Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



The concept that schools should help improve their communities is not new; it has been with us from the early beginnings of schools in America. It is true, however, that today more than ever before people look to their schools to help make their communities better. The rapid social changes and the complexity of either the growth or decay of existing communities have caused leaders in the art of public administration to seek coordination of efforts of all social agencies in the improvement of human relations in general. Most specific in the programs of improvement is the attitude of the leaders in educational administration.

Schools and communities should be active partners in today's educational process. That such a relationship has been developed beyond the discussion stage is evidenced by several innovations designed to stimulate and perpetuate the school and community partnership concept. Among such innovations are Business Education Week, Public School Week, in-service education and workshop programs for principals and school administrators, and nation and region-wide projects sponsored by certain philanthropic foundations. Two of such projects now in progress are the Co-operative Project in Educational Administration which is sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation and the Co-operative Project for the Training of Negro Principals sponsored by the Southern Education Foundation Incorporated.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Curtis Woods

Committee Member

Curtis Woods


Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College


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John B Coleman Library

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Prairie View





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