The Buzzer (Billings, Mont.) 1955-1955, July 20, 1955, Image 4

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Page Four THE BUZZER July 20, 1955 MISS PRINCE IS SUMMER STAFF MEMBER Miss Dorothy Prince, instructor in early childhood education during the summer session, is a Texan from Odessa. Although once a native of Illinois, Miss Prince has since taught in the public schools of Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas. She received her B. Ed. and M.S. in Education from the Uni- versity of Missouri, where she served as instructor in education and as super- visor in the University campus school. For the past two years Miss Prince has been instructional supervisor for 18 elementary schools which employ ap- proximately 300 teachers, at Odessa, Texas. She is also teaching in Odessa College. Miss Prince states that she enjoys her work at Eastern. It is her first visit to Montana. COLLEGE HONORED TO HEAR (Continued from Page 1) where the West begins, in Bozeman, not in the chosen setting of most artists, New York. Her singing, beauty, youth, and natural charm have completely captivated her audiences where she has appeared. Montana State College spon- sored her first appearance in this country. Accompanying the artist Thursday was Mrs. Zada Dickson, Montana State College faculty member, and long time Montana resident. Miss Dickson has won recognition on her own as accom- panist of leading artists visiting Montana. Adela Gebr (pronounced Gaber) will perform during the annual music week at Missoula, July 27. She is delighted to be asked to sing for Montana audi- ences and said that the Billings reception is quite different than that which she received from South American audi- ences where the latins are so much more demonstrative while the concert is in progress, but compensation is actually equal because it comes at the close of each selection, and that is when the artist is aware of audience ap- preciation. GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF (Continued from Page 2) Staff Turnover Expensive The true educator does not consider teaching a part-time job, but a work to be accomplished; that is, a true teacher is a dedicated teacher. It is not good for either the educator or the school when a few misguided persons in a community can make a teacher's or administrator's position unstable. The constant staff 'turnover causes loss in both school time and expense which counteracts any benefit to be obtained by the change. While the negative at- titude towards the teaching profession exists, those entering it must presumably come as discards from other professions, because it is a well known fact that greater opportunity in better rewarded professions claims many execellent prospective educators. Montana Education is Improving Asked how the general educational picture in Montana looked to him, Mr. King replied, \It is improving, due to studies made within professional and lay groups in the state. The average school board member and patron of the community are better informed on school affairs than has been true in past years, with the exception of a few cases in which sufficient information about the local school has not been obtained. The overall picture of public education in Montana looks better than ever before, but there is still much to be done.\ King Warns against Public Indifference Two major problems which Mr. King discussed were the increase in enroll- ment for many years to come and the treatment by the public of professional educators. While his field is with secondary education, Mr. King is by no means unmindful of needs on other levels. The state supervisor taught in rural grades and high schools as well as in higher education. Since he is and has been a teacher of all levels, he has a warm regard and consideration for the welfare and problems of all Montana schools, though he feels the tendency is strong in the state for school boards and patrons to treat educational problems in a lackadaisical manner. This situation is apparently due to a lack of knowledge and understanding of facts pertaining to the tremendous growth in enrollment which affects all of America's schools. A situation has developed because of this indifferent attitude where the fate of school ad- ministrators and teachers practically parallels that of seasonal workers. In fact, teachers are often forced to be- come migrants or transients, locating briefly in the community where they are paid enough to allow them to subsist, and when things look more promising, to move on. State Needs to Wake Up \When will Montanans wake up to PURPOSE OF EDUCATION MISSIONS (Continued from Page 3) housed, and many of them are on this side of the iron curtain.\ The purpose of the missions program as sponsored by the National Education Association, and as explained by Dr. Gibson, is to fill the vacuum in those countries where people have gained their independence. In discussing our responsibility and our part in world education, Dr. Gibson denounced the commercialism and com- petition of Americans in those countries undeveloped from within. Our behavior in this respect acts against us in the development of friendly and trustful relations. We must, as a people, work side by side with the people of these less progressive countries, forebearing any \high hat\ attitude. We must work with them, rather than try to win them with propaganda (belied by actions). \They do not want our culture forced upon them,\ he stated, \nor our de- mocracy.\ To develop a program of advancement and friendship with them, we must give to them in part the same kind of things which have made America great. We must share our ideas, skills and knowledge, use co-operation rather than competition in helping to develop their skills and knowledge rather than to force ours upon them. We must allow them liberty in development, as we have had it and we must develop a feeling of equality. \These little countries have been pushed around enough.\ Private' 9 ' \ 9 Secretary (Continued from Page 2) tory School telephone and attend to any afternoon emergencies. Pat Holle, a great favorite with faculty and students alike, had the job before me. When she was bending me in (after working the number of years I have, you don't \break in\ on a job, you just bend here and there) she told me, \It's mixed up and crazy. As jobs go, this one is a regular nightmare. But you'll love it.\ And I do! FIFTH ANNUAL READING (Continued from Page 1) for unrelated drill material in the teach- ing of reading,\ asserted Dr. Reese. Third, the teacher must evaluate individual growth and make a con- tinuous diagnosis day by day. Last, there must be reteaching as needed and special help groups to prevent further difficulties. The conference lasted through Friday with special group discussions each afternoon. the fact that they are losing their best teachers to states which pay more? Do they want their children to be forced into an educational set up where only the poorer qualified are in residence?\ . asked Mr. King.

The Buzzer (Billings, Mont.), 20 July 1955, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/TheBuzzer/1955-07-20/ed-1/seq-4/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.