Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Harry W. Johnson

Second Advisor

Dr. Hollie Bethel

Third Advisor

Dr. Joseph Dunn

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Francis Hurst


A Roman named Tacitus once said: "In all things there is a kind of law of cycles." This statement has meaning for the field of reading instruction; for there is, at the present time, evidence to indicate that reading instruction may complete a cycle in the future. In the colonial times reading instruction was individualized. Today the most widely discussed trend in the teaching of reading is individualized reading. The individualized instruction of today, however, is qualitatively different from that of colonial times.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in Education. Copyright Barbara Jean Hunt June, 1961

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