Education: The Science of Guidance

Many a U.S. schoolmaster each week gets handouts, addressed to the school's "Guidance Officer." Just what a Guidance Officer's duties are has been something of a mystery.

Last week some of the mystery was cleared up. Available for the fall opening of schools was the first comprehensive text on the "applied science" of guidance (Techniques of Guidance; Harper, $3.50). Its author, Arthur E. Traxler, is a conscientious Ph.D. who for the past nine years has been associated with the Educational Records Bureau, academic efficiency experts who think every school should get itself a Guidance Officer. His book was brimful of Guidance. By...

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