Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

George F. Donovan

Second Advisor

Nick J. Topetzes


In the past decade, our educational system as a whole has been changing at a rapidly increasing rate, due no doubt to the fact that all knowledge prior to 1950 has already been doubled. Our changing social order and the differences in philosophy and education are in part the causes of these changes. As a result of the rapidly growing knowledge of the learning process and the complicated demands of a complex social order, the elementary school is becoming the subject for increased study. The elementary school child is now finding his "place in the sun" of guidance literature.