Date of Award

Spring 1957

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Topetzes, Nicolas J.

Second Advisor

Horvat, Henry R.

Third Advisor

Clark, Ella C.


An ever increasing feeling of time frustration would seem to characterize many elementary classrooms in the present day school. Lack of adequate time to complete what had been planned seems to underlie this feeling of time frustration. The leeway allowed the classroom teacher in planning coupled with the numerous activities centered in the elementary classroom would seem to cause some concern about the actual time spent in the duties of the classroom by the teacher. These factors along with other related problems prompted this study of the elementary teacher's working day. Although this is only a small beginning in an education problem of huge proportions, it is written with the sincere intention of contributing a small amount to the vast accumulation of knowledge sought for the betterment of the teaching-learning situation. The problem is approached with an open mind, an eagerness to learn, and no "axe to grind", in any respect.