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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
Chaucer's Devices for Securing Verisimilitude in the Canterbury Tales
This thesis explores Chaucer's devices for securing verisimilitude by various methods in the Canterbury Tales.
Procedures and Methods Used by Dallas - Fort Worth Food Brokers in Securing New Accounts
The chief problem of this study was to analyze the methods used by food brokers in the Dallas - Fort Worth area and to determine the general policies which were followed by those brokers in the selection and procurement of those accounts which later proved successful.
Annual Average Prices of Veal Calves at Chicago Compared to Annual Average Weekly Earnings of Employees in All Manufacturing Industries, 1900-1951
This study traces the annual average prices received per hundredweight for veal calves at the Chicago market and the annual average weekly earnings of employees in all manufacturing industries. The period of time covered by the study is 1900 to 1951.
Contributions of a Social Fundamentals Course to the Adjustment Progress of College Students
The purpose of this study is determine whether increased knowledge of social conduct is accompanied by the personal and social adjustment of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors; then to compare the adjustment progress of the college groups.
A Study of Diabetes in Children, with Special Emphasis upon Camp Sweeney, a Summer Camp for Diabetic Boys and Girls, Gainesville, Texas
The purpose set forth for this study was that of making a critical investigation of the program of Camp Sweeney, a summer camp for diabetic children located in Cooke County, Texas, near Gainesville, in order to determine whether this camp is providing an effective and beneficial program for such children.
Epic Qualities in Moby-Dick
Many critics not satisfied with explaining Moby-Dick in terms of the novel, have sough analogies in other literary genres. Most often parallels have been drawn from epic and dramatic literature. Critics have called Moby-Dick either an epic or a tragedy. After examining the evidence presented by both schools of thought, after establishing a workable definition of the epic and listing the most common epic devices, and after examining Moby-Dick in terms of this definition and discovering many of the epic devices in it, I propose the thesis that Melville has written an epic, not unlike the great epics of the past.
The Influence of Alexander Hamilton upon the Administration of John Adams
This thesis explores the influence of Alexander Hamilton upon the administration of John Adams. It begins with the background of the conflict between Adams and Hamilton, continues through Adam's presidency and ends with the "death of the Federalist party."
A Study of the Philosophy of Martin Luther Concerning the Practical Arts and his Influence on the Philosophy of Modern-Day Industrial Arts in the United States
This study is an attempt to show the philosophy of Martin Luther concerning the practical arts and his influence on the philosophy of modern-day industrial arts in the United States. Although Martin Luther is considered generally outstanding because of his influence on religious matters, his philosophy and influence on education as we know it today is recognized.
Reactions of Regular Personnel to Junior Executive Training Programs in Selected Oil Companies
This thesis has as its primary purpose determining what, if any, resentment toward junior executive programs may exist among regular or "old" employees of a selected group of petroleum companies in the Port Arthur, Beaumont, and Port Neches area of Texas. At the same time, measures taken in these companies to cope with the problem will be studied and appraised.
Ability Grouping in Secondary English
This thesis discusses the pros and cons of grouping by ability in secondary English.
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.
The Prairie Dichotomy: an American Cultural Pattern
This thesis discusses American prairie culture through the writings of Thorstein Veblen and Mark Twain.
Nitrogen Derivatives of Naphthoquinone
This thesis investigates nitrogen derivatives of naphthoquinone.
Literary and Realistic Influences upon the Women of the Spectator
This study will outline the two great literary genres of character-writing and satire, upon the tradition and practice of which Joseph Addison and Richard Steele based their characters of women in the Spectator. The three-fold purpose of this study is to determine how the Spectator was influenced by, and what it in turn contributed to, the two literary genres, the "Character" of women and satire on women; and to present the social status of the female audience as it existed and as the Spectator sought to improve it.
An Evaluation of the Aims, Methods, and Accomplishments of Certain Teacher Organizations
The purpose of this study is (1) to determine the fundamental differences in the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association and (2) to evaluate these organizations in terms of criteria basic to the organization of any group. It is hoped that a microscopic analysis and evaluation of these two teacher organizations, representing both union and non-union groups, will cast some beneficial light upon weaknesses and strong points of both groups and result in recommendations which will be of benefit in the work of individual teachers as well as to the organizations.
The Influence of Comenius upon Current Interpretations of Industrial Arts
This study was made to determine the contributions of John Amos Comenius to the field of education and to analyze specifically his work in this field which would indicate that his philosophy contained concepts for industrial arts which are applicable today.
The Indian Policy of the United States Government
This thesis examines the history of the Indian policy of the United States government from 1609 to the 1950's.
Biological Indices of Stream Pollution
A thorough biological survey and evaluation is a lengthy and expensive project. The number of technically trained persons required prevent its use by most public agencies. Since public health departments are the groups most frequently concerned with measuring the effects of pollution in streams, a need exists for a simplified method of sanitary survey. Recognizing this need, the Texas Heal Department assigned the writer the problem of devising a method of survey which would require a field party of two and could be conducted entirely from a mobile field laboratory.
A Study of Mechanics: Prescription and Use
This thesis studies historical punctuation its uses and standards developed.
Community Pressures Exerted by Employers to Break Strikes
This thesis explores community pressures exerted by employers to break strikes and their history.
The Determination of the Relationship between Reading Skills and Personality Development
The purpose of the study is to show that personality adjustments and reading skills have a decided connection in the development of the individual, for with enunciation, pronunciation, and oral interpretation of the printed page come greater confidence, self-expression, and poise.
Significance of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 upon Texas Companies
This study is concerned with the significance of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 on the public utility holding companies which were operating in Texas in 1935.
A Comparative Study of G. Stanley Hall's Philosophy of the Practical Arts and His Influence on the Philosophy of Industrial Arts in the United States Today
The predominate purpose of this study is to compare G. Stanley Hall's philosophy of adolescence and practical arts with the accepted philosophy of teaching industrial arts in the secondary schools of the United States today. This thesis is a comparative study of G. Stanley Hall's philosophy, with emphasis placed on practical arts, to show how his philosophy has influenced the philosophy of present-day industrial arts in the secondary schools of the United States.
An Analysis of the Relationship of the Scores Made by Students on Aptitudes "G" and "V" and Parts "H" and "I" of the General Aptitude Test Battery and the Academic Grades Made in Industrial Arts
This study analyzes the converted scores made on Aptitudes "G" (intelligence) and "V" (verbal" and the raw scores made on Part "H" (three-dimensional space) and Part "I" of the General Aptitude Test Battery by students enrolled in beginning industrial arts courses, advanced industrial arts courses, and beginning English at North Texas State College, Denton, Texas, and the academic grades made by theses same students in order to determine what relationship exists between both the converted and raw scores made on the foregoing parts of the GATB and academic grades.
Textbook Suitability for the Industrial Arts Program in Texas
The problem of this study was to determine the degree of suitability for instructional purposes of the state-adopted industrial arts textbooks in a sound industrial arts program in the public secondary schools of Texas.
Selected Factors of Group Interaction and their Relation with Leadership Performance
The purpose of this study lies in its attempt to contribute to the understanding of leadership in small groups of boys in a conceptual framework that considers leadership as a dynamic interacting process rather than the summation of individual traits.
Stability of Interest of College Students
The problem of this study is to determine the stability of interest of male and female students at the various age levels in the School of Education of North Texas State Collage, Denton, Texas. To be more specific, the problem is to determine the relationship of age, sex, or both upon stability of interest.
An Analytical and Descriptive Technique for Rating Student Teachers
The problem of this study was to develop an analytical and descriptive technique for rating the performances of student teachers. In order to arrive at a solution to this problem, the following sub-problems were to be solved; namely, 1. To develop and validate a set of criteria for describing and rating the performances of student teachers; 2. To develop and validate a descriptive rating scale utilizing those criteria; 3. To develop a technique for using this descriptive rating scale; 4. To establish reliability of the instrument and to demonstrate the ability of the instrument to perform its intended functions.
An Analysis of Certain Factors Associated with Financing Capital Outlay for Texas Public Schools
The problem of this study is to determine the desirable characteristics of a sound program for financing Texas public school buildings--commensurate with need and with an equitable relation between state and local effort.
The Relationship of Leadership Experiences in High School to Leadership Participation in Community Activities
The problem of this study was stated in the form of a question: What is the relationship of leadership roles occupied in high school to leadership roles occupied during the first ten post graduate years and what are the possible implications for the improvement of education for leadership? The accepted hypothesis was that the occupying of leadership roles in high school does lay the foundation for occupying community leadership roles.
Effectiveness of the Undergraduate Curriculum in Teacher Education in Developing Desired Teaching Competencies
The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate the competencies that a person who desires to teach should possess in order to be an effective classroom teacher. Identification of these competencies will be made from evidence obtained through a consensus of student's opinions, these opinions to be solicited from students currently enrolled in courses required for a major in elementary education, and from the consensus of faculty members who ware currently teaching these courses.
The Relationship between Personality Traits and Preferences for Instructional Methods
The purpose of this study is to develop an instrument that will measure student preference toward different classroom teaching methods; and to test whether significant differences exist between each of the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey scales for individuals preferring group-oriented and lecture-oriented instruction.
Relationship between Aptitudes and Major Fields of Study
As new measures of aptitude are devised, their implications to education are a fertile source for research. All facets of aptitudes as they relate to education are explored. This study is concerned with such exploration in that it investigates the relationships between aptitudes, as measured by the General Aptitude Test Battery and selected major fields of study at North Texas State College, Denton, Texas. The major fields of study selected for this research are Accounting, Business Education, Elementary Education, Industrial Arts and Marketing.
A Study of Certain Variabiles and their Implication in the Vocational Rehabilitation Training of Veteran Trainees
When one group of disabled individuals finishes their vocational rehabilitation training programs and another group, almost as large in number, fails to complete their courses one wonders whether there are significant differences in the two groups. The problem in this study is to determine if the two groups differ significantly in certain identifiable characteristics. The identifiable characteristics are some important objective variables that are utilized in the vocational rehabilitation training of disabled veterans.
A Study to Determine a Sound Pattern of Teacher Education for Teachers for Modern Public Schools of a Democracy
The problem is to develop a sound pattern of teacher education that will produce teachers capable of functioning adequately in modern public schools of a democracy.
A Study to Determine the Relationships between Growth in Interest and Achievement of Hight School Science Students and Science Teacher Attitudes, Preparation, and Experience
The problem of this study is to determine the relationships between (1) growth in interest and achievement of high school science students and (2) attitudes, preparation, and experience of science teachers. The study encompasses grades nine through twelve, inclusive, in a sample of Texas accredited public high schools.
A Plan of Christian Higher Education for Arkansas Baptists
The primary problem in this study was to develop a comprehensive long-range plan for Arkansas Baptists to use as a guide in meeting their needs in the field of Christian higher education. These needs were viewed in two ways: 1. Need as related to the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education of Southern Baptists; 2. Need as related to the number of persons to be served.
Considerations in Selecting, Developing, and Validating Laboratory Experience Units in General Biology for Prospective Elementary School Teachers
The primary purpose of this study was to develop the considerations and techniques for the selection, development, and validation of laboratory experience units in general biology for prospective elementary school teachers. The completed laboratory experience unites developed in this study may serve as resources of activities for college instructors who teach general biology to undergraduate majors in elementary education. For purposes of this study the laboratory experience unites were centered about those principles of general biology which an elementary school teacher should understand in order to teach about plants and animals.
A Study to Determine to What Extent the Social Needs of the Rural High School Students of Parker County are Being Met
This is a study to determine to what extent the social needs of the rural high school students of Parker County, Texas, are being met by the present school program.
A Study to Determine Sound Methods of Teaching High School Geography
The purpose of this study is to endeavor to formulate a sound method of teaching geography so that it may contribute to intelligent problem solving in our democratic way of life.
A Comparative Study of Two Methods of Teaching Eighth-Grade Social Studies in the Granbury Elementary School
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.
A Study of Behavior Difficulties in a Sixth Grade
The modern school is deeply interested in producing integrated individuals. This study was undertaken to determine the difficulties arising in the behavior of the children, to determine possible conditions, relationships, and experiences which influence unwholesome behavior, to seek proposals by which the school could provide opportunities for intelligent cooperation, participation and thinking which allows for individual needs and freedom, and to help each child to live a richer, more wholesome life in this dynamic society.
Contributions of the Visiting Teacher to the Elementary School Program
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.
The Origin and Development of the Caste System in India
This thesis presents a study of the origin and development of the caste system in India.
Stereoisomerism of Dimethyl Muconate
The acid which is analogous to the next member of the diphenylpolyenes, 1,4-diphenylbutadiene, is muconic acid. This acid has been chosen to be investigated in an effort to isolate all the stereoisomers of a set containing more than two isomers.
Fire on Abel's Altar
This thesis is a work of fiction in the form of a novel.
The Purpose and Techniques of Supervisory Evaluation of Instruction with Particular Reference to Secondary Mathematics
The purpose of this study is to investigate the purposes and techniques of supervisory evaluation of instruction with particular reference to secondary mathematics.
Characterization in Ramón Pérez de Ayala's novels
This thesis discusses characterization in Ramón Pérez de Ayala's novels.
The Role of Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Dealing with Juvenile Delinquency
This thesis discusses the history of law enforcement and the role of local law enforcement agencies dealing with juveniles and juvenile delinquency.