Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Harvey Kaufman

Second Advisor

John Ivanhoff


Today's elementary age children live in a rapidly changing world that demands flexibility. Our industrial society is one cause of difficult adjustments, with one-fifth of the United State's population moving each year from one home to another. No one would place the blame for increased delinquency at the school door, but there is hope that the school may be able to help in preventing it. Since young people are amenable to change and have their years of education before them, it seems logical to start in the elementary grades to help children mature under the most favorable circumstances.1