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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 14, 1904)
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John D. Mm
A. O. Bohrib
O. X. 8W7r
NWI . - P. A. EwJng
Athletic ' J- W. Ho.r
Literary - Dorothy Green
Reporter! D. P. De Young And Mable Fouler
nd Raymond H. McCw.
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roai Ofao. Dox 18, Station X, Llnooln.
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fetrd at the postofnoo at Ltnooln. Nebraska
m uMond-ol&u mall matter.
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Owing to tho abundance of news
material on hand and to the fact that
the editor 1b. bcaet by an exfra rush of
other duties, wo aro obliged to abridge
our editorial In today'B paper. This
is something that wo havo no inten
tion of allowing to occur very often, as
tho exercise of agreat controlling pow
er and a moral dlHclpllno is essential
to the welfare of our Institution. After
this our readers may look to see our
editorial columns comfortably occu
pied, and we guarantee that there will
be no more such bitter disappointments
sprung on thorn. Tho assistant editors
practically had chargo of yesterday's
paper and today's as well, and remarks
concerning the good work that they
are doing aro unpleasantly frequent.
A CIRCULAR LETTER.
Great Efforts Being Made to Ad
vertise Summer School.
The following circular letter is be
lne sent out bv the director of the
Summer School, and is self-explanatory:
April 11, 190-1.
My Dear Superintendent or Principal:
You are aware of the great buccoss
of tho meeting or superintendents-amd
principals held last summer in Omaha
under tho able leadership of Superin
tendent C. O. Fearse. That session
proved so helpful and inspiring to Ne
braska executives that a widespread
desire has been expressed that it be
made a permanent annual affair.
Superintendent Pearso's regrettabe
withdrawal from the state means the
abandonment of this valuable confer
ence unlesB as has been suggested
the University of Nebraska assumes
tho responsibility for its maintenance.
JliTcoTn's convenient location, the su
perior library, laboratory and instruc
tional facilities of tho University and
tho obligations resting upon It as the
recognized heajl of tho state public
school system, have convinced tho Uni
versity authorities that If a summer
school of superintendence is to bo laid
on a broad and' permanent basis it
must be done by the University of
That this is tho next forward step
in our state's educational advancement
is indisputable. Modern school condi
tions aro so complex and the work of
a principal or superintendent so oner
ous and delicate, that tho demand for
successful executives is far in excess
of tho siiDDly. Notwithstanding this
insistent demand there is no training
for these professional duties Save the
rough school of experience. The suc
cessful graduates of this severe school
flml little competition in their rapid
advancement. Evon these men aro the
first to admit that many of theijr mis
takes might have been avoided had tho
ripened wisdom of others been avail
able to them.
School boards to their sorrow and
Irritation observe that a successful
, teacher does not necessarily make a
successful executive. The superintend
on must study the community, as when
teaching ho studied tho Individual
scholar. Hln problems are now those
of taxation, fuel, school architecture
and sanitation, management of teach
ers, carpenters, masons and Janitors,
questions of bookkeeping and finance.
It 1b not now a question of how shall
this bo taught, so much as what Bhall
bo taught. Tact, hard business sense,
political accumen and' broad educa
tional outlook are needed where before
it was sympathy, teaching power and
Where shall he get this equipment?
Rarely does tho normal school or col
lego glvo It to him. Such institutions
aro chiefly concerned In training citi
zens and teachers. Certain practical
features and tho hlghor phases of su
pervision can be gtvon only by those
-wflio havo passed through the fire of
Tho University of Nebraska desires
greatly to bring together these two
classes of executives tho tried and
the untried In a six weeks conference,
which muHt be helnful because so in-
tonfioly practical Nor will the benefit
be wholly to tho Inexperienced, wo
one realizes better than tho tried ex
ecutive the Inspiration and quickening
that come from comparison of meth
ods. To this end the University and
department of Education have pre
pared a course on School Management,
which If approved by superintendents
and principals, will be made a perma
nent feature of the Summer Session.
From wide acquaintance with tho needs
and conditions of Nebraska schools,
and from successful experience as su
perintendent at Ashland and Beatrice
no man in the state Is better fitted
to conduct such a course than Mr. J
W. Crabtree. inspector of the accred
ited schools of tho University.
The following promilnent superin
tendents a partial list deliver lec
tures: Anna K. Day, Gage county; W.
K. Fowler. Lincoln; C. A. Fulmer. Be
atrice; W M. Kern. Columbus; C. O.
Pearse. Milwaukee. Wis ; W. II. rllls
bury. Falls City; 13. L. Rouse, Platts
mouth: J. W. Searson. Wahoo; 10. D
Sherman. Schuyler; W. L. Stephens.
Lincoln; K V Stoner, York; A. O.
Thomas, Kearney; and from the Uni
versity: Chancellor 10. B. Andrews and
Prof. O. W. Liukey. They discusa tin
following questions: What makes a
good bihooi: IIw tc begin iu a now
town. How to visit a school. How
should the principal use his time?
How to deal with the bonrd of educa
tion How should teachers treat sug
gestions of the superintendent? How
to organize outside influences Tho
value or Institutes and summer schools.
Tho teacher In social circles. Gradu
ating exercises. The superintendent as
arbiter. A few essentials of discipline.
Practical problems of the school. Crit
ical moments. The Recitation. The
teacher's part Theory and practice.
The teacher In relation to his environ
ment. Weak places in the schools.
In tho catalogue of tho Summer Ses
sion mailed you, you will also And
mention of a rare opportunity, offered
tho tcacheis of Nebraska, to visit the
National Educational association and
tho exposition at St. Louis, at a cost
Irresistibly low. This excursion Is
fully describee! In the catalogue and
i -l .!, minnonl iri-nnt on t li nninHni
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among teachers. It is strictly within I
portunlty will be offered this summer
to visit tho world's fair and N. E. A.
If you believe the features of the
Summer Session aro unusually valu
able and attractive, tho University will
appreciate any efforts you may make
to spread tho Information among your
teachers and friends.
Chancellor Andrews heartily joins
mo in the wish that you may be pres
ent at the session. Cordially,
T. M. HODGMAN,
Director Summer Session.
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