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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


This thesis covers the two year period in which the author served as Educational Director for a two county Headstart program in Mississippi. It describes the development of an original training program for non-professional teachers. The type of daily activi­ties program advocated and evolved is implicit in all the training procedures.

The first chapter briefly outlines the structure of the agency as background information. A description of the children and teachers follows. The rest of the paper is concerned with the problems encountered in setting up a daily program based on principles of child development and how they were solved through a variety of training procedures. The training program is out­lined in detail and evaluated in the last chapter. A statement of principles is included to summarize the­ories and techniques described throughout the paper.

The appendix includes all the original mimeo­ graphed materials developed by me for the Headstart Teachers.


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