Chapter 1 1900 and Before - Education Programs that Support the Growth of Amateur Woodworking

The Evolution of Woodworking Education Programs During the 19th Century

Covering woodworking education from the Colonial era to 1900 has presented me with a challenge that I did not anticipate.

(In the 20th century, the narrative chapters on woodworking education are broken down into decades -- which is challenging enough, especially with the 1920s -- but not nearly as problematical as an attempt to capture woodworking education history that spans over a century of events.)

After considerable struggle, I have settled on the breakdown of this period into the divisions listed below: --

    Overview of Chapter 1 1900 and Before - Education Programs that Support the Growth of Amateur Woodworking

    A. The Manual Labor Movement, 1820-1850

    B. Early Technical Training in Higher Institutions, 1850-?

    C. The Whittling School Movement, 1872-?

    D. The Manual Training Movement, 1876-1900: -- The Russian System

    F. The Manual Training Movement, 18??-1900: -- The Sloyd System

    G. On the Threshold of the 20th Century: The Arts and Crafts Movement, ca. 1900-1916