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THL&5 REGISTER Volume XXXIX, No. 11 N. C. Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro December 7, 1967 i ■ Theta Tau Chapter Plans Week Celebration By MARGARET McLAWHORN Theta Tau Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in education is celebrating its tenth anniversary on the university campus with a week of activities which began December 1 and will extend to December 8. In keeping with this year's theme, "Education Around the World," the society presented four seminars from December 4-7, featuring research papers on "Education in Latin America," "Education in France," "Education in Japan and China," and "Education in Russia." The participants in the programs include Dr. W. A. Stumpf of Duke University, national presi dent-elect of Kappa Delta Pf, and Dr. Charles L. Hayes. Dr. Hayes, who is now on leave serving as Deputy Director in the U. S. Office of Education in Washington, D. C, is the founder of the Theta Tau chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at A&T. He is returning to the campus to install the new candidates who have been invited for membership. The pledge ceremony for the candidates was held December 1, ana the initiation and installation ceremony will be Friday, December 8, in B. W. Barnes Hall foUowed by a banquet with Dr. Stumpf as guest speaker. The new candidates consist of thirteen undergraduates, four Conventional Tests And Curves Do Not Measure Student's Depth Football Captain Elvin Bethea accepts the Bull-Eagle Trophy after victory on the gridiron. The presentation followed the Aggies' 19-6 Thanksgiving Day win over the North Carolina College Eagles. The College Financial Sources: Who Should Give: How To Be Used COLUMBUS, Ohio (CPS) — When college presidents get together there are a number of subjects they can discuss — students and faculty unrest, the need for educational innovation, the campus and the war and academic freedom. But one topic usually dominates their deliberations: money. And so it was when administrator from the nation's largest state universities gathered here this week for the annual meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC). RusseU Thackery, NASULGC executive director, articulated the financial problem at length. In a strongly worded annual report, Thackery said that even the idea "that society is the primary beneficiary of the education of its members" — the rationale for public higher education — is being chaUenged. But, though they agreed on the need for federal funds, the educators there were divided over how the money ought to be chan- neUed and used. One combination plan was offered by Iowa's President Bowen. He caUed for "minimal" grants to students, based on need, that would allow them to get an inexpensive education close to home; loans that would aUow students to attend more expensive and distant universities; and basic support grants to institutions, based on rising enrollments and cost per student. Though the educators say they need more federal funds to meet the needs of their students and keep charges down, the Government seems inclined to cut back aid to higher education. In a 10-minute speech given over a telephone hookup Wednesday, President Johnson told the educators to seek more funds from the state and private sources. He noted that federal support of higher education has risen from 14 to 26% while state support has remained the same. His message seemed clear; the Federal Govern ment is not now prepared to continue large increases in its support of higher education. He did present three long-term goals, however, calling on the educators to aim for their fulfiUment by 1976. The goals are Increasing the percentage of high school graduates who go on to college from one-half to two- thirds. Eliminating aU financial barriers to higher education for potential students from the poorer segments of society. Maintaining the present quaUty of higher education. SEATTLE, Wash. (I.P.) — College professors could throw away their conventional true-false and multiple choice tests and the "normal grade distribution curve," even in large classes, if their examinations were designed to measure a student's depth of knowledge instead of his guessing abUity. How this can be done was described recently by Dr. Paul E. Fields, professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. Dr. Fields' system, developed over the past three years in Introductory Psychology classes of more than 350 stutdents, has resulted in significantly improved student achive- ment. The results are based on 100 different exams given to a total of 2000 different students since 1964. Although he uses true-false and multiple-choice questions, they are interrelated in a manner that removes the "guessing factor" inherent in most objective examinations. He also has developed a student study guide of sample tests, "Teaching Tests in General Psychology," keyed directly to the textbook, "Psychology and Life." In the Fields system, each question consists of five parts: a true- false statement and four related multiple choice matching associations. A student must answer all five parts correctly to receive credit. With this method, guessing just won't work. The odds on getting correct answers by chance Ladies Brought Sandwiches While Men Donated Firewood By LARRY WRENN I was in Winston the weekend when the town made international news. How can I describe it? I could say that most of the colored population, clamoring for rights, burned and looted stores, and were arrested by white poUcemen. But that is erroneous. Some of the looters were white and some of the arresting officers were colored. No demands were made by the rioters. The majority of the estimated 300 to 500 rioters were teenagers, out only to have a "good time." I could say that Winston had been seething for years, plagued by the standardized racial problems. But the town was the first to have a bi-racial committee (it now has two). Lunch counter bans were removed in 1960. Unemployment is down (2.5%). The city has the experimental youth corps "Self- Reliance" program and other related agencies. The town boasts of a Negro Councilman and a popular Negro quarterback. I wish I could explain what the R. J. Reynolds building symboUzes. The firm, which has a salary average of $105 a week, hires many Negroes. Most of the rioting and destruction occurred in the area around the building, but not one pane of the tobacco company's glass was touched. The building didn't have "soul-brother" signs either. I could mention the huge sprawling slums which breed riots; but Winston doesn't have slums of any proportion. I found a large bleak slum which would have made a fine photograph for an article. I couldn't use it though; the slum was inhabited by whites. I guess I could say something about the groups of National Guardsmen who were posted on corners. Whites and blacks, they aU wished that the "mess would soon be over" and that they could soon return home. Afternoon sightseers drove by and stared blankly at the mounted machine guns and armed soldiers. The stares seemed to express something. It is incredible that things like this happen in civilized America. During the day, ladies brought the guards sandwiches, coffee, and homemade brownies. Men in pickup trucks donated firewood. It would be a long cold night when sniper fire would ring from a (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) alone are 1 to 3125. But, once students learn to use the Teaching Test manual, they develop such good methods of studying the text that they reaUy know the important concepts. In citing data on the improved student achievement in his classes, Dr. Fields reported: "In 1964, the last time conventional examinations were used, the average student in the class passed 56 per cent of aU the questions; the top fourth of the class averaged 72 per cent correct, and the bottom fourth of the class averaged 43 per cent. No student in a class of 362 was within 240 points of a perfect score at the end of the quarter. "In the spring of 1967, when the Teaching Tests were used as a study guide, the average student passed 84 per cent of the questions; the top fourth averaged 99 per cent correct, and the bottom fourth of the class averaged 62 per cent correct. This time, 164 out of 369 students were within 66 points, (one standard deviation) of a perfect score.. Choir Concert Commemorates Virgin Birth Barbara Cobb, soprano; Yvonne Cooper, soprano; and James Weston, tenor will be the featured soloists for the Christmas Carol Concert set for Sunday December 10, at 6 p.m. Professor Howard T. Pearsall recently made the announcement of the annual affair which usually enjoys a large turnout from the surrounding community. Organ preludes by F. Abraham will be an added feature, whtie accompanists will include Thomas Hager, Vincent Knight, John Dyer, WUiam Harper, and Michael Wallace. graduates, and two faculty members. The undergraduates are as follows: Thomas Brewer, Sandra Carlton, Larry Davis, Hattye Foster, Geraldine Hagwood, Anthony Hairston, La Verne Joyner, WUlie Mae Leach, La Vira McGiU, Margaret McLawhorn, and Curtis Spencer. In addition are Vivian Joyner and Mrs. Carole Stevens. Foreign Service Officer Speaks On Vietnam By HILLIARD B. HINES, Jr. Robert A. Lewis, Foreign Service Officers for the U. S. State Department, was on campus last Thursday. He delivered a speech concerning the war in Vietnam and the United States' reason for being engaged in this war. At a press conference held before his speech in the Memorial Ball Room of the Student Union, Lewis was asked several questions on the situation in South East Asia. Lewis believes that the intensified bombing near the Hanoi area of North Vietnam is justifiable and that it is accomplishing its purposes. He believes that the policy the United States is following in its bombing is having an effect on th morale of the men in Vietna however, he did not indicate which way it is having an effect When asked if any significah progress was being made in the war, Lewis replied affirmatively. He also stated that progress in the pacification effort was being made slowly, but surely. In Lewis' opinion, the war in Vietnam is being handled extremely well by the United States. He spoke unfavorably about the burning of draft cards by objectors. Lewis' speech in the Ballroom was rather brief. He gave the history of the Vietnam conflict and why the United States entered the war. He also gave a description of the location and size of Vietnam. He stated that 2.4 billion dollars has been given to South Vietnam in economic aid. Lewis stated that he thinks the people of Vietnam would choose the democratic form of government if they were given a chance to do so, but free elections cannot be held because of the Political structure of Vietnam. He stated that the Vietnamese terrorist have assassinated candidates running for office in South Vietnam. its m mmWtm "FLASH" The A&T Aggies opened their season against the Fayetteville State Broncos. The Aggies won by a score of 111-85. See complete details in the next edition. Robert A. Lewis (right), Foreign Service Officer for the U. S. State Department, is questioned by A&T student and faculty. Mr. Richard Vission attempts to make a point as students look on.
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