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


Mankind has emerged from the Stone Age through the Ages of Iron, Steam, and Electricity to the present Air-Age. This latter age is characterized by man's utilization of air for travel, transportation, and communication.1 It is common knowledge that the Air-Age has a number of social implications. More of our citizens are going abroad and more foreigners are visiting the United States than was possible, a few years ago, with slow moving surface transportation. Military planes now fly round-trips between continents without stopping. There are few places that are not within reach of air transportation. Hence, it is more necessary now for the young people of this country to understand the problems brought about by air transportation than it was a few years ago.


From 1939 to the early 1950's, Western offered graduate courses in Kalamazoo in conjunction with the University of Michigan. All degrees were awarded by the University of Michigan.