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Marion Monroe

A well known psychologist and educator, Mrs. Marion Monroe authored many of the Dick and Jane series books and also is well known for her book "Growing into Reading", and other professional books.

Marion Monroe - Biographical data: A.B., University of Oklahoma, 1919; M.A., University of Chicago, 1924, Ph.D., 1929; research Psychologist, Mobile Mental Hygiene Clinic, Psychopathic Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, 1926-27; research psychologist, Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago, Illinois, 1929-32; chief psychologist, Child Guidance Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1932-36; consultant on character education, Washington D.C. public schools, 1936; director of educational clinic, Pittsburgh public schools, 1936-42; consultant in remedial reading, public schools, San Diego, California, 1943-44; director reading clinic, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1945-50; member: American Psychological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Conference for Research in English, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigman Xi, Pi Lambda Theta; author: Children Who Cannot Read, University of Chicago Press, 1932; Monroe Reading Aptitude Tests, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935; Remedial Reading, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1937; Growing into Reading, Schott, Foresman and Company, 1951; (with William S. Gray and others) The New Basic Reading Program, The Basic Language Program, Scott Foresman and Company, 1937.


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