Vaughn Wassom

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Master of Science (MS)


School of Teacher Education and Leadership


E. A. Jacobsen


Every community must be provided with an educational program attuned to community life. It must provide for increased efficiency in production and wisdom in consumption. It must train in the ideals, the skills, and the habits essential to the hightest level of home and community life. To this end there must be well trained, resourceful teachers who work under conditions that elicit their best efforts. There must be a curriculum that embraces community experiences and physical facilties that promote economy and efficiency of effort. The purpose of this study has been twofold: (a) to formulate a group of educational criteria that will set for the standards by which to evaluate a school in terms of a good schol-community program, and (b) to determine to what extent Willard School is meeting the standards thus derived.