Germany Promises Aid to Educators on Exchange Tour to U.s.a.

Chancellor Ludwig Erhard, of West Germany, promised “all possible assistance” to the exchange program aimed at making available to German educators American methods of social and civic education. Addressing a group of educators prior to their departure for the United States for an extensive study of American educational techniques, Dr. Erhard said that, in the past, German education has been nothing but simple propaganda, and must undergo “fundamental changes.”

The study mission program which is carried out by the Institute of Social Research of the University of Frankfurt and the Institute of International Education, under a grant from the Ford Foundation, was conceived by the American Jewish Committee following the worldwide wave of swastika smearings which began in Cologne at the end of 1959.

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