Sources of Friction among People Living in Rural Communities

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Educational Foundations and Curriculum

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The purpose of the study reported in this article was to discover the sources of friction among people living in rural communities. The investigation was undertaken because of a conviction that the social-studies curriculum should include a body of knowledge which will enable people to improve their adjustments to the social problems confronting them. The assumption is that a study of the situations out of which grow frequent and crucial problems which hinder people from living together harmoniously would be of assistance in determining this body of knowledge.


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The Elementary School Journal