The Problem of Creating and Fostering in the Hearts of the Youth of Our Catholic Rural Schools a Love for the Rural Life
It is the purpose of this thesis to show wherein our Catholic rural schools can be an instrument in creating and fostering in the hearts of our youth a love for the rural life not by telling them they ought to love it but by leading them to the fountains of appreciation. Though success is the first item in the formula for keeping people on the land, love for the life and work of the farm must go hand in hand. A permanently successful rural civilization cannot exist except through the love of the farm people for the land and all that goes with it. Here the rural parish school, with its course of study of local color and teachers trained for the work, can do much to cultivate a love and appreciation of rural life. The impressions that youth receive are carried through life as they become a part of their being and it is impossible or them to be erased. The children of today will be America of tomorrow. The success of tomorrow depends upon the education of the children today.
Developmental psychology|Educational psychology|Religious education
Eckmans, M. Christina, "The Problem of Creating and Fostering in the Hearts of the Youth of Our Catholic Rural Schools a Love for the Rural Life" (1926). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29281853.