Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Donald G. Goetschius

Second Committee Member

William D. Floyd

Third Committee Member

Donald J. Murphy


The purpose of the study was to determine if changes would occur in the academic achievement of a class and if student attitude would change towards geography as a subject after being taught under an individualized instructional program. Student scholastic performance in geography since the third grade was compared to achievement under the individualized program in the seventh grade and student opinions about geography were solicited before and after the study. After the completion of the study, the class was also asked to anonymously express their individual opinions concerning the teaching method they were exposed to the second semester of the school year. A one-item opinionnaire was used to gain the information.