Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Ernest L. Muzzall
Donald J. Murphy
T. Dean Stinson
There have been many organizational plans, including the departmental, intended to improve the "self-contained classroom" so as to increase the child's intellectual development without hindering his personal-social development. It may be that one or more of the new plans will improve the self-contained classroom. Research evidence, not plain argument, must be relied upon to provide the answers needed. There is very little research evidence to support the claims for any elementary school plan, the self-contained classroom plan not excepted.
Breitenfeldt, Donald R., "An Investigation of Trends Towards Departmentalization in the Elementary Schools" (1962). Graduate Student Research Papers. 23.
Educational Administration and Supervision Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Elementary Education Commons