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Glazes for Metals
The purpose of this study was to endeavor to find through experimentation satisfactory glazes for metals which would be available to the amateur craftsman. Attention was given to reasons for the experimental research, to the metals best suited for glazing, and to the development of satisfactory inexpensive glazes.
A Study of the Validity of Brace's Football Achievement Tests as a Measure of Real Playing Ability of Individual Players of the Quanah and Childress High Schools
The investigator undertook a study to determine the validity of the Brace Football Achievement Tests as a measure of real playing ability of individual members of the 1948 football squads of the high schools of Quanah and Childress, Texas.
A Study of a Selected Number of Stories Suitable for Dramatization in the Third Grade
The writer purposes to discover the types of stories that appeal to the interest and imagination of children of the third grade, and to determine whether the literary qualities and the dramatic possibilities of the stories are within the understanding and ability of the group.
Microflora Found in a Selected Group of Food Products Enclosed in a Protective Wrapper
The purposes of this study are, first, to determine relative numbers and predominant types of bacterial organisms in the various food products studied; second, to evaluate the efficiency of the paper coverings of these foods; and third, to determine whether these products are potential sources of food poisoning.
An Evaluation of Experiences Available to Elementary Student Teachers in the State Teachers Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
The purpose of this investigation is to make a survey study of the activities provided by state teachers colleges for intending teachers in the elementary schools. Those experiences are evaluated by comparison with opinions of authorities and the recommendations of the American Association of Teachers Colleges.
An Analytical Study of Basketball Shooting in Twenty Intercollegiate Basketball Games for Men in Selected Colleges in the Southwest Region of the United States During the Season of 1948-1949
The investigator made an analytical study of basketball shooting in twenty intercollegiate basketball games for men in selected colleges in the southwest region of the United States during the season of 1948-1949.
Children's Reading Interests as Shown by the Books Checked from the Huey School Library in Wichita Falls, Texas, and the Relation of These Interests to Classroom Work
This study has four main purposes: 1. To determine whether there is a preference for certain types of stories. 2. To find whether boys prefer one type story and girls another. 3. To determine whether the physical make-up or format of the book has any influence on the selection of books. 4. To find how these interests are related to classroom work.
The Chinese Communist Problem
This paper is a study of the history of the Chinese Communists, what they stand for, how they attained power in China, their connection to Russia, and the dangers of their success.
A Measurement of Existing Health Conditions in Princeton Public School in Terms of Desirable Conditions for Promoting Health Services
The purpose of this study is to determine the status of existing health conditions in Princeton Public School and to set up a recognized desirable health standard for promoting health services.
A Vital Program of Conservation Education at Third Grade Level
The purpose of this study is to determine a basis on which to develop a conservation education program applicable to third grade children and to recommend a program that has been evaluated by that stated criteria.
Organization and Administration of a Youth Center
The purpose of the study is to make an investigation of the need for youth centers, the factors which are necessary for the successful operation of a youth center, and to evaluate the youth center at Denton, Texas, in the light of the information developed in the research.
The Isolation and Identification of Micro-Organisms from Spoons of Public Eating Establishments in Denton, Texas
This investigation deals with the isolation and identification of bacteria found on selected samples of spoons in various eating establishments in the vicinity of Denton, Texas.
The Dairy Industry and the Texas Antitrust Laws
The general problem to be dealt with in this thesis is that of determining whether the antitrust laws of the state of Texas fulfill their aim of maintaining competition through the prosecution of conspiracies in restraint of trade. The specific problem is the determination of the effect of the antitrust laws on the dairy industry in Texas.
An Evaluation of Recommended Programs for Fifth Grade Social Studies
The purpose of this study is: (1) to determine a criteria for evaluating proposed social studies programs; (2) to review fifth grade bulletins in social studies from five widely separated school systems in the United States, to make an analysis of their aims, methods, and materials, and to determine whether they meet accepted professional standards; (3) to make suggestions for improving the fifth grade social studies as a result of this analysis.
Evaluation of the School Plant of Arlington Heights High School of Fort Worth, Texas, as Related to Health and Safety Environment of the School Population with Recommendations for Future Improvements from 1949
The writer of this thesis was assigned to teach in this community and as a result became interested in the rating of the school plant, and to realize further ambition, made the following study using as an instrument of measurement the evaluative criteria set up by the Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards, Section K.
To Determine the Adequacy of the Gilmer-Aikin Law and the Flathman Formula in Determining the Cost of Pupil Transporation in Texas
The problem of this study is to determine the adequacy of the Gilmer-Aikin Law and the Flathman Formula in determining the cost of pupil transportation in Texas.
Hawthorne's Use of the Supernatural in Three Romances
This thesis is a study of three of Hawthorne's long romances, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, and The Marble Faun, with particular attention to his use of phenomena having the appearance of the supernatural as a means of exemplifying the theme of his romances.
The Determination of Persistent Life Situations in a Public Relations Program
In this study the problem may be stated as follows: to determine persistent life situations in a Public Relations Program. The problem involves a survey of school-community-public relations in the areas of family living, recreational living, occupational living and community living as developed in practice and in educational literature; the establishing of sound criteria for such a program; the application of the criteria to the techniques of the program; and the evaluation of the program once it has been established.
Charles Dickens's Conceptions of America as a Result of His Two Visits
This is a study of Charles Dickens's conceptions of America as a result of his trips to America from January to July, 1842, and from November, 1867 to April, 1868.
How Shakespeare Used His Sources in Richard II
The subject of this investigation is how Shakespeare used his sources in Richard II. The sources to be investigated are Edward Hall's History of England, Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Ireland and Scotland; The Civil Wars between the Two Houses of Lancaster and York, by Samuel Daniel; and The First Part of the Reign of King Richard the Second: Or Thomas of Woodstock, an anonymous manuscript play.
A Comparative Study of the Requirements for Certification of Public School Administrators in the United States
The specific purposes of this study may be briefly stated as follows: (1) to determine the present status of administrative certification in the United States; (2) to determine whether the various states have set up requirements which will insure that their public schools shall have administrators who are capable of directing and supervising the educational program; (3) to indicate the degree of uniformity of requirements in the various states; (4) to secure recommendations for the certification of public school administrators from leading educators in the United States; and, on the basis of such data, (5) to make certain recommendations for a sound administrative certification program.
Antibiocity of the Oleoresins of One Hundred Texas Spermatophytes upon Twenty Gram-Positive Bacterial Organisms
This investigation is concerned with the testing, in vitro, of oleoresins from one hundred higher plants common to North and South Central Texas. The plants used were selected in order to obtain a representative collection which might be of value in future research.
An Evaluation of Fifteen Fourth-Grade Readers
The purpose of this study is to set up criteria for judging the mechanical features and the content of fourth-grade readers and to determine if the fifteen fourth-grade readers of this study fit these criteria.
Relationship Between Intelligence as Determined by the California Test of Mental Maturity and Achievement in the Seventh Grade
The problem of this study was to find ways of improving and enriching the curriculum through the use of the intelligence quotients obtained from the California Test of Mental Maturity. To reveal some of the needs of the curriculum and also to reveal the possibilities and limitations of testing for intelligence, statistical relationships between intelligence quotients and academic achievement as measured by both teacher marks and achievement tests were determined.
The Histological Effects of Injections of Fish Pituitary Extracts on the Testes of Male Frogs, (Rana Pipiens), and the Reproductive System of Immature Mice
The purpose of this investigation was first, to make a histological and cytological study of the testis of male frogs, Rana pipiens, and to determine if there were tissue or cellular changes as well as physiological effects caused by fish pituitary-extract injections. Second, to determine if injections of fish pituitary extract into immature female white mice caused histological changes in the ovaries and uteri.
The Stability of the Solutions of Ordinary Differential Equations
This thesis is a study of stability of the solutions of differential equations.
A Democratic Plan for the Coordination and Administration of Student Activities of North Dallas High School
Since more demand is being made of the school to teach democracy--and to practice what it teaches--this work is an attempt to show how some phases of the democratic way of living can be incorporated into a student activity program of a high school, and to offer a democratic plan for the coordination and administration of these student activities.
An Evaluation of the Home Room Versus Departmental Method of Teaching Second Grade
The problem under consideration is to determine the difference between home-room and departmental methods of teaching second grades, as measured by educational achievement. The study attempts to answer the question, Which one of the foregoing mentioned methods will produce the greatest gain in achievement when applied at second-grade level?
A Study of Group Dynamics
The study in group dynamics will seek to determine the elements which constitute a group, the methods of group procedure, and the outcomes of the group process. This study seeks to determine how group dynamics can be applied to education.
Reasons for the Superior Reading Abilities of Forty Children in the Fifth-Grade Oakhurst School, Fort Worth, Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine the reasons for the superior reading ability of two groups of twenty children each in the fifth grade of the Oakhurst School, Fort Worth, Texas.
An Evaluation of the Saint Jo Elementary School and some Recommendations for Improvement
The problem in this study is to present as accurately as possible the status of the Saint Jo Elementary School in Saint Jo, Texas, and to suggest recommendations for the improvement of this school.
The Present Status of Sociology in Texas High Schools
It is the purpose of this study to classify the high schools in the State of Texas offering accredited courses in sociology, and to make an analysis and evaluation of the textbooks that are on the recommended list for use in the secondary schools.
The Evolution and Present Form of Automobile Insurance in the State of Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine the evolution and present form of automobile insurance in the State of Texas.
A Chemical Analysis of the Peanut
The object of this paper is to make an analysis of the mineral and food content of the peanut and to compare them with a balanced food.
An Evaluation of the New Boston Secondary School
The purpose of this study is to determine the weak points and the strong point of the secondary school in New Boston, Texas, and to offer suggestions for improvement.
The Influence of William Jennings Bryan on the Democratic Party
This thesis looks at the life and political influence of William Jennings Bryan, and his work as a champion of the rights of the common man.
To Determine the Physical Activity Interests of the Junior High School Boys of Amarillo, Texas, to be Used as a Basis for a Physical Education Program
The purpose of this study was to make an analysis of the physical activity interests of the junior high school boys of Amarillo, Texas, in order better to determine the content of the physical education program based on the physical activities in which boys indicated they were interested.
An Experimental Course in Elementary Science for the Intermediate Grades
It is the purpose of this thesis to show as nearly as possible how a course in elementary science was worked out and carried on to meet the interests and needs of the pupils in a small rural school.
A Comparative Study of the Personality of Town Pupils and School Bus Pupils in the Elementary Grades
The major purpose of the study is to reveal, by means of comparison, the extent to which the Town Group of pupils and the School Bus Group of pupils of the elementary grades (fourth to seventh inclusive) of the Decatur, Texas, Public School are adjusting to the problems and conditions which confront them in the Decatur school and community, and the extent to which they are developing a normal, happy, and socially effective personality.
A Study of the Social Background of the Characters in O. Henry's New York Short Stories
The problem of this research is to determine whether or not O. Henry pictured the existing social conditions of the period in his New York stories and whether his characters are representative of people who actually lived at that time.
Some Aspects of Consumer Credit in the United States
This study attempts to present a brief survey of the major aspects of consumer credit in the United States today: credit institutions in general, co-operative and non cooperative consumer credit agencies, and the regulation of such agencies. A special chapter is devoted to consumer credit in Texas, with emphasis upon the fight which certain Texas cities are making against the loan-shark evil.
A Comparative Study of Environmental Conditions and their Relations to Achievement, Personality, and Intelligence of Fifth Grade Pupils
This study has the purpose to compare the relationships between personality, environment, achievement, and intelligence and discover the effect, if any, of environment upon the personality, achievement, and intelligence of a group of fifth grade pupils.
Factors Associated with School Relationships
The problem of this investigation was to make a rating of the following factors which pertain to boys in three distinct residential districts of the W. C. Stripling Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas: (1) intelligence quotient, (2) civic attitude, (3) academic achievements, (4) Sunday school attendance, (5) club membership, (6) after-school employment, and (7) the number of broken homes.
Predicting Degree of Achievement in Industrial Subjects by the Use of Stenquist Mechanical Aptitude Tests
The aim of the writer in giving the Stenquist Mechanical Aptitude Test as a basis for this study was to try to find a reliable method of selecting the boys to be admitted to the shop classes in vocational and technical high schools.
American Background in Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha"
The background for "The Song of Hiawatha" is explicitly American, for Longfellow has preserved many legends, traditions, and customs of the aborigines with fidelity. As a whole, "The Song of Hiawatha" is a successful delineation of the aborigines of North America. Longfellow preserved the most interesting legends and supplemented them with accounts of Indian life.
Henry David Thoreau: a Study of Character
This thesis looks at the characteristics of Henry David Thoreau through his writings rather than through what other critics have written.
Educational Opportunities in the West Independent School District and the Surrounding Common School Districts could be Improved through Consolidation
The purpose of this study is to determine the extent of educational inequalities existing in the West Independent School District and the eight surrounding rural school districts, and to suggest changes that might improve educational opportunities for all children involved.
To Determine Whether the Present Equalization Law is Sounder than Certain Previous Equalization Laws
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the present equalization law is sounder than certain previous equalization laws.
Adult Education: in Retrospect and Prospect
This thesis shows trends and tendencies in the development of adult education during the twentieth century. The author also proposes a plan for the education of returning G.I.'s.
A Dramatic and Musical Analysis of the Character, Isolde, Derived from Both the Legend and Richard Wagner's Opera, Tristan and Isolde
This paper attempts to give a complete musical and dramatic analysis of the character of Isolde, from both the legend and Richard Wagner's opera, Tristan and Isolde, by first comparing the events as related in the two principal sources of the legend and then by an examination of Wagner's version of the story.