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Blast from the Past: NCTE's Founder

James Fleming Hosic

James Fleming HosicDid you know that NCTE's founder and first Executive Director (then termed Secretary Treasurer) later founded a second significant professional organization? NCTE's founder was James Fleming Hosic, and he went on to establish the organization which is today ASCD, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.




First Headquarters

Did you know that the original headquarters of NCTE was a desk drawer? That drawer was in the Chicago Teachers College office of NCTE founder and first Executive Director James Fleming Hosic.

If you are interested in learning more, you might want to check out:

In Memoriam by W. William Hatfield (Hosic's colleague and successor).

James Fleming Hosic  Empirical Studies in School Reading  by James Fleming Hosic, Published in 1921 by Teachers College, Columbia University, 174 pages.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents more than 175,000 educators from 119 countries and nearly 60 affiliates.


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