Date of Award
Master of Science
Master of Science in Educational Administration
STATEMENT AND SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM
The purpose of the study, "The Negro Principal*s Perception of His Problems in the Public Schools of Texas", is to examine the role of the Negro principal in the public schools of Texas in the light of his perceptions of his problems as he attempts to bring about improvements in the quality of living in his community, or as he attempts to relate the schools more effectively to the community. The study essays to present and discuss the urgent problems found in the administration and supervision of the public schools of Texas by Negro principals. It deals with these problems from the point of view of the Negro principal who plays a major role in administering and supervising the Negro public schools of the state of Texas.
Specifically, the study, on the basis of data compiled for presentation at the Twenty-Third Annual Conference on the Education of Negroes in Texas held at Prairie View A & M College, Prairie View, Texas on March 7, 1952, the theme of which was "The Negro Administrator in the Public Schools of Texas", presents an elaboration upon data collected in the area of problems of the Negro principal in the public schools of Texas. On the basis of this data, the study seeks to throw light on the following questions:
1. What are the problems of the Negro principals with regard to the administration and supervision of the public schools of Texas?
2. How do teachers rate their principals with respect to the nature of these problems?
3. In what areas are the problems of the Negro principals of the state of Texas concentrated?
4. What is the significance, if any, of this concentration of problems as reported by the principals of the state of Texas?
Blake and Ramsey1 define the term perception as :
Those interactions between an organism and its (necessary) environment in which the form of response is governed by the signal or sign significance as contrasted with the energy strength or quality or pattern of the stimulus configuration itself.
James D. Singletary
George R. Woolfolk
George R. Woolfolk
Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Harden, N. C. (1952). The Negro Principal's Perception Of His Problems In The Public Schools Of Texas. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/977