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Thesis - Open Access

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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Constant evaluation is necessary to determine whether or not an education curriculum is serving the purpose for which it was designed. Curriculum construction is the result of the efforts of one man or a staff of men, usually based upon his or their experience in the field. Because of this fact, the resulting curriculum may be inadequate for the total development of the student in the area of his education. Little, if any, study has been made of Negro universities and colleges with reference to general curricula for printing programs found in such institutions. It is the purpose of this study, therefore, to analyze the various printing curricula at Negro institutions and to show strengths and weaknesses of these programs as revealed in the catalogs of these institutions and from responses to questionnaires. This study was designed to analyze course offerings of printing programs found at Negro universities and colleges. These institutions are located in the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas, and West Virginia. This study may aid educators who are planning similar programs to formulate curricula which will contribute to producing qualified students. This study revealed that degree granting programs among Negro institutions show considerable variation in percentage allowance for academic, business, and technical training offered to students.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Blacks -- Education --Southern States
Printing -- Study and teaching (Higher)


Includes bibliographical references



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