Elementary School Organization and Administration

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farewell address to the Representative Assembly of the N.E.A. as he was retiring from position as executive secretary of the N.E.A. His 10 rules for living are:38
1. Keep skid chains on your tongue. Always say less than you think.
2. Make promises sparingly and keep them faithfully no matter what it costs you.
3. Never let an opportunity pass to say a kind and encouraging thing to or about somebody. Praise good work done regardless of who did it.
4. Be interested in others -- interested in their pursuits, their welfare, their homes, and their families. Make merry with those who rejoice, and mourn with those who weep. Let everyone you meet, however humble, feel that you regard him as a person of importance.
5. Be cheerful. Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Hide your pains, worries, and disappointments under a pleasant smile.
6. Preserve an open mind on all debatable questions. Discuss but don't argue. It is the mark of superior minds to disagree and yet be friendly.
7. Let your virtues, if you have any, speak for themselves and refuse to talk of another's vices. Discourage gossip. Make it a rule to say nothing of another unless it is something good.
8. Be careful of others' feelings. Wit and humor at the other fellow's expense are rarely worth the effort and may hurt where least expected.
9. Pay no attention to illnatured remarks about you; simply live so that nobody will believe them.
10. Don't be too anxious about getting your just dues. Do your work, be patient, keep your disposition sweet, forget self, and you will be respected and rewarded.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
American Association of School Administrators, N.E.A., The American School Superintendency, Thirtieth Yearbook ( Washington, the Association, 1952).
BEVANS Lloyd, The Elementary School Principalship in California, California State Department of Education Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 5 ( May, 1953).
Department of Elementary School Principals, N.E.A., Bases for Effective Learning, Thirty-first Yearbook ( Washington, the Department, 1952), Chs. 2 and 4.
Department of Elementary School Principals, N.E.A., The Elementary-School Principalship -- Today and Tomorrow, Twenty-seventh Yearbook ( Washington, the Department, 1948).
DOUGHERTY James H., GORMAN Frank H., and PHILLIPS Claude A., Elementary School Organization and Management, rev. ed. ( New York, The Macmillan Co., 1950), Ch. 15.
PIERCE Paul R., The Origin and Development of the Public School Principalship ( Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1935).
"Preparing for the Principalship," National Elementary Principal, Vol. 32 ( May, 1953), pp. 6-21, 31, 45.
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Willard E. Givens, They Aren't Easy, Journal of the National Education Association, Vol. 41 ( September, 1952), p. 361.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Editor's Introduction v
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • 1 - Elementary Education in Transition 1
  • Selected Bibliography 36
  • 2 - The Role of the Elementary School 37
  • Selected Bibliography 77
  • 3 - Curriculum Issues 78
  • Selected Bibliography 124
  • 4 - General Features Of Elementary-School Organization 127
  • Selected Bibliography 164
  • 5 - Grouping Children For Wholesome Development 165
  • Selected Bibliography 220
  • 6 - Children's Progress Through the School 221
  • Selected Bibliography 286
  • 7 - Organization for Instruction 287
  • Selected Bibliography 319
  • 8 - Organization for Supervision 320
  • Selected Bibliography 351
  • 9 - Pupil Personnel Services 353
  • Selected Bibliography 403
  • 10 - Library Service 404
  • Selected Bibliography 437
  • 11 - Protection and Promotion Of Children's Health 438
  • Selected Bibliography 483
  • 12 - Educational Provisions For Exceptional Children 485
  • Selected Bibliography 537
  • 13 - The School in Its Community At Mid-Century 539
  • Selected Bibliography 581
  • 14 - Provisions for Administering The School 583
  • Clearing-House for Details Of School Operation 610
  • 15 - School-Plant Trends 612
  • Selected Bibliography 650
  • 16 - The Professional Elementary-School Principal 652
  • Selected Bibliography 691
  • Appendix 693
  • Index 715
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