Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Teacher Education


With the criticisms about education that have appeared in recent reports by the National Commission on Education (1983) and Goodlad (1984) there is evidence to indicate clearly that the schools and the things that we do in schools are in need of change. However, almost every major effort to reform American education has met with limited and, at best, only temporary success. Progressive education, programmed instruction, discovery learning, open education, and many other education innovations "lay battered and broken on the battlefield of educational reform" (Renzulli, 1985, p. 5).


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Teacher Education and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1986 Peggy L. Eltiste