Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1977

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

J. Wesley Crum

Second Committee Member

Roy F. Ruebel

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


During the spring of 1972 the teaching staff of Fairview Middle School, Central Kitsap School District, was engaged in re-examining its methods of instruction. The opportunity existed to facilitate this re-examination through applied administrative techniques. Beginning in the Spring of 1972, and continuing through the Spring of 1974, the teaching staff, with the aid of this writer, worked to reorganize and improve its methods of instruction

The purpose of the project was to apply those administrative techniques which would foster and sustain a motivational level, within the teaching staff, sufficient to reorganize and improve their methods of instruction. The thrust of the reorganization was the implementation of a nongraded continuum based mathematics program. The application of that thrust was the use of the mathematics program as a model for the expansion of similar programs in other subject matter areas.