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civilization, philosophy, drama
and mental retardation are
among the areas listed.
Recently one girl expressed
interest in learning Arabic and
Frangenberg, after making sure
she was serious, arranged for a
University of Nebraska
professor to work with her on
a weekly basis.
"The public schools start
with the presumption that they
know what a person should
know," Frangenberg said. "I
feel the students are better
qualified to' make those
decisions."
He said there are only two
qualified full time teachers at
the school and they try not to
impose their values on the
students.
Still there is a lingering
question-when left on their
own, will young children be
motivated enough to learn?
Frangenberg, who formerly
worked at a similar school in
Los Angeles called Play Mount
Park. "It really works."
He described the case of
five-year old Heidi, who is
"doing fantastic things with
numbers," according to
Frangenberg. "The point is
that she asked to do it," he
said. "That's what people don't
understand."
Play is also an important
educational experience,
according to Frangenberg.
"We try hard not to stifle
the kids," he said. "Fantasies
and dreams are important, and
we think the kids learn while
playing. For example, Dan, a
16 year old, recycles metal.
Now he's got all the little kids
out with him looking for
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The Institute of Electrical
Electronics Engineers will meet
in Rm. 217 Ferguson Hall at
7:30 p.m. Dr. Warren L. Flock,
Professor of Electrical
Engineering at the University
of Colorado will speak on the
"The Relationship between
Electrical Engineering and
Environment."
Today's ASUN Meeting is in
the Burr Hall Basement East
Campus at 4 p.m.
Pamela Polland will open
this year's Coffee House Series
in the South Crib today and
Thursday from 8 p.m. - 10
p.m.
The NFU Gay Liberation
course will not be held this
Wednesday but will return next
week at 7:30 p.m. at St.
Mark's.
The CSL will meet Oct. 14
at 7 p.m. in the East Campus
Union. Items on the agenda
are:
1 . Progress report on
student fee question.
2. Committee report on
Disciplinary Procedures.
2. Delegation from Health
Center to discuss VD problem.
4. Review action on
responsibilities of committee
on student publications.
5 . Discuss specific
recommendations concerning
the "12 hour rule."
6. Reformulate committee
to study code of student
discipline.
7. Consider resolution on
committee appointment
presented by Dennis Confer,
and proposal requested for
Steve Fowler.
The first half hour will be open
metal. But in the process
they're learning about
aluminum and steel."
Gene Hardy, Director of the
University of Nebraska's TTT
(Training Teachers of
Teachers) program, backed up
Frangenberg's approach to
education.
TTT is a federally-financed
project at UNL aimed toward
training college teachers of
future teachers to try more
innovative approaches in the
elementary classroom. TTT has
long espoused the open or
"active" classroom method of
teaching.
"We have to start
respecting the individual and
give him the freedom to
choose his own values," Hardy
said. "We have to have faith in
kids to determine for
themselves what is important
to study. Theoretically,
America isn't built on
compulsion."
Hardy feels that people
don't learn much in a mass
lecture format, because only an
exceptional speaker can make
it work. Instead he favors more
personalized instruction, which
he said isn't possible for
today's overworked public
school teachers.
"I think it's time educators
got off the notion of the
sacredness of the 50 minute
period," Hardy said. "I also
think building relations and
learning about the world he
lives in is more important for a
student tham dabbling with
facts."
Hardy said it isn't possible
to cite statistics to prove that a
child learns as much or more in
the open classroom than he
does in the traditional
classroom. But he said he can't
agree with the people who
for anyone to present items of
concern to the council.
Dr. F. Whitla will speak to
NU Meds on psychiatry tonight
at 7:30 p.m. Opportunities of
NU-Meds Auxiliary program
and the upcoming panel
discussions will also be
discussed.
I.'BEAT THE LANDLORD ESTABLISHMENT!!
Tell dad to save on rent costs! Buy a house with a small
down payment. Maybe Dad can co-sign? Rent out the
extra rooms to make your monthly payments and
utility bills. Can't live much cheaper than that. Sell the
house when you graduate. COME DOWN and ask for
Dallas, 475-0831; Mary, 475-1770; Mike, 423-8088;
Jerry, 432-7810 or Craig. 466-3258
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think you've got to be
miserable to be learning.
Robert Egbert, Dean of
Teachers College, stressed the
many definitions and variations
of open classrooms.
"I've seen some exciting
things done in open classrooms
and I wouldn't hesitate to let
my own daughter attend some
of them," he said. "But it
depends on which type you're
talking about and who is
leading it."
He said there was a lack of
humanism in many of the old
fashioned schools, but some
open classrooms represent "an
interesting, promising
possiblity for the education of
young children."
When asked if primary
school children should be
allowed complete freedom to
determine what they will
study, Egbert said, "If my
ten-year-old daughter decided
she wanted to drive the car I
wouldn't let her. I think we
should help children make
decisions and decide what
decisions they should or should
not have to make."
He said young children just
naturally will not be interested
in making some decisions.
Driving the car is one, and
arranging their curriculum may
be another.
"The results aren't in from
the open classroom system,"
Egbert said. "To evaluate a
program of this sort we need to
determine what we want to
accomplish in our schools."
The Lincoln Free School
received a severe setback Oct. 1
when the State Board of
Education voted unanimously
not to approve the School for
accreditation.
Frangenberg said the Board
Two functionally dissimilar
microbody particles,
peroxisomes and glyoxysomes,
isolated from green leaves and
seedlings will be the topic, of
today's Biochemistry Seminar.
Hung-Kuang Lin will speak at
the biochemistry auditorium,
East Campus, at 4 p.m.
Walk in or
appointment,
472-2459
turned his school down
because he doesn't have a
person on the staff with an
administrative certificate and
he doesn't have the minimum
number of students enrolled
(15 elelmentary and 20
secondary).
"We don't have to close our
doors because we've got 1 1
students who can come here,"
he said in reference to the
Nebraska law requiring persons
between 7 and 16 to attend
accredited public or private
schools. "This decision only
affects three students, a fifth
grader and two eighth graders,
but they'll be very unhappy."
According to Frangenberg,
the Board could have been
even tougher on the school.
"At least we won't have to
re-apply," he said. "We just
have to ask to be placed on the
agenda of their next meeting,
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which we will do."
The Board also left the
possiblity open for the Free
School to win accreditation if
it consents to a sponsorship by
one of the Lincoln Public or
Parochial Schools. But that
isn't a possibility Frangenberg
is particularly excited about.
"The idea is not to be a
public school and we won't
be," he said.
"We'll keep working on
accreditation, because even
though we can't come close to
the requirements they have for
kindergarten through grade 12,
I think we can do what they
require for kindergarten
through eighth grade."
Regardless of the ultimate
fate of the Lincoln Free School
one has to feel that as long as
there are people like Bob
Frangenberg, education will
never be a static process.
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WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 13. 1971
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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