Author Credentials

Sister Mary Georgeann Kinel, O.S.F.K.

Date of Award


Document Type


Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Mentally Handicapped)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Broken homes; Education, Primary--Parent participation; Educational evaluation


The problem investigated in this study involved a comparison between 35 boys from intact homes and 35 boys from broken homes in grade eight at Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, at Boys Town, Nebraska, to ascertain what differences, if any, exist in mental age and academic achievement between the groups. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not students from intact homes and students from broken homes in grade eight at Father Flanagan's Boys' Home would (1) score significantly differently on the SRA Achievement Series, and (2) earn significantly different grade averages for the 1964-65 school year. To make the study of value to the administrator and teachers, it was the aim of the writer to seek answers to specific questions: (1) Does the environmental factor, broken home, warrant modifications of an educational program? (2) Is it a variable to be considered in designing a specific program in an Institutional setting?


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