Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Harold W. Boles

Second Advisor

Dr. Dorothy McCuskey

Third Advisor

Dr. Myron Ctoulter

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The development of an educational program that will meet the needs of all pupils is a goal that is sought by all educators. The needs of individual pupils will be met if such a goal is ever realized. Such a program, by appreciating the fact that each individual has a different rate and aptitude for learning, should help children of all ages and abilities achieve their full potential.

This case study follows the establishment of a nongraded flexibly scheduled, team taught elementary school from inception of the initial concept through the first year of operation. While it was impossible to solve all the educational problems of the elementary schools, there were numerous changes made in the previous elementary educational program. Teachers developed new insights into the behavior of children and all aspects of a total school program, from curriculum to school plant planning.