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Master of Arts (M.A.)




Statement of the problem. The purpose of this study was (1) to determine to what extent the schools of California were prepared to meet the total war program; (2) to determine and analyse conditions present in areas most affected by war industries; (3) to determine and analyse conditions in areas least affected; (4) to determine the cause and effect of the war on the pupils of elementary school age, both in rural and urban areas; (5) to determine and present procedures applicable to the economic good of the child in regard to housing, rationing, transportation, and recreation; (6) to understand the part played by the Federal and State governments in meeting the needs of the school and the child during the war period; and (7) to estimate future conditions of the schools and determine possible school policies.



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