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 Department: Department of Education
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
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

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

Date: 1950
Creator: Lyles, Leola E. Taylor
Description: 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.
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A Comparative Study of Two Methods of Teaching Eighth-Grade Social Studies in the Granbury Elementary School

A Comparative Study of Two Methods of Teaching Eighth-Grade Social Studies in the Granbury Elementary School

Date: 1950
Creator: Baccus, Nettie
Description: 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.
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Comparison in Achievement of Pupils Participating and Not-Participating in a School Lunch Program

Comparison in Achievement of Pupils Participating and Not-Participating in a School Lunch Program

Date: 1951
Creator: Robinson, Ollie Scott
Description: 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.
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A Comparison of Bus and Town Pupils in Educational Progress

A Comparison of Bus and Town Pupils in Educational Progress

Date: 1951
Creator: Weatherred, Bernice Allene
Description: 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.
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Comparison of Cost of Transporting Pupils for the School Years 1948-49 and 1949-50 in Cameron County, Texas.

Comparison of Cost of Transporting Pupils for the School Years 1948-49 and 1949-50 in Cameron County, Texas.

Date: 1951
Creator: Renfroe, Eustace C.
Description: 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.
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Comparison of General Growth in Reading, when Taught by Three Different Specific Methods

Comparison of General Growth in Reading, when Taught by Three Different Specific Methods

Date: August 1952
Creator: Clark, Pearl Roberts
Description: 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.
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A Comparison of Personality Traits Between Orphanage and Non-orphanage Children

A Comparison of Personality Traits Between Orphanage and Non-orphanage Children

Date: 1958
Creator: Biggerstaff, Edwin Levi
Description: 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.
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A Comparison of the Achievement Made by Pupils in Single-Grade and Double-Grade Group

A Comparison of the Achievement Made by Pupils in Single-Grade and Double-Grade Group

Date: 1950
Creator: Brooks, Sallie Kirkland
Description: 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.
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A Comparison of the Constancy of Inter-Personal Relationships in the First and Sixth Grades of the Elementary School

A Comparison of the Constancy of Inter-Personal Relationships in the First and Sixth Grades of the Elementary School

Date: August 1950
Creator: Burke, Frances M.
Description: 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.
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A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Traditional and Experience Methods of Teaching Percentage in Seventh-Grade Arithmetic

A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Traditional and Experience Methods of Teaching Percentage in Seventh-Grade Arithmetic

Date: 1951
Creator: Burrus, Aleta H.
Description: 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.
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A Comparison of the Holding Power of the White and Negro Schools in Fort Worth, Texas with an Analysis of the Significant Difference

A Comparison of the Holding Power of the White and Negro Schools in Fort Worth, Texas with an Analysis of the Significant Difference

Date: August 1951
Creator: Evans, Charles L.
Description: As a contribution to the general problem of Negro education, this study has undertaken to compare the holding power of the Negro schools and the White schools in Fort Worth, Texas, to determine whether or not there is a significant difference. It is also the purpose of the study to discover and analyze the reasons for the withdrawal and non-attendance of Negro students. A further purpose is to determine whether or not any significant difference has been achieved in the holding power of the Negro schools in the last three years by practices fostered by the Gilmer-Aiken school laws or by recent efforts made to equalize the educational opportunity afforded Negro scholastics with the educational opportunity afforded White scholastics in Fort Worth.
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Conservative-Progressive Tendencies in Educational Theory

Conservative-Progressive Tendencies in Educational Theory

Date: 1950
Creator: Conger, William R.
Description: 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.
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Contributions of the Visiting Teacher to the Elementary School Program

Contributions of the Visiting Teacher to the Elementary School Program

Date: 1950
Creator: Babcock, Frances M.
Description: 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.
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Criterion Analysis: a Factorial Study of School Grades

Criterion Analysis: a Factorial Study of School Grades

Date: 1951
Creator: Bryant, Norman Dale
Description: 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.
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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

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

Date: August 1952
Creator: Armstrong, John H.
Description: 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.
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Desirability of Additional Comanche County School Consolidation

Desirability of Additional Comanche County School Consolidation

Date: August 1952
Creator: Helm, Jaye C.
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether additional school consolidations in Comanche County will improve the educational opportunities of all students.
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Determining the Extent to Which Certain Factors are Related to Morale in Church Youth Groups

Determining the Extent to Which Certain Factors are Related to Morale in Church Youth Groups

Date: 1951
Creator: Sellers, Robert Dale
Description: 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.
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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 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

Date: 1950
Creator: Melton, Grady
Description: 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.
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The Educational Value of the Elementary School Newspaper

The Educational Value of the Elementary School Newspaper

Date: 1950
Creator: Seely, Robert R.
Description: 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.
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The Effect of Certain Materials on Intelligence and Achievement

The Effect of Certain Materials on Intelligence and Achievement

Date: 1950
Creator: Simons, Berta Stephens
Description: 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.
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The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading

The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading

Date: 1950
Creator: Leith, Beulah Thornton
Description: 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.
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The Effect of Maladjustments of Children on General Academic Achievement in One Section of the Third Grade of Graham Public Schools

The Effect of Maladjustments of Children on General Academic Achievement in One Section of the Third Grade of Graham Public Schools

Date: 1950
Creator: Rubenkoenig, Eunice Ethel
Description: 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.
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The Effect that Socio-Economic Status has upon the Intelligence and Achievement of 120 Fourth-Grade Pupils

The Effect that Socio-Economic Status has upon the Intelligence and Achievement of 120 Fourth-Grade Pupils

Date: August 1950
Creator: Porter, Goldie Dillingham
Description: 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.
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An Effective Way of Teaching Mass Remedial Reading in the Intermediate Grades

An Effective Way of Teaching Mass Remedial Reading in the Intermediate Grades

Date: 1950
Creator: Sauls, Dorothy Murphy
Description: 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.
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