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Herbert Spencer Zim

Herbert Spencer Zim, American author, educator. Recipient Children's Science Book awards New York Academy of Sciences, 1988. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science; member numerous science and educational societies.

Background

  • Zim, Herbert Spencer was born on July 12, 1909 in New York City. Son of Marco and Minnie (Orlo) Zim.

  • Education

    • Student, City College of New York, 1929. Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia, 1940. Honorary Doctor of Science, Beloit College, 1967.

      Honorary Doctor of Science, Florida State University, 1977.

    Career

    • Instructor science, summer play schools, 1926-1931. Instructor science Brooklyn Ethical Culture School, 1930-1931, New York Ethical Culture Schools, 1932-1950. Teacher education department, head science department, 1937-1945.

      Associate professor education University Illinois, 1950-1954, professor education, 1954-1957. Educational consultant Manhasset Bay Schools, 1946-1948, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 1947-1951, Western Public Company, 1967-1970, American Friends Service Committee, 1968-1978. Editorial consultant Individualized Science Instructional System, 1972-1979.

      President Rogewinn Corporation, 1968-1971. Instructor Columbia, 1935-1936. Summer field trips, 1937-1941.

      Research under General Education Board Grant for Communications on Secondary School Curriculum, Progressive Education Association, 1934-1937. Adjunct professor education University Miami, 1970-1982. Member American Institute Junior Activities Committee, 1938-1942, board managers, 1940-1942, vice president, 1942.

      Member steering committee Biological Sciences Curriculum Study and Intermediate Sciences Curriculum Study, War Department (pre-induction training program), 1942-1943. Civilian public service, 1943-1945.

    Works

    Membership

    Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member numerous science and educational societies.

    Connections

    • Married Sonia Elizabeth Bleeker, January 16, 1934 (deceased 1971). Children: Aldwin Herbert, Roger Spencer. Married Grace Kent Showe, June 4, 1978.
    • father: Marco Zim
    • mother: Minnie (Orlo) Zim
    • spouses: Sonia Elizabeth Bleeker
    • Grace Kent Showe
    • children: Aldwin Herbert Zim
    • Roger Spencer Zim
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    Born July 12, 1909
    Died December 5, 1994
    (aged 85)
    Nationality
    • 1929
      City College of New York
    • 1940
      Master of Arts
    • 1967
      Beloit College
    • 1977
      Florida State University
    • 1926 - 1931
      Instructor, science
    • 1930 - 1931
      instructor, science Brooklyn Ethical Culture School
    • 1932 - 1950
      instructor, science Brooklyn Ethical Culture School
    • 1937 - 1945
      teacher, science department
    • 1937 - 1945
      head, science department
    • 1946 - 1948
      educational consultant, Manhasset Bay Schools
    • 1947 - 1951
      educational consultant, Manhasset Bay Schools
    • 1967 - 1970
      educational consultant, Manhasset Bay Schools
    • 1968 - 1978
      educational consultant, Manhasset Bay Schools
    • 1968 - 1971
      president, Rogewinn Corporation
    • 1972 - 1979
      editorial consultant, Individualized Science Instructional System
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