Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline



One of the most interesting and significant aspects of the development of the American public school has been the change in the functions and duties of the teacher. In the early colonial days the elementary or common school was usually a one-teacher school where the teacher was the superintendent, principal, supervisor, teacher, school nurse, and janitor. As the public school increased in size and complexity, there was a corresponding increase in differentiation of functions of the personnel of the school. Four general types of personnel have developed: administrative, supervisory, classroom teaching, and the new types including guidance director, visiting teacher, deans of girls and boys, special teachers, school librarian, school nurse, and research expert. All these groups require special preparation for their particular kind of work. Each field also makes its own specific requirements or demands with respect to the personal qualifications of those entering that field.1

The purpose of this writing is to (1) show some of the problems that confront the teaching staff, and (2) to throw some light on the solution of the same.

1Frasier and Armentrout, AN INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION, 1933, p. 404


Committee Chair/Advisor

George W. Reeves


Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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