Date of Award

Summer 8-1-1964

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Emil E. Samuelson

Second Advisor

Willis E. Rambo

Third Advisor

John A. Schwenker


Today is an era of rapid social and technical change and the schools are faced with the problem of keeping pace to meet the challenge. This means that education must rely more and more upon new methods and innovations. In this paper, these new techniques used in teaching shall be referred to as curriculum change. A curriculum change might occur in one specific learning area, or it could be a reorganization of the entire instructional program. The purpose of this study was (1) to find how needs for change are being justified; (2) to show how teachers are being prepared for change; (3) to point out how parents and lay people can work with educators to bring about an orderly transition.