Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Administration and Supervision


Over the years the American educational system has responded to the priorities that society has placed upon it. Historically the schools have assimilated the need to achieve an increasing number of board goals and objectives. “The aim was to develop the talent of each student which in turn would contribute to the general welfare. The democratic ideal that the individual and society would find fulfillment in one another was consistently pursued.” Although there have been periods of great social reorganization and change, the purpose of education has remained relatively unchanged. Even when one considers the discoveries of psychology and learning theory, the overall goals of education have been stable. Social change, technological advances, and developments of educational theory have had the effect of creating new avenues for achieving the goals at hand. Undoubtedly, these changes have influenced the directions that educational philosophy has followed and the general organization of the public schools. But inevitable the weaving of personal needs with the public interest has been top priority regardless of the decade or of the particular means employed to attain these goals.


A Comparison of Student Attitudes toward School as Related to Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities. Presented to the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha. In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1978 Daniel N. Johnson.