Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

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The public schools in the United States were created to serve all the children of all the people in order that youth might more ably participate in American society. The public schools along with the home, the church, and the community are the primary socializing institutions. With the acceptance of the principle of educating the whole child, the functions of the schools have been greatly expanded into a multitude of services are primarily aimed to help the individual child develop to his full potential. The practical application, however, may be somewhat different. Upon closer analysis, one may find great discrepancies in the educational opportunities available to the children of different social and cultural backgrounds.

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Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

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Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy

First Committee Member (Chair)

Miles Vernon Zintz

Second Committee Member

Chester C. Travelstead

Third Committee Member

Paul Walter Jr