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& Co. have received permission from the and the ministers of the town assembled Chicago school board to show the school and ordered "that the board of education children, free of charge, the entire process be petitioned to take immediate steps in of the cotton industry from the planting this direction.” Prof. Arthur G. Balcom, of the seed to the wearing of the dress. supervisor of lectures for the Newark Board The Iron and Steel Institute, of Pittsburg, of Education, recommended in his annual has taught its audiences by pictures the report that a fireproof room for motion passing of the iron from the mine into pictures be incorporated in the auditorium the finished product

plan of all schoolNot long ago Rear

houses built hereAdmiral Colby M.

after. About the Chester showed be

same time Mr. Milfore the National

ton C. Cooper, disGeographic Society a

trict superintendent reel covering the en

of schools in Philtire thirty miles of the

adelphia, asked for Panama Canal, and

the purchase of a explained the work

motion picture proings of the vast un

jector for every dertaking

school in the city. Chicago, Cleve

Superintendent Marland, and Detroit are

tindale, of Detroit, using the pictures in

not content with havthe public schools;

ing them in his school Pasadena, Cal., is

houses, wants them equipping three of its

outdoors also, and school buildings with

has said publicly: machines; the large

“The use of the playEvans School, of

grounds for moving Denver, is instruct

picture shows is feasing not only the

ible. The playpupils but the par

grounds afford naents by this means;

tural out-of-door Paducah, Ky., uses

auditoriums which this method regularly

will accommodate in teaching history,

one thousand or geography, literature, and various HOW MOTION PICTURES REPRODUCE MOTION more people each,

and the pictures sciences; the school

thrown on a large board of South Bend,

screen would be Ind., owns a machine

plainly visible to all." for social-centre pur

Only one thing has poses; Pueblo, Col.,

until recently been instructs with mo

lacking-the coming tion pictures in its high school; the state of the talking motion picture, but this has of Texas has film constantly in use by recently been announced in both France its Department of Education; and the and America as an assured fact. Think town of Biggs, Cal., runs a municipal of it as we may, “this new force has theatre for educational purposes. And entered into the educational progress of where the schools have not pictures the modern American life. You may call it teachers are demanding them. The Board the five-cent university or the dime civilof Education of South Orange, N. J., izer, but its influence is real and sure recently placed itself on record favoring just the same.” For it is better and easier the use of the motion picture in the schools, to learn from life than from books,

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By courtesy of the Gaumont Film Company

TWO SUCCESSIVE FILMS FROM A REEL SHOWING
MARINES DRILLING ON A FRENCH WARSHIP. SIX-
TEEN SUCH FILMS ARE TAKEN EVERY SECOND. A
MAN WALKING THREE MILES AN HOUR ADVANCES
ABOUT FOUR INCHES IN ONE SIXTEENTH OF A SEC-
OND. APPROXIMATELY THIS CHANGE OF POSITION
APPEARS IN THE TWO PICTURES OF THE MARINE
AT THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FILMS

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TRYING TO DO

TO MAKE HEALTHY AND
SUCCESSFUL WOMEN OF CITY-
BRED GIRLS BY METHODS OF
TEACHING THAT SUBORDINATE
HIGH AVERAGES IN FORMAL
SCHOLARSHIP TO THE DEVEL-
OPMENT OF THE CAPACITY FOR
HAPPINESS AND INTEREST IN
REAL LIFE

BY
THIRTY-FIVE TEACHERS
OF THE WASHINGTON IRVING HIGH

SCHOOL IN NEW YORK CITY
(ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ESPECI-
ALLY FOR THE WORLD'S WORK BY STUART WOOD)

S

and every

OME of us in a faculty of other high schools are not organized upon two hundred and eighteen the character basis nor the human improveteachers are trying to get back ment basis but on the knowledge idea. We to first principles. Some of are teachers of English or of geometry. No

us are trying to make our one prepared us to teach any of the essential practice tally with our preaching. Every qualities of superior womanhood: courtesy, one who writes on education says it must gentleness, firmness, industry, courage, and not be the absorption of knowledge; it nobility. Though these are proclaimed is not the transmission of a course of as the greatest business of a teacher, study from a book or a teacher to a boy; systems treat them as incidental. Knowlbut it is the culture

edge is sorted into of men (President

courses David Starr Jordan),

one of us is given a the improvement of

piece. A girl is at the the human machine

mercy of a score of (Arnold Bennett), the

knowledge specialists perfection of woman

for four years and hood (Prof. John M.

then, if she has lasted, Tyler), the formation

she is marked “Eduof character (Prof.

cated.” William H. Maxwell).

We did not make This has been

this system; no livpreached SO often

ing man devised it. that listenersare tired

No publicist defends of it. But no school

it. But Dr. Eliot deis doing it. They are

clares that educaall built upon the

tional practice is fifty model for doing what

years behind its doctheir own promoters

trine. But we are so say education is not

habituated to think MAKING EVEN SCIENCE ATTRACTIVE doing.

of training in terms A SUCCESSFUL MOMENT IN THE EFFORT TO GIVE Our school and HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS JOY IN THEIR WORK

of present schooling that our purposes have become a thing to

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ways as any one. We want to know, first, talk about; and that's all.

what we are for and then how to vitalize our What we are trying to do is to stop business so that any one can see that we doing things as we have always done them are intelligently moving toward our desire.

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"WONDERFUL MASSES OF YOUNG LIFE” WHICH THE TEACHERS ARE TRYING TO HELP GROW INTO HEALTHY AND HAPPY WOMANHOOD BY DEVELOPING

THEIR POWER TO UNDERSTAND, AND TO ENJOY MEETING, THE PRACTICAL ISSUES OF EVERY-DAY LIVING

and to determine what change in any girl There must be some real basis for the ought to ensue and to get whatever done by agreement of all the writers on education her that will produce that change. We are that the old mediæval aim of school to as habituated to the ding-dong of school impart traditional knowledge is out of

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A PRACTICAL LESSON IN TASTE AND IN THE OPERATIONS OF DRESSMAKING THAT WILL

BE A VITAL PART OF EVERY GIRL'S MATURE LIFE

to do together. Training of children became a universal concern. What schoolmen had decided to let people have was well enough for monarchies. We have no mission to continue that. What parents want should be the concern of American schools, since 1776. To stand in loco parentis ought to mean that we, the public parents of the children of a free people, are not engaged to promulgate any scheme or system of our own. What an intelligent mother wishes her daughter to become is what we are obligated to produce.

AFTER LATIN, LAUNDERING A NEW AND NECESSARY SEQUENCE IN THE TRAINING OF CITY-BRED GIRLS WHO HAVE FEW HOME FACILITIES FOR LEARNING HOUSEHOLD ARTS

Therefore, we are trying to assist young, city-bred girls of thirteen and fourteen years of age to grow from what they are to what they ought to be at fifteen, eighteen, twenty, and eighty years of age. To us the children are the important considerations. The courses of study are of less importance. We wish to make the greatest success of every girl, and to do this we prefer maid to method, child to course, daughter to dogma.

What we are trying to do is to use the

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PREPARATION FOR BUSINESS

BOOKKEEPING FOR GIRLS WHO MUST MEET THE PROB

LEM OF SELF-SUPPORT WHEN THEY LEAVE SCHOOL

STUDYING MODERN PENMANSHIP OF THE KIND THAT WILL BE MOST USEFUL TO THOSE GIRLS WHO LEAVE SCHOOL TO ENTER BUSINESS OFFICES

studies the system requires, but to fit them to the girl, instead of perpetuating a round of exercises which some girls may follow but others may fail to do and thereupon lose interest and fall away. We are trying to abandon the fallacy that we should be loyal to our school or to our subjects or to high standards of scholarship or to any abstract, or formal, or traditional idea, at the expense of an immortal soul. We would rather have a hundred girls growing, every one in accordance with the best we can inspire her to do, than to raise the

BUSINESS TRAINING FOR TO-DAY BY DUPLICATING IN THE SCHOOLROOM T PARATUS OF THE OFFICES INTO WHICH THE GIRLS WILL GRADUATE

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