Date of Award

Summer 1976

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Topetzes, Nicholas

Second Advisor

Pambookian, Hagop

Third Advisor

Nordberg, Robert


Free schools or the unstructured classrooms have been exposed to a great deal of scrutiny during the past decade. Most educators argue that children learn more in a formal or structured classroom than in a non-structured one. But the advocates of the unstructured classroom state that even though children perhaps learn less, they tend to remember the learned material longer because it is of personal interest to them...



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