Date of Award
Master of Arts
Master of English
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.
Anne L. Campbell
Anne L. Campbell
Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College
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Date of Digitization
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City of Publication
Alexander, H. V. (1953). The Functional Approach To The Teaching Of English Grammar In The Seventh Grade, Douglass Junior High School San Antonio, Texas, 1953. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/1143