Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline



Character is what we are. This statement often made is essentially true. Character is what we are. But whether we are of good character or had is oftimes beyond our Influence. For a person is a composite result of heredity and environment. No one has been able yet to state the determined ratio between the two. But it Is known that it does exist. Since this is true there is only one thing for man to do if he desires to aid the child in building up good character. He can do nothing to the child's inheritance but he can alter his environment. A good environment can either curb or aid inherited features better than a poor one.

So, if education is to have a hand in character development, the educators should remember that - "Character is what we are; and that what we are is determined by the sum facts of our inheritance from our ancestors and our environment from our contemporaries.

Committee Chair/Advisor

A. C. Preston


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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