Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Home Economics


The present study was an approach to one of the many problems of the community. It was an attempt to bring parents into the school and to discuss with them the needs of youth and the methods which were used by the schools to help to meet those needs. It was also an attempt to demonstrate how parents can help and be helped in solving the many problems of youth and of adults.

It was hoped that through the study parents would be afforded the opportunity to see and to participate in an approach to the solution of many problems, as well as to gain information as to why children react as they do. They would be given guidance into the realization that many of the actions and reactions of children are normal behavior for the age, growth pattern and developmental tasks of children and youth.

The writer made this study in the hope that it might aid one in developing a program of education for parents of children in the schools of Tyler, Texas. A suggested guide has been developed for organizing parent education groups. The desirable characteristics of group leaders, gained from the literature, have been included.

This study is offered with the hope that others who are interested in parent education may find in it a guide to a study of the program. It is believed that this is the true meaning of progressive education.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Elizabeth May Galloway


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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