Date of Award

8-1953

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Master of English

Abstract

PUPIL NEEDS IN THE SEVENTH GRADE, DOUGLASS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

The problem of facing a new situation in transferring from elementary school to junior high school is, in all probability, an immense one for the pupil.

For most children entrance into junior high school means a change in school environment. This change is not merely in physical environment; the academic pattern is different, and the social setting changes and expands. Frequently pupils in one junior high school are drawn from several elementary schools. They are in consequence faced with the necessity of forming new friendships and associations, of meeting new problems of personal adjustment, acquiring status among strangers, achieving security and satisfaction in a more complex world. At the same time, the school* s program calls for greater independence, often through variety and consequent choice of activities, frequently by a greater distance of the school from pupils' homes.

Hie magnitude of the problem of adjustment for the students is hardly less in size for the teacher. Particularly does this seem to be true for the writer in her teaching experiences. Each new group of pupils presents a challenge; produces fear of her being unable to satisfy their needs in the light of community and school expectations, and provokes within her a new determination to succeed in her responsibility to help the beginning seventh-grade students to appreciate their English-class experience.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Anne L. Campbell

Committee Member

Anne L. Campbell

Publisher

Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College

Rights

© 2021 Prairie View A & M University

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Date of Digitization

2/14/2022

Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View

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