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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Religious Education

First Advisor

C. H. Maynard

First Committee Member

Juanita Curtis

Second Committee Member

Kathleen Shannon


An analysis of the United Methodist Church kindergarten curriculum has been made in this thesis in an attempt to determine to what extent the curriculum affrims personhood, The study is limited to six years of kindergarten curriculum, fall 1967 through summer 1973.

The first objective is to examine the curriculum to discover the extent of affirmation of personhood in general. The second objective is to determine significant trends or changes over a six-year period of curriculum surveyed in terms of affirmation of personhood. The third objective is the recommendation of further changes in the curriculum so that it is more affirming of personhood.





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