Friday, September 07, 2007

Weekend reading from Google Books Follow the link and type in The Manual Arts, Title and Charles A. Bennett Author. Charles Bennett was the publisher of the Manual Arts Press and had a long history of his own in the development of the manual arts movement in America. You may find particular value in Chapter III. The Development of Appreciation. You may already have an understanding why the computer as a single tool, despite its power and efficiency is not the answer to the educational needs of our children. Charles Bennett adds some well crafted remarks from the beginnings of the last century to our modern discussion. Children need saws and hammers and the tools of the craftsman if they are to understand the values inherent in our civilization.

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