Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1970

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Dohn A. Miller

Second Committee Member

Darwin J. Goodey

Third Committee Member

Sam Rust, Jr.


The problem was to develop a descriptive method of meeting the needs of underachieving students in the junior high. Focus Room was then decided upon as a method of meeting these needs by integrating the educationally disadvantaged with the more abled students. The general purpose of Focus Room was to attempt to establish a method of providing reparation experiences that would enable the student to evaluate and rebuild in these areas in terms of his own needs. The specific intent of student assignment to Focus Room was intended to be as varied and individual as the needs of the students themselves.