Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Secondary education is the organized effort of society through its schools to aid the normal processes of growth and to produce desirable changes in attitutde, ideals, and behavior of boys and girls during the periods of early and middle adolescence. It is customary to consider the maximum period for receiving education from six to about twenty-five years; the period from twelve to eighteen is the suitable period to term the period of secondary education, the center of any educational system. In other words the secondary school is concerned primarily with boys and girls in their teens.
Mescall, Gertrude, "Development of Secondary Education in Indianapolis" (1929). Graduate Thesis Collection. 75.