Education: Brainstormer

On a dozen campuses across the U.S. last week, groups of Air Force officers were gathered to thrash out plans for next year's R.O.T.C. program, and sooner or later most of the groups came to a strange new subject: the ideas and methods of a man named Alex F. Osborn. By profession, Osborn is neither an airman, educator, nor psychologist. Nevertheless, he seems destined to have a hand in the training of the nation's air reserve. For the past two years he has been waging a one-man crusade to get U.S. education to teach creative imagination. Last week—with the blessings of...

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