Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Jack McKay


Educating children is, without a doubt, one of the largest tasks taking place today in the United States. Education is a big business and can be categorized as an investment to develop our human resources (Bodley and Shapiro, 1969). The National Center for Education Statistics (1990) reports that by the year 1993, $180 billion will be spent annually on elementary and secondary public education. Almost seven million professionals and support personnel are employed in public schools. Expenditures for public education constitute nearly four percent of the gross national product (Swanson and King, 1991).


A Field Project Presented to the Department of Educational Administration and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright E. Gene Hobart July, 1992