Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Science in Educational Administration


During the school term of 1943, the writer, with the consent of the Superintendent of schools, Houston, Texas, contacted the principals of the 26 elementary schools of Houston, Texas.

The writer's purpose for interviewing these principals was to inform them of her study and to solicit their cooperation in any way they saw fit.

The primary purpose of this study is to obtain trustworthy data from the principals of schools concerning the noon-hour program.

The problem of this study is to make a survey of the colored elementary schools of Houston, Texas and to find the possible causes of confusion during the noon-hour.

This study will attempt to find the answers to the following questions: 1. What is the nature of the present noon-hour program? 2. Should there be a long or a short noon-hour? 3. Should pupils be permitted or required to study at noon? 4. How can the program be best organized in order to provide for maximum student participation? 5. How should the eating period be handled? 6. How can the overloading of teachers be avoided? 7. What kind of noon-day activities can be planned that will meet the needs of the school?

Committee Chair/Advisor

H. E. Wright

Committee Member

J. H. Windom

Committee Member

Dorothy Burdine


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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