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ERIC Number: ED002305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 109
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DECADE OF EXPERIMENT, THE FUND FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION 1951-61.
MURPHY, JUDITH; VON STOEPHASIUS, RENATA
IN THE 50'S PUBLIC CONCERN ABOUT AMERICAN EDUCATION, THE INFLUENCE OF SPUTNIK I, AND THE NATIONAL DEFENSE EDUCATION ACT OF 1958 BROUGHT ABOUT MAJOR EDUCATIONAL RESULTS. IN TUNE WITH THESE EVENTS AND ATTITUDES, THE FUND FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION WAS CREATED IN APRIL 1951 FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPERIMENTING AND PIONEERING IN EDUCATION. RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING WERE CONCENTRATED UPON TO SECURE MORE AND BETTER TEACHERS. ON-THE-JOB TRAINING AND 5-YEAR COLLEGE PROGRAMS WERE EMPHASIZED. SEVERAL THOUSAND TEACHERS WERE DRAWN INTO THE PROFESSION. THE FUND EXPLORED MORE EFFICIENT USES OF TEACHERS. NONPROFESSIONALS WERE USED TO SAVE TEACHERS' TIME. TEAM TEACHING WAS FOSTERED. SUCH TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS AS TELEVISION, TAPE, AND TEACHING MACHINES WERE SPONSORED, WITH TELEVISION RECEIVING THE MOST ATTENTION. THE FUND UNDERTOOK PILOT STUDIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS TO NEEDY STUDENTS AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL, AND OF INTEGRATION. CURRICULUM REFORM WAS STUDIED. SPECIAL ATTENTION WAS GIVEN TO THE EDUCATION OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD. CLOSER INTEGRATION OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CURRICULUMS WAS SOUGHT, INCLUDING ADMISSION WITH ADVANCED STANDING, COURSE UPDATING IN SCIENCE, AND STUDY GRANTS TO REVISE COLLEGE COURSES. PROGRAMS WERE INAUGURATED TO INCREASE FACULTY SALARIES AND TO SOLVE THE MANAGEMENT AND FINANCING PROBLEMS OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. A LIST OF SELECTED FUND AND FUND-SUPPORTED PUBLICATIONS WAS INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Fund for the Advancement of Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: FUND FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION; New York (New York)