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Harold Curtis Hand


Harold Curtis Hand, American educator. Decorated Legion of Merit.


Hand, Harold Curtis was born on January 5, 1901 in Piper City, Illinois, United States. Son of Curtis Judd and Margaret (Adamson) Hand.


Bachelor of Arts, Macalester College, 1924, Doctor of Laws, 1949. A.M., University of Minnesota, 1930. Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1933.

Graduate work, England School of Economics and Political Science, 1937-1938.


1 son Thomas Guy. Principal, High School, Monticello, Minnesota, 1924-1926, Thief River Falls, 1926-1930. Assistant in secondary education Columbia, 1930-1931, instructor, 1931-1933. Assistant professor education, Stanford 1933-1936, associate professor, 1936-1940.

Professor education, U. Maryland, 1940-1943. Professor education University Illinois, 1946-1964, University of South Florida, 1964-1967. Guest lecturer American University of Cairo (Egypt), 1943-1944.

Visiting professor Northwestern University, 1940. Associate director Carnegie Guidance Study, 1931-1937. Supervisor basic research studies in Illinois Curriculum Program, 1947-1964.

Consultant Ednl. Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1956. Cons educational administration div. Booz, Allen and Hamilton.


  • Author: An Appraisal of the Occupations or Life-Career Course, 1934. Neutrality in Society Education, 1940. The Role of the Public Junior College in Illinois, 1947.

    What People Think About Their Schools. 1948

  • Principles of Public Secondary Education, 1958. Co-author: Beyond High School, 1938.

    Designs for Personality, published in 1938. School and Life, public 1935. Appraising Guidance in Secondary Schools, 1941.

    Mobilizing Educational Resources, 1943. General Education in the American High School, 1942. Living in the Atomic Age, 1947.

    Democracy in School Administration, 1950. Citizen Cooperation for Better Public Schools, 1954. Guidance and the Curriculum, 1955.

    Editor, author, co-author: The Challenge of Education, 1937. Campus Activities, 1938. The Schools and National Security, 1951.

    National Educational Assessment: Pro and Con, 1966. Curriculum Innovations, 1966-— Issues and Trends, 1967.


Served as education and research officer, United States Army, Cairo, Manila, Tokyo. 1943-1946.; Member of advisory board Air Training Command, 1954-1956. Member Air Transport Association American (educator’s advising committee), Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association Secondary School Prins., National Education Association, National Society Study of Education, John Dewey Society.

Member editorial advisory board Education Digest, 1958-1960.


Married Kathryn Alice Guy, May 18, 1923.

Curtis Judd Hand

Margaret (Adamson) Hand

Kathryn Alice Guy