Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Robert O'Reilly

Second Advisor

Dr. Katherine Kasten

Third Advisor

Dr. Richard Wikoff


Learning is produced in a context of many variables. For generations, educators have sought to identify the complex of variables that make for academic success. Among the variables that contribute to student learning are, the quality of instruction, the relationship of the student to others in the social environment, and the skills of the people responsible for instruction. (Frederick & Walberg, 1980). Invariably one of the additional variables operating is time, time spent in homework on a lesson, during a school year, or in a lifetime of schooling. The other variables may have their effects, other things being equal, to the extent that they are given time to work.


Presented to the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education. Copyright Friend John Forsberg