THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1941
ampusBureau romotesState ducation
Coordinated School System
Ls A n Of Project
Aeies To Aid
The Bur'-u of Cooperation with Educational Institutions was
g"ni.ed 9n 532 fcr the purpose of promoting a more unified contact
stcee _ YUnivei'sity and the educational institutions of the state.
Tcd:r J.e ledership of Dr. George E. Carrothers, Director, Dr.
taxlan lC.rch, A Eistant Director, and Dr. Edgar G. Johnston, High Dy c ntriutlng to the in
Schoolu '. or. the Bureau today operates as a vital function to the ruction of its student sons
statc of SAc-higan ir. the advancement of education. end lug'htcrs, by providig }
B&gan In 1871 'w------ ---_- wledge useful to Michigan
Tue o k rf the :Bureau repre- last tri of inspection outside the usnes men, and by facilitat-
sen, c - lcuinat on of a steady state, the Univesity has been con- "o i a gnrlwa a
and r r u o. abe development to ' i'so etys abiity to cpe with'
and "r rcnaldsatepm schol entratin" its activity within the iess problems, the Burea j
cheve cordinated state school1'he Sate in its endeavor to secure Bus nes Research bes sores
sys m is sn in 1871 by Presi- -otter educational methods by a ts" interests of the State of
den J r B. Angel of the Uni- 1 "1en'iperation with educational Michigan
ver ty c Mnigan. institutions
A th e ::sm. Dr. Angell, acting The duies p rformed by the Discovers New Facts
upc_ ithe i estion of his immedi- BuAcmcidepeCo rmedtonw th E on- the underlying obje-
ste pc sdosor to the office of - tives of the Bureau is, first, the
Uni;r s presidency.Henry S. ational Ins''tulisns are many and di'covcry of new facts to re-
v.sidency. m aried. One of the most important eal new truths or principles.
edu -3t 'ed"tl the "Rich School is that of visiting, working with A ofew years ago a project was
System." Tis plan conceived the and accrediting secondary schools conducted with a view to de-
idec of .. 'n Lying the educational in the state. Its performance re- termining the relationship be-1
syst:m of the state that it would tusres constant attention in order tween population growth, real
be possible for a boy or girl to that accrediting lists be kept up estate subdividing, and the rate
proc ed without interruption along to ther mut. dat which subdivision lots are
his cosen educational path, un- Other functions include the fo- absorbed into use. For this pur-
til he w graduated from the lowing: Cooperation with junior pose, the Grand Rapids area
Uni ersity, the head of the entire and senior colleges; cooperation was studied as a typical situa-
statw pt- hool syism g college associations in Mtact with the tion, ad all the pertinent facts
T'ie "High School System" in- egioval accrediting associations were secured for analysis.
troCuced the diploma relationship lose ies with the conference o Another objective is to dis-
betyween high schools and the Uni- delegates tren thirteen lage un cover and bring together in a
verty wich made it possible for versities in the Midwest, which try practical way business methods
a 'udet to be admitted to the to secure lets overlapping and policies which are being
mini'eerxity' s'hhout examination. ter coordination of educational ac used by a number of concerns
his oscincnes today as a useful tivities; and ralotionships vith in dealing with a particular
-d ca rictne moans of admis- many other educational organiza- problem. A study now in pro-
en, although it incurred the se- many cess is assembling information
- re criticism of President Charles from a number of large depart-
-liot of Harvard University at ment stores on the methods of
s adopticn. handling returned goods - a
Ii h Schols Ranked Mstroublesome and costly problem
The new system of education re- A . 1in retailing.
sired that high schools be ac- d earch Conducts Business Study
edited b the University, if the A third purpose of business
k ti 'm 5tmthod of admittance For Learning researc is the discovery of
'cca to be sesful; and for this hitherto.tILIIt unrecognized relation-
urpos comsittees of inspection suhip of cause and effect. A
hre rppoint d to visit various The museums oa the University study in process of publication
hoole .of Michigan are actively engaged' is an inquiry into the question
A' ir tece committees in- in the never-ending task of discov- of whether or not corporations
pe'ted only the secondary schools ering and systemizing new addi- making large profits in time of
the state of Michigan, but as tions to the fund of human knowl- prosperity follow the practice
wvoik a e University became edge concerning the natural his- of reserving those profits to
en :un rtipests were received tory of men and his environment, divide dividend payments dur-
cchs ' "a' it tx'se dcidd "he pubiicsatn of this know!- cog dopiessions.
to t neHigh eh SoS- edge in the form of scientific jour-
tem be = nae boundaries, nts and pamphlets is the most Special Examinations
'I be sucessof the importont single eantribution of Given Children
nee r- 'd of admis:on thl e University museums to the
was t le reason fe : this ife of the community. local state Child:en in grades three to six
eam taking by the Uni- and national, in over 50 public schools in Michi-
iers sortance of the Cicsely assoe.ated with this fir gan were recently given composi-
st i' a ct that it made iunc ihn is the work of the mi.- 'ion tests under the direction of
Vi y i'yhlie first in- ams in proffrng advice and hp 'he Dueau of Educational Ref-
stit .i , ' rarning in the .o the ntncu at';individuals and -"enc and Research in the School
U.S d i high schools 'nsitAicns who come or write to o fEducaion.
hru' c-x ° eountry and set he n'u::cums for aid in soling 'fThe Burau will use the resIls
he ex o e hfollowed by all hoir peculiar problems. Whether f the study as the basis for con-
:he 'ti.. -'sat in the future.='I be a roouest to identify speci- 't1 cting future tests for the mea-
In '3 fist Special Exam- mens or just advice on what to urement of achievement in spell-
iner of aah S hools in the U.S. feed the pet squirrel, the Univer- 'ng and read ng.
sas appoued ,y Dr. Angell to in- ity muscums a-e ready to render
speo the it-lotna schools. Im- service if possible.
meiatele-tse number of schools The museums seev also as a
asking for closer connection with safe repository for the many natu-
the Unix ereite jumped until 127 ral and anthropological specimens
secondary schools were placed on found in Michigan dealing with
the accredierd list by 1903. he state's natural and cultural
(orftnod Staff history, as well as a source of data
As the states began to follow for the student of botany, zoology,
Michigan's c. ample of accreditong genetics or anthropology.
secondary :eshools, it became un- And last, but not among the
necessary for the University to op- cast of the services rendered by
erate outside the state any lone- he museums, is the task of pro-.
er. Bince 1914, when Special Ex- ciding laboratories and office I
amins' r ant :dmrnon made the space.
How A School Saves Crops
The rural people of Chebokgan 'ie. This group does its field
county are beginisng to teal the ':vok each summer.
ygn tilzatn Sponsored by the Land Utiliza-
nluene" cf the Land Utilization Lion Program is a seminar on land
rogram. which is carried on by zes held throughout the year on
Meld worker's from the tiUniversitv he campus for the same group of
n that region. :tud nts, which is designed to
They are coming o know some serve as a survey course to give
<f the reasons why so much land background material on all the
n that district has been reverting various phases of the land prob-
to the state because of the inabil- lem. At the present time 15 grad-
ity of many of the rural people to cate students are enrolled in the
meet the assessed taxes, through an course.
,xtensive study of land uses by the The seminar is actively conduc-
field workers. ted by the faculty committee, in-
They are coming to know in eluding Prof. Willett F. Rams
detail the extent of the forest-
over and forest growth in their dell of the Forestry School,.chair-
county; the exact values of the man; Prof. Amos H. Hawley of
recreational business as an in- the sociology department; Prof.
come-producing unit in the county Kenneth C. McMurry of the geo-
and also the economic aspects of graphy department; Prof. Har-
game management. low O. Whittemore of the College
Established by the University of Architecture and Design; Prof.
three years ago, the Land Utiliza- Arthur W. Bromage of the polit-
tion Program directed by a special ical science department; Prof.
faculty committee under the jur- Robert S. Ford of the economics
isdiction of the Graduate School department and director of the
cooperates with county officers Breau of Government: and Prof.
and with various state bureaus in Frederick Gaige of the zoology de-
putting its work into operation. partment and director of the Mu-
The program is also organized as seum of Zoology.
a training school for students of Special lecturers are frequent-
forestay, economics, sociology, po- ly invited to speak at the seminars,
litical science, geography, land- including representatives from the
scape design, and public admin- State Department of Agriculture
istration, who are 1articulariy in- and the State Department of Con-
terested in the problems of land lervation.
We take Great Pleasure
in offering our
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