Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



The problem of this thesis is to try to determine the attitude of the teachers regarding disciplinary problems in the Negro Elementary Schools of Houston, Texas. The problem may be stated in the following three questions: 1. Does the attitude of the teachers of the Negro Elementary Schools of Houston, Texas, interpret discipline in terms of good order, quiet, and respect for the authority of the teacher? 2. Does his attitude interpret disciplinary in terms of permanent adjustment of the child to his complete life himself, and his school? 3. Are these teachers acquainted with modern practices concerning discipline?

The purpose of this study is to find some of the general attitudes of teachers in the Negro Elementary Schools of Houston, Texas regarding disciplinary problems having to do with modern methods of correction as well as to make a relative study of some of the problems arising between teacher and pupil in the classroom. 1. What are the attitude of the teachers in the Negro Elementary Schools of Houston regarding disciplinary problems? 2. What are the disciplinary problems arising between teachers and pupils in the classroom. 3. What are the modern methods of solving these problems. Which of these methods may be used in the Houston Negro Elementary Schools?

The scope of this study is confined to the Negro Elementary Schools of Houston, Texas.

Committee Chair/Advisor

A. C. Preston

Committee Member

H. E. Wright

Committee Member

J. H. Windom


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John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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