Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Larry Wald

Second Committee Member

Lloyd M. Gabriel

Third Committee Member

Jo Green


The transescent child is in a state of metamorphosis in body, mind, emotions and value system. Because of these extreme changes, middle level students often experience feelings of inadequacy which result in poor school performance. The enhancement of self esteem through the development of an advisory program handbook is the goal of this project. This handbook will include units which promote student self concept and acceptance and in turn create an environment more conducive to student success and achievement.