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manual training

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  1. training in the various manual arts and crafts, as woodworking.
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Origin of manual training

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for manual training

Historical Examples

  • Others were manual-training teachers in the elementary schools.

    Our Schools in War Time—and After

    Arthur Davis Dean

  • Why not have a manual-training room for Hen Tomlins and his boys?

    Green Valley

    Katharine Reynolds

  • In the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation he opened a school in which at first he employed only manual-training and nature-study work.

  • And the germ of genius is seen in many of the Jewish children who attend the manual-training and art schools of America.

  • The kindergarten and some of the manual-training, are successful revolts against all this.