Education: Scholars & Teachers

Ever since 1933, when President Robert Maynard Hutchins, disturbed at the way teacher education seemed divorced from scholarly pursuits, abolished the school of education, the University of Chicago has been without an organized teacher-training program. In 1958 the university decided it was high time to get back in business again, and last week Francis S. Chase, dean of Chicago's new graduate department of education, announced the program for the first 100 students, due to enter next September. His prospectus makes plain that on its second try, Chicago is in dead earnest about producing teachers who know their specialties, scholars who know...

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