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widely disseminated. Countleso mechanical triumpha have
given us new powers, pleasures, and comforts. Yet living
has "become increasingly difficult. This eager* hurrying
world contains elements which disturb our peace of mind#
Never "before in tbelr history have the teachers of our
American children had as great a desire to understand 'behav-
ior disorders a© they are stooging today# There la a good
reason for this conorau The information given out during
the second world war %y selective service and the military
has shocked educator® into a sudden awareness that thea©
"behavior disorders are a grave national problem*
The full magnitude of our national problem is hard to
estimate. In this atomic age when all progress na&e* for a
continuously changing world, humanity*a moat successful ad-
justments will Tae in part due to its freedom from fear*
Cur children, the nation*© greatest resource©, have been
often forced to suffer acutely from the constantly changing
The School's HScpanding Role
5here was a time, in the development of our American
frontier®, when the home asumed the responsibility for the
development of the personal characteristics of the children
and the school provided for academic learning. But as our
society "becomes more complex a greater share of the vital
development "becomea the responsibility of the school. If
the schools could have had well-trained teachers, small
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Leith, Beulah Thornton. The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130212/m1/22/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .