2 MAY 1931, Page 16


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.]

SIR,—Mrs. Isaacs in her review of "The Management of Young Children," in your issue of April 11th, refers to " Parent Education" as having an "outlandish sound to English ears," and speaks of a Society having been formed a year or two ago.

The Parents' National Educational Union is in its fortieth year, and has as its members parents and teachers of every class. It has done much, I believe, to bring about a greater understanding between the professional educator and the parent as they meet here on neutral ground, and has presented to parents a philosophical and psychological outlook with regard to their task.

The Annual Conference has just taken place at Digswell Hall, Welwyn, attended by—as is far from usual—elementary school teachers, head-masters of boys' preparatory schools, head-mistresses of girls' public and private schools as well as by parents of every class, meeting as co-workers for the good of the child.—I am, &e., H. FRANKLIN (Hon. Secretary, Parents' National Educational Union). 50 Porchester Terrace, Hyde Park, W. 2.