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Master of Arts (M.A.)


Religious Education


It was the purpose of this study to discover to what degree the Methodist Group Graded Curriculum for junior age (nine-ten-eleven year old) children is applicable to the experiences or rural children. Criteria for evaluation have been set up through examination of the philosophy governing certain public school programs for rural children, and the philosophy tor religious education of rural children as revealed in certain national and denominational publications on rural church life end education.

An analysis has been made of the Junior Group Grade Curriculum of the Methodist Church for the cycle beginning October, 1949, and extending through September, 1952. Charts or the units of study show the experiences planned for boys and girls. A comparison of the experiences listed in the charts and their agreement with the criteria proposed for evaluation has led to the conclusion described in the summary.