Master of Education Research Theses

Date of Successful Defense


Date Degree Awarded


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (M.Ed.)




Merlin Ager, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Ed Baumann, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Timothy Heaton, Ph.D.


environmental preferences, information processing, learning preferences, multiple intelligences, strengths, weaknesses


“The diagnosis and identification of the strengths and weaknesses of each student, both cognitive and emotional structure, establishes the teaching prescription of instruction” (White, 1998, p. 145). Along with achievement and aptitude tests and portfolios, home school parents can delve into personality and learning styles to gain a greater understanding of their child’s strengths and weaknesses and also to guide in curriculum choices. Can evaluating personality and learning styles aid home school parents in the curriculum decisions? This study included nine upper elementary home schooled students. Each participant completed a self-assessment questionnaire. The data gained from the questionnaire and the follow-up curriculum recommendations demonstrate the value of evaluating personality and learning style for home school families involved in curriculum decisions—especially when students are headed into the crucial high school years.



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