The author attempts to analyze and evaluate the educational views, policies and contributions of Adam S. Bennion during his administration as Superintendent of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Educational Program.
Part of the study is dedicated to an intensive search of historical data to determine Church educational policy and philosophy prior to his administration.
His views on many religious and educational topics, taken from his personal, unpublished manuscripts, are quoted at length.
An attempt is also made to examine his role as a policy maker and to evaluate his contribution in light of present policy and philosophy in the L.D.S. Department of Education. Bennion's broad experience in public as well as private education prompted his proposals that the church concentrate on religious education, leaving secular education to the public schools.
Finally an attempted evaluation is made of his contribution to the field of education subsequent to his assignment as superintendent of Church schools.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bell, Kenneth G. Sr., "Adam Samuel Bennion, Superintendent of LDS Education - 1919-1928" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 4517.
Adam S. Bennion, Adam Samuel, 1886-1958