether, with all these advantages, more vital results might not be attained.
Whether these criticisms are justified or not, the present interest in industrial education is strengthening the demand for more effective construction work in grades four, five and six. It is a
growing conviction that there must be laid, in the earlier grades, a strong foundation on which to build a practical education in the later grades whether directed toward industrial, commercial or professional life.
The appearance of this book, therefore, is timely be cause it outlines a course suitable for grades five and six which stimulates constructive activities and develops industrial intelligence. It should be noted that its industrial significance is much
wider than its title, "Bookbinding for Beginners," would indicate, as even a hasty examination of the book will show,
and also that it is so planned that it may be used successfully in schools where special teachers and expensive
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