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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
Some Effects of the War Upon the Mathematics Curriculum and the Motivating Forces at Work as Reflected in the Dallas City Schools

Some Effects of the War Upon the Mathematics Curriculum and the Motivating Forces at Work as Reflected in the Dallas City Schools

Date: August 1945
Creator: Smith, R. N.
Description: "To discuss the effect all this war activity has had upon the Dallas Schools and to voice a protest against those who seek to discredit mathematics and at the same time to contribute a readable thesis upon the subject is largely the purpose of this study." --leaf 2
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The Development of the River Resources of the United States is a Public Function

The Development of the River Resources of the United States is a Public Function

Date: 1948
Creator: Smith, Roger
Description: This investigation is an analysis of the social or economic effects of TVA electricity. It is the purpose of this endeavor to present a well-documented case supporting the thesis that the development of our water resources is a public function.
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The Motivation of Characters in Othello, King Lear and Macbeth

The Motivation of Characters in Othello, King Lear and Macbeth

Date: 1942
Creator: Smith, Roger Mae
Description: By examining the critical comment of some of the best known critics, who fall roughly into two groups, the philosophical or psychological on the one hand, and the realistic on the other, I have endeavored to gather the ideas they have advanced in regard to the motives of them main characters from three of Shakespeare's tragedies--Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth. It is evident that the discussion of motives has not been the main consideration of any one of them, though the problem has naturally arisen in the analyses of characters and explanations of plot and dramatic art. Consequently it will be my purpose to study these plays from the standpoint of the motivation of the characters, having in mind two objects: the determination of which motives Shakespeare took from the sources of the plays and which ones he himself attributed to the characters, and the determination of which group of critics, the psychological or the realistic, is more nearly correct in their contentions in regard to the motivation of characters in Shakespeare's plays.
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Comparison of Comprehension in Pre-Directed Informational Reading and in Non-Directed Informational Reading at the Primary Level, Based upon a Survey of Professional Literature in the Field

Comparison of Comprehension in Pre-Directed Informational Reading and in Non-Directed Informational Reading at the Primary Level, Based upon a Survey of Professional Literature in the Field

Date: 1946
Creator: Smith, Ruby Sargent
Description: The problem for consideration in this thesis is a comparison of comprehension in pre-directed informational reading and in non-directed informational reading at the primary level, based upon a survey of professional literature in the field.
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English Utopias

English Utopias

Date: 1940
Creator: Smith, Stella Parker
Description: This thesis discusses Utopian thought and compares the Utopias of Plato, Sir Thomas More, Sir Francis Bacon, and Jonathan Swift in the areas of government, education, and social problems.
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Selection of Ready-to-Wear Dresses by Women in Denver City, Texas

Selection of Ready-to-Wear Dresses by Women in Denver City, Texas

Date: August 1940
Creator: Smith, Texie Addington
Description: "The purpose of the present study is to observe how the consumers select ready-to-wear dresses in a small oil town, which had a population of 3,336 in June, 1940...A brief summary of the entire study follows. (1) Of the 215 customers, 60 percent were sales customers and 60 percent stated the price they wished to pay. (2) The 135 dresses purchased were about equally distributed among $7.95, $10.95,$16.95 and $29.95 values. (3) The color desired was specified by 83 percent of the customers. Navy and tan were the two leading colors. (4) While 97 percent of the women designated the size they needed, only 83 percent purchased the size requested. Size 16 was bought by more women than any other size. (5) Customers had little knowledge regarding trade names and materials. Of the dresses sold, 64 percent were rayon. (6) About 90 percent of the women designated in some manner the type of dress they desired. Almost 50 percent of the purchasers selected tailored garments. (7) Slightly less than half of the customers check on the quality of workmanship or the material in the dress. Only 15 percent of the women asked for a guarantee of any type. (8) Ten ...
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The Vegetation and Habitat Factors of Rockwall County, Texas

The Vegetation and Habitat Factors of Rockwall County, Texas

Date: 1940
Creator: Smith, W. Desby
Description: This paper consists of a study of the soils and vegetation found in Rockwall County, Texas. This county is located in the northeastern part of the state. Rockwall County lies in the northeastern part of the Black Waxy Belt of the Coastal Plains province.
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The Development of Easy Reading Materials for a Group of Slow Learners in the Second Grade

The Development of Easy Reading Materials for a Group of Slow Learners in the Second Grade

Date: 1942
Creator: Smithwick, Jewel B.
Description: The problem of this study was undertaken to determine what reading material might be developed from the meaningful vocabularies, experiences, and interests of some slow learners from one of the second grades of Nederland, Texas.
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An Evaluation of the Methods and the Philosophy of Teaching English in the Secondary Schools of Texas as Reported in The Texas Outlook, 1925-1940

An Evaluation of the Methods and the Philosophy of Teaching English in the Secondary Schools of Texas as Reported in The Texas Outlook, 1925-1940

Date: 1942
Creator: Smoot, Kate Owens
Description: This thesis is the report of an investigation to determine and to evaluate the methods and the philosophy of the teaching of English in the secondary schools of Texas.
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An Evaluation of the Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Program of the Waco State Home

An Evaluation of the Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Program of the Waco State Home

Date: June 1941
Creator: Smyers, John D.
Description: "The purpose of this study was to evaluate the program of physical education, health, and recreation of the Waco State School from 1933 to 1940...In view of these definite results, the conclusion is made that the Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Program of the Waco State Home has been successful in the following respects: 1. It has developed normal, happy children who have a chance to become useful, self-supporting children. 2. The Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Program of the Home has met and exceeded in many respects the educational standards for such activities. 3. The Waco State Home has performed a great educational service in remolding warped, underprivileged children."--leaf 2.
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The Effect of Education on Superstition

The Effect of Education on Superstition

Date: 1949
Creator: Sneed, Eunice
Description: The problem of this study is to consider superstitions and education in their relationship to each other.
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The Authority of County Boards to Change School District Lines

The Authority of County Boards to Change School District Lines

Date: 1949
Creator: Snodgrass, Calvin Kenneth
Description: The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the changes that have occurred in the powers of the county board of trustees to change boundary lines of school districts in Texas.
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The Relationship Between Theories Used in Dealing With Superior Children and the Growth of Democracy

The Relationship Between Theories Used in Dealing With Superior Children and the Growth of Democracy

Date: 1942
Creator: Solomon, Lily A.
Description: This study centers around the evolution in theory and practice used in dealing with superior children. The manner in which the growth of democracy has influenced this evolution is pointed out.
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A Critical Compilation of Graded Band Material at High School Level

A Critical Compilation of Graded Band Material at High School Level

Date: August 1947
Creator: Sonnenburg, Eldon M. (Eldon Malcome)
Description: The instrumental composition of the band is an outgrowth of utilitarian improvisation. The well-developed percussion section, and the voluminous reed and brass sections are a carry-over from the Military, where the emphasis was on functional beating of time for marching. Mobility and volume sufficient for the accompaniment of troop movements were also necessary. Until recent times, the band existed only for functional matters, never as an independent and self-justifying medium with its purpose being a musical organization. Through the growth of military, professional, and school bands, the band of today has developed into a musical organization in its own right, which can perform almost anything in the technical range of composition.
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A Survey of the Present Status of Latin-American Education in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

A Survey of the Present Status of Latin-American Education in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

Date: 1948
Creator: Sorrels, L. E.
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine what opportunities the public schools of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas are offering to Latin-American students, how they are meeting the students' needs, and what changes, if any, could be made to adjust their curriculum to meet these needs.
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An Educational Program to Fit the Needs of Elementary School Children During War Times

An Educational Program to Fit the Needs of Elementary School Children During War Times

Date: 1942
Creator: Spain, Dorothy Wimbish
Description: The problem of this study is: (1) to determine the dominant democratic values which are important to the child; (2) to recognize disturbing elements in the lives of children today which threaten these values, including those eventualities for which the children must be prepared in the light of the experiences of other countries; (3) to discover ways in which some teachers have sought to meet changing conditions; and (4) to combine these findings into a workable program.
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The Workshop for Teachers

The Workshop for Teachers

Date: 1943
Creator: Sparks, Izetta
Description: The problem of this study is concerned with the history, trends, and evaluation of the summer workshop movement for teachers in the United States. In addition, a study was made of the Child Development Workshop conducted on the campus of the North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, Texas, during the summer of 1942.
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Devices for Teaching Creative Music in the Elementary Grades

Devices for Teaching Creative Music in the Elementary Grades

Date: 1947
Creator: Spearman, Leta Hooks
Description: The purpose of the creative approach in music education is to furnish the child with opportunities for originality of expression and for freedom and adventure. This thesis examines the goals and purposes of using creativity in music eduction.
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The American in the Novels of Henry James

The American in the Novels of Henry James

Date: 1949
Creator: Speegle, Katherine Sloan
Description: For the purpose of analyzing James' interpretation of the American character, it is first necessary to study his individual Americans.
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An Evaluation of the Theory, Method, and Content of Latin in the Public Schools from 1900 to 1940

An Evaluation of the Theory, Method, and Content of Latin in the Public Schools from 1900 to 1940

Date: 1940
Creator: Spencer, Anne
Description: The purpose of this study is to make a survey of the changes that have been made in teaching Latin from 1900 to 1940. Such a survey, it is felt, may present the matter in a more forceful light and call attention anew to some of the inherent values of Latin not found in any other subject.
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Casual-Factor-Removal as a Technique of Combating Juvenile Delinquency in the Cleburne Public Schools

Casual-Factor-Removal as a Technique of Combating Juvenile Delinquency in the Cleburne Public Schools

Date: 1949
Creator: Spikes, Pauline
Description: The purpose of this study is two-fold: (1) to determine the casual factors of delinquency which are the responsibility of the school, and (2) to discover possible procedures for combating delinquency, so far as it is immediately possible, in the Cleburne Public School System.
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Judicial Interpretation of School Law in Texas with Emphasis on School District and Municipal Relations

Judicial Interpretation of School Law in Texas with Emphasis on School District and Municipal Relations

Date: June 1947
Creator: Splawn, C. Wayne
Description: The problem is, to determine the correct interpretation of the Texas statutes which govern the relationships between the municipality and the school district.
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The Relation of Mental Hygiene to the Reading Achievement of the First-Grade Child

The Relation of Mental Hygiene to the Reading Achievement of the First-Grade Child

Date: 1949
Creator: Sprinkle, Mary Thomas
Description: The purpose of the study is to determine what degree of relationship exists between factors of mental hygiene and of reading achievement of the first-grade child.
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The Mercury-Sensitized Photo-Reactions of Isobutane

The Mercury-Sensitized Photo-Reactions of Isobutane

Date: 1943
Creator: Stallings, James Cameron
Description: A study of the mercury-sensitized photo-reactions of isobutane.
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