Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. George G. Mallinson
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The Problem and Its Background
It is common knowledge that education consists of more than training for academic achievement. It consists of teaching whole individuals how to live effectively in their social environments. Although it is almost impossible to teach them all the skills directly they can be helped to learn through experience a great number of them for themselves. These view-points with respect to the teaching of students are held not only by a great number of educational authorities but are also part of the educational practice of a great number of teachers. Jenkins, Shacter and Bauer1 believe that it is the job or the school, working in cooperation with the home, to teach each child to be a healthy individual. They use the word "healthy" in a broad, inclusive sense, namely, as follows:
"Recently we are meeting with increasing frequency such statements as the following, from the newly adopted constitution of the World Health Organization: Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
Even the busy teacher of a large class, according to Jenkins et al2, can directly contribute much toward satisfying the emotional needs of the children in her classroom.
Banks, Elizabeth V., "A Sociometric Study of Popularity and Academic Achievement in a Ninth Grade Class" (1953). Master's Theses. 4088.