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  Partner: UNT Libraries
 Department: Department of Education
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
Adapting a Reading Program to Individual Differences
The problem of this study was to test the effectiveness of adapting the reading instruction to the level and ability of individuals or small groups of a particular group of second grade children. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130389/
The Adequacy of the School Transportation Systems of Montague County, Texas
In this study an attempt is made to determine the adequacy of the school transportation systems of Montague County, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96871/
An Analysis of Certain Factors Associated with Teacher Supply and Demand in Texas
The problem of this study is to determine what are the factors associated with teacher supply and demand in Texas, to analyze and interpret these factors, and to offer recommendations regarding the problem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83659/
An Analysis of Designs and Materials to Determine Sound School Building Construction
The purpose of the study was to analyze the materials used in industry and school plant building in order to determine the types and designs of buildings which will best meet the needs of our schools both today and in the future. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107813/
A Beginning Program of Vocational Guidance through the Commercial Department of Sweetwater High School
The purpose of this thesis is to present a beginning program of vocational guidance through the commercial department of the small high school. Guidance, whether in the field of personality, education, health, financial, or occupational guidance, must be developed over a period of months and years. This study will deal only with the personnel, activities, and materials needed to introduce such a vocational guidance program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83770/
Book Selection Practices in a Selected Number of Secondary and Junior High School Libraries
The purposes of this study are to make an investigation of practices used in a number of selected schools in selecting library materials for the school libraries and to evaluate these practices against criteria developed from a study of recommended standards and practices in the fields of library science and education. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107892/
Causes of Maladjustment and Some Remedial Measures
The problem in this study is threefold: (1) to discover cases of maladjustment which exist among the students of a certain small high school; (2) to determine as far as possible the causes of these maladjustments, particularly the role of the school as a contributing agent; and (3) to suggest and to apply as far as possible remedial measures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97044/
Certain Procedures for the Improvement of Reading Skills in the Middle Grades
The problem of this study was to demonstrate the effectiveness of certain recommended procedures for the improvement of reading skills in one fourth grade and one fifth grade class in the Jacksboro Elementary School. The purpose was to discover through testing and observation the level of each student and his specific reading needs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96996/
Characteristics or Practices Which Contribute to Difficulties Experienced by Certain College Freshmen
The purpose of this study is to make a survey of freshman classes in four Texas colleges to determine, in the opinion of first-year college students, the weaknesses in their high-school training that have operated to make their college work more difficult. Three major fields of difficulties -- subject matter of the high schools, the high-school teacher, and the high-school's part in developing habits and influencing students -- were used as a basis for the survey. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130221/
Class Piano in Relation to the Needs and Interests of the Child
The purpose of this investigation is to show how class piano can meet the needs and interests of the child. Research was made to discover the development of piano from its very beginning to the present time, thereby showing the value of class piano and how old and new methods can be used to meet the needs and interests of the child. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96876/
A Comparative Analysis of Adopted Textbooks in Social Studies in Texas from 1913 to 1949
The purpose of this study is to make a comparative analysis of the adopted textbooks for the sixth and seventh grades in social studies in the public schools of Texas from 1913 until the present time, 1949, to determine changes in concepts of presenting and teaching social studies during this time. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96904/
A Comparative Analysis of the Methods and Factors Employed in Grading Students in Physical Education, Typing, and English in Fifty Class "A" High Schools of Texas for the Year 1949-1950
The problem of this study was to make a comparative analysis of the methods and factors employed in grading students in physical education, typing, and English in fifty Class "A" high schools of Texas for the school year of 1949-59. This analysis was of two pars. One phase gave consideration to various methods used in grading pupils. The other considered factors that go to make the whole of student grades and the percentage attached to each factor. The two phases were so interrelated that it was felt that this study would not be complete without the inclusion of both. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83709/
A Comparative Sociometric Ethnological Study
The purpose of this study is to compare sociometric data obtained from Negro and white pupils in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade public school classrooms in Fort Worth, Texas. An attempt will be made to determine, as nearly as possible with the methods available and other limitations of this study, to what degree socialization is affected by racial factors in groups which are comparable in terms of socio-economic status. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96964/
A Comparative Sociometric Study of Social Acceptance
This study is concerned with the extent that social acceptance for a person in one group remains the same for that person in another group, or the constancy of a person's role in different group situations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83758/
A Comparative Study of Achievement Made in a Phonetic and Non-Phonetic Approach to Reading and Spelling in Two First Grades
The problem set forth in this investigation is to determine which of the two methods is more effective in teaching reading and spelling in the first grade. Recent investigations would lead one to believe that a phonetic approach to reading and spelling is more effective than the non-phonetic approach. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83735/
A Comparative Study of Athletic Coaches in Class "A" and Class "B" High Cchools of North and East Texas
The purpose of this study is to make a comparative analysis of a representative number of coaches in selected Class "A" and Class "B" high schools of North and East Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83687/
A Comparative Study of Forty-Five Freshmen at Southwestern Junior College Showing What Influence Intelligence, Socio-Economic Status, Mental Health, Personality, and Manual Work Load Have upon Grades Received
The purpose of this study is to see to what extent the factors of intelligence, socio-economic status, personality, condition of mental health, and manual work load have influence the grades received by forty-five freshmen at Southwestern Junior College. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83677/
A Comparative Study of Methods for Improving the Reporting of Pupil Progress
The problem involved in this study is to determine a satisfactory way in which public schools can adequately revise their scientific evaluation system in order to develop a more effective method of marking and reporting of pupil progress to parents. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96965/
A Comparative Study of Personality and Achievement of Latin-American and Anglo-American Children in the Intermediate Grades of one Elementary School
The purpose of this study was to compare the achievement and personality development of Latin-American and Anglo-American school children of similar intelligence in the Washington Height School, Fort Worth, Texas. This was done in order to determine if the Latin-American children had as great a chance of success in school as did the Anglo-American children. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83776/
A Comparative Study of Retention of Learning by Boys and Girls of Stonewall Jackson School, Denton, Texas
This thesis presents a comparative study of retention of learning by boys and girls of Stonewall Jackson School of Denton, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96973/
A Comparative Study of Special Education for Exceptional Children to Determine How Adequately Texas is Meeting the Psychological and Sociological Needs of Exceptional Chidren
The problem of this study may be stated as follows: (1) to establish sound and acceptable principles and criteria for the special education of exceptional children, (2) to analyze the Texas plan of special education together with the plans of certain other selected states, (3) to determine how adequately the Texas plan is meeting the psychological and sociological needs of exceptional children. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107842/
A Comparative Study of the Appeal in Favorite Comics and Favorite Fiction, as Reported by Ninth-grade Pupils in the James P. Elder Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas
The problem of this study is to compare certain elements of appeal in favorite comic books and favorite books of fiction read by 384 ninth-grade pupils in the J. P. Elder Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas, during a three-months period from November 7, 1949, to February 7, 1950. The purpose of this investigation is to ascertain whether the same elements of appeal are common to both types of reading, and whether they compare favorably with the findings of other investigations reported in literature on the subject. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130222/
A Comparative Study of the Cost of Operating the Rural High Schools of Collin County Before and After Gilmer-Aikin Legislation
Inasmuch as it has been assumed by the people of the State of Texas that the cost of operating the public school systems has risen since the Gilmer-Aikin Bills have gone into effect, the purpose of this study is to determine just what cost items have increased and to what extent. There are many cost items to be considered in the operation of a public school, and they have varied from year to year since the beginning of public school operation. This study attempts to determine those increased cost items in rural high schools which can be contributed directly to the passage of the Gilmer-Aikin Bills. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130260/
A Comparative Study of the Educational Growth and Personal Characteristics of Children from Broken Homes and of Children from Normal Homes
The problem herein undertaken is to compare the educational growth and personal characteristics of children from broken homes with those of children from normal homes. Plans were made to carry out the study described herein. If the broken home had any effect, could it be determined and measured in such a manner as to draw reasonable conclusions? An investigation was made to determine the effect, if any, which the broken home was having on the children in the school. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130258/
A Comparative Study of the Environmental Influence Upon the Development of Fifty Fifth-Grade Pupils from the Reynolds School and Fifty Fifth-Grade Pupils from the Oliver School, Stamford, Texas
The major purpose of this study is to reveal, by means of comparison, the extent to which environment has influenced the development of the fifth-grade pupils of the Reynolds and Oliver Schools of Stamford, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83742/
A Comparative Study of the Reading Ability Scores of Boys and Girls in the Third Grade of the Graham, Texas, Elementary School
For eighty years psychologists have investigated problems touching upon reading ability. It is the purpose of this study to determine if there is any significant difference in the reading ability of boys and girls in the third grade. If such differences are found to exist, an attempt will be made to explain the cause. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130263/
A Comparative Study of the Scholastic Achievement of Junior High School Boys Who Work after School and Those Who Do Not
In this particular study the problem is to determine the influence working after school hours has upon a group of junior high school boys. This study is concerned with comparisons in subject matter achievement, self and social adjustment, and behavior records and ratings. It is the purpose of this study to make these comparisons with boys who work after school and those who do not. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96905/
A Comparative Study of the Social and Academic Status of a Group of Kindergarten and Non-Kindergarten Children in the Second Grade of a Garland, Texas, Elementary School
The problem of this investigation is to make a comparative study of a group of second grade children to determine, if possible, whether the child who attends kindergarten has any advantage over one who does not attend. Three phases of development are dealt with: behavior and social adjustment to second grade, mental maturity, and scholastic achievement in the second grade. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83739/
A Comparative Study of Two Methods of Teaching Eighth-Grade Social Studies in the Granbury Elementary School
The major purpose of this study was to compare the progress made by a group of children taught by the experience method of teaching with a group taught by the old textbook method, to determine whether the experimental group would show as much gain in academic knowledge as the control group, and in turn gain the other desired traits of the present-day personal and social needs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96881/
Comparison in Achievement of Pupils Participating and Not-Participating in a School Lunch Program
The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the achievement records and personality status of a matched group of pupils in the Lake Dallas elementary school to determine what effect, if any, participation or non-participation in the school's hot lunch program has on grade progress and disposition of the pupils. Attention is given to individual studies of pupils and to outcomes of instruction. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96974/
A Comparison of Bus and Town Pupils in Educational Progress
The problem of this thesis is to determine the progress made by a group of bus and town pupils in the second grade and should indicate whether or not riding the school bus is detrimental to the academic achievement, behavior development, and personality development of the individual. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97059/
Comparison of Cost of Transporting Pupils for the School Years 1948-49 and 1949-50 in Cameron County, Texas.
The purpose of this study is to make a comparison of the unit cost of transportation per pupil in Cameron County, Texas, for the years of 1948-49 and 1949-50 to determine if the transportation provided by the Foundation Act was more economical than the transportation cost under the previous methods of providing for this in Texas schools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97045/
Comparison of General Growth in Reading, when Taught by Three Different Specific Methods
The problem of this study is to determine by testing and observation which of three specific procedures for the improvement of general reading ability was the most effective when used with groups of sixth-grade children in the Bowie Elementary Schools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130271/
A Comparison of Personality Traits Between Orphanage and Non-orphanage Children
To detect possible adjustment problems and in attempting to identify the areas of maladjustment from which a child may be suffering, the writer administered the California Test of Personality; a test of personality measurement and observation taken from a subjective frame of reference. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107995/
A Comparison of the Achievement Made by Pupils in Single-Grade and Double-Grade Group
The problem is to endeavor to discover whether children who were placed in a double or combination grade (a room containing two grades) could be expected to advance as rapidly in their educational achievement as children in rooms containing only a single grade. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130231/
A Comparison of the Constancy of Inter-Personal Relationships in the First and Sixth Grades of the Elementary School
The problem of this study is to compare the constancy of inter-personal relationships in the first grade of the elementary school and the last grade of the elementary school, the sixth grade. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163807/
A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Traditional and Experience Methods of Teaching Percentage in Seventh-Grade Arithmetic
The purpose of this investigation is to make a comparative study of compiled data obtained from the results of three standardized tests that were given to six classes of pupils enrolled in seventh-grade arithmetic and to determine, within the limits established for this study, the relative effectiveness of each of the two teaching methods employed: traditional and experience. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96954/
Conservative-Progressive Tendencies in Educational Theory
The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is any appreciable difference in the attitude concerning questions on tendencies in educational theory between college students in elementary education and college students in secondary education, college students in elementary education and elementary teachers, elementary teachers with less than ten years of teaching experience and elementary teachers with more than ten years of teaching experience. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130241/
Contributions of the Visiting Teacher to the Elementary School Program
It is the purpose of this study to examine the work of visiting teachers or school-social workers in various places which have employed this service for a number of years and to determine some of the contributions which such service makes to the over-all program of the elementary school from the standpoint of services to the child, to his family, and to the teachers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96880/
Criterion Analysis: a Factorial Study of School Grades
It is the purpose of this paper to present a technique for analyzing grades and other criteria, and by so doing, arrive at the factors which will explain the variance of the criteria. This technique is not new; however, it has received very little use. The technique is simply that of factor analyzing a matrix of intercorrelations of variables which include the grades and related measures necessary to define the factors. The selection of the related variables is the crucial problem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96926/
A Critical Evaluation of the Course for General Mathematics in Meeting the Needs of Youth as Revealed by Several Courses of Study and the Adopted Textbooks for Texas Schools
This study is an attempt to determine how a course in general mathematics can satisfy some of the needs of youth. The purpose of this study is to find out how the course in general mathematics can be made to contribute effectively to pupil growth, and how well the present course is contributing to pupil growth. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130304/
Desirability of Additional Comanche County School Consolidation
The purpose of this study is to determine whether additional school consolidations in Comanche County will improve the educational opportunities of all students. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130280/
Determining the Extent to Which Certain Factors are Related to Morale in Church Youth Groups
Many types of groups have been studied by sociometrists but to the time of the present study, church youth groups have not been measured to determine the extent of morale and the conditions or factors that influence the degree of morale. In an effort to provide this information to students of group relations and to religious leaders, this study has been conceived and conducted. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97050/
The Development of the Motion Picture Program in South Marshall School, Marshall, Texas, and an Evaluation of Motion Pictures in Coordination with Third- and Sixth-Grade Social Studies
The purpose of this study is to show the development of the motion picture program as a teaching aid in South Marshall School, Marshall, Texas, to determine the value of the motion pictures in the social-studies program, with special emphasis upon learning and retention of facts and general information at the third- and sixth-grade levels, and to induce all teachers of the faculty to use the motion picture as a tool for a happier and more meaningful learning experience for boys and girls. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83747/
The Educational Value of the Elementary School Newspaper
The purpose of this study is to determine what educational values, if any, for the student and the elementary school may be derived from the school's sponsoring of a newspaper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83764/
The Effect of Certain Materials on Intelligence and Achievement
The problem in this experiment is to try to determine if the use of certain materials during the first semester of the first school year of a group of children will cause the intelligence quotients and achievements of these children to improve. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83767/
The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading
The purpose of the study is to discover the maladjusted children in one first-grade classroom; to diagnose the behavior problems of the pupils by means of the case study procedure; to present methods of remedial treatment to eliminate the maladjustment; to set up a guidance program that will help individual maladjusted children adjust themselves; to provide information that will he useful to teachers in dealing with maladjusted children. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130212/
The Effect of Maladjustments of Children on General Academic Achievement in One Section of the Third Grade of Graham Public Schools
This study was made in an effort to find out some of the causes of maladjustment and to determine what effect the maladjustments play in general achievement of school work in a third grade. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83760/
The Effect that Socio-Economic Status has upon the Intelligence and Achievement of 120 Fourth-Grade Pupils
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect that socio-economic status has upon the intelligence and achievement of 120 fourth-grade pupils. Ninety of the fourth-grade pupils were enrolled in the Denison Elementary Schools, Denison, Texas, and thirty of the fourth-grade pupils were enrolled in an independent school, one mile outside the Denison city limits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130262/
An Effective Way of Teaching Mass Remedial Reading in the Intermediate Grades
The major purpose of this study was to determine the causes for reading difficulties of a group of fifth-grade children. On this study much emphasis was placed on selecting, preparing and applying appropriate remedial measures, and to ascertain the character and the amount of improvement in reading. In this particular study much emphasis was placed on the various methods used in teaching mass remedial reading. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83761/
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