The Manual Arts. PREFACE The greatest present, problems affecting the manual arts in education, whether that education be vocational or cultural in its aim, are centered around the selection and organization of subject matter and methods of teaching. Believing this to be true, the author contributes the following chapters to the discussion of these problems, hoping that they may be of some service to his fellow workers. Several of the chapters have previously appeared as articles in magazines. When brought together, however, they have a significance which they did not possess as isolated articles appearing from time to time over a period of several years. Acknowledgment for permission to republish is due to Education, Educational Review, Vocational Education and Manual Training Magazine. Peoria, Illinois, March 28, 1917.