Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree Completion

1970

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Special Education

Committee Chair

Hyrum S. Henderson

Second Committee Member

Lloyd M. Gabriel

Third Committee Member

Sam Rust Jr.

Abstract

The initial purpose of this investigation was to design a motivating environment based upon operant reinforcement theory. The second purpose of this study was to show how a high degree of structure and systematic application of operant reinforcement theory works in a junior high school reading class.

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