Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Winter 1991

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gregory S. Chan

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Conrad H. Potter

Fourth Committee Member

Larry Wald


This project introduces a philosophy and rationale for creating and developing a positive adult influence on elementary school students. Research clearly illustrates the desirable impact a caring adult relationship can have on a child. The study addresses the importance of, development of, and reasons why a school should implement a structured student/adult focused plan. The roles of the advocate and child centered activities are explored.