The teaching of community civics
Text taken from page ii: "This thesis is the outgrowth of a feeling that our present day civics is, in a large measure, inadequate to the needs of our citizenship. During my four years' experience in teaching civics in high school I had a growing conviction that the traditional civic instruction did not meet the interests of the high school students and certainly did not help them in any positive way to fully appreciate their civic obligations and opportunities. High school students complained that civics was hard and uninteresting. I realized the problem end endeavored to remedy conditions. Better results came by making a closer study of local problems and by introducing the study of current events. The subject was still almost wholly a study of the political agencies. The interest which was taken in the study of current events and the interest which was shown in a brief course in sociology brought to me the importance of greater study of social conditions."