Motion Pictures and Radio: Modern Techniques for Education

Motion Pictures and Radio: Modern Techniques for Education

Motion Pictures and Radio: Modern Techniques for Education

Motion Pictures and Radio: Modern Techniques for Education

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The Inquiry into the Character and Cost of Public Education in the State of New York was undertaken in order to find out what the educational system of the State is accomplishing, how well its total program fits present-day needs, and what the costs of that program are and should be, and to assist the Regents in considering the present needs and problems of the school system, and in reformulating the fundamental educational policies of the State. Under the provisions of the state Constitution, this responsibility falls primarily upon the Regents.

The Inquiry was organized late in 1935, under the direction of a Special Committee of the Board of Regents, consisting of John Lord O'Brian, William J. Wallin, and Owen D. Young, Chairman. Thomas J. Mangan, the present Chancellor, and James Byrne, the former Chancellor, have sat with the Committee as ex-officio members from its inception.

The work of the Inquiry has been divided into three major undertakings: first, the examination of the educational enterprise of the State and the analysis of its outcomes, methods, and costs; second, the critical appraisal of the work now under way; and third, the formulation of policies and programs for dealing with the immediate problems and issues, and longrange objectives of the educational system of the State. The purpose of the Inquiry has not been to gather great masses of statistics, to devise numerous questionnaires, or to present meticulous factual descriptions of every phase of education within the State. Rather, the Regents' Committee and the staff of the Inquiry have been interested in isolating major issues and in hammering away at the problems which presented themselves in order to find a reasonable comprehensive . . .

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