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The Educational Director (Volume 6)

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    Available in PDF Format | The Educational Director (Volume 6).pdf | English
    Beulah Elfreth Kennard (Author)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... Chapter XIV OUTLINE FOR A COURSE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS--THE NEW YORK PLAN How the Educational Director May Help In Chapter XIII the general problem of co-operation between stores and schools was discussed. The New York system has been fully and carefully worked out and is here given in detail. It seems essential, nevertheless, to discuss the present situation at greater length, to explain the different conditions and needs in both store and school which must be met by the courses outlined. The first essential is harmonious understanding between the school board and the store management--usually represented by the educational director. In most cities school co-operation is just beginning and the educational directors of the stores may do much to direct the courses intelligently. The Boston stores are co-operating in a system of training their own employees through the Boston School of Salesmanship. A number of New York stores have now formed a 164 Department Store Educational Council, for the purpose of co-operating in a similar way with the Board of Education. Other cities will doubtless adapt the same methods to their own particular problems. Plan Must Be Mutually Beneficial Like all perplexing problems, the co-operation under discussion has two sides and in order to reach just conclusions and to maintain a good working schedule, the theory must be worked out for the mutual benefit and advancement of both school and store interests. Naturally the person who can make the co-operative plan effective is the educational director of the store. She is in a position to see the relation from the points of view of both the teacher and the business woman. The store is in need of better educated people on its force. As standards of salesmanship are raised and avenu...
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