New Group Selected for War Study
Committee to Study Post-War Education
A specific step towards revitalizing American education after the war was revealed yesterday by President James B. Conant who announced the personnel of the Committee on the Objectives of General Education in a Free Society.
The work of the committee will be of a broad scope, its aim being to formulate a program of general education in terms of both social and economic factors. The committee, which was conceived of in President Conant's annual message, will spend two years working on the problem of giving the educational system a new direction and stimulus.
Dean Buck has been named chairman of the committee and John H. Finley, Jr. '25, associate professor of Greek and Latin is vice-chairman Other members are: Raphael Demos '19, associate professor of Philosophy; John T. Dunlop, faculty instructor in Economics; John M. Gaus '17, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning; Leigh Hoadley, professor of English; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History; Robert Ulich, professor of Education; Howard F. Wilson, associate professor of Education; and Benjamin F. Wright, Jr., associate professor of Government.
President Conant pointed out the policy of the committee when he said in his January message, proposing its appointment, "Surely the most important aspect of this whole matter is the general education of the great majority of each generation--not the comparatively small minority who attend our four-year colleges."
Many of the faculty members of the committee are already familiar with the problems to be approached, saving been active in investigations of high school problems in the past.