Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Education

Degree Discipline

Arts and Science


Children whose school progress is erratic and puzzling, whose behavior is perplexing, or whose personalities manifest traits that give cause for concern are to be found in every school. Sometimes these children are unresponsive repressed or unhappy, sometimes they are serious discipline cases- the trouble frequently constituting more of a challenge to school or parental management that a fault of the child, whatever the type of difficulty, the past few years have been a significant change in attitude toward these problems of childhood. Better methods, based upon efforts to understand the child's nature and the factors in his environment which are causing his difficulties are gradually replacing the older forms of repressive discipline and blind compulsion. It is often found that the problems are due to unsuspected factors for which the home, the school, or the neighborhood influences are responsible.

This thesis is intended, to illustrate some of the common types of problems among school children, problems involving psychological and social factors which if allowed to persist frequently lead to serious permanent maladjustment; and to indicate the methods used by the visiting teacher to study and help such children.

It is hoped that this thesis as a whole may prove helpful to the many teachers, parent, and social workers who wish to gain a better knowledge of how school children who present special problems of scholarship or behavior can be -understood and helped.

The material used in the contents of this thesis has been obtained through direct contact with these problem children each day. Additional data have been secured from the books listed in my bibliography.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Alyce P. Shields


Prairie View State College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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