Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Administration and Supervision


A popular trend in American education is the process approach of teaching (Scott 1972). The proponents of this pedagogical,- style view factual learning as having little import in a society which changes radically over very short periods of time and further espouse that textbook learning merely perpetuates a built­ in obsolescence in our educational system. They have expressed the concern that children be given tools (behavioral strategies) which are relevant, not only in solving the daily problems they confront, but which they can later integrate to solve unforseen future crises. Van Til (1974) has insisted that curriculum be related to the individual learners while "illuminating social realities and clarifying values for mankind" (p. 232). Metcalf and Hunt (1974) have argued for a curriculum that e amines social values and social policies that would assist young people in an examination of thsir basic assumptions about society.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Psychology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education. Copyright 1977 Susan Cohn Brustein