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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1954. Department of Secondary Education.


Copyright 1954, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this study is to determine whether the biology books most widely used in the high schools of the state of Nebraska present satisfactorily the fifty top ranking principles listed by W. Edgar Martin and issued by the Federal Security Agency, Office of Education, Division of Secondary Education, April 20, 1948.

This investigation has shown very little difference between the five books chosen for examination.This difference may change and become marked if the investigation was to be continued with the remaining 250 principles in Martin’s lists.

In general, the most important biological principles from the standpoint of general education are covered in the content of the five most extensively used textbooks in Nebraska high schools.

Advisors:Herbert A. Smith and J. Galen Saylor