Development of desirable personality traits of fourth grade elementary pupils

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dc.contributor.advisor Olson, Raymond A. en_US Arnold, Dorcie Noble, 1898- en_US 2011-06-03T19:29:01Z 2011-06-03T19:29:01Z 1955 en_US 1955
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1955 .A76 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to show the development of certain personality traits, such as cooperativeness, kindness, reliability, making wise choices, and worthwhile use of leisure time, in fourth grade elementary pupils. These traits will be developed within the classroom, under control of the teacher, by means of conferences, activities, the use and study of subject matter, particularly reading, and play at recess periods. The research made by the writer will be from close observations, anecdotal records, sociograms, rating scales, interest inventories, personality tests, a general intelligence test, and achievement tests.Personality traits begin to be quite clearly evident by the time boys and girls enter the fourth grade in the elementary school. Many habits have been formed by their experiences in previous classrooms, on the playground, in their small social groups, and in their homes. These are caused by their work and play associations in the classrooms with former teachers and pupils, by home training, and out-of-school activities.Most children eight or nine years of age enjoy going to school, they like to play with each other, and look forward to being more grownup by having been promoted to the fourth grade. They feel they are no longer babies, because with the added fourth-grade subject matter, such as Social Studies or Geography and History, Science, and Health, they are getting to be "big" boys and girls.
dc.format.extent ii, 147 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Personality. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sociometry. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child development. en_US
dc.title Development of desirable personality traits of fourth grade elementary pupils en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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