Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1972

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gerald F. Brunner

Second Committee Member

Ronald M. Frye

Third Committee Member

Alexander H. Howard, Jr.


This study compares and evaluates the ideas and opinions of practitioners with the ideas and opinions of educational theorists. Information from the practitioners was gathered by questionnaire. Information from the theorists was gathered by a search of the related literature. The findings, showing the relationship or textbooks to the development of course content in the teaching of small gas engines, are presented and evaluated. A small gas engines textbook outline based on information gained from this study is also presented.