Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Robert C. Craig

Second Advisor

David E. Willis


Every teacher recognizes the importance of attitudes in the child's lite. Since these have suck a powerful influence upon his responses to all situations, it is necessary for educators to take note of not only the academic progress of the child, but also of the attitudes which might affect his learning.

The purpose of this exploratory- study was two-fold: (1) to identity those phases of school life which pupils regard favorably and unfavorably and (2) to seek ways of bringing about more favorable attitudes toward those phases of school lite with which pupils are dissatisfied.

This research included a survey of attitudes of pupils of fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades of Saint Margaret Mary School, Neenah, Wisconsin, with respect to the following: (1) relationship with teachers, (2) school curriculum, (3) Catholic training and (4) social and environmental conditions.