Page 9, 24th August 1935

24th August 1935
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Page 9, 24th August 1935 — YORKSIHREMAN AT EDUCATION CONFERENCE Plea for Handicrafts in Schools

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You can buy a university professor for IWO a year, but Gracie ield.v and her voice must cost you thousands.

This was one of the expressions used b) Mr. E. Healey, of Rotherham, at the World Education conference at Oxford on Thursday, when he made a plea for the teaching of handicrafts and practical subjecte.

" A mere bookish man is only fit to live in libraries."..he declared. " He is about as much use in active life as a whisky baron at a temperance convention." Those who • were not given an early training in handicrafts found themselves later in life at the mercy of the jettybuilder, the purveyor of shoddy clothing. and atrocious domestic furniture and decorations.

When the teaching profession had more courage it would rid itself of many fetishes and there would he less classical education.

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