- training in the various manual arts and crafts, as woodworking.
Origin of manual training
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for manual training
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
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.Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers
The kindergarten and some of the manual-training, are successful revolts against all this.