Date of Award

Summer 7-1-1962

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Jettye Fern Grant

Second Advisor

Dohn A. Miller

Third Advisor

Gerald L. Moulton


In order to provide the proper framework within which to present this study. it is necessary to state briefly the writer's educational philosophy. Knowing this should aid the reader in understanding the reasons for initiating the ungraded primary program. In a democracy. the public school has the responsibility of educating all children capable of learning. The nature of education varies. of course. depending on the different abilities. interests. and needs of the child. In total, however. it must work to develop fully each individual's capabilities. Since each person must take a place in society, he should be educated as an individual. Only through this individualized process can the child's abilities and limitations be recognized and he be oriented to his society. The degree to which this is accomplished is the main measure of the success of the educational program.