Comparative rankings of normal school graduates and full course university students in the School of Education
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There has been much difference of opinion as to which group of students ranks higher in university scholarship---those who enter the School of Education as normal school graduates or those who spend full four years on the college course in Missouri University before graduation from the School of Education. Even when it is assumed that normal school graduates rank higher, the causes for such higher ranking are variously stated. It is argued that normal school graduates are older and more mature and hence have the advantage over regular graduates; that normal school graduates take a greater percent of Education courses in which higher grades are usually given than in academic courses; that normal school graduates take mostly Under Class work; that normal school graduates have had much more teaching experience and should therefore be expected to rank higher in Education courses. It is the purpose of this study to bring together facts and draw conclusions touching the above claims.