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TUESDAY EVENING. 8 o'clock in the New Auditorium).

Report of Committee on Elementary Schools – John Dewey, Chicago, Ill., Chairman; W. N. Hailman, Washington, D. C.; S. T. Dutton, Brookline, Mass.; L. H. Jones, Cleveland, Ohio; Miss Sarah C. Brooks, St. Paul, Minn.; Miss Sarah L. Arnold, Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Alice H. Putnam, Chicago, Ill. The Mission of the Elementary School

Martin G. Brumbaugh, Professor Pedagogy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.


TUESDAY AFTERNOON. 2:30 o'clock in the New Auditorium).


WEDNESDAY MORNING. 9:30 o'clock in the New Auditorium).

What can Child Study Contribute to the Science of Education? Papers by Prof. J. P. Gordy, Columbus, Ohio; Prof. R. P. Halleck, Louisville, Ky.

Discussion Led by Chas. H. Keyes, Holyoke, Mass.; Chas. O. Hoyt, Ypsilanti, Mich.; I. W. McAdory, Birmingham, Ala.

Educational Problems in the South conducted by G. G. Bond, Supt. City Schools, Athens, Ga.

1. What kind of Normal Training should the Common School Teacher of the South receive?

E. C. Branson, Professor Pedagogy, State Normal School, Athens, Ga. (20 min.)

Discussion Led by State Supt. W. N. Sheats, Tallahassee, Fla. (5 min.)

2. A Plan for the Better Supervision of the Common Schools.

Chas. D. McIver, President Normal and Industrial School, Greensboro, N. C. (20 min.)

Discussion Led by Supt. 0. Ashmore, Savannah, Ga. (5 min.)

3. What the Negro Gets from Common School Education in the South, and What He Gives to it.

James K. Powers, President University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (20 min.)

Discussion Led by State Supt. G. R. Glenn, Atlanta, Gạ. (5 min.)

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 2:30 o'clock (in the New Auditorium).

Conference on School Hygiene Conducted by Supt. G. V. Buchanan, Sedalia, Mo.

· 1. Lighting and Seating of School Rooms. (Paper 20 minutes) by Dr. W. A. Mowry, Hyde Park, Mass.

Ten minute discussion by Supt. F. Louis Soldan, St. Louis, Mo., and Supt. J. R. Preston, Water Valley, Miss.

2. Ventilation of School Rooms. (Paper 20 minutes) by Asst. Supt. A. P. Marble, New York City.

Ten minute discussions by State Supt. S. M. Inglis, Springfield, Ill., and Supt. J. L. Holloway, Fort Smith, Ark,

3. Contagious Diseases. (Paper 20 minutes) by Supt. T. A. Mott, Richmond, Ind.

Ten ninute discussions by Supt. J. H. Snyder, Tiffin, Ohio, and Supt. C. N. Kendal, New Haven, Conn.

Sutton, School of Pedagogy, University of Texas.

Paper Plan of the North Side Schools of Denver, Supt. James N. Van Sickle, Denver, Colo. (30 min.)

Discussion Opened by Supt. Chas. B. Gilbert, Newark, N. J.

Paper The Elizabeth Plan, Supt. Wm. J. Shearer, Elizabeth, N. J. (30 min.)

Discussion — Opened by Supt. R. H. Halsey, Binghamton, N. Y.

WEDNESDAY EVENING. 8 o'clock (in the New Auditorium).

The Influence of Music and Music Study upon Character Prof. A. J. Gantvoort, College of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The value of the Tragic and the Comic in Education Dr. W. T. Harris, Commissioner of Education, Washington, D. C.


THURSDAY EVENING. 8 o'clock (in the New Auditorium).

Realizing the Final Aim of Education — President S. F. Scovel, University at Wooster, Ohio.

THURSDAY MORNING. 9:30 o'clock in the New Auditorium).

Vacation Schools Paper by Richard Waterman, Jr., Chicago, Ill. Continuous Sessions at Normal Schools

Paper by Irwin Shepard, Winona, Minn.

Discussion Led by Supt. A. T. Barrett, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Supt. R. K. Buehrle, Lancaster, Pa.; Supervisor D. L. Ellis, Asheville, N. C.

Business Session.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON. 2:30 o'clock in the New Auditorium).

CONFERENCE. Subject Grading and Promotion with Reference to the Individual Needs of Pupils. Conducted by Edward R. Shaw, School of Pedagogy, New York University.

Paper Some New England Plans and Conclusions Drawn from a Study of Grading and Promotion, Dr. John T. Prince, Agent Mass. Board of Education (30 min.)

Discussion Opened by Prof. W. S.


SOCIATION OF AMERICA. Executive Committee. John MacDonald, Topeka, Pres.; William G. Smith, Minneapolis, Sec'y; George P. Brown, Bloomington, Treas; Edward L. Kellogg, New York; Silas Y. Gillan, Milwaukee.

"The Scope of Educational Journalism" George P. Brown, editor “Public School Journal", Bloomington, Ill.

Discussion Led by C. W. Bardeen, editor "School Bulletin," Syracuse, N. Y.; Ossian H. Lang, "School Journal," New York; G. R. Glenn, State School Commissioner of Georgia, editor "Southern Educational Journal," Atlanta; A. E. Winship, editor “Journal of Education," Boston, Mass.; O. T. Corson, State School Commissioner of Ohio, editor “Ohio Educational Monthly.” "Best Ways to Secure Subscriptions"

S. Y. Gillan, editor “Western Teacher," Milwaukee, Wis.

Discussion C. M. Parker, editor "School News," Taylorville, Ills.; H. M. Pattengill, editor "School Moder

ator," Lansing, Mich.; Wm. G. Smith, editor "School Education," Minneapolis, Minn.; W. A. Bell, editor "Indiana School Journal,” Indianapolis, Ind.

"How to promote Advertising in Educational Journals" Wm. Bruce, editor "The American School Board Journal,” Milwaukee, Wis.

Discussion - J. G. Reynolds, "American Journal of Education," St. Louis, Mo.; M. A. Cassidy, editor “The Southern School,” Lexington. Ky.; Tom. T. McBeath, editor “Florida School Exponent," Jacksonville, Fla.

Note The hour of the meeting of the Press Association will be nounced at the opening exercises of the Department.

February 22, 1898. Paper “Minimum Preparation for Teaching," Price Thomas, State Supt. of Public Instruction, Tennessee.

Discussion O. T. Corson, State School Commissioner, Ohio; Estelle Reel, State Supt. Public Instruction, Wyoming

February 23, 1898. Paper - "Reciprocal Recognition of State and Normal School Diplomas by the States," Z. X. Snyder, President State Normal School, Colorado. General Discussion.

February 24, 1898. Paper “Medical Examination of Children in the Public Schools,” W. B. Powell, Supt. of District of Columbia.

Discussion Junius Jordan, State Supt. of Arkansas.



CHARLES DEGARMO, President, Swarthmore, Pa.

CHARLES A. MCMURRY, Secretary, State Normal University, Normal, Ill. I. "Observation and Application”

Theses by Arnold Tompkins, University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill.

Discussion Edward F. Buchner, School of Pedagogy, New York University, N. Y.; R. H. Beggs, Whittier School, Denver, Colo.; M. G. Brumbaugh, University of Pennsylvania.

II. “Value of Herbart's Pedagogical Doctrines for Secondary Education.” - (Translation of Frick's Didaktische Grundsaetze, by Charles A. McMurry.)

Discussion James E. Russell, Teachers' College, New York City; J. J. Sheppard, Boys' High School, New York City.

HOTELS. The New Southern Hotel $2.00 a day on all floors when two occupy a room; $3.00 a day when one occupies a room.

The Read House $2.00 a day when two occupy a room except on parlor floor and for rooms with bath, which will be $3.00 a day.

Rossmore Regular Rate $2.00 and $2.50. Reduction of 25 per cent if two occupy a room.

The European Hotel offers 43 furnished rooms at 50 cents, 75 cents and $1.00 per day, according to size and location. Regular meals 25 cents. Rooms with or without meals.

The Inn on Lookout Mountain, which had offered a special rate, recently changed hands, and the new management declines to run the hotel during the sessions of the Department of Superintendence unless a specified number of guests is guaranteed. Address M. M. Henderson.


PERINTENDENTS. GRACE ESPY PATTON, State Supt. of Public Instruction, Colorado, Chairman of the Conference.

Aldine Hotel $1.50 per day if more which not only makes the study than one person occupy a room, and

one of pleasure and profit, but $2.00 per day if one occupy a room.

which also leads to such investigaStanton House Accomodations for 60 at $2.00 a day.

tions as will bring to the pupil in

formation of such a character as "STORIES OF PENNSYLVANIA." will enable him when he reaches The extreme importance of his- maturer years to determine for tory as one of the branches re- himself the causes of the govu. quired to be taught in our public movements which have stood out so schools is equalled only by the ex- prominently in the progress of the treme folly which too frequently world. The pupil in the public characterizes the methods used in school should be made to feel that presenting the subject. There is it is not the dead past he is studying little choice between that method in history so much as the past made which results in nothing more than alive by the stories and incidents of the mere memorizing of a few the people who create history. names, dates, and places which are That the tendency of the times learned only to be forgotten at the is toward better things in this refirst opportunity, and that other spect is plainly indicated by the method which assumes that small great improvement in the character boys and girls are in possession of of the books on history prepared that maturity of mind which will for use in the public schools. Bienable them to trace effects back ography is made much more promito their natural causes, and thus nent, and the life of the people is comprehend the “Philosophy of constantly held up to the gaze of History." The first method is the pupils. used by teachers who know but Of all the books that it has been little history, and care less about our privilege to examine, the most the final results of their work, and helpful and inspiring one in its prethe second by college professors sentation of the subject of history and specialists in their presentation from the standnoint just outlined, of impracticable theories before is “Stories of Pennsylvania," by teachers' institutes.

Joseph Walton of the West Chester It is only when such methods Normal School, and Martin G. are discarded entirely and the sub- Brumbaugh of the University of ject is properly presented through Pennsylvania. stories of the life and struggles of This book is not, as its title the people who have made and are might seem to indicate, merely a still making history, that children compilation of incidents which can be benefited by its study. In have only local importance and apthis manner an interest is created plication, but an intensely interest

ing and instructive narrative of the recent editorial in the New Engremarkable history of one of the land Journal of Education the folmost remarkable of the thirteen lowing glowing tribute to the meroriginal coloniesma history which its of the book is found: fairly teems with facts and deeds of

Of course every school boy and the gravest national importance. girl in Pennsylvania will hereafter The mere suggestion of "Old Lib- hear or read these stories. There erty Bell," "Declaration of Inde

is no other book so indispensable

to a Pennsylvania schoolhouse, and pendence," and "Gettysburg" is

the public purse, rather than the sufficient to make plain to any one teacher's sacrifice, should place it the possibilities of the proper pre- therein. It should be as universentation of such a history.

sally in Maine and Texas, in FlorThe book is composed of a series

ida and Oregon, as in Pennsylva

nia. These “Stories of Pennsylvaof stories setting forth in a charm

nia” are not a glorification of men ing manner some of the most im

and women who were what they portant incidents in the pioneer were because they were born or history of the State, and reproduc- lived in the Keystone State, but of ing in a large measure the very at

character and characteristics de

veloped by dealing with the same mosphere of the early colonial life.

elements of nature and human naThe peaceful life and policy of the ture, tamed and untamed, as have Quakers and the conflicts between been conquered on Cape Cod and the pioneer settlers and the hostile in the Everglades, in the forests of savages are described in a manner

Maine and Michigan, in the mines

of Superior and Alabama. both entertaining and instructive.

But when the “Stories of PennWhile these stories read like a ro

sylvania" have been read year after mance, their historical accuracy year, far and near, they will not can not be questioned, as they are

have fulfilled their mission unless based upon authority drawn in

they set the pace for the presenta

tion of all the best historical dismost cases from the Colonial

coveries through research in origiRecords, and the collections of the

nal American sources through the Pennsylvania Historical Society. laboratory methods. Whatever is Nearly every story has its appro

valuable to Americans in future priate illustration which is beauti- discoveries in nistory should be fully executed and historically cor

treated by masters for the schools,

and much of this should be given rect.

in story rather than in outline. The The merit of the book is being Messrs. Walton and Brumbaugh recognized in all sections of the may see that a better title to their country-even in New England, charming book would have been

"Stories in American History, No. which, up to the time of its publi

I,” of which an early appearance of cation, was supposed to have a mo

No. II would have been welcomed. nopoly of colonial history.

There is no reason why they should

In a

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