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Such numbers are impressive, but represent a much larger tale. In the People’s Republic of China, a country with many millions of illiterate citizens, Applied Scholastics International has trained more than 5,000 teachers since 1984. In the Yunnan provincial capital city of Kunming, the City Education Bureau now requires that junior high school English teachers use the Chinese translation of Mr. Hubbard’s study materials for their teacher training. The Shandong Education Commission cosponsored a correspondence course for teachers to allow the study technology to reach the population more quickly. And the major textbook publisher in China, in preparation for more extensive use of study technology throughout the country, trained its editorial staff in Applied Scholastics courses.

Extensive teacher training on study technology in Costa Rica has resulted in a more rapid and thorough application of English as a second language for teachers. In recognition of the role Mr. Hubbard’s study technology has played in raising the standard of education there, a representative of the Costa Rican Ministry of Education presented a special award to Applied Scholastics at its twentieth anniversary celebration in Los Angeles in 1992.

In Mexico, study technology has been in use since 1976, benefiting thousands of students. In 1995 alone, more than 1,200 teachers in one state were trained in the use of the Basic Study Manual.

And offering a broader perspective of the value of study technology in teaching are these words from a long-term professor of English and award-winning teacher:

“I have never felt so good about my work nor achieved such consistent academic successes as I have since I incorporated the study technology of L. Ron Hubbard into my classes. No teacher should enter a classroom without this knowledge. No student should exit a school without this knowledge. This is what we all should have known long ago and didn’t. Thank you, L. Ron Hubbard, for your gift to humanity.”


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