Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


The closing of the decade of the 70's has also brought with it the closing of an era in American History, the baby boom era. The post-war infants of the late 40's and early 50's have progressed steadily through the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools swelling each in turn to its capacity. The early 70's saw these young adults, in numbers the likes of which this country has never before seen, entering a highly competitive and highly specialized job market. Due to advances in technology and an ever increasing amount of knowledge these young adults are now demanding of society the opportunity to re-skill and re-introduce themselves to the growing amount of knowledge in their chosen professions.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of School Administration and Personnel Services

First Advisor

Glenn L. Hansen

Date Original