Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Administration and Supervision


The number of single parent families is on the rise. In 1980 the u. s. Census Bureau reported that 19% of the nations' school children are now living in a single parent household (S.P.H.) This is an increase from "11% in 1970". The Census Bureau has projected that "48% of all children born in 1980 will live a 'considerable' time with only one parent before they reach the age of 18." Today as many as 12 million children reside in a single parent household (S.P.H.)


Presented to the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education. Copyright 1983 Dennis Fisher