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to subject interest and educational level. helps answer important questions of proSCHOOL LIFE here continues the School Life, the official journal of the Of- gram selection in situations where schools series of statements on the Office of fice of Education, is edited by Information must
various stations. Education begun in the April 1950
Schools and colleges may borrow radio and Publications Service. Printing of issue. This presentation reports on the services and staff members of
scripts and transcriptions for in-school or HIGHER EDUCATION periodical is also manthe Division of Special Educational aged by the section. Interpretation of edu
community broadcast, or to serve as models Services, cational information for educational jour
for programming comparative study and nals and for newspapers and magazines is
creative work. another responsibility of this service. Division of Special Latest developments in education are re
Staff Division of Special Educational
ported to writers and editors for the infor-
Ralph C. M. Flynt, Director.
Service to Libraries.—This service helps
Research and Statistical Service basic statistics in the field of education and develop school, college, university, and pub
HERBERT S. CONRAD, Chief. disseminates that data and other significant lic libraries throughout the United States, Emery M. Foster, Head, Reports and Analysis
Branch. information for the purpose of furthering collects and interprets basic data on book the progress of education and assisting in
HENRY G. BADGER, Educational Statistician. collections, finances, personnel, and services
David T. BLose, Educational Statistician. the enrichment of educational programs at to school and public libraries, and in turn
LESTER B. HERLIHY, Educational Statistician. all levels. By furthering the effective use makes this information available to educa
Rose Marie SMITH, Educational Statistician. of the various media of communication- tors through statistical circulars, bulletins, Robert C. STORY, Head, Technical Services Unit. printed materials, motion pictures, and and special publications. It also makes MARGARET J. S. CARR, Survey Statistician.
Maude FARR, Survey Statistician. radio and television in the specialized fields special studies, investigations, and surveys in the library field for the use of appropri.
ANNA D. Gucwa, Survey Statistician. of educational research, information, and
Mabel C. Rice, Survey Statistician. communications, the Office serves educa. ating bodies, library governing boards, li
Mary M. WillHoite, Survey Statistician. tional agencies and associations, educators, brary administrators.
Information and Publications Service Federal departments and agencies, the Office Visual Aids to Education.--The Visual
G. KERRY Smith, Chief. of Education staff, and others responsible Aids to Education section aims to increase John H. LLOYD, Assistant Chief. for promoting the cause of education.
the understanding of motion pictures, film- William H. MORRIS, Head, Editorial Branch. Research and Statistical Service. This strips, and other visual aids, to improve the
MARGARET F. RYAN, Senior Editorial Assistant.
Ada JANE KELLY, Editorial Assistant. service periodically surveys and reports on quality of the materials produced, and to
FLORENCE E. Reynolds, Editorial Assistant. school and college enrollments, educational facilitate their distribution and use. It also
MARY A. WALKER, Publications Control. income and expenditure, school plants and supervises the distribution to schools by a Mary S. CLANCY, Publications Inquiry. equipment, and reports other statistical re- commercial contractor of approximately
Service to Libraries search findings of value to State and local 713 government pictures and 544 film
Ralph M. DUNBAR, Chief. school administrators and teachers. Its strips. The section advises on ways to im- Willard O. MISHOFF, Specialist for College and staff members help in gathering and inter- prove the production of visual aids, the basic Research Libraries.
Nora E. BEUST, Specialist for School and Chil. preting statistical data for specialists in all principles of securing effective use of visual
dren's Libraries. other divisions of the Office. They offer aids in the classroom, and the evaluation of
KATHERYN HOFFMAN, Bibliographer of Librariancounsel to State and local school systems on visual materials in terms of specific grade
ship. problems of educational records and reportlevels,
Visual Aids to Education ing systems and methods of financial ac
Educational Uses of Radio.—The Edu- FLOYDE E. BROOKER, Chief. counting.
cational Uses of Radio Section assists State SEERLEY REID, Assistant Chief. Information and Publications Service.- departments of education, colleges, uni
VIRGINIA LESLIE WILKINS, Cataloger of Govern.
ment Films. Research findings prepared for publication versities, and local school systems in by Office of Education specialists are sent to planning their own FM educational broad- Educational Uses of Radio this service in manuscript form for editing cast stations and organizing their program
FRANKLIN DUNHAM, Chief.
Ronald R. LOWDERMILK, Specialist for Technical and printing clearance. When printed, Of. services. It gives information and advice
Phases of Educational Radio. fice publications are distributed through this to school systems and teachers in the se
GERTRUDE G. BRODERICK, Specialist for Script and service on mailing lists arranged according lection and use of audio equipment, and Transcription Exchange.
HEALTH (Continued from page 13)
others associated with children can steer those with health problems into the channels that lead to diagnosis and treatment, he adds.
Benjamin M. Spock, M. D., holds that schools are a fertile field for mental-health efforts. He reminds us that there is no such thing as no guidance in the schools; that the school, like the home, reacts to each child's problem in some way, wisely or unwisely. And he points out that all workers who provide counseling services to children should have the benefit of psychiatric con. sultation, if not supervision.
Children's speech is dealt with in this issue by Wendell Johnson; eyesight, by Marian M. Crane, M. D.; hearing, by William G. Hardy and Miriam D. Pauls; and nutrition, by E. Neige Todhunter. Helen M. Belknap, M. D., describes a clinic serving children of school age; and J. Roswell Gallagher, M. D., notes some problems of adolescents.
How workers concerned with the health of the school-age child get together to provide better health services is discussed by H. F. Kilander of the Office of Education: and a series of conferences of this type is described by Jeff Farris of Arkansas State Teachers College.
“What about the school-age child who is employed?” asks Elizabeth S. Johnson, stating that nearly 2,000,000 boys and girls 14 through 17 years of age have jobs and that 60 percent of these are jobs held by children who are also attending school. A child who is getting his first job, or who is changing his job, Miss Johnson says, should have a medical examination to protect him from work that is beyond his particular strength and capacity.
The issue concludes with a comment by a social worker, the late Mary Irene Atkinson:
convince them of the necessity of co10 Major Tasks for UNESCO
operating loyally with one another in TEN MAJOR TASKS for UNESCO, orig.
the framework of the United Nations. inally formulated by the United States Dele. 10. To render clearinghouse and exchange gation to the Fifth Session of the General
services, in all its fields of action, toConference of UNESCO held at Florence, gether with services in reconstruction Italy, May 22 to June 17, 1950, and adopted
and relief assistance. by the Conference as a whole are:
One of the specific goals set forth by the 1. To eliminate illiteracy and encourage
United States delegation to the Conference fundamental education.
to extend the UNESCO Program on Hu2. To obtain for each person an education
man Rights called for “inclusion of the conforming to his aptitudes and to the
Declaration of Human Rights in the Curneeds of society, including technological
riculum of at least 50 percent of the secondtraining and higher education.
ary schools of at least a majority of the
member states within a 6-year period.” 3. To advance human rights throughout
The five United States representatives on all nations.
the delegation to the Florence Conference 4. To remove the obstacles to the free
were Howland H. Sargeant, Deputy Assistflow of persons, ideas and knowledge
ant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, among the countries of the world.
chairman; George D. Stoddard, president, 5. To promote the progress and applica. University of Illinois, and chairman of the tions of science for all mankind.
U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, 6. To remove the causes of tensions that
who served as vice chairman of the delegamay lead to wars.
tion; Bernice Baxter, director of education 7. To demonstrate world cultural interde. in human relations for the Oakland, Calif., pendence.
schools; Dr. George F. Zook, U.S. Commis8. To advance through the press, radio, sioner of Education during 1933–34, and
and motion pictures the cause of truth, since that time until his recent retirement, freedom, and peace.
president, American Council on Education; 9. To bring about better understanding and I. I. Rabi, Columbia University scientist
among the peoples of the world and to and Nobel Prize winner.
. . a child comes to school with his mind clothed in a body; with a tangled web of emotional reactions which neither he, nor anyone else, fully comprehends; with social drives which will make or break him, depending upon the understanding he receives both at school and at home, with conflicting hereditary and environmental forces pulling him in several directions at the same time. . .
In greeting nearly 200 British, French, and American teachers who, this year, will exchange teaching positions, President Truman praised the exchange program as "the best step in foreign policy during my entire tour of duty in public life." The President predicted that this program, sponsored by the Office of Education, Federal Security Agency, in cooperation with the Department of State, under provisions of the Fulbright act of the Seventy-Ninth Congress, would lead to new high levels of international understanding. To the left of the President is Mme. Germaine S. Girodroux, of Saint-Chamond (Loire), France, who will exchange positions with Miss Julia F. Virant, Washington High School, Portland, Oreg. To the President's right is Wilfred Kings, of Rugby, England, exchanging with Richard Mayo.Smith, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H. On the extreme left is Raymond H. Nel son, Chairman, U. S. Committee on the Interchange of Teachers, and on the extreme right Earl James McGrath, Commissioner of Education. Federal Security Administrator Oscar R. Ewing stands to the rear right of the President. His Excellency Henri Bonnet, Ambassador of the French Republic, and Mr. B. A. B. Burrows, Counselor of the British Embassy, stand behind Miss Girodroux.
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Selected Theses in Education
THESE THESES are on file in the Educa. Mathematics. By Anderson D. Owens, Jr. nomics might make to the education of the indition collection of the Federal Security Master's, 1948. University of Cincinnati.
vidual as a consumer. Agency Library where they are available, 93 p. ms.
Th Development of State Authorized upon request, by interlibrary loan.
Compares the progress of pupils in two ninth Supervision of Rural Elementary White Auditing Public School Funds in Caligrade practical mathematics classes in the With
Schools in Alabama. By Genora McFad. fornia. By Vaughn D. Seidel. Doctor's, row High School, Cincinnati, Ohio.
din. Doctor's, 1949. George Peabody 1950. University of California. 127 p. The Contribution of Three Secondary College for Teachers. 228 p.
School Subjects in the Education of the
Traces the history of the program from 1819 these funds. Compares practices in auditing
through 1948. school funds in California with those in other
Master's, 1948. University of Cincinnati. States. 125
The Development of Television in the An Experimental Study of Dictation and
Attempts to determine the contribution which United States from 1923 to the Present Written Drill Applied to Units in Practical business education, social studies, and home eco
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