Revolutionary Radicalism: Its History, Purpose and Tactics with an Exposition and Discussion of the Steps Being Taken and Required to Curb It, Being the Report of the Joint Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities - Vol. 3

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CHAPTER III
State Normal Schools
The principals of all the New York State normal schools were consulted, by mail, on the matter of requirements, training and compensation for teachers of the foreign-born. We quote verbatim from the replies.
1. Alfred C. Thomson, Principal, State Normal School, Brockport, December 26, 1919.

"As requested I am pleased to write in regard to the education and Americanization of adult foreigners.

"First, it seems to me the essentials in Americanizing a foreigner are to teach him to speak, read and write our language, and then to teach him our history, customs, traditions and ideals. A course planned to prepare teachers to do this work should include methods of teaching our language to foreigners and a study of our history, customs, traditions and ideals and method of teaching the same to foreigners. The rest of the course for teacher training could be that which is given to the teachers of our normal schools.

"Second, in the matter of compensation, in the normal schools of our state and of the United States there is not much more than 50 percent of the pre-war enrollment. I believe a sufficient salary must be offered to induce teachers to prepare for this line of work. I presume that at least $2,000 would have to be offered as an initial salary with provisions made for advancement.

"As a city superintendent, before assuming my present position, I had experience in organizing evening schools for foreigners. If I can be of service to you in any way in the matter under consideration I shall be pleased to have you call on me."

2. Harry DeW. deGroat, Principal, State Normal and Training School, Cortland, December 22, 1919.

"At the present time I presume that it is impossible to get an adequate supply of competent teachers of Americanization work. It seems to me that every city in the state

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Table of Contents iii
  • Volume IV viii
  • Addendum xviii
  • List of Illustrations xxi
  • General Introduction 2011
  • Section I - Protective Governmental Measures 2015
  • Chapter I 2017
  • Chapter II 2024
  • Chapter III 2075
  • Section II - Organized Labor and Capital and Industrial Problems 2095
  • Introduction 2097
  • Chapter I 2106
  • Chapter II 2133
  • Chapter III 2148
  • Chapter IV 2151
  • Chapter V 2154
  • Chapter VI 2160
  • Chapter VII 2166
  • Chapter VIII 2174
  • Chapter IX 2180
  • Chapter X 2193
  • Chapter XI 2204
  • Chapter XII 2216
  • Chapter XIII 2226
  • Chapter XIV 2238
  • Chapter XV 2244
  • Chapter XVI 2251
  • Section III subsection I - Educational Training for Citizenship 2275
  • Introduction 2279
  • Chapter I 2293
  • Chapter II 2328
  • Chapter III - Teacher Requirements and Teacher Training 2335
  • Chapter IV - Curricula Recommended for Courses of Citizenship Training 2346
  • Chapter V - Regulated Attendance 2350
  • Chapter VI - Appropriations 2356
  • Section III subsection II 2359
  • Chapter I 2361
  • Chapter II 2366
  • Section III subsection III 2411
  • Chapter I 2417
  • Chapter II 2439
  • Chapter III 2564
  • Chapter IV 2569
  • Chapter V 2623
  • Chapter VI 2701
  • Chapter VII 2949
  • Chapter VIII 3018
  • Chapter IX 3052
  • Chapter X 3060
  • Chapter XI 3079
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