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Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

Dewey Chambers

First Committee Member

Sandra Anselmo

Second Committee Member

Roy J. Timmons

Third Committee Member

Heath Lowry

Fourth Committee Member

Ruth Marie Faurot


The present study was designed to examine and explore Dawson’s empahses on four strands in language learning for teachers and students of the United States of America. This study sought to find and isolate those major emphases made by Dawson in the language arts strands of oral language, reading, written composition, and grammar.



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