Date of Award


Level of Access Assigned by Author

Open-Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




For some time, the author has been pondering the values of the course given in her school in relation to (1) present day theories, (2) courses offered in other schools, (3) the children in the community in which she works, (4) the carry-over in the homes, and (5) the extent to which it contributes to better daily living for them as individuals. The purpose of this study has been to find, from the children, from the mothers, and from personal observations, the greatest needs and interests of the children of the Horace Mann Training School in Salem, Massachusetts, in order to reorganize and improve the present course of study to more nearly fit the goals of home economics and general education.