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Master of Science

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The primary purpose of this study was to determine the present status of those tangible factors within the immediate school situation in a select number of schools in a given locality which might lead to conclusions that could be useful in making future adjustments in the light of changing conditions. The study will seek to (1) survey the status of selected factors which have influenced the curriculum in certain secondary schools in Southwest Arkansas, during the past five years; (2) provide information and insight on how further changes should take place; (3) review the existing procedures and practices geared for curriculum changes; and (4) compare the present status of curriculum with prescribed educational programs.

A good curriculum is essential to learning. The ability of a pupil to learn is greatly accelerated by the total program of the school. When a student encounters the areas of formal education, one observes quality training, or the lack of it, in the pupil's performance. Curriculum changes to meet the needs of all individuals in all of life's experiences is indispensable to the total adjustment of the individual.

It is generally believed that the schools and their curricula are far from perfect. Therefore if the schools are to continue to adjust to better meet the needs of more individuals, this study and others like it must be made.


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John B Coleman Library

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