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February 28, 1969 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-02-28

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18—Friday, February 28, 1969


`Older Teacher Mo re Professional,
Less Hostile, Than Younger Ones'

NEW YORK—Teachers with 15 they prefer to psychoanalyze less
and to concentrate more on edn-
to 30 years' experience are more
cational or learning factors as
professional, more helpful and less
the way to help the child.
hostile than younger teachers, ac-
cording to a one-year pilot study of I An attempt to change these per-
79 New Jersey classroom teachers,
eptions and tendencies through
conducted by Dr. S. Alan Cohen, sensitivity or group dynamics train-
associate professor of education 1 ing, Dr. Cohen said, proved that
at Yeshiva University's Ferkauf "older teachers got even better and
Graduate School of Humanities and and the younger teachers got even
Social Sciences in New York City. worse!"
Dr. Cohen found that younger
teachers perceive problem children
as disruptive and annoying. In con-1
trast, older teachers see the same
children as learning problems, as
children with academie problems.
The findings grew out of a study I
on the effects of sensitivity training
A notable recording has been
on changing teachers' perception,
issued by Dover, containing the
supported by a grant from the
of the eminent pianist,
U.S. Office of Education.
Beveridge Webster, who has per-
Sensitivity training, used exten- formed five modern works on this
sively in industry as a means of record.
increasing the leadership skills of
An introduction to the evolution
executives, is a technique through
which participants are compelled of the 12-tone school of music is
to look deeply inside themselves to
determine their attitudes toward
Included are compositions by the
originator of the movement, Arn-
"As a result, younger teachers old Schoenberg, as well as works
play amateur psychologist," Dr. by Alban Berg and Anton Webern,
Cohen said. "They explain away who are probably his best-known
the child's problem as the result pupils. Ranging from a composi-
of home or general environment. tion in the late-Romantic style to a
These recent graduates of teacher full formulation of the 12-tone tech-
training feel that the school is nique, the music spans a period
neither responsible for the cause of almost 20 years.
nor the solution to the child's prob-
Just released in both stereo and
lem. They offer few helpful sug- mono pressings and selling is:
gestions and manifest marked hos- Berg: Sonata for Piano, Op. 1.
tility toward problem children."
Schoenberg: 3 Piano Pieces, Op.
However, according to Dr. 11; 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 19; 5 Piano
Cohen, older teachers recognize
Pieces, Op. 23. Webern: Varia-
psychological and environmental tions for Piano, Op. 27. Beveridge
causes of a child's problem. Yet, Webster, piano. Liner notes by
Eric Salzman, Queens College.
Mono: IICR 5285. Stereo: HCE-ST
Alban Berg's Sonata for Piano,
Op. 1, is his first mature, extended
Arnold Schoenberg, in his 3
Piano Pieces, Op. 11 (1908) turned
his back on tonality and sought to
organize his music around other
Anton Webern's Variations for
JUNE-AUG. 1969
Piano, Op. 27, written in 1926, is
both a fine example of fully matur-
For Students 17-25
ed 12-tone music and of Webern's
For Detailed Information
and Brochures, Call or Write
Beveridge Webster is well-known
as one of America's leading pian-
ists. A pupil of Artur Schnabel and
19161 Schaefer
of Ravel, he first achieved recog-
Detroit, Mich. 48235
nition when he won the first prize
UN 4-7094
at the American Conservatoire in
Fontainebleau at the age of 14.


Beveridge Webster
Produces Notable
Modern Records




Quebec Premier Reassures Jews in Talk

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

MONTREAL — Speaking here
Monday at a fellowship dinner
where he was awarded the title
"man of the year," Premier Jean
Jacques Bertrand of Quebec pro-
vince said, "I am pleased to note

U.S. Rabbis Form
`Spiritual' Arm
of the UJA

The more than 100 Reform, Con-
servative and Orthodox Rabbis
from 50 cities who participated in
the United Jewish Appeal's Rab-
binic Study Mission to Israel Feb.
11-18, have agreed to join together
into "a spiritual arm" of the UJA.
In the group were three Detroit
rabbis, James Gordon, Richard
Hertz and Irwin Groner.
The action was taken at a dinner
on the eve of the group's return to
the United States by a resolution
passed unanimously. The resolution
also urged other rabbis to join such
an organization. It is believed to be
the first time the three branches
of American Judaism have so
banded together.
The study mission was held 35
part of the UJA's series of week-
long, fact-finding flights for Ameri-
can Jewish leaders. The rabbis
made an intensive study of the con-
ditions and problems faced by the
people of Israel. -
Among the specific areas they
visited were the Sinai Desert, the
beleaguered kibutzim in the Bet
Shean Valley and Jerusalem. They
were briefed by the prime minister
and other representatives of the
Israeli government on social wel-
fare needs, in view of the current
situation. In addition, they met
with representatives of the Jewish
Agency and JDC-Malben in order
to study the various problems of
the people, including the problem
of immigrant absorption.

I live from hand to mouth, con-
tent to have enough for my ordi-
nary expenses. As to extraordinary
contingencies, not all the scrimping
in the world would suffice.

the steadily growing number of
French speaking Jews who live in
Quebec, and I wish that the Jew-
ish community here and the Cana-
dian Jews as a whole con ue
their interest in French language
and culture."
His remarks came against a
background of increasing friction
between the Quebec Jewish com-
munity and French separatists as
a result of separatist chauvinism.
"The Jews," he said, "will not
blame the French Canadians for
being loyal to themselves because
Jews know what it means to be a
minority. Jews and other ethnic
groups may often ask themselves
whether they run the risk of be-
coming a second-class citizen
caught in the dual, nature of Can-
ada (Anglo-Saxon and French.)
Quebec is for Quebecers, and there
will never be second-class citizens
in Quebec," he said, referring to
its Jewish community.
(Currently, Hebrew is among
the nine languages spoken at the
new office of the Quebec Immigra-
tion Service opened here to assist
newly arrived immigrants who
have communications difficulties
because of a language barrier.)
Addressing specially invited
participants in Christian-Jewish
dialogue at Loyola College, a
Roman Catholic institution, Dr.
Victor Goldboom,
a Liberal
member of Quebec's provincial
parliament, said Monday "Jews'


loyalty to Israel does not weaken
their loyalty to Canada. The
situation is somewhat similar to
a Canadian Catholic and his re-
lationship to the Vatican."
He said that there was no in-
compatability between the two
loyalties in each group. "Christians
and Jews are less isolated now
than ever before," he said, "as
they are seeking to become united
in a common purpose."
The director of the influential
French language daily newspaper
Le Devoir, Claude Ryan, dismiss-
ed what he said were misconcep-
tions of Jews held by French-
speaking Canadians as "spurious
He said that such claims as the
one that Jews have a controlling
influence in local and international
finance could easily be discount-
ed. "There are not that many
Jews on the boards of big corpora-
tions," he said.
The dialogue was sponsored by
Loyola, the United Church (Pro-
testant) and Anti-Defamation Lea-
gue of Bnai Brith.


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