Yale, following the University's announced intention of admitting women to the new Graduate School of Education, will next year have a professorship filled by a woman. Miss Catherine T. Bryce, well known as an author and an educator, is the woman--as the Yale News expresses it--"thus distinguished." At present Miss Bryce is assistant superintendent of the Cleveland elementary schools.
Miss Bryce's theory of education is illustrative of her belief that the student has a life to live as a student and should not be trained merely for mature life. Her own career, in a certain sense, has the aspect of the realization of a fairy tale. With no thought of equality of sexes in educational posts, she has now come to a position which places her among a group of educators by tradition chosen from men. In a statement made when questioned concerning her appointment she said that it never occurred to her that there was anything unusual about her appointment. She has been accustomed to work with both men and women and is a strong believer in the necessity of training under both sexes in the educational field.
Miss Bryce will have control over prospective supervisors at Yale. She was "discovered" by Dr. Spaulding while he was superintendent of schools at Passaic, N. J., late in 1904, and appointed supervisor of elementary education, later being called to Newton, Massachusetts, in a similar position.
Miss Bryce will complete her work in Cleveland this spring, taking up her duties at Yale in the fall.