Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



Statement ox the Problem A visual aid has been defined by Hoban, Hoban and Zisman as "Any picture, model, object or device which provides concrete visual experience to the learner for the purpose of (l) building up, enriching or clarifying abstract concepts, (S) developing desirable attitudes and (3) stimulating further activity on the part of the learner." Visual aids may also be defined as the enrichment of education through the seeing experience. Some years ago the term "Visual Education" was used to designate instruction in which visual experiences served as the chief means of learning. It was believed that eighty five percent of what was learned was acquired through the eye. Visual instruction is not a distinct form of instruction which should supplant other forms. It is better to think of the visual and sensory forms of instruction as aids to learning. Visual sensory aids are not designed to replace and revolutionize but to supplement and modernize other methods of teaching. They provide sensory foundations which make the instruction more effective. They are vital, not only to a few areas of learning, but also to every subject or unit This study is concerned with a survey and analysis of the visual aids now used by the Negro schools of Waller county and with recommendations for their improvement.

Committee Chair/Advisor

R. L. Jeffreys

Committee Member

A. C. Preston

Committee Member

A. C. Preston

Committee Member

E. M. Norris


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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