Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

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The crises through which the world has passed and the demands for reconstruction to repair the losses caused by World War II, as well as the challenge to democracy, have intensified the recognition of the important part to be played in education. The insights, the skills, and the knowledge that might have enabled citizens to live successfully at the beginning of this century appear to be too inadequate today. Our world has become a complex technological maelstrom of rapid mobility, constant change, and interdependence in which the citizen must acquire certain critical abilities in order to survive. In the past fifteen years there seems to have been little change in the goals of education, but new educational patterns emerged. A need for educational reform was realized during World War II, when it was difficult to secure specialists for the Armed Forces. The need continued after the War when scientific and technological requirements for competitive consumer activities could not be met, and when it appeared that the balance between the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences could only be maintained with difficulty. What professional writers have determined as indicative of definite trends in education may be gleaned through a review of professional and commercial literature for a sufficiently long period of time.

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Secondary Education

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Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy

First Committee Member (Chair)

William Barton Runge

Second Committee Member

Wilson Howard Ivins

Third Committee Member

Robert John Doxtator