Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline




Rural communities arc boing reshaped by random transportation and communication, by modern machinery and equipment and by the new world in which these are creating# If these changes are to contribute to the finer community life the people affected by them must be guided into the proper use and promotion of them new problems must be solved and the new opportunities met. To do this, rural people must be effectively educated. Life is educated from many sources, Toe democratic school is becoming definitely concerned with the Improvement of community and social living, Ms can be observed from the curriculum development that points or leads toward the major areas and problems of life. Functional education requires active participation in Constructive community activities, and the community must be thought of as local, regional, national, and worldwide in scope.

Authorities religiously believe that the community school is the key to the solution of the problem of education in a democracy. People learn by the most direct contact possible with the things they are learning about. Out of this idea grow much of the improvement of schools in the last nineteenth century* the community utilizing the resources of the school and the school using the community a® It® laborstony# Therefore# the modern school must loam to use the community a® a great living laboratory and the textbook of civic and personal life.

Committee Chair/Advisor

A. C. Preston


Prairie View Agricultural And Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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