Date of Defense



Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Dwayne E. Channell

Second Advisor

Diane Stinson

Third Advisor

Dr. Constance Weaver


"Readin", Writin' and Arithmetic" - Don't pretend; you remember what it was like. Seemingly separate educational phenomenon that were never combined. Reading and Writing remained separate from Arithmetic for they had nothing to gain from one another. There was a time in educational history that a student was forced to study several subjects with no connections to one another. There was English, science, history, and philosophy, not to mention several different branches of mathematics. There seemed no relationship interlocking them, at least one was never brought out. Fortunately this historic manner of teaching and curriculum organization is being reversed. Some leaders in education have discovered that interdisciplinary learning expands student learning and conceptual understanding.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only