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ERIC Number: ED263863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-9
Pages: 22
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Historiography and the Peabody Experience, 1937-1945.
Petry, John R.
Problems that existed during the 1937-1945 era at George Peabody College for Teachers were investigated, using a historiographical approach. In addition to a search of various kinds of records, interviews were conducted with faculty, staff workers, and administrators. The Delphi technique was used to isolate problems of an administrative nature, specifically those dealing with finance, curriculum, and faculty. The college's history was written from a conservative, traditional viewpoint. Little or no attention was given at the college to social issues, labor-management relations, the effect of war on national policies, the study of peace, women's rights, or integration. Peabody was primarily a place where the status quo was observed. Major financial problems during the era were: decreasing funds, faculty salaries, inadequate business procedures, and insufficient buildings and equipment. Two problems concerning faculty were identified: the quality of the faculty, and the faculty members' inadequate promotion of the purpose and objectives of the college. Major problems relating to the educational program concerned enrollment, departmental reorganization, and the quality of students' work. Two innovations were a conference on professional negotiations and the establishment of the Joint University Libraries system. (SW)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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