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Smith, Harold E. (Harold Eugene), 1916-2010

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Legacy Department

Department of Social Sciences


Women teachers; Women in education


Today and perhaps for years to come, the United States as the leader of the free world is committed to a battle for the preservation and growth of democracy. As Americans come to realize the increasing importance of education in this battle, the schools will be called upon to perform greater tasks than ever before in the education of our young­sters. To do this they must have the finest teaching per­sonnel that they can procure. However, the incentives to the pursuit of a career in teaching are very low and there is no reason to believe they will increase greatly in the near future. Our society in calling on the schools to do things for our children that were once done in the family, the church, or cue social group. With this we have the determination of women in their efforts to have equal rights. Since there is likely to be a shortage of teachers for some time, and since society is demanding the best qualified teachers to do tasks that married women and mothers can do very well, it is probable that they will be accepted without discrimination, and higher percentages of married women will be employed.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-50)


vii, 50 pages




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