Growth made by a group of girls in appreciation of beauty of surroundings and human relations

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Madge M. Rhyne (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mabel Campbbell

Abstract: The development of the individual's appreciation of beauty in environment and human relationships was measured by pencil-and-paper tests and by analysis of anecdotal records. An effort was made to provide material beauty in cottages where these orphanage girls lived and in the home economics apartment; to give the students a chance to have different living arrangements; and to encourage enjoyment of work and play. The fact that gains were made in knowledge and ability to apply knowledge, as was indicated by results of the tests, was of some moment; but the joy shown by living in improved surroundings was even more significant. The writer points out the fact that the eighth grade girls made more progress than the seniors in appreciation of beauty as evidenced by favorable changes in behavior. More important still, however, is the fact that the eighth grade girls who lived in "twenty-four-hour" rooms excelled those who lived in the usual living arrangements.

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Language: English
Date: 1941
Women $x Education
Home economics $x Study and teaching

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