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 Decade: 1940-1949
A Study of Pragmatism: its Influence on Certain Modern Trends in Education

A Study of Pragmatism: its Influence on Certain Modern Trends in Education

Date: 1941
Creator: Adams, Donald Quincy
Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to show that the pragmatic philosophy is basically responsible for present-day developments in various teaching techniques.
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Individualized Instruction in the Elementary School

Individualized Instruction in the Elementary School

Date: 1943
Creator: Adams, Juanita Sunshine
Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the more recent types of instruction. In this investigation, emphasis has been placed on instruction which has grown out of children's interests and needs, and which recognizes the capacities, abilities and potentialities of children.
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To Develop a Desirable Method of Reporting Pupil Progress in the Elementary School

To Develop a Desirable Method of Reporting Pupil Progress in the Elementary School

Date: 1948
Creator: Aikin, Lorene
Description: The problem is to examine and analyze the methods used for reporting pupil progress in the elementary schools; to give evidence of the significant changes underlying the concepts of educational achievement; and to give consideration to the basic principles involved in order to develop a desirable method.
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To Determine a Sound Method of Distributing the Public School Funds in Texas

To Determine a Sound Method of Distributing the Public School Funds in Texas

Date: 1947
Creator: Alderdice, Joseph Lloyd
Description: It is the purpose of this study to discover and report a sound method of distributing the public school funds of Texas. This investigation will discuss present-day practices in distributing the public school funds, and where advisable will make recommendations to secure more adequate distribution.
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A Comparative Study of the Social and Academic Status of Private Pre-school and Public School Children in the Second Year of a Dallas Elementary School

A Comparative Study of the Social and Academic Status of Private Pre-school and Public School Children in the Second Year of a Dallas Elementary School

Date: 1947
Creator: Aldredge, Ruby
Description: This study will endeavor to make a comparative study of seventeen children in the second grade in an elementary school in Dallas that attended private schools and omitted the first year of the public school, and seventeen children that are in the second grade after completing the first grade in the public school. The purpose of the study in comparing the social and academic status of the two groups is to determine if the non-scholastic child after a year of private school is able to adjust and accomplish an academic and social status on the level of the second year of the public school as compared with children of school age that have been through the first year and are now in their second year.
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A Study to Determine the Sound Administrative Steps in the Organization of a Community School

A Study to Determine the Sound Administrative Steps in the Organization of a Community School

Date: 1949
Creator: Allen, Clifford D.
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the sound steps or procedures for the administrator to follow in organizing a community school. It will attempt to show ways of utilizing to the fullest possible extent the resources of the community.
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A Study of the Atypical Child and His Status in the Educational Practices of Texas

A Study of the Atypical Child and His Status in the Educational Practices of Texas

Date: 1948
Creator: Althaus, Nellie
Description: The purpose of the study is to study child differentiations in their relation to educational growth; to emphasize a greater need, on the part of today's teachers, for constant study of the atypical child in order to determine his developmental needs; to emphasize the importance and desirability of utilizing the talents of the highly endowed pupil; to consider current educational practices in their relation to the added capabilities of superior children; and to emphasize the importance of developing whatever desirable social qualities the mentally retarded child may possess.
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An Evaluation of an Adequate Finance System for Extracurricular Activities

An Evaluation of an Adequate Finance System for Extracurricular Activities

Date: 1941
Creator: Alvis, James C.
Description: It is the purpose of this study to discover and report educationally sound practices of activity financing and administration, with special emphasis placed on accounting. This investigation will attempt to disclose present-day common practices in financing the activities and accounting in regard to activity finances, and where advisable to make recommendations to secure more adequate procedures.
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A Study of Dominance-Feeling in College Women

A Study of Dominance-Feeling in College Women

Date: 1946
Creator: Anderson, Dan L.
Description: The purposes of this study are as follows: 1. To measure, compare, and evaluate the level of self-esteem of college women in two colleges. 2. To show the relationship of certain background factors to dominance-feeling in college women.
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An Analysis of the Activity Program Offered at El Centro, Denton's Youth Center

An Analysis of the Activity Program Offered at El Centro, Denton's Youth Center

Date: August 1949
Creator: Anderson, Douglas Stevens
Description: "The problem of this thesis is to determine through survey and comparative study the effect of the activity program of Denton's El Centro, the youth center, on the youth of the City of Denton...methods of operation and internal organization of youth centers, the purpose of the centers and the results of some of the activities are outlined. Members of the Denton youth center were interviewed; the information gained from the interviews was recorded on prepared questionnaires. Various types of activities at Denton's youth center are discussed. The study also attempts to reveal by means of tables those activities which are more important to the male youth of Denton. A discussion of the treatment of the youth problem is given with conclusions based upon the principles and practices set forth in the foregoing chapters."-- leaf 2.
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To Determine the Place of a Sound Guidance Program in the Secondary School

To Determine the Place of a Sound Guidance Program in the Secondary School

Date: 1947
Creator: Andrews, Nannie D.
Description: This study has undertaken to determine the characteristics of a sound guidance program and its place in the secondary school.
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The Diagnostic Possibilities of the California Test of Mental Maturity as Found in a Study of Academically Successful and Unsuccessful Students of Cleburne High School

The Diagnostic Possibilities of the California Test of Mental Maturity as Found in a Study of Academically Successful and Unsuccessful Students of Cleburne High School

Date: 1948
Creator: Arnold, E. Rex
Description: This problem is two-fold: first, to determine the relationships between the traditional school marks and the test scores made by the Cleburne High School students on the California Test of Mental Maturity as a means of estimating the academic achievement students probably will attain in particular school subjects; second, to determine whether or not such relationships are of sufficient significance that their use will reduce student failures in Cleburne High School.
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An Evaluation of the Program of Phonetic Instruction in Relation to Reading in the Schools of Panola County

An Evaluation of the Program of Phonetic Instruction in Relation to Reading in the Schools of Panola County

Date: 1943
Creator: Atkinson, Emma Jane
Description: The problem of this study is to evaluate the program of phonetic teaching in the Panola County schools in terms of criteria developed from current literature on the history, theories, and studies relating to the teaching of phonics in connection with the reading program in the elementary grades.
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Study of Some Factors Related to Mutual Friendship on the High School Level

Study of Some Factors Related to Mutual Friendship on the High School Level

Date: 1945
Creator: Averitt, Lois Jane
Description: This study has been made for the purpose of determining the similarities and dissimilarities in certain factors related to mutual friendships.
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Repeating and the Financial Cost of Teaching Repeaters in the Kingsville, Texas, Public Schools

Repeating and the Financial Cost of Teaching Repeaters in the Kingsville, Texas, Public Schools

Date: 1948
Creator: Bacon, Carl T.
Description: The purpose of this problem is to determine the financial cost of repeating students who failed during a five-year period in the Kingsville Public Schools, and to determine if this expenditure is justified.
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The Life, Work, and Imprint of Elisabet Ney

The Life, Work, and Imprint of Elisabet Ney

Date: 1941
Creator: Bailey, Joe Harden
Description: This thesis discusses the life and influence of sculptor Elisabet Ney.
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How a Student-Participation Program Affected the Citizenship Attitudes of the Students of La Porte High School Over a Period of Two Years

How a Student-Participation Program Affected the Citizenship Attitudes of the Students of La Porte High School Over a Period of Two Years

Date: 1943
Creator: Bailey, Orris G.
Description: The problem of this study was to determine whether the citizenship attitudes of the students of La Porte High School could be improved through the organization and operation of a student-participation program.
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Some Significant Concepts and Implications of the God Idea

Some Significant Concepts and Implications of the God Idea

Date: 1946
Creator: Baker, Ruth
Description: The problem of this thesis is to show that a humanistic, pragmatic, and instrumental concept of God would help man in his life, at the present stage of development in the western world, more than an authoritarian or absolute concept. This thesis endeavors to show that the confusion and instability in the moral and religious life is caused by a great need of change of attitude and beliefs towards the concept of God and religion.
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An Evaluation of Teaching Procedures and Curricula of the Primary Grades of Two Local Elementary Schools

An Evaluation of Teaching Procedures and Curricula of the Primary Grades of Two Local Elementary Schools

Date: 1942
Creator: Ballard, Irene
Description: An evaluation of teaching procedures and curricula of the primary grades of two local elementary schools according to criteria formulated from accepted educational psychology and democratic philosophy of educational leaders constitutes the problem at hand.
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The Educational Value of the Comics

The Educational Value of the Comics

Date: 1948
Creator: Barton, Lillie V.
Description: This study is made to determine any educational values to be derived from the use of the comics. The problem shall be to show (1) what those values are, (2) how they shall be attained, and (3) which comics are best suited to aid in the attainment of those values, as shown by the data to be assembled.
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Restoration and Extension of Federal Forts in the Southwest from 1865 to 1885

Restoration and Extension of Federal Forts in the Southwest from 1865 to 1885

Date: August 1941
Creator: Bennett, Alice Bell
Description: This thesis is an attempt to portray the part the forts of the Southwest had in developing the Federal Indian Policy in that region from 1865 to 1885.
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An Evaluation of the Training and Preparation of Elementary-School Principals in the Light of Certain Duties They Perform

An Evaluation of the Training and Preparation of Elementary-School Principals in the Light of Certain Duties They Perform

Date: 1941
Creator: Bennett, Lowell Dean
Description: It is the purpose of this study to determine the value of the academic preparation and the in-service experience of the elementary-school principals as it pertains to three phases of the principals' duties--organization and administration, supervision, and community relationships.
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Analysis of the Distribution of the Public School Funds

Analysis of the Distribution of the Public School Funds

Date: 1940
Creator: Bentley, Jack C.
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine to what extent the present laws for distributing the public school funds meet certain criteria set up for apportioning the public school funds of Texas.
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The Relationship between Social Maturity and Personality of Primary Pupils in Eight Elementary Schools of Wichita Falls, Texas

The Relationship between Social Maturity and Personality of Primary Pupils in Eight Elementary Schools of Wichita Falls, Texas

Date: 1942
Creator: Berry, Esther M.
Description: This investigation concerned two major interests of many classroom teachers today: the pupils' social maturity and their personality. The problem was to determine the apparent relationship between these two factors in pupils of the first, second, and third grades of eight elementary schools in Wichita Falls, Texas.
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