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The State Normal School at San Jose under the work is coming to be recognized more and more as presidency of Morris E. Dailey has begun a most greatly superior to that of the untrained teachers promising session. President Dailey has inaugu- with the Isame native ability. Graduates of the rated the requirement of high school graduation State Normal School at Chico are now employed in for admission. The training department has been over forty counties of California and in a large improved and the other departments have been number of its larger cities. keyed up to make the attempt to secure better | The State Normal School at San Francisco results than ever before.
President Burk has had many visitors from all The State Normal School at Los Angeles
points of the State during the month of August.
The training department is well organized, and the The catalog of the Los Angeles State Normal
pupil teachers are working out, under direction of shows that President Pierce has not been idle.
President Burk, Jean Parker and other members The president lias gradually worked out a harmo.
of the faculty, the problems that confront a new nious correlation of each teacher with the training
teacher. school. The Department of Domestic Science and President Burk has secured positions for over Art has been very successful and each year will
seventy-five per cent of last year's graduating see it attain still greater usefulness. The Kinder
class garten Department is by far the most complete
In June, 1901, after two years' experience. the west of Chicago and graduates of this department
Board, upon motion of Trustee F. A. Hyde, reduced will be in demand from all parts of the country.
to written form its policy of management, in resoWork has commenced on an addition to the school
lutions which were unanimously adopted, as to cost $20,000. This consists of two floors built
follows: under the gymnasium which has a floor space of WHEREAS, Ştate Normal Schools are supported and 55X120 feet. One of these floors is to be devoted to should be conducted for the sole pnrpose of supplying the Manual Training and Domestic Science, and a
public schools with teachers of the highest efficiency:
and, large lunch room 37 by 55 feet. The other floor WHEREAS, The Trustees of the San Francisco State will contain nine rooms for the use of the Training
Normal School desire that the school shall be so con.
ducted that a certificate of graduation therefrom shall School, making it possible for us to accommcdate he esteemed an honorable distinction by the holder 450 children in that department The new building
thereof, as being a certain guarantee of thoro training
and efficiency as a teacher, and so recognized by school is to be connected with the old by an enclosed officials. Now, therefore, b.it bridge or hallway 20 by 70 feet. This will be used
Resolved, First, that it is the determined policy of
this Board that the faculty shall be selected as hereto. in part for museum purposes and in part as a social fore, upon a basis of merit alone. wholly uninfluenced hall.
by personal or political interference or consideration, and the Trustees therefore require that all applications
for positions in the faculty be first submitted to the State Normal School at San Diego. principal of the school, who will nominate to 'he Board President S. T. Black has every reason to be
those whom he may deem most competent and merito
rious congratulated on the continued success of the Nor
Second. That the President shall continue to main
tain the present high standard of admission to the mal School at San Diego. A number of his best school, and his judgment and decision in individual teachers have been called to Manila. These have
cases shall be fipal; and where, after a fair trial, it shall
appear to him that a student shows an incapacity to been replaced with men of the highest professional become a thoroly efficient teacher it shall be his duty training. Many of the graduates of the school bave
to discourage the student from further attendance at
the school found good positions in San Diego County. Quite Third. That the President shall certity to the Trustees a number have joined the ranks in the Philippines.
for graduation only those students who can be con 6dently and honestiy recommended to School Trustees,
Superii tendents and Boards of Education, as teachers The State Normal School at Chico. of undoubted capability, President C C. Van Liew makes the following
San Jose Normal School Faculty announcements in his circular: There are many things which combine to render met recently for the purpose of selecting the faculty
The Trustees of the State Normal School of San Jose the State Normal School at Chico a desirable place
for the ensuing year. Trustees H. C. Browni, (chairman), to seek a higher education The location of the F. C. jacobs, G. W. Pierce, F. H. Short, F. W. Leavitt school is healthful and beautiful. The building is and State superintendent Kirk were present. Only two an elegant structure, well equipped as to libraries, new teachers were added to the force and one resignalaboratories and apparatus The institution is tion was accepted. Miss Chloe N. Daniels, teacher of under the direction of a large and able faculty, English, resigned. Miss Gertrude Payne was granted a composed of men and women either of university year's leave of absence. Professor C J. C. Bennett, who or other special training; the course of study is full
has been in Enrope a year, was reassigned as teacher in and thoro. Tuition is free. There are no library alling a vacancy because of the resignation of Mrs.
pedagogy. Professor H. L. Schemmel, who has been fees.
Goodell, was elected teacher of music. A departmeat The demand for trained teachers is growing con- ' of physical culture was provided, and Miss Alice Bassler stantly. While a large percentage of those who ' of San Jose was elected instructor at $1,000 a year. The obtain certificates upon examination remain un- | trustees signed a deed by which the City of San Jose is employed, the graduates of the Normal Schools given a lot in the northeast corner of the square for the seldom fail to secure good positions, and their Carnegie Library.
LITERARY NOTES. "Education," the oldest high-class educational monthly magazine in the United States, will hereafter be edited by Superintendent Richard G. Boone, of the publc schools of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Boone is one of the best known educators in the country and will bring to “Education" the fruits of his ripe scholarship, long experience as an educator, and wide acquaintance with teachers. The magzine will be published in Boston by the Palmer Company. Mr. Palmer, the President of the company, will be managing editor.
*The Story Reader." By Alfred E. Logie and Claire H. Uecke, assisted by Sarah A. Milner, Principal of Madison Avenue School, Chicago. 128 pages. Price, 30 cents. American Book Company.
This latest addition to the well-known Eclectic School Readings furnishes a series of simple and interesting stories, carefully graded and attractively illustrated, and well suited to appeal to a variety of interests in children.
**The New Basis of Geography," by Jacques W. Redway, The Macmillan Company, publishers, is certainly a book which deserves a place in the teachers' professional library. Some years ago Richard D. Faulkner, President of the California Teachers' Association, developed the idea of trade routes as a new basis for teaching history and geography. Mr. Redway treats of the matter in a systematic manner in the first chapter of this book. Other important chapters are Maps and Their Uses; The Emphasis of Essentials and The Course of Study. Under the chapter of the Course of Study there is a reference to the Stockton Course of Study as furnishing the basis for geographical work, This is certainly a great compliment to Superintendent Barr and his teachers; that of all the courses in the United States that his should be singled out as illustrative of what is good in a course of study. Price, $1.00.
Tehama County. Schools are all closed for the summer. Teachers are nearly all selected for next year. Red Bluff High School has had a most prosperous year and the entire corps of teachers have been reëlected; Principal 0. E. Graves, Prof. J. A. DeCon and Misses Grace Lewis Henley and Rose Hofeld. Red Bluff Grammar School retains G. K. Bingham as principal, and no changes made in the force except Miss Mabel Garvin vice Mrs. Gove (Frankie Albright), resigned. Tehama retains the same body of teachers, J. D. Sweeney, principal. Corning made a grand sweep, Miss Mabel Baker is the only one of the last year's teachers reëmployed; the new principal is Mr. Van Fossen, an Eastern man. Miss Mabel Moore became Mrs. Albert Montgomery at the close of her term of school. A. W. Glover and Miss Ellen Lynch were appointed on the board of education to succeed themselves. Miss Lena Nangle, in her sixmonth term, has made herself quite popular as a superintendent. Ex-Supt. L. W. Valentine, now assessor, has been quite ill for some time. Ex-Supt. Myron Yager acts as deputy assessor. Ex-Supt. Belle Miller is principal of the Antelope school. The board have revised our course of study and have discarded the tenth grade.
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"Constructive Form Work — An Introduction to Geome try for Grammar Grades," by William N. Hailmann, A.M., 1 Ph.D. Cloth, mo. 60 pages. C. C. Birchard & Co., Boston, Mass.
This is a presentation of rudimentary constructive geometry adapted to children between the ages of ten and fourteen. Its purpose is to develop clear geometrical notion, to give skill in accurate construction, to cultivate a healthy æsthetic feeling, and the power of visualizing creatively in geometrical design; thus, incidentally, stimulating a genuine vital interest in the study of geometry. The work outlined in the problems and exercises, may be profitably distributed over the entire grammar school period. It presupposes on the part of the pupils a certain familiarity with geometrical forms current in the modern primary school. Circles, Polygons, Angles and Polyhedrons are treated of in Part I. Part II is devoted to Composite Curves. An Appendix contains definitions of geometrical terms. The book is beautifully printed and well bound, and contains two colored plates of geometrical designs.
"Silas Cobb," published by Hammond Bros. and Stephens, is a story of supervision. It was published origiinally in "The Superintendent's Monthly." It is a story based on facts. It treats of everything connected with school work. This characterization of the institute is a sample of the book, and while it hits the nail square on the head, it is possible that the nail has already been driven to the full extent of its capacity:
The institute was one of those old-fashioned, oneweek, 'one-horse' affairs. Just such institutes had been held there for thirty years. Nothing of value outside of the social and professional character was given. The teachers attended them in a sort of prefunctory manner, and because it pleased the County Superintendent. They did not expect to learn anything. Why should they? Ev. ery year two or three professors of note, who made a reputation for being good story tellers, had been employed. These men were able to keep them from going to sleep, and that means that they were good entertainers. Teachers were never expected to recite or offer any opinions, so
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**The Education of Teachers" by W. H. Payne, Chancellor of the University of Nashville, now Professor of Pedagogy in the Michigan University. B. F. Johnson Publishing Company, Richmond, Va. Price, $1.50. The publishers send out a very highly colored description. They seem to delight in the statement that "It is an exceedingly thought-provoking book.” Some of the statements are as follows:
"Dr. Payne is a man with a message--the sort of message that compels attention. One must hear him thru, tho one may not agree with him all the way thru. He goes to the very core of the matter, and having found it, talks with us about it face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. There are eight wonderfully stimulating chapters, every one of which one will want to read over and over again. Teaching, Dr. Payne insists, is a spiritual art, and is to be classified with music, poetry and oratory, rather than with the mechanical arts - the arts that deal with matter in its fixed and uniform relations. As teaching has to do with spirit, methods of teaching should not be fixed, but flexible and fluid; and in all intelligent and effeetive teaching principles rather than rules should be held at a premium. When methods become uniform, teaching becomes mechanical and wooden.
"The author thinks that modern pedagogy assumes too large a difference between the mind of a child and the mind of the adult. When a child of six enters school, he manifests all the modes of mental activity that are manifested by the adult; and it is safer and better to infer the essential elements of the child mind from the known elements of the adult mind than to rediscover them by experiment in the modern "psychological laboratory." Another point in Dr. Payne's creed is that progress in educa. tion should take place by evolution rather than by revolution. Perhaps the term "progressive conservatism" best indicates the ideal attitude of the wise teacher."
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** The Flight of Helen and Other Poems," by Warren Cheney: Elder & Shepard, Pablishers. Mr. Cheney has placed in a neat book a number of his best poems. These
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