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The Adequacy of Financial Support Received by the Small High-School Bands in Texas
The problem undertaken in this study is to attempt to determine the adequacy of financial support received by the small high school bands in Texas.
Administering the Use of Instructional Space in Texas State-Supported Colleges and Universities
The problem of this study is to determine the administrative practices for securing the optimum use of instructional space in colleges. This necessitates the development of an instrument to evaluate these practices.
An Analysis and Classificiation of Children's Explanations of Natural Phenomena
The problem of this study was to analyze the answers given by four groups (grade levels) of elementary school children and one group of adults (college freshmen) to direct questions regarding natural phenomena, to classify their explanations, to determine the methods and types of explanations used by these groups when they explain typical natural phenomena, and to compare these findings with the results of other investigators, especially Jean Piaget and Mervin E. Oakes.
Analysis and Evaluation of the Role of Elementary School Supervisors in Selected Texas Public Schools
In the analysis and evaluation of the role of the elementary school supervisor, the purpose was (1) to investigate relationships which might exist between certain personal and professional background characteristics of elementary school supervisors and the activities in which they engaged, (2) to determine the activities in which elementary school supervisors engaged, (3) to determine emphasis placed upon those activities in which elementary school supervisors engaged, and (4) to evaluate those activities in which elementary school supervisors engaged.
Analysis of Age-Grade and other Indices of Pupil Progress in the Primary Grades
The problem set forth in this study is to determine the causes of delay in school progress in the Bowie, Texas, elementary schools, and in which grade or grades the delay occurs.
An Analysis of Certain Factors Associated with Financing Capital Outlay for Texas Public Schools
The problem of this study is to determine the desirable characteristics of a sound program for financing Texas public school buildings--commensurate with need and with an equitable relation between state and local effort.
An Analysis of Interpersonal Group Structures and Personality Profiles of Team Members Representing Two Categories of Junior College Basketball Teams
The present study was an attempt to provide data which would serve as a basis for distinguishing between group patterns of winning and losing basketball teams, in terms of personality profiles and interpersonal group structures.
An Analysis of Junior Executive Training Programs in Department Stores in Texas
The problem was to determine the significance of various relationships between job-performance ratings and selected factors associated with the college curricula of junior executive trainees. Job-performance ratings were made by personnel directors and immediate supervisors of college graduates enrolled as participants in junior executive training programs in department stores in Texas.
An Analysis of Men's Physical Education Programs in Texas State-Supported Colleges and Universities Offering the Bachelor's and Master's Degree
The purpose of this study was (1) to determine the status of the physical education program of each state-supported college and university in Texas offering a bachelor's and master's degree in physical education for men and (2) to provide each individual institution with the necessary data for the purpose of self-evaluation.
An Analysis of Perceptions of the Tasks of Male Physical Educators in Secondary Schools as Held by Three Groups of Physical Educators
The purpose of this study was to analyze perceptions of the tasks of male physical educators in the performance of their jobs in secondary schools as held by the following three groups of physical educators: 1. a panel of authorities whose writings and leadership activities help to establish the theoretical bases for this field; 2. the administrative leaders of Texas' college and university programs for the preparation of physical education teachers; and 3. a representative group of physical education teachers in Texas secondary schools, who define the tasks in practical terms.
An Analysis of Purchasing Practices in Small School Systems of Texas
The purpose of this investigation is to make a study of practices in the purchasing of school supplies in small school systems of Texas. The specific purposes are to measure the efficiency of supply purchasing in these school systems, and, secondarily, to develop purchasing procedures that can be used as a handbook in the purchase of school supplies.
An Analysis of Relationships between Experiences in Correlated Courses in Art, Music, and Modern Dance, and Certain Behavioral Changes Related to Aesthetic Experience
The present study was an attempt to discover what relationship exists between an arrangement of coordinated laboratory experiences in art, music, and modern dance at the college freshman level and the development of four factors related to aesthetic experience. These factors were: (1) aesthetic perception as measured by A Test Aesthetic Perception; (2) aesthetic attitude as measured by A Test of Aesthetic Attitude; (3) physiological responsiveness to perceptual stimuli as measured by the Galvanometer; and (4) level of freedom from restraint as measured by a portion of the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey. An additional purpose of the study was to determine the persistence of significant changes in the experimental group, as measured over a period of five months.
An Analysis of Selected Groups of Education Majors in Terms of Certain Teaching-Related Personal and Social Characteristics
The major purposes of this study are described as follows: (1) to determine if education majors, classified according to grade-level preference (elementary), subject-matter concentration (secondary), and sequential stage in the teacher education program, differ significantly in certain teaching-related personal and social characteristics; (2) to determine if estimates of certain teaching-related personal and social characteristics of education majors, classified according to grade-level preference (elementary) and subject-matter concentration (secondary) tend to form intercorrelated families of characteristics; (3) to determine if elementary and secondary education students at progressive stages in the teacher education sequence tend to become more or less like experienced teachers comprising the Basic Analysis Sample of the Teacher Characteristics Study.
An Analysis of the Attitudes of Recent Graduates Toward the Secondary Teacher Education Program at Texas A & I University at Kingsville
The problem with which this study is concerned is to conduct an analysis of the secondary teacher education program at Texas A & I University at Kingsville in determining the extent the program meets the needs of its graduates and to recommend improvements based on these findings. The purposes of this study are to investigate the effectiveness of the program in providing educational theories and practices, subject area knowledge and general knowledge to enable its graduates to function effectively in their societal roles as individuals and teachers. It is also a purpose of this study to solicit the graduates' opinions concerning the program's strengths and weaknesses.
An Analysis of the Education of the Children of Migrant Agricultural Workers in Arkansas Public Schools
The problem is the study of the education of children of migrant agricultural workers in forty-five school districts in Arkansas. The study presents data from a questionnaire, the Uniform Migrant Student Transfer Form, and the Science Research Associates Achievement Test.
An Analysis of the Needs of the Northwest Independent School District and the Construction of a Possible Program to Meet those Needs
The problem in this study was to determine the needs of the people of the Northwest District by a social survey, and then, on the basis of the results of this survey and the exploring of established community programs, to construct a possible program by which these community needs could be partially or completely met.
An Analysis of the Public-Relations Practices of One Hundred Texas Public-School Systems
The purpose of this study has three aspects. These are, (1) to determine what constitutes sound public-relations practices as recommended by recognized authorities in this field; (2) to determine the extent to which certain public-relations practices are employed by one hundred Texas public school systems; and (3) to determine whether the public-relations programs of one hundred Texas public-school systems meet the requirements of a sound public-relations program.
An Analysis of the Relationships among Sociometric Status, Teacher Ratings, and Selected Variables
The focus of the present study was an attempt to provide data which would serve as a basis for improving teachers' judgments of sociometric status. In order to accomplish this, the interrelationships between sociometric choice status, teachers' judgments, and selected variables were investigated.
An Analysis of the Utilization of the Sick Leave Program by Teachers in a Large City School System and a Test of the Program's Adequacy
This study was designed to determine the utilization of the sick leave program of a large city school system by teachers according to sex, age, experience, tenure, training, residence, and teaching assignment, and to determine if current sick leave allowances were adequate.
An Analytical and Descriptive Technique for Rating Student Teachers
The problem of this study was to develop an analytical and descriptive technique for rating the performances of student teachers. In order to arrive at a solution to this problem, the following sub-problems were to be solved; namely, 1. To develop and validate a set of criteria for describing and rating the performances of student teachers; 2. To develop and validate a descriptive rating scale utilizing those criteria; 3. To develop a technique for using this descriptive rating scale; 4. To establish reliability of the instrument and to demonstrate the ability of the instrument to perform its intended functions.
Assessment of the North Texas State University Campus Environment Through Perceptions of Institutional Characterisitcs Held by Selected Subgroups of the Student Body
The purposes of this study were to describe the North Texas State University campus environment as perceived by the students, to compare perceptions of certain of the campus environmental characteristics with those of other colleges and universities throughout the nation, and to compare selected subgroups within the student body with respect to their perceptions of campus environmental characteristics.
Attitude Change as a Function of Parent Group Participation
The purpose of this study is to provide a measurement of selected parental attitudes and an evaluation of the effectiveness of Parent Groups as instruments for promoting attitude changes in a positive direction.
Attitudes, Perceptions, and Personal Problems of Three Groups of High School Students
The problem of the study was to compare three groups of high school seniors--college preparatory, vocational preparatory, and general diploma students--in scholastic achievement, attitudes, and types of personal problems.
A Bulletin for Beginning Teachers
The purpose of this study is to determine pertinent contents for a bulletin for beginning teachers in the public schools of Port Arthur, Texas. An effort is made to evaluate the findings and to make specific recommendations regarding the contents of such a bulletin.
Certain Physical Traits as Factors in Social Acceptance
The purpose of this study is fourfold: (1) to determine the relationship between sociometric status and specific physique types; (2) to determine the relationship between personal appearance and sociometric status; (3) to determine the relationship between sociometric status and physical defects; (4) to determine the relationship between sociometric status and chronic absenteeism.
Change in Group Responsibility in the Second Grade as a Result of Concerted Effort
The problem under consideration is to determine the changes in group responsibility in a second grade as a result of concerted effort. The concerted efforts made in this experiment were telling, reading, and dramatizing stories, poems, and songs of responsibility; discussing of stories, poems, songs, and filmstrips of responsibility; the assigning of definite classroom responsibility; and the assigning of definite study responsibility. This study attempts to answer the question, how much change, positive or negative, will occur in group responsibility as a result of the above-mentioned efforts?
Changes in Attitudes, Personality, and Effectiveness of Counselor Trainees in Counseling Practicums
The purpose of this study was to compare three different approaches to the counselor practicum—-or campus practicum, an off-campus practicum, and a role-playing practicum—-with regard to the changes in attitudes, personality, and effectiveness of counseling behavior of counselor trainees produced by each type of practicum.
Changes in Self Concept Associated with Exposure to Theories of Personality
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of classroom lectures regarding personality theory on the incongruencies of one's self concept. Relying heavily upon the individual's drive toward integration, health, and self-actualization as summarized in the preceding section, as it is contended that, while some information will be rejected because of one's tendency to maintain and preserve established consistencies within himself, the individual's inherent motivation toward personal growth will result in the assimilation of many of these basic psychological beliefs into his own personality structure.
Characteristics of High School Girls which May Lead to Early Marriage
The problem of this study was to isolate some of the characteristics of tenth-grade girls which may lead to early marriage. The characteristics studied were: sibling rank, influence of a broken home, parents* education and occupations, mental ability, aptitude, scholastic achievement, study habits and attitudes, and personal problems identified by the subjects. A further problem of the study was the effectiveness of each of the characteristics in predicting the marriage of high school girls.
Classroom Environmental Control in Smith County
The purpose of this study is to attempt to show the development, growth, and some of the outstanding accomplishments with methods used in developing the environmental control in Smith County school rooms since October, 1946.
Cognition, Attitude, and the Level of Commitment of Supportive Professional Special Education Personnel Regarding Plan "A" Special Education in Texas
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships that exist between cognition, attitude and level of commitment to Plan A based on the respondent's first, second or third year of involvement in Plan A special education.
The Columbia Mental Maturity Scale and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale For Children : a Comparative Study Utilizing Institutionalized Mentally Retarded Males
The purpose of the present study is to compare the 1959 revision of the Columbia Mental Maturity Scale (CMMS) with the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) for use as a psychometric instrument for determining the mental ability of mentally retarded male children.
Communications Programs in the Public Junior Colleges of the United States
The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of determining the status of communications programs for the terminal technical-vocational student in the public junior colleges of the United States.
A Comparative Analysis of the Development of High School Library Standards and Certain Associated Factors
The purpose of this study is to make a comparative analysis of the development of high school library standards since 1918 by taking into consideration the factors of rapid growth of high school enrollments, modifications of the basic philosophy of education, and the development of secondary school libraries.
A Comparative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Group Guidance and Individual Counseling with Freshmen
The primary objective was to investigate the effectiveness of short-term group guidance and short-term individual counseling with freshman college students. The design utilizes the method and procedure of comparing similar groups of students who received group guidance, students who received individual counseling, and students who received no counseling or guidance. A comparison of the ratio between self-ratings and objectively evaluated test scores before and after the study served as the basis for determining the effectiveness of the experimental variables.
A Comparative Study and Model of the Certification Requirements for Vocational Office Education Teacher-Coordinators in the United States
The purposes of the study were (1) to describe the historical rationale for teacher certification, (2) to survey and report the present requirement of the states for certification as a vocational office education teacher-coordinator, (3) to survey leading business and office education educators for recommendations for vocational office education teacher-coordinator certification requirements, (4) to examine, survey, and report the characteristics and qualifications of employed vocational office education teacher-coordinators, and (5) to develop a model of criteria representing ideal standards for initial and continuing certification requirements for vocational office education teacher-coordinators.
A Comparative Study between the Achievement Test Results and Teacher Ratings Assigned Boys and Those Received by Girls of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades in the Stonewall Jackson School, Denton, Texas
It is the purpose of the writer to discover if there is any significant difference between the teacher ratings of boys and girls with equated intelligence quotients. And if such differences are found to exist, an attempt will be made to determine to what extent they prevail.
A Comparative Study of Anxiety between Science and Art Majors
The purpose of this study is to determine the levels of anxiety in college freshmen and seniors from the Departments of Science and Art at North Texas State College by using the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale. It is hoped that the findings uncovered by this study will be of help to others interested in investigating and exploring this area.
A Comparative Study of Elementary and Junior High School Music Programs in the State of Texas in 1949-1950
The purpose of this study is to present a comparison between recommendations made by authorities in the field of music education regarding the music curriculum in the elementary and junior high schools and the music curricula currently in existence, based on the tabulated results of a questionnaire sent to various school systems in Texas.
A Comparative Study of Personality Variables of Students in Two Contrasted Colleges
The nature of the problem to be dealt with in this present study involves the religious personality. Specifically, it involves the question as to the personality similarities and differences of students from a religious college and students from a state college.
A Comparative Study of Teacher Ratings Assigned Girls and Boys
It is the purpose of this study to determine if there is any significant difference in teacher ratings of boys and girls of equal achievement. If such differences are found to exist, an attempt will be made to explain the causes for such differences.
A Comparative Study of the Academic Performance of Two Groups of Entering College Freshmen
The problem with which this study was concerned was that of determining how the academic performance of entering college freshmen at Jarvis Christian College who participated in a summer preparatory and enrichment program would compare with the academic performance of entering college freshmen who did not participate in the program at the end of the school year.
A Comparative Study of the Arithmetical Achievement Made by Boys and Girls of the Seventh Grade of Ozona Junior High School, Ozona Texas
The primary purpose of the study was to determine, scientifically, if there is any significant difference between the ability of boys in the seventh grade and the ability of girls in the same grade to retain arithmetical ideas, facts, and processes. A second purpose was to investigate the causes of differences that were found to exist.
A Comparative Study of the Equalization and the Foundation Program of Finance in the Schools of Jones County, Texas
The problem of this study is to compare the effects of the Equalization Fund Program of 1948-1949 and the Foundation School Program of 1949-1950 upon the public schools in Jones County, Texas. The purpose of the investigation was to determine specifically the effects of the new financial plan as related to the three preceding phases of the educational program.
A Comparative Study of the Importance of Selected Characteristics of Elementary Teachers as Perceived by Student Teachers and Supervising Teachers
This research had three main purposes. The first was to determine some of the major characteristics of elementary teachers. Second was to see how student teachers and supervising teachers perceive the importance of certain characteristics of elementary teachers. The third was to discover what changes result in the perceptions of student teachers as to the importance of these characteristics after completing student teaching.
A Comparative Study of the Readiness and Achievement of First Grade Students in a Culturally Disadvantaged Area
It is the purpose of this study to compare the readiness and achievement of older and younger first grade students. Other purposes of the study involved a comparison of girls and boys in the first grade as to their readiness and achievement.
A Comparative Study of the Reading Interests of Junior and Senior Students in Ten Texas High Schools
The problem undertaken in this study was that of making an effort to determine, in so far as was possible, the reading interests of the students enrolled in the high school at Nocona, Texas, during the 1954-1955 school session. A secondary phase of the problem was to compare these reading interests with those of students enrolled in nine other typical high schools of comparable size in other sections of Texas, as determined by means of a questionnaire survey.
A Comparative Study of Two Methods of Teaching Arithmetic in the First Grade
This study was concerned with determining the effectiveness of two methods of teaching arithmetic in the first grade. The primary dimension of this problem was to determine and compare the arithmetic achievement of an experimental group using the Cuisenaire program and the achievement of a control group using a conventional program for the purpose of finding which was the more efficient. The secondary dimension of the problem was to determine whether socio-economic status or sex affects the achievement which results from either the conventional or the Cuisenaire method of instruction.
Comparison of a Traditional and an Integrated Program of Instruction in an Elementary School
The purpose of this study is to determine if elementary school children progress faster in academic or tool subjects when taught through interest units in an integrated curriculum or when taught the separate subjects by a traditional method. Reading, spelling, and handwriting are used as illustrative subjects in the sixth grade with reading only in the second grade.
Comparison of Aggressiveness in Two Groups of First Born Children
The problem with which this investigation was concerned was to determine whether or not age difference was related to aggressiveness scores of first-born children.