Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Kenneth Burkholder

Second Advisor

Dr. Darrell Kellams

Third Advisor

Dr. James Selee


Historical description. The village of Giltner is located in Hamilton County approximately fourteen miles southwest of the county seat, Aurora. The school district, 002 Hamilton County, encompasses the village of Giltner and surrounding farm land. According to the 75th Nebraska Educational Directory, published by the State Department of Education, the Giltner Public School system is a Class II school district, with an enrollment of 264 students, kindergarten through the twelfth grade. The Directory reported a staff of twenty one certificated persons. Ten were listed as elementary teachers and eleven as secondary. The average tenure for the faculty at the close of the 1972-73 school term was listed as 3.4 years for elementary teachers and 4.0 years for secondary teachers. It had been reported by the Aurora News Register that ten new names appeared on the 1973-74 faculty roster. This indicated a turn-over of 48% of the 1972-73 faculty. The Grand Island Daily Independent stated that nine teachers resigned after the 1973-74 contracts were let.


A Field Study Project Proposal Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College The University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education