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Education is a social process. Human interaction is the single most important ingredient in education. Most human behaviors are learned. They develop as a consequence of persons interacting with their environment. The type of person we are is determined by the interactions we have with other human beings. When teaching a child, educators must interact with the total individual; this has become known as teaching the "total child". Education can no longer deal singly with the teaching of subject content, as has been the practice in the past. This method has not produced adults who are prepared to meet the challenges of society. Young people need to be armed with decision-making and problem-solving· skills to function in the complex adult world. Due to the problems facing children today, some children feel like failures before they leave the elementary school.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Marvin Heller


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