The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading Page: 9
groups of children, and adequate materials, perhaps children
would have "been meil adjusted* However* education has spread
to the masses. Classrooms are crowded so that understanding
each individual child has "been difficult for even good teach-
er e. Many schools have "been staffed with poorly trained
teachers who have worked with inadequate facilities. The
apparent unhappiness of thousands of our children, their lack
of purpose♦ their fears# their record. of juvenile delinquency*
and the admissions to our mental institutions point to failure
of the school to fulfill its responsibility*
Causes of Salad jus trae «t
Personality maladjustment develops as a result of inter-
action between the papil and various forces in his environ-
ment* No individual is inescapably doomed to maladjustment;
"but some characteristics come into conflict with physical and
social demand© to a greater degree than others# fh«® certain
types of individuals develop maladjustments with a rela-
tively high frequency. Maiad justwent say "fee due to a number
of cause®, the following being outstanding:
1* Physical handicaps
2* Dissension in the home
3. Lack of understanding, kindness, and sincerity in
parent# aid teachers* dealings with the child
4* Lack of recreational facilities
§* Insufficient living space
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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/m1/23/ocr/: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .