Dr. George Drayton Strayer

Dr. Strayer was a Professor of Educational Administration at Teachers College, Columbia University. He was the author of Planning for School Surveys (1948), Teaching in the Southwest (1958), and Guidelines for Public School Finance (1963).

His achievements include:

  • Produced the first dissertation on the subject of educational administration.
  • Served as the president of National Education Association (NEA) in 1919
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Recipient of the Butler Silver Medal from Columbia University
  • Co-author (w/Clifford B. Upton) of a series of textbooks in mathematics for elementary and junior high schools
  • Directed studies of schools in 50 American cities

Selected Publications

  • Strayer, G. D. (1937). Why Teacher Participation in school Administration? Teachers College Record 38 (6), p. 457-464.
  • Strayer, G. D. (1935). Educational Leadership in a Troubled World. Teachers College Record 36 (7), p. 478-489.
  • Strayer, G. D. (1934). The Ability and the Obligation of the State to Support Education. Teachers College Record 35 (7), p. 580-591.
  • Strayer, G. D. (1910). Studies in Educational Administration: Introductory Note. Teachers College Record 11 (5), p. 1-2.
  • Strayer, G. D., & Thorndike, E. L. (1905). City School Expenditures: Introduction Teachers College Record 6 (3), p. 1-2.
  • Strayer, G. D. (1905). City School Expenditures: Variability. Teachers College Record 6 (3), p. 42-79.
  • Strayer, G. D. (1904). Experimental Work in Elementary Schools: Utility as a Dominant Element in Neighborhood Work. Teachers College Record 5 (3), p. 56-60.