Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Gene W. Scholes


The field of curriculum development is one of vital significance with respect to the field of education as a whole. This field represents a complex and sometimes worrisome aspect of educational administration. Many of the problems of today's system stem from inadequacies in the curriculum.

This thesis is presented as a possible aid in the correcting of three of curriculum development's most significant concerns: relevancy, accountability, and individualization. The statement of the thesis problem is: How can the integration of instructional systems aid in making curriculum more relevant, accountable, and individual?

It is the proposal of this thesis to answer this question by presenting content material in two specific areas: curriculum development and instructional sysyems. Background material is presented in both areas to acquaint the reader the basic principles and, drawing from this material, develops the rationale that will answer the thesis question.

Information is provided that will be of value to all who are interested in this area. It assumes a rather modest entry level with respect to instructional systems and is, therefore, beneficial to those who are un-acquainted with this topic.


Dept. of School Service Personnel

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