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Education School Expects
Student Teacher Increase


will not be placed for next semes-
ter, "but he should have to wait
until all the others are placed."
The practice teaching program
"has no money problem," Prof.
Dixon maintained. "The University
has always seen fit to increase the
budget for student teaching as it
is needed."
Prof. Dixon said he thought the
school could handle the increased
enrollment in the program. "We
are starting to work with Belle-
ville now," he explained, "and next
fall the Ann Arbor system is open-
ing a new junior high school,
which will give us from 40 to 60
more places."
To Cut Down
Cutting down the number of
student teaching hours is "one
solution," Prof. Dixon said, "but
I don't think the profession would
welcome this."
Another solution; he said, now
in use at Michigan State Univer-
sity, has students teaching off
campus for one semester, living
in the community and doing noth-
ing else but teach. "But I am try-
ing to avoid this." Besides the fact
that "I don't think it turns out
better teachers," Prof. Dixon said,
"my experience with this idea has
been that students fight as hard
as they can to get out of leaving
campus. And I can't blame them."
Points Out ,
But Prof. Dixon pointed out that
"this isn't bad for everyone, so
here we give them 'the option."
Two years ago, he noted, the Uni-
versity began allowing students to
teach in their home community.
Another problem, Prof. Dixon
explained, is the need to balance
student-teaching enrollment
equally between the Spring and
Fall semesters. "Most students
prefer to do their teaching in the
spring," he said, "but it has to be
split fairly evenly." He said that
so far it has not been necessary
to assign them to a particular
semester arbitrarily, "but we may
have to do this eventually."
Ian S. Reach has become the
second candidate to announce his
candidacy for the Ann Arbor
Board of Education.
Reach is manager of account-
ing for a Wayne firm and its Ann
Arbor branch office. He has been
president of the Burns Park Par-
enteacher Organization and is
now on the PTO legislative com-
In 1953-54 he was general chair-
man of the Community Christmas
Sing, and he has been president
and national director of the Na-
tional Association of Accountants.
Incumbent trustee Richard J.
Mann has announced he will seek
re-election, and John M. Elm has
taken out petitions but has not
definitely decided to run. In the
election, to be held June 8, three
three-year terms on the school
board will be filled.
The board's president, Prof. H.
Harlan Bloomer of the speech de-
partment, and incumbent trustee
Daniel H. Schurz have announced
they will not run for re-election.
An "Information Night for Can-
didates" will be held at 8 p.m.
Monday at the Ann Arbor Public
Library, it was announced yester-
James Crippen, chairman of the
Citizens' School Committee, said,
in announcing the affair, that
anyone interested in running for
the board is invited to come. School
board members and school offi-
cials will be present to answer
questions, on subjects such as the
time involved in serving on the

board and the problems and op-
portunities the board will face in
the coming years.
The committee's basic purpose is
to encourage people to run for the
school board. The committee does
not support or circulate petitions
for any candidate.
Crippen said the committee will
sponsor a "Meet the Candidates"
night later on. He added that the
committee will give information
to prospective candidates by tele-
Those interested should contact
Miss Elizabeth Slack sof 1647


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ably open with 12 to 14 full time
faculty members in the division.
In certain areas "one-and-one-
third or one-and-one-half time"
faculty members may be needed.
To solve this situation, a faculty
member from this campus may
teach a course in Dearborn. He
said qualified people living in the
Dearborn area have also shown
interest in part-time teaching at
the Center.
To Maintain Faculty
The Center is aiming at main-
taining its own autonomous fac-
ulty, he noted.
Vice-President and Director of
the Center William Stirton told of
the Center's genesis as "a co-
operative effort between business
and industry and education. He
said at the inception of the idea
of the Dearborn Center, "business
and industry in the area was con-
cerned about fulfilling their man-
power requirements in the years
to come." -
They needed "quality personnel"
and this cooperation with the Uni-
versity offered a solution to the
problem, he declared. Stirton
'stressed the Center's "unique job
assignment - study program" in
business administration and en-
gineering, central to the Center.
He stressed that the Center
would provide a diploma from the
University. Prof. Litzenberg said
the faculty qualifications and
salary scale and the course grad-
ing standards would be the same
as those at the University.
Describes Admissions
Director of Admissions Clyde
Vroman described admissions to
the Center as "a guidance mat-
ter" and explained his office would
provide trained counselors to as-
sist students in making their deci-
sion to attend the Center. He said
the admissions work is now being
handled in Ann Arbor, but that by
early summer similar facilities
would probably be operating in
the Dearborn area.
'Raise Funds
For Center
A national committee to raise
funds for a bi-lateral student cen-
ter in northern Japan has been
set up in Ann Arbor.
The project, which calls for an
American-style student center in
Hokkaido, was first, planned in
1956. It is expected to cost $700,00
Committee officials report that
half of this amount has already
been pledged.
The chairman of the committee
is Ted P. Bankll of Ann Arbor.

EXPLAIN CENTER-Clyde Vroman, director of admissions, William Stirton, Vice-President and
director of the Dearborn Center and Prof. Karl Litzenberg of the English department (left to right)
explained the Dearborn Center to interested students yesterday. Two more dual sets of meetings
explaining the Center will be held on campus Tuesday and Wednesday.
Discuss Dearborn Center Program









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