Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Educational Administration and Supervision


Of all the rights granted to citizens of this country, there is probably none more important nor more personally gratifying than the right to a public education. Without education, the capacity to exercise other rights would be severely limited. During the latter half of this century, there has been a greater effort on the part of the public to make college education a reality for everyone as exemplified in the technical colleges. tremendous growth of community and Colleges are now available and easily accessible to aspiring students regardless of sex or age, and there is even financial assistance for those who need it. Students are entering colleges in vast numbers, motivated by the desire to become better qualified to earn for the good life. Unfortunately, many persons become discouraged before completing their planned program and drop out. Reasons for dropping out often relate back to prior school rejection and to an all too common disillusionment with the education received. In the light of the dropout rate, increasingly, the goal of education for every citizen to be developed to his/her fullest potential is not being realized.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Secondary/Post-Secondary Education and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1980 Lutisha F. Neely Clark