Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Our educational system has been a very important institution within our society during the twentieth century. This educational institution is viewed as being a primary agent of socialization during an individual’s childhood years through adolescence. Education is, for the most part, a necessity to become a successful and productive member of our American society. In the past, our educational system served as a model for other countries to copy in developing their own educational systems. However, recent trends in our educational system appear to indicate public education on the decline. In many parts of the nation there are dropping enrollments, tax revolts and deep public concern over issues of discipline schools, test scores, violence and vandalism, drug use, teacher strikes and conflict between educational interest groups. Also, appears to be a continual decline in academic standards that pervaded all levels of education.
Education, Preschool - West Virginia.
Goe, W. Richard, "The Effect of Social Class, Marital Status, and Education of Parents on the Educational Performance of Participants and Non-participants in the Home-oriented, Pre-school Educational Program" (1981). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 384.