Patrick Low

Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. David J. Cowden

Second Advisor

Dr. Larry Schlack

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The major accomplishment of this project was the creation of cognitive levels of questions spanning Bloom's (1964) taxonomy of learning, fostering religious training in nontraditional class settings at Kalamazoo Christian High School, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Classes involved were business mathematics, health, and physical education.

Descriptors, i.e., key terms, were developed from teachers' goals and objectives. Descriptors were then checked in a concordance to help develop Scripture reference for question development. Weekly or biweekly, participating teachers and the curriculum committee were supplied draft sections of the project; they gave feedback relative to usefulness and acceptability.

The results have been termed "very useful" by Roger Sikkenga, site supervisor. Teachers' appraisals have been favorable, with an expressed commitment to implement the curriculum writings during the 1986/87 school year. Dependent upon quarterly assessments during 1986/87, this project may be shared with other area Christian schools.