Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



Probably one of the most significant steps that has been taken In recent years toward the improvement of instruction is that of incorporating into the instructional program plan for discovering learning difficulties and detecting needs for remedial teaching. Such plans call for the intelligent use of inventory and diagnostic tests side by side >ersonal interviews to discover and analyze pupil difficulties with a view to setting up specific remedial measures to correct and remove difficulties. A knowledge of the sources and causes of the greatest difficulty will help the alert teacher to give the pupils special help needed at critical points.

Through the diagnostic procedure, the teacher comes to recognize the difficulties that exist for the pupil in the given process or skill$ the obstacle he has encountered$ the pitfalls he has met9 the errors he has made and the weaknesses he has developed. With such detailed information, the teacher proceeds to apply the specific corrective treatment required. Weaknesses are specific and require specific remedies.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Arthur E. Teele

Committee Member

James A. Randall

Committee Member

James A. Randall


Prairie View Agriculture and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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