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Liberality toward the Negro as Related to Classification and School of Study
The purpose of the present study is to measure the amount of liberality of college students, freshman through graduate, in the schools of psychology and business administration at North Texas State University, toward the Negro. This purpose was accomplished through the use of a variation of the semantic differential which was developed by C. E. Osgood to measure the meaning of various concepts.
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.
A Study of the Relationships Between the Wechsler Bellevue Intelligence Scale and the Kuder Preference Record-Personal
The problem consists of investigating relationships between the Wechsler Bellevue Intelligence Scale, Form I, and the Kuder Preference Record-Personal.
A Study to Determine the Best Educational Policy for Interpreting the School to the Community in Latin-American Areas
The purpose of this study is to determine the best policy for interpreting the school to the community in Latin-American areas. Special effort will be made to develop a sound public relations policy and to apply this policy in a Latin-American situation.
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.
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.
What Changes in the Decatur Elementary School Curriculum should be Made to Meet the Needs of the Maladjusted Child
The problem of this thesis is to study the types, causes, and effects of maladjustments found in analyzing certain pupils of the sixth grade. Also the problem seeks to determine why the present curriculum is not meeting the needs of these maladjusted children of the Decatur Elementary School.
The Use of Music Activities with Retarded Latin-American Children
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the use of certain music activities in meeting some of the needs peculiar to a group of older, retarded Latin-American children. It is an effort to determine whether certain music activities may or may not help to give Latin-American children a more satisfying school experience and better equip them to live in the Anglo-American society of which they have become a part.
A Study to Determine a Sound Occupational Counseling Program as a Phase of Business Teaching
This study had as its sole purpose the outlining of sound procedures for the business teacher to follow in occupational counseling.
A Study to Determine a Sound Basis for Administering the Extra-Class Activities
The purpose of the study is two-fold: (1) to determine a sound basis for the administration of extra-curricular activities in a secondary school and (2) to evaluate practices and procedures of forty high school administrators in administering extra-curricular activities to determine the extent to which they meet accepted criteria in the field.
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.
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.
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.
Status of Democratic Practices in the Ten Fifth Grade Groups in Denison, Texas
This is a study of the democratic practices in ten fifth grade groups of Denison, Texas, in administration, methods, and curriculum. The purpose of this study is three-fold: 1. To make criteria to be used in evaluating democratic action in the elementary schools. 2. To evaluate the democratic practices in ten fifth grade groups of Denison, Texas. 3. To offer recommendations for changes that could be made for the improvement of these groups.
An Evaluation of Objectives, Methods, and Materials in Fourth-Grade Social Studies as Found in Ten Courses of Study
The purpose of this study is to examine literature and thought in the field of elementary social studies curriculum, to establish criteria for determining the adequacy of a fourth-grade social studies program and to examine, analyze and evaluate the fourth-grade social studies programs of ten Texas public school systems in order to determine how effectively they meet these criteria.
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.
Evidence for Specific Responding in a Transposition Situation
Subjects were presented with choices between stimuli which differed along some dimension.The present study investigates whether a relational or absolute theory best predicts the results in a transposition situation.
An Evaluation of the Tolar Elementary School, Tolar, Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine the weak points and the strong points of the Tolar Elementary School, and to offer suggestions for improvement where needed.
The Probable Effect of the 1936 and the 1940 Ruling of the State Board of Education of the State of New Mexico on the High School Principal
The purposes of this study, dealing primarily with the principals of the four-year high school who are affected by the administrative requirements, are to determine (1) the probable effect of the higher standards upon the principals as judged by their responses in meeting the requirements of the 1936 ruling, (2) whether the State, the principal, or both are paying for the improvement of the administration in the public schools resulting from the 1936 ruling, (3) attitudes that resulted from the conditions arising from the demands of the standards of the 1936 ruling, and (4) the probable result of the 1940 ruling.
An Analysis of Certain Factors Associated with School Progress
This thesis is an analysis of certain factors associated with school progress of students of the graduating class of the Hillsboro Junior High School for 1940. The study is limited to considering the effect of age, attendance, environment, and economic status on progress during four years that these students attended junior high school.
Developing and Evaluating a Community Social Science Program for the Seventh Grade
The purpose of this study is to develop and to evaluate a community social science program for the seventh grade. The control group was taught in the traditional method, while the experimental group was taught with the community as the basis of all activities.
Analysis of the Interscholastic League Activities in the Elementary Schools of Texas
The purpose of this study is to present an analysis of University Interscholastic League activities in the light of modern objectives and principles and to evaluate the reaction of the elementary school teachers and principals to the League activities as they affect children, teachers, and the community. It will attempt to point out and analyze the objectives and principles for elementary school activities. It is hoped that it will cause elementary school teachers and principals of the state to cooperate in solving the problem of Interscholastic League activities in the elementary schools of Texas.
A Study of some Aspects of Homogeneous Grouping and their Implications for Democracy
The purpose of this thesis is to determine the implications of certain aspects of homogeneous grouping in the school and their relationship to the American conception of democracy.
A Survey of the Children's Magazines Published in America during the Nineteenth Century
It is the purpose of this work to compile and organize available material dealing with children's magazines published in the nineteenth century in America, and present it in a usable form.
Pragmatism in the Modern School
This study proposes to (1) set forth, in a brief way, the gradual evolution of pragmatism from about 1905 down to the present, (2) to clearly define pragmatism and to differentiate between it and some other "isms" having philosophical significance, (3) and to show how pragmatism has made for itself a place in the modern school curriculum.
A Review of Literature on the Consumption of Vegetables in America
This thesis is a review of thirty-two investigations made from 1917 to 1944 relative to vegetables in the diet of the American people.
Certain Ideas of Child-Parent Companionship as Expressed by Second-Grade Pupils in the Sam Houston School, Denton, Texas
This purposes of this study were to discover what the second grade children seemed to consider as desirable companionship between themselves and their parents, and to recognize the apparent needs for parental companionship that seemed to exist among the pupils.
The Relation Between the Sociability of Parents and the Social Success of their Children in School
The purpose of this study is to determine what relation, if any, exists between the social interests and participation of parents and the social success of their children in elementary school. An additional purpose is to determine the relationship between occupational status of parents and social success of children.
A Study of the Value of Phonics as an Aid in Teaching Second-Grade Reading
The purpose of this study was (1) to determine the need of phonics as a tool in word recognition; (2) to find out the opinions of outstanding educators concerning the value of phonics in primary reading; (3) to know present trends in the teaching of phonics in primary grades; and (4) to ascertain by actual experiment the results of phonetic training.
Remedial Reading in a First-Grade Section of the Gladewater Elementary School
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of a teaching technique which involves grouping of students on their ability in reading for the improvement of reading in the school.
Problems in Producing Visual Materials for Classroom Use
The general purpose of this study and investigation is to prepare a suitable reference work on production and use of visual educational material. This study will aid the teacher who wishes to produce material in his community to serve as an aid to teaching.
A Survey of the Public School System of Denton, Texas, with Reference to the Financial Status, the School Plants, the Instructional Staff, the Pupil Personnel, and the Libraries
The purpose of this study is to report a survey which the writer made of the public school system of Denton, Texas, dealing with the financial status, the school plants, the teaching personnel, the pupil personnel, and the libraries. The goal was to evaluate the schools in light of accepted standards for the factors considered, and to make certain recommendations regarding improvements.
A Study of the Procedures by which the Value and Effectiveness of Geography Teaching May be Improved in the Elementary Grades of Collin County
This study aimed to secure and evaluate the current practices in teaching of geography within the rural school system of Colon County, Texas. The objectives of the study were also to learn from the County rural supervisors of the state the procedures they are using together with their recommendations for the present needs in geography teaching.
Speech Correction in Secondary Education
The purpose of this study was to determine the speech defects found in the high Schools of Denton County and the corrective measures best adapted to the treatment of such handicaps Based on the data analysis, conclusions and recommendations have been made specific to the country as well as for all high school systems.
Evidences of the Need of Scientific Speech Training in the Elementary Grades of the Independent School Districts of Denton County with a Suggested Program of Oral Reading
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the need of scientific speech training in the elementary grades of the Independent School Districts of Denton County. The analysis of data reveals a dire need for speech correction and other phases of speech training.
A Study of the Principals in Texas Secondary Schools Having an Enrollment of two Hundred Fifty or More
The purpose of this study is to determine the present status of the principals in Texas secondary school having an enrollment of 250 or more. The data were gathered from 147 principals in Texas high schools having an enrollment of 250 or more and the study made recommendations that are needed as found by comparison with the standards set up by eminent authorities.
Analysis of Certain Wealth in Texas to Determine Possible Sources of Taxation for Educational Purposes
This study revelaed that the rank of Texas with other state in the United States in the expenditure for schools per pupil is thrty-fifth. It further discussed that there are possible sources of taxation in the properties. However, there is a wide variation that needs to be studied. It further justify that present administrative and legislative trends in searching for new source of taxation makes the problem an important one.
The Determination of the Adequacy of Facilities for Carrying on a Given Physical Education Program
The purpose of this study is to determine what facilities are necessary to cary out the approved and adopted program of physical education in the public school of Denton, Texas.
To Determine the Effect the Transfers Have Upon the Schools in Tarrant County
This study attempted to determine what effect the transfers have upon the receiving and the sending schools of Tarrant County as to finances, athletics, enrollment, pupils, and teachers.
To Determine Whether or not the Libraries in the Small Affiliated High-Schools of Navarro County are Taking Care of Students' Reading Interests
This study attempted to determine the extent to which libraries in the small affiliated high schools of Navarro County, Texas, are taking care of students' reading interests. This study is made with the purpose of adding teachers and librarians in the selection of reading materials for recreational and class use.
An Evaluation of the Curriculum Efforts of the Pineland Elementary School Faculty in Meeting the Needs of the Pupils
This study attempted to compare the activities in the boys' program, "in school" and "out of school" which seemed to have the greatest appeal from the standpoint of participation.
Evaluation of Recreational Activities for Junior High School Boys
This study attempted to compare the activities in the boys' program, "in school" and "out of school" which seemed to have the greatest appeal from the standpoint of participation.
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.
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.
The Educational and Professional Preparation of the County Superintendents of Texas with a Suggested Criterion of Qualifications and a Plan for Effecting the Criterion
The purpose of this study is fivefold: first, to determine the essential qualifications of a county superintendent; second, to show the status of the present county superintendents in Texas with reference to their education training, experience, and in-service preparation; third, to discover the effect of well-qualified county superintendents on the common school system of Texas; fourth, to show the effect of the appointive method of selecting the county superintendent on the school under his supervision; and fifth, to formulate a plan whereby Texas may secure qualified superintendents.
The Accuracy of Teacher Rating of Pupil Personality and Achievement as Compared with Standardized Test Scores
This study has the following purpose: (1) to find the relationship between teacher rating of pupil personality and standardized test results; (2) to find the relationship between teacher rating of pupil achievement and standardized test results; and (3) to determine where more emphasis should be placed in order to better evaluate the child and his work.
A Critical Analysis of the Role of Speech in General Education
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A Comparison of the Philosophical Concepts of Leading Philosophers with those of Certain Southern Oklahoma Educators
This investigation proposes to present a comparison of two compendiums of philosophy, and in the light of this comparison determine the prevailing types of educational philosophy and practice used in certain schools of southern Oklahoma.
A Study to Determine the Science Interests of Children of the North Elementary School at Odessa, Texas
It is the purpose of this thesis to determine the science interests of the pupils of the North Elementary School of Odessa, Texas, during the school year of 1940-1941.
The Educational Value of the Bookmobile in the Schools of Texas
The purpose of this study is to analyze the educational value of the bookmobile in the schools of Texas. In order to make the study, two Texas counties, Denton and Young, which have bookmobiles in use in the schools, were surveyed and a comparison made with a survey of Jack County which has no bookmobile.