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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE UTHBRIDGI HMAID Oclebtr 1970 ScienceBased Program Asked By Educationist By HERB JOHNSON Herald Staff Writer A more coherent based on science and technol ogy was suggested here Thurs day as a possible solution to educational planning problems in developing Lucian director of the centre for international studies at the Massachusetts Institute of told the international teacher edu jation a major problem in educational plan ning in developing countries is the uncertain leaving planners with no definite blue print they can He suggested that planning must be more includ ing the necessary element of It might be he to formulate a general Native Court Help To Be Permanent By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge will have the per manent services of a native court worker 1 when the n e w 1 yformed Native Court Worker Services of Alberta as sumes responsibility of the pro gram from the provincial attor neygenerals department The native court worker ser vices in the community was ini tiated by the Native Friendship Society of Southern Alberta and the John Howard Society and had been looked upon by the attorney generals department as a pilot project when that de ppxtment recently became in Chester direc tor of NCWS in Edmonton and Bob southern representa tive from are expect ed in the city next week to complete arrangements with the Native Friendship Society and John Howard Society for the changeover in responsibil Satisfactory In magistrates court Wed Albert Leth bridge native court ap peared for a young native wom an whose on his rec was remanded three months ago so she could attend Riverside Villa in Cal Riverside Villa is a rehabilitation home for girls with drinking or living prob Lapatac said this young woman returned from Kiver side Villa a completely new person and according to a pro gress report from the director of the the woman came out of her shell and learned to look at life a little more ob This is a prime example of what good facilities good administration can do for young girls who get in he A former dropout who took to drinking is now going to com Dlete her schooling and get a He said this type of iron such a situation will lead o many more girls who have rouble with lives attend ing rehabilitation hope plan which would be subject to change as it was His own personal bias he to see as part of the solution a general education based on rather than on the as is usual ly For this approach to be suc society would have to rid itself of the idea that train ing in science lias to be utili with a quick payoff io terms of ability to do a spe cific Pye also suggested that the uncertainty of the future was a problem common to all and might possibly foster better relations between developing and more advanced nations through mutual identi fication of a common Another major area of con cern has been striking a bal ance between the universal and he There have always been problems in providing an edu cation to persons in developing countries that was relevant t their society and which woulc still give them an uni versal approach to the world as for educators in LUCWN PYE no blueprint Canadas Way Said Wrong In International Education By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer Canadians have toooften pro ceeded into international edu cation aid programs in an ar rogant presuming we have a monopoly on wisdom about education We export these systems willy nilly all over the and it is out of the question for the majority of mankind to ever be able to sustain the a v i s h educational establish ment which is part of North American said David overseas operations director for Canadian Univer sity Services He was speaking to about 70 delegates to the conference on international teacher He said Canadians tend to go overseas with preconceived deas of what children of oth er nations require in their edu cation offer them Canadian systems even if the do not need them or cannot cul turally them be cause their customs and wha they find important in their lives are Teachers without forma teaching Catmu might be more qualifiec for overseas because they would not have a profes sionally prejudiced view of what should be done in the country they go We should look for volun teers and education systems tune with the needs of the he Educating emerging nations io the point where they can cope with their world Is com plicated by the problems ol rapid population increase close to 100 million babies are bom each year in countries al a A reason year old Raymond i folly with tire same Audrey is in Michaels Hospital in satisfac tory condition with minor in juries as a result of being in collision with a car Thursday on the corner of 13th and 3rd Driver of the car was Mi chael James Fletcher of Leth Magistrate Lloyd Hudson said this case was very gatify ing and shows the value of working with these He added it proves the point it is worth trying something different on the path to rehabilitation rather than just sending them to jail or fining ability to strike this proper bal ance could be he o the fact that the academic community was not prepared or the end of colonialism and he beginnings of They were not he o redesign to trans form a traditional society into a more modern If he we in the Western world have had a sense of faith in Give people technical aid and their choice and they will nat urally become like us this was the approach that had in terfered with the planned re structuring of Pye also stressed the fact that education is tremendously important to people in develop ing Education is he as a means of social mobility and advancement and is the most powerful motive force brought into any of these The threeday conference is sponsored by the International Council on Education for Teaching in cooperation with the University of Fairbairn Promoted Lethbridge Looms Large In PMs Personal Staff looms relatively large in the back ground of Prime Minister Tru deaus personal staff as a re sult of shifts made here Thurs Peter has been seconded from the external at airs department to serve as assistant press secretary to the prime automatically making him one of the influen tial officials in the Born in heobtained lis early schooling in Leth iridge where he attended the Collegiate Institute jefore going on to the Univer sity of Alberta to gam a Bach elor of Education degree in 949 followed by a Masters degree two years He was chosen Rhodes Schol ar for Alberta in 1951 and acid Saigon and Washington before his last postingas min ister counsellor of the Cana dian delegation to the North Atlantic Council in Besides Roberts addi tion to the circle of Tru deaus personal anoth er Lethbridge native who join ed the group only last Easter has been given a Joyce has been moved up fro assist ant involved with constitu tional studies to the prime min isters legislative in which capacity she replaces wellknown Ivan Head who now will devote himself to research and special In her new Miss Fair bairn will be in daily contact with Trudeau as his per sonal link with parliaments ed an Oxford University degree i members and o his credentials in In 1955 he entered govern ment service with the depart ment of external affairs which served in Also a graduate of Leth bridge Collegiate she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of ism degree from Carleton Uni versity the following stay ing in Ottawa to become a member of the Parliamentary press gallery for a wire service and subsequently the Leth bridge Heralds bureau until this In private she is Michael Roberts is the son of Frank a longtime resident of Lethbridge who now makes her home in His an employee of the fed eral income tax died some years Gillan is the daughter of Fairbairn of Leth bridge and the late Judge Fine A Lethbridge Thomas pleaded guilty in magistrates court in Leth bridge Thursday to impaired d was fined ready struggling to teach the people they already I dont think educators in Canada have identified the precise needs of the various cultures and societies in terms of He pointed to education pro grams designed for Canadian Indians which have so bad ly misread the Indian peoples needs that they are complete and are failing to teach the CUSO is finding countries re questing only highly trained volunteers since they have progressed to the point where they have their own countrymen in all but certain specialized Catmuri i And the demand for their careful training for overseas work is becoming I believe we should look to a fieldintern type ol But there are very Eew programs in Canada which Jave seriously begun to tackle the inter national education We in the countries we to s t a r t concentrat ing on the basic needs train ing trainers of extension work ers who will teach basic agri culture fam ily planning to the at the same time he popular trap of not sus aining a countrys elite should be avoided The elites repre through their educational those people who will probably guide the destiny of country for some We must also get away from the idea that the exchange is always one Catmur We either give advice or we bring people to see our wautiful Instead we should see what bey have to offer he The educators role in this ountry has been to sustain losed and rigid systems where he formal paper certificate qualifications are taken to be rery much more important han the transfer of If we impose our teacher education standards as they are in Canada today on coun ries rather than be ing aware of local needs and we will do them a DAVID CATMUR arrogant fashion Road Work Finishes In Week The citys engineering de partment says all construction work that might interfere with access to the new Centre Vil lage Mall will be completed fore the 8 opening A d e p a r t merit spokesman said work on the 9th pass going with only welding and removal of the old left to be Widening work on 13th is also going according to he with crews starting work this week on the concrete Four lanes will be open for traffic when the shopping centre ASHPHALT PAVING TOLLESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL PHONE 3282702 3273610 We are George De Groot and Very Pleased to Serve You Again GEORGES BAKERY Former Baker In Town Country Food Store PHONE 3288452 We Are Operating As Previously In Shoppers World Mall 413 Mayor Magrath Drive OPENING SPECIAL i FRESH STORE BAKED WHITE BREAD OUR SPECIALTY SPECIAL CAKES and PASTRY made for ANNIVERSARY and BIRTHDAY PARTIES We Wish to Express Our Thanks to ART BATTY for liis cooperation ;