Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



The primary purpose of this study was of a threefold aspect: 1. to ascertain, as far as possible, the social and economic factors as they influenced the retardation of the Negro resident pupils of the Elementary Schools of the Texarkana, Texas Independent School District; 2. to make an analysis of the results of the investigations, and 3. to offer such recommendations to the schools and other agencies that might seem practical for counteracting the undesirable experiences influenced by socio-economic factors, and recommend suggested activities to be promoted by the schools and other agencies, that might be concerned, to foster desirable experiences, as well as practical educational program for human betterment.

This study was limited exclusively to the Negro Resident pupils of the Elementary Schools of Texarkana, Texas Independent School District. The investigation was further limited to exclude all pupils except those who had been in attendance in no other schools but the schools mentioned above, and was further limited to exclude from the study all grades except the fourth, fifth, and sixth, with a time limit of the study to include the school year period from 1952-1953, inclusively. This investigation included only social and economic factors, as they influenced retardation of the Negro Resident pupils of the Elementary Schools of Texarkana, Texas Independent District.

Committee Chair/Advisor

A. C. Preston


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Date of Digitization


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John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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