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Thistlethwaite, Robert L.

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Business Education


Business education--Illinois--Du Page County


The old conception of a traditional curriculum in a school was one that had an offering of Latin, Greek, mathematics, history, and English. As public favor gradually warned to the new offerings schools were called progressive when they included fields beyond the traditional in the curriculum. In the new category were courses in home making, physical education, music, and business education. However, at present mid-century, a new thought about traditionalism has been spoken of relative to the business education curriculum. With the addition of typewriting, bookkeeping, and shorthand, some thinking prevails that schools have been inclined to stop looking for further curricular additions, trusting that perhaps the business needs of the community were being met and that the public was satisfied. The purpose of this paper is to look into the curriculums of the schools of a particular area, namely, the public secondary schools of DuPage County, Illinois. The findings will let the reader judge what degree of tradi­tionalism, if any, prevails in business education.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-76)


76 pages




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