Master of Education Research Theses
Evaluating Learning Styles and Personality Type: Guidance for Home School Families Selecting High School Curriculum
Date of Successful Defense
Date Degree Awarded
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Merlin Ager, Ph.D.
Ed Baumann, Ph.D.
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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Cook, Sarah J., "Evaluating Learning Styles and Personality Type: Guidance for Home School Families Selecting High School Curriculum" (2013). Master of Education Research Theses. 62.
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