first president. The name was changed to Southern Business Education Associa tion on December 1, 1934. (7:35) The association was the first regional group to join UBEA in its effort to unify the existing associations for business teachers. The association voted to become a region of UBEA on November 24, 1950. Pi Omega PI, an honorary fra- ternity, is founded. Founder and first national president of Pi Omega Pi was Paul Selby. By the end of 1956, there were 99 chapters. It is an honorary fraternity, promoting scholar ship and ethical ideals in lousiness educa tion. 1Q9C American Vocational Association is organized. The Division of Business Education is concerned with the vocational phase of business education. There is a separate division for coordinators and supervisors of distributive education. The National Association of Supervisors of Business Education, an affiliate of AVA, organized in 1952 with Arthur L. Walker as presi dent. 4Q07 National Association of Commer- cial Teacher-Training Institutions is formed. On February 25, 1927, representatives from several colleges and universities met at the University of Iowa to form the National Association of Commercial Teacher-Training Institutions. Earl G. Blackstone was the first president. Later the name was changed to National Asso ciation of Business Teacher-Training In stitutions. (26) At the meeting in St. Louis, February 25, 1949, the representatives endorsed a proposal to become the teacher education divisionofUBEA.(30:46-47) The UBEA Executive Committee voted divisional status to NABTTI on July 3, 1949. (42:2) On February 15, 1957, the name was changed to the National Association for Business Teacher Education. (5:35) 077 Publication of The National Busi- ness Education Quarterly begins. Prior to 1932, the NEA Department of Business Education had issued only bul letins as its publication service. During the presidency of Paul S. Loraax, publi cation of The National Business Educa tion Quarterly was started. Earl W. Barnhart was the first editor. The Quarterly has been in continuous publication since that time. It is now the official organ for the UBEA four profes sional divisions. 4 Q77 Professional associations form a National Council for Business Education. The existing professional groups formed the National Council for Business Educa tion to achieve unity in business educa tion, with Clay D. Slinker as first presi dent. In 1946, the Council merged with the Department of Business Education of the NEA to form the United Business Education Association. (24:28) The name has been retained for the executive board of UBEA. 1936 Delta Pi Epsilon is founded. Delta Pi Epsilon, graduate fraternity in business education, was founded at New York University in 1936 under the spon sorship of Paul S. Lomax. It emphasizes leadership and research. By 1956, twenty- seven chapters were organized. Q77 George-Deen Act allots funds to distributive education. This act provided funds for teachers, su pervisors, and directors of, and for teach er training in, distributive subjects. Funds were limited to part-time and evening schools offering classes to workers em ployed in a distributive occupation. In 1946, the George-Barden Act con tinued and increased the funds for dis tributive education. Business Education Digest and Federation Notes begins publica- 1937 The National Commercial Teachers Fed eration sponsored this publication, which started as a mimeographed report of pro ceedings and talks given at Federation meetings, under the title of Federation Notes. Publication of this forerunner started in 1928. In 1944, the name of the publication was changed to American Business Education Digest. In 1945, the name was shortened to American Business Education. This publication is issued by the Joint Publications Commission of the National Business Teachers Association and the Eastern Business Teachers Asso ciation. 4 The Eight-Year Study emphasizes value of non-traditional curricula. This study concluded that no special pat tern of subjects needs to be followed in high school in order to achieve success in college. Non-traditional curricula were shown to provide effective preparation for college work. (1:118-119) 4 0^7 First Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America is formed. Sponsored by the National Council for Business Education, the Future Business Leaders of America established its first chapter in Johnson City, Tennessee, on February 3, 1942. In 1946, sponsorship was changed to UBEA. The founder of the movement was Hamden L. Forkner. FBLA provides educational, vocational, and leadership experiences. By 1957, there were 1,500 chapters, in high schools and colleges. The official publication is the FBLA Forum. 4 0^7 National Council of Business Schools is organized. The chief purpose of this organization was to bring the private business schools into active cooperation with the war ef fort. The National Association of Accred ited Commercial Schools merged with the Council in 1950 to form the National Association and Council of Business Schools. The Business School Executive, official organ of the Association and Council, began publication in 1945. 4 tkAA American Business Education Yearbook is first published. In 1928, the Eastern Commercial Teachers Association published its first yearbook. The National Commercial Teachers Fed eration started publishing a yearbook in 1935. When the Joint Publications Com mission was established in 1944, publica tion of the separate yearbooks was dis continued. The American Business Edu cation Yearbook took their place. 4 QAfi United Business Education Association, a Department of the National Education Association is formed. On July 1, the merger of the NEA De partment of Business Education and the National Council for Business Education took place in Buffalo, New York. Head quarters office was established at the NEA Center in Washington, D. C., with Hollis Guy as executive director. UBEA spon sors the Future Business Leaders of America and two testing programs—Stu dents Typewriting Tests and the National Business Entrance Tests. M t h ! X 3^' I By the time the Department of Business Education established a permanent office, the NEA had acquired this group of build ings in Washington, D. C. 58 Business Education Forum
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