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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, NOV. 28, 1922
Hawaii Made Impression
at Boston N E A Meeting
The following letter received by
O. S. Sessions, principal of Walmea
Junior high school, from Charl O.
Williams, field secretary of the Na
tional Education Association, will
no doubt, be of Interest to the
teachers and those interested in
education on Kauat:
My dear Mr. Sessions:
Your letter containing the post
office money order 'for one hundred
per cent membership of your school
in the National Education Associa
tion was received after my arrival
here at headquarters. I hasten to
extend to you my congratulations
on that fine professional spirit which
animated your teachers, who are
so far from headquarters. Hawaii
made an impression at the Boston
meeting that we'll not forget. Your
membership record for last year
was such that the president and
executive committee took great
pleasure in presenting a special
banner to your delegation. The pre
sentation of those banners, especial
ly the one to the Hawaiian Associ
ation was one of the high points
in the entire week.
Now that we are going to the
Pacific coast tor our next meeting,
we hope to get still further In touch
with our friends in the mld-Paclfic.
I am now at headquarters, having
been elected field secretary of the
National Education Association on
September 25 when the executive
committee last met. There Is a tre
mendous challenge in this new work
and I am eager to do something
worth while in it. Any suggestions
which you may make from time
to time will be greatly appreciated.
With best wishes, I am
CHARL O. WILLIAMS,
for School Work
In recent years most of the school
systems in the various parts of the
states have introduced standard, uni
form tests to measure the efficiency
and progress of the child. These
tests can be applied to all leading
subjects in the course of study.
It is done In this way: A vast
number of tests have been given
pupils in the different subjects and
covering the various grades. From
these numerous tests a grand aver
age is found; this is the standard
measure by which a child may know
whether he is up to the average,
above it or below it. The measure
of the total work of the room can
be easily gotten. The child is test
ed by giving him a sheet on which
uniform questions or problems are
printed. He is given exactly so many
minutes In which to do the prob
lems or answer the question. The
child is given his rating, based on
the number of correct answers. If
the test is number work, the exam
ples will be those of addition, mul
tiplication, subtraction and division.
Of course a standard test can be
given in any subject after the
standard is established as a' measure.
LAWAI 3-C CLUB ON A
WEEK END CAMPING
The Lawal Three-C Club enjoy
ed an all day and all night camp
ing at Lawal beach last week end.
Saturday morning the boys played
baseball and other, games, and also
did lots of swimming and fishing.
In the evening the boys told stor
ies and played games around the
HULEIA THREE-C CLUB
HOLD EVENING SOCIAL
An evening of fun, frolic and
fellowship was enjoyed last Mon
day night by the members of the
Hulela Three-C Club. Under the di
rection of Mrs. K. C. Ahana, games,
stunts, songs and refreshments had
their respective places on the pro
gram. The regular order of bust
ness and opening exercises were led
by the president. Secretary Locke
told of the work that is being done
in the other clubs in the county
and .of the early plans for next sum
mer's camp. The evening was closed
with a vote of thanks to Mrs. Ahara
whose interest and kindness makes
it possible so many of the good
times enjoyed by the people of
American Education Week
The attention of our readers is
respectfully directed to "American
Education Week," December 3rd to
8th inclusive, which will be, recog
nized throughout the United States
under the auspices of the Ameri
can Legion and the National Edu
Despite a multiplicity of special
weeks, consideration of American
educution is particularly appropri
ate for I It? wall, where the ideals f
American education have prevailed
for many years. Hawaii was Chris
tian, literate and Americanized near
ly three-quarters of a century ago
and, she may well be proud of her
In recent years the rapid growth
and increasing complexity of hur
population and industries have cre
ated many new educational prob
lems and requirements.
It seems fitting that the people
of Hawaii should Join their fellow-
Aniericans throughout the United
States, during this designated week,
in a consideration and recognition
of the great bedrock principles up
on which the American public
school system is founded.
The Seven Basic Principles of
Hawaii's Public School Program
1. The primary aim of our pub
lic school system Is to train ofr
effective American citizenship. This
training includes mastery of the
"three It's", a friendly attitude to
ward industry and American home
making, and a working knowledge
of American' history, civics, and the
ideals of democracy.
2. The American public school
system endeavors to provide (for
those who are qualified) an unbrok
en pathway from kindergarten to
3. American homes can best be
made and maintained by women
trained in American home-making.
The home-making subjects are,
therefore, of special importance In
Hawaii's school curriculum.
4. American homes are depend
ent on dignifying industry . The
schools should be closely and sym
pathetcally articulated with the great
basic industries of Hawaii. From
these the schools derive their sup
port, and in these Hawaii's young
people seek livelihood. This means
Industry and agricultural education,
trade schools, part time and con
tinuation classes, and vocational
5. Physical education Is of stra
getlc Importance, as the productive
ness and happiness of a communitv
Is determined In a large measure
by its bealth.
C. Wholesome moral and ethical
teaching should pervade the curri
culum, as the final products of edu
cation are character and p rsonal
fiy. These are expressed largely thru
community service. "He profits mo3t
who serves best."
7. The costs of education are
chargeable, not alone to the indi
vidual or child,' but to the state,
which maintains the public schools
in part to protect its own future,
and to preserve its social institu
tions against ignorance and all the
forces of evil.
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