New York (Dec. 28)
Announcement was made today of the formation of the American Association for an International Office for Education consisting of leaders in the fields of industry, labor, religious organizations of Catholic, Jewish and Protestant faiths, service clubs and educational groups to secure public support for the establishment of an International Office for Education as an essential instrument for an enduring peace.
One of the aims of the Association is to create commissions to prepare curriculum materials to bring about the elimination from text books of matter causing international ill will or misconceptions by one people of another. Officers of the Association are Chairman, Dr. Harlow Shapley, Harvard College Observatory; Vice Chairmen, James Marshall, New York City Board of Education, Monsignor George Johnson, Catholic University of America; Treasurer, Sylvan L. Joseph, former Regional Director O.P.A.
In a statement explaining its purposes, the Association declared that “an international organization for education with a permanent secretariat – an international education office – can be an instrument to create healthier relationships between people and through them between nations. It can materially contribute to the peace of the world by helping to improve educational standards, to clarify educational aims and to foster intercultural fellowship and understanding.”