Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. John K. Brilhart

Second Advisor

Dr. Edwin L. Clark

Third Advisor

Dr. Blaine E. Ward


People share a common concern about the education of children. The goal is to create an environment that will maximize learning, an environment where all distracting elements are eliminated. It is generally agreed that the physical conditions of a classroom have a great effect on learning. The student must be able to see and to hear. Lighting, acoustics, ventilation, furnishings, and room color are just a few of the many things that can influence the students' learning. These are important factors not only when the teaching image in in the form of a person in the room, but also when the teaching image is coming to the student via television (Chapman, 1960, p.31). The study reported here concerns the effect on learning of seating position in the classroom while watching instructional television (ITV).


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Speech and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Patricia L. Kent April, 1971