Date of Defense



Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Sara Della-Colletta

Second Advisor

Jennifer Stouffer

Third Advisor

Adrienne MacKenzie


Comprehensive education consists of teaching our nation's children to grow and evolve into full-fledged, positive, spirited participants in society. Throughout history, schools in both the public and the private domains have strived to continually better the type and quality of education that students receive. Administrators, principals, teachers, parents, and community members all attempt to ensure that lessons taught in schools - particularly during the elementary years - expose children to the maximum number of skills, values, life lessons, and opportunities. These adults work with the hopeful intention of empowering each individual child and equipping them with the tools to live successfully and confidently.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only