Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 26, 1952 · Page 21
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 21

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 26, 1952
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Children Today Enjoy School And Uarn More Than Formerly, Professor Asserts NOtTHWtST MKANSA5 TIMIS. Arkome*. TiMtdoy, Auguit J6, 1»5J From The Associated Prrss This is a good time to review some of the false ideas parents entertain about education. Prof. Howard F. Fehr, head ol the department of mathematics at Columbia University's Teachers College, says trial, contrary to the belief of many parents, most children like going to school today, and enjoy learning. The sooner parents realize this and revise some o£ their other ideas about schools and teaching, the better will the school program flourish, he says: "Most persons are accustomed to thinking of the schools in terms of their own experience and instruction, received 20 or 30 years -.i;o. Today the schools are different in .what they seek to accomplish, in methods and devices they ·ise in teaching, in the psychology of learning they apply, and in the attitude of youngsters toward school. Skills Not Primary "It is also a false idea that jecls today than did children 20, 30 an 100 years ago, as revealed in national tests. , I Another false concept is- t h a t ! children must pass a stiff test t o ' be promoted from grade to grade I and, eventually, to craduate, He. says: "In the past, the necessity to pass an examination in order to meet social and home approval has made more dishonorable young men and women than any other school device." Standards Maintained . This leads to another false idea, I memorizing basic skills in reading, writing and arithmetic is the . main goal of education. While it i» an important goal, it is not primary. The chief goal is the development of physical health, mental and emotional stability, fine personality and effective citizenship." The idea is also false, says Professor Fehr, that since the basic skills are not primary, we no longer teach them. We teach them . differently, and better, because children do better in these sub- be continues--that we are maintaining standards and are pampering children: "Discipline has fled to the wind, it is said. On the contray, modern education seeks to develop social responsibility and respect for the rights of others." One of the most grievous false ideas, says Dr. Fehr, is the one that the only path to a highly successful life is through academic achievement--a college education. He explains: "Flunking French does not make .a better or happier store manager; failing algebra does riot produce a better truck driver. We all have various capacities. Some should go to college. But millions of Americans are living happy lives of service without a college education, and will continue to do so. If a boy or girl is not academ- cally inclined, he should adapt limself to a more general and 'unctional education, and parents houid concure in this." New Courses, Schedule At Formmgton Far.-nington - (Special) - Farm, ington High School will operate on a different schedule this year ·The school day will consist o seven 45-minute periods and one 30-minute period, beginning a 8:30 a. m. and ending at 3:20 p jn., instead of six one-hour periods. New high school subjects arc first and second year typing, general business, health, sociology biology, geometry, and world history. ., Faculty for this year will be: Charles R. Hansard, superintendent, commerce, senior boys physical education; King Chappell, high school principal, social studies; Mrs. Lila Graue, librarian, social studies; Mac Hamblen, agriculture, math, junior boys' physical education; Mrs. Hazel Penn, home economics, girls' physical education; Mrs. Mary Waters, English; Clarence Stamps, f rade school principal, sixth rade; Mrs. Walter Massey, fifth grade; Mrs. Rose Kehn, fourth grade; Mrs. Lena Bacquettc, third grade; Mrs. Fred Kerr, " second grade; and Miss Marie Brown, first grade. Bus drivers are Roy Carney, Richard Davis, Mac Hambien, and Troy Drain. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davis will continue to serve as custodians. School lunchroom personnel will incude Mrs. Fora King, supervisor, and Mrs. Alfred Edwards and Mrs. Henry Spears. Bus loutes will be the same as last year and will run five minutes earlier. Lunches will be servec daily at a cost of 18 cents. The schools will open Septem ber 1 at 8:30 a. m. for a half-da} session including an opening pro. gram, to which the public is in. vited. The P. T. A. will meet Monday night, September 8, in thi school cafeteria for a pot luck supper meeting. Among some ancient peoples when a man died without sons his brother was required to marry his widow and get a son by he which was accounted the son o the dead brother. The first Queen Elizabeth of England and the ladies of her court wore mourning during Lem and the custom was continued until well into the 19th Century. The French people contributed 1450,000 for the Statue of Liberty n New York harbor and the peo- ile of the United States $350,000 or the pedestal. Glass 01- crystal, shaped like enses have been found in the uins of ancient cities, but many uthorities believe these io have een produced as ornaments'rather han for their optic properties. , ·M0i SUPPUES Spiral Note Books Note Book Covers Pencils and Other Essential School Supplies Boys' Jeans Boys' T-Shirts Boys' Flannels Girls' Blouses and Girls' Shoes BOYS' WESTERN JEANS Discontinued Style at $198 1 bargain. Regular $2.65, for GIRLS' SADDLE SHOES Closing Out Price. f. SIDE SQUARE PHONE 275 Time Your Home Ready School With Wonderful Work-Saving Appliances From Cy Carney Appliance Company SOUTH SIDE SQUARE "Depend on Us for Service" PHONE 1728 Of course, you're going to buy new clothes for the children when they start back to school... But / what do you plan to do to equip your home for school days? Cy Carney can help you make those '' extra household duties seem "easy as pie." 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