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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1939. Department of School Administration.


Copyright 1939, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this study is: (a) to list the criticisms of teacher training institutions found in recent literature, and (b) to determine their validity, as nearly as that may be done, by the use of the following criteria: (1) reactions of university professors to the criticisms, (2) commonly accepted principles of educational philosophy and psychology, and (3) functional values of professional courses as shown by the opinions of teachers and administrators of education.

This study is based on a questionnaire relating exclusively to the training of teachers and administrators in the field of education. Under the assumption that the Teachers College of the University of Nebraska is a representative institution of its kind, this study is limited to its program.Reactions of college professors to the criticisms were limited to the faculties of the Teachers College, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Agriculture.