Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology


Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. George G. Mallinson

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Chapter I


Philosophy and Aims of Secondary Education

Recent social and economic conflicts have caused educators to examine their philosophies in the light of the needs of present-day society. The cultural view of education has given way to a growing emphasis upon the importance of functional education. Bode1 tries to account for this when he says that the "rugged individualism" based upon a policy a "laissex faire" has changed to a conception that industry must contribute to the continuous development of functional education.

The classical curriculum of yesterday does not serve the youth of today with respect to solving the problems of living in a modern democratic society. A re-interpretation of the aims of education must take cognizance of the needs of this society.