Aaron Imig

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education

First Advisor

Hubert Krygsman


This study explored the change in high school students' cultural acceptance of Islamic peoples after a semester long course in Middle East History. Ten senior high school students in a small Christian high school were tested in knowledge, visual perception, and cultural attitudes before and after the semester course. Final data collection suggests that the population size for this study needed to be larger and more diverse. The results were not significant enough to indicate attitudes were changed over the course of the semester. There was not a positive correlation found between knowledge gained by the students and the resulting changes in attitudes. Implications resulting from this test suggest that there is some type of relationship between the increasing knowledge of students and their attitudes towards people of different cultures. Based on the final correlational results, further study is suggested to examine possible negative correlation between knowledge gained and cultural acceptance.


Action Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education