The Nongraded Primary School: A Review of the Literature and an Application of that Literature to the Primary School of Saint Sebastian
Date of Award
Master's Essay - Restricted
Master of Education (MEd)
Frank U. Steeves
The topic of the nongraded school has long been matter for discussion at an informal level among teachers and parents. It has been the subject of numerous magazine articles and research.papers. Planning committees for educational conventions and workshops have placed it on the agenda time and time again. Scholars in the field of educational research have devoted considerable time and effort to serious study of this topic.
The topic, the nongraded school, is important for two reasons. In the first place, primary teachers on the staff at Saint Sebastian School are interested in the concept of nongradedness and in the practical application of that concept. The other area of concern is more general, but no less felt. As indicated above, many educators, and, more especially, many elementary teachers, share this interest in the concept and practice of nongradedness. Because sound educational practice is built on equally sound educational theory, it is reasonable to conclude that a review of the concept and related practices of nongradedness would satisfy an existing need in elementary education.
The method used is that of library research. Periodical literature, several excel lent and basic volumes on the subject, and detailed case studies are used as the main sources of information.
Ahler, Clare, "The Nongraded Primary School: A Review of the Literature and an Application of that Literature to the Primary School of Saint Sebastian" (1970). Master's Essays (1922 - ). 206.