Author Crawford argues for the revival of teaching the skills of tool, machine, and material use in the schools. He points to the decline in our knowledge of the artifacts of our culture and the resulting loss of self-determination. The teaching of manual competence has also provided a method of learning that is well suited to many students who are otherwise disenchanted with school.
Bjorkquist, David C.
"Under Review: Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work,"
Journal of STEM Teacher Education:
1, Article 9.
Available at: http://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/jste/vol47/iss1/9