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THE GUARDIAN JUNE, 8, t 962--13 Q TORNADO.STRUCK CHURCH -- Most of the roof and l)art of the east wall of Our Lady Mount Carmel church in Tilden, Neb., were off when a tornado struck the northeast Nebraska town recently. Besides the Catholic church, some 80 homes were damaged and sev- eral farms near the town ahnost destroyed. (NC Telephoto) "ng Art Highly Developed in U.S, The following discussion of teaching and curricular concerns American education is presented in connection with the cur- effort to instruct Arkansas Cathelics in the philosophy that derlies the classreom training of children. The Church has been a teach- from its beginning. Those serve it are aware of the ajor challenges in this area. Ue enough, many teachers are but it is equally true good teachers can be pro- d by good pedagogical e good teacher recognizes not only the classroom is center of his interest, but the whole world of hmnan revolves around it and is and reflected in it. good teacher requires both minimum and a maximum of preparation. Today rlever before teacher prep, is an object of deep want teachers who are only the products of routine but who have assimi- ed the need to understand eativity in education and who make the classroom each a center of interest and of joy. Our good teach- should be so good that chil- are loathe to leave their flag environment. The good by careful use of drill Practice and homework as- Iments can induce in the the beginning of the di- of critical and crea- thinking. can be presentel child so that their solu- a or an approach to their solution is a delight. When children fail to comprehend or to produce up to the expected level of their competence, reme- dial teaching can be presented in. such a fashion that they can easily fill in the gaps and join the major group as it prog- resses. Fortunate We are fortunate indeed that rcseach and experimentation in all phases of teacher-training and in the needs of students is going forward so successfully in our great Catholic univer- sities and teacher-training cen- ters. Teacher planning is not just a by-word; it is an art. Units of instruction today are not mere- ly mechanical things, but they fairly live and breathe under the careful hand of the well- rained teacher. Experimenta- tion in cm'riculum construction and the preparation of a teach- ng unit have reached such a high level and degree of success that most parents would have to visit a curriculum laboratory to appreciate the thought and care and creativity that are lavished on the general outline that forms the core of our teaching material and our teaching tech- niques. We are deeply con- cerned today with soundly plan- ned handbooks for teachers, with the problem of team teaching and with the selection It's A Fact! YOU CAN DO BETTER AT John A. Simpson Furniture Co. 111-25 State St. Phone JE 4-0292 PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS ALTSCHUL'S 205 W. 2nd Pine Bluff Cigars Tobacco Candies Sundries Little Rock to McGehee, Monticello, Hamburg, Crossett, ludora, Lake Village, g.I. m Pine Bluff JE 5-2021 Little Rock FR 5-2812 F. A. "Dutch" King Harry King W. H. King Star City, Dumas and Warren, Greenville, Miss. "AGENT FOR ALL ALLIED VAN LINES, INC." OVER NITE FREIGHT SERVICE Pine Bluff 2600 W. 6th Arkansas of textbooks. The selection of textbooks in most dioceses has become a highly complex pro- cess and in selecting books  the best judgment of school and business administrators is sought and secured. Curriculum The curriculum of a school is defined broadly as all the ex- periences that the child has un- der the guidance of the teach- er. The goals of any good cur- riculum are synonylnous with the objectives of child growth. Naturally those relate to sub- ject-matter areas because these areas form the working basis for the child's learning expei- enee in the school curriculum. Skills and abilities are given first as the enabling objectives that open the way to the un- dehstandings, attitudes, and St. Martin de Porres Honored in Peru; Nation Given Relic Lima, Peru, (E) -- Tears filled the eyes of President Manuel Prado when he was presented a relic of newly canonized St. Martin de Porres by Peru's new Cardinal. The presentation, by Juan Cardinal Landazuri, O.F.M., Archbishop of Lima, took place after a Mass in honor of St. Martin .for thousands of school children in the National Stadi- um here, The entire week was devoted to ecclesiastical and civic cele- brations according the first pub- lic honor to Peru's fourth can- onized saint. The week opened with a solemn procession of the relics of St. Martin along the three-block route between the Church of Santo Domingo, where the Dominican friar lived for 45 years, and Lima's great cathedral. The relics were borne in a silver casket carried on the shoulders of four Dominicans. A huge, life-sized statue of the saint was borne before the relics by members of the Con- fraternity of St. Martin. Thou- sands marched in the proces- sion. As the procession passed the presidential palace the President a n d Mrs. Prado payed homage to the relics from a balcony overlooking the main square of IAma. On Sunday, Juan Cardinal than ever before. The demand of industry anii government for skilled and articulate people is being met despite the criticisms leveled against education. More people are serving more people, and more people are being edu- cated to serve more people. The razor edge of excellence may not be totally satisfactory to all but the broad contribution that makes this work-a-day world go on in a manner that is certainly less than haphazard is too often forgotten. habits of Christlike living, i hoiHberq  Within the typical Catholic )f .,hild Ldi dual to God Landazuri, Archbishop of Lima, offered a Pontifical Mass in honor of St. Martin, while the relics remained in the cathedral sanctuary. President Prado also attended this Mass. Following the Mass the relics were re- turned to the Dominican Mon- astery, where they remain for the veneration of the faithful. Is It Porras Or Porres? Lima, Peru, (E) --Peruvians themselves do not agree on the manner of spelling the name of their new St. Martin. Some con- sider his surname to be Porras and some Porres. Father Rvben Vargas, S.J., Peru's foremost historian, has found that the saint himself spelled his name Porras, as is evident from the signature of St. Martin on documents per- taining to the saint's vows in the monastery of Santo Domin- go. This fact is not contested. However, the saint has been widely known as Martin de Porres, and the papal docu- ments of the canonization have used the name Porres. Pine Bluff school the objective of child growth involving individual abilities, relationship and Church, relationship to fel- lowmen and relationship to the natural surrounding world in- volve as might well be expected instruction in religion, the so- cial studies, science, music, art, arithmetic, the language arts, and of course 'problems in- volving health. There exists a core program in Catholic schools built around the concept of guiding growth in Christion social living. Lean- ing heavily on the historic de- velopment of Christian culture such a curriculum is a wide- ranging one which begins with the history of creation and at the same time does not fail to instruct in tim importance of the current events in our work- a-day world. Come Long Way The curriculum has come a long way since the days that most American parents were in school, despite the sharp nega- tive criticisms leveled at teach- ers and their products. (In the light of the fact that we now train seventy percent more of the population than went to school fifty years ago, it is safe ground to assume that Johnny can read today and read better than his ancestors.) In the ele- mentary school the student has access to individualized reading programs, the language arts and nature" study to an extent never realized before. Despite the al- legations to the contrary, phonics is still the basis of our reading program, and science and the allied fields of mathe- matics have opened up new doors and presented new vistas far beyond the expectations of the teachers of half a century ago. Jules Verne is not considered the fool today that some said he was. His semi-scientific writ- ings enjoyed by so many of us put his almost in the garb of a prophet, and far ahead of his times. More people read and speak well and spell well today 502 Chestnut St. Phone JE 4-6022 PINE BLUFF Jefferson Sqmtre Pine Bluff, Arkansas Arkansas' Only Elected Member of the n fluential Diamond Council of America --O-- 415 MAIN Pine Bluff, Ark. Shell-Ross Company, Seedsmen "The Finest in Seeds, Garden, and Farm Supplies" 216 Chestnut Pine Bluff Arkansas THE PERDUE COMPANY, Inc. 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