Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Dr. John W. Hill

Second Advisor

Dr. Katherine Kasten

Third Advisor

Dr. Sandra Squires


In order for children to effectively participate in learning, their attention must be acquired and maintained. Teachers need to evaluate as many alternative educational means as possible to accomplish this result. The knowledge and encouragement of communication are also of paramount importance in the classroom. Puppets can be viewed as one audio-visual method for effectively progressing toward these goals. It has been suggested that puppets are capable of commanding attention and promoting communication through, not only their versatility, but also their ability to cross age and racial barriers. Thus, puppetry has .been viewed as a communicative tool throughout history.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Counseling and Special Education and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1985 Ida Marlene Cary Adams.