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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 Educational and Professional Preparation of the County Superintendents of Texas with a Suggested Criterion of Qualifications and a Plan for Effecting the Criterion

Date: 1941
Creator: Douglass, Charles R.
Description: 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.
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The Accuracy of Teacher Rating of Pupil Personality and Achievement as Compared with Standardized Test Scores

The Accuracy of Teacher Rating of Pupil Personality and Achievement as Compared with Standardized Test Scores

Date: 1941
Creator: Cottrell, Lucille
Description: 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.
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A Critical Analysis of the Role of Speech in General Education

A Critical Analysis of the Role of Speech in General Education

Date: 1941
Creator: Hyder, Tom Bullock, b. 1907
Description: None
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A Comparison of the Philosophical Concepts of Leading Philosophers with those of Certain Southern Oklahoma Educators

A Comparison of the Philosophical Concepts of Leading Philosophers with those of Certain Southern Oklahoma Educators

Date: 1941
Creator: Henry, Isabelle Morton
Description: 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.
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A Study to Determine the Science Interests of Children of the North Elementary School at Odessa, Texas

A Study to Determine the Science Interests of Children of the North Elementary School at Odessa, Texas

Date: 1941
Creator: Logsdon, Margaret I.
Description: 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.
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The Educational Value of the Bookmobile in the Schools of Texas

The Educational Value of the Bookmobile in the Schools of Texas

Date: 1941
Creator: Harty, W. E.
Description: 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.
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How to Help Unpopular Second-Grade Pupils Become Acceptable to the Group

How to Help Unpopular Second-Grade Pupils Become Acceptable to the Group

Date: 1941
Creator: Lunday, Villa Hollingsworth
Description: The purpose of the study was to determine the practicality of the theory that the teacher's highest function is to help each pupil to develop an agreeable, liberated, concordant, dynamic personality. In other words, the writer was interested in finding out whether it is possible, as far as can be determined, to develop an unpopular child to such an extent that he will be more social, more likable, and, in the end, more acceptable by his school group.
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To Evaluate the Democracy of the Practices and Organization of Certain School Councils

To Evaluate the Democracy of the Practices and Organization of Certain School Councils

Date: 1941
Creator: McAlexander, Wellington G.
Description: The problem of this thesis is to evaluate the democracy of the practices and organization of certain school councils. As the problem is thus stated, it is necessarily two-fold in scope. The first approach is to devise some method of evaluating the practices and organization of school council work. The second approach is to apply these evaluative criteria to the practices and organization of the above mentioned school councils.
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A Descriptive Evaluation of the Reading Experiences of Certain Children

A Descriptive Evaluation of the Reading Experiences of Certain Children

Date: 1941
Creator: Livingston, Thomas B.
Description: The purpose of this study is to discover through the use of the descriptive evaluation technique information about children's reading which may be of value as suggestions for classroom teachers who teach reading in the intermediate level. It is hoped that through the use of this technique the relation of the reading level of the individual children in a fourth and fifth grade group to the reading level of the material the children would read if left to their own choice in its selection may be determined.
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The Importance and Use of the Visual Aid in the Rural High School

The Importance and Use of the Visual Aid in the Rural High School

Date: 1941
Creator: McWhirter, Aubrey
Description: This study is an attempt to show by analysis the extent to which visual aid is a contributing agency in progressive education, with particular reference to the rural high school. The study will include a resume of the development of visual aid in education; a statement of objectives which guide the use of such aids in the classroom; generalizations as to the importance of visual aid as determined by its many contributions and services rendered in school progress; a review of the criticisms and limitations that have been proposed by contemporary directors and students of research; and finally a summary and conclusion regarding the value of visual instruction.
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Evaluation of an Activity Program

Evaluation of an Activity Program

Date: 1941
Creator: McClendon, Carl K.
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the extent to which the results of the use of the "Evaluative Criteria" set up by the Southern Association of Secondary Schools agree with the evaluative criteria drawn from standard objectives in an activity program of the Era High School.
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To Determine Whether the Twelve-Year System in Texas is Democratic and Sound from the Standpoint of Finance, Biological Basis, and Psychology

To Determine Whether the Twelve-Year System in Texas is Democratic and Sound from the Standpoint of Finance, Biological Basis, and Psychology

Date: 1941
Creator: McCarroll, Manuel Ray
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether the twelve-year system in Texas is democratic and sound from the standpoint of finance, biological basis, and psychology. This problem originated through the adoption of the twelve-grade system for Texas schools by the State Department of Education. The administrator is desirous to choose and to organize the plan most profitable for the child. From this study it is hoped that an adequate educational program can be established.
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A Comparison of the Teaching Techniques of the Traditional School, Edyth, Tahoka, Texas, with Teaching Techniques Used in the Progressive School, West Point, Tahoka, Texas

A Comparison of the Teaching Techniques of the Traditional School, Edyth, Tahoka, Texas, with Teaching Techniques Used in the Progressive School, West Point, Tahoka, Texas

Date: 1941
Creator: McWhirter, Zuma Westbrook
Description: The purpose of this study is to make an examination of current educational trends as found in authoritative books and magazines and to use the traditional school of Edyth, Tahoka, Texas, and the progressive school of West Point, Tahoka, Texas, as special examples for comparison. An analysis of the different techniques used and an evaluation of the merits of each will be offered.
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An Evaluation of the Educational Qualifications and Functions of the Business Managers in the School Systems of Texas with a Scholastic Population of One Thousand or More

An Evaluation of the Educational Qualifications and Functions of the Business Managers in the School Systems of Texas with a Scholastic Population of One Thousand or More

Date: 1940
Creator: Corse, Chancy H.
Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the educational qualifications and functions of the business managers in the school systems of Texas with a scholastic population of one thousand or more. This study attempts to determine from the findings what the business managers' duties should be and the needed qualifications, educational and otherwise, for performing these duties.
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The Value of the Critical Angle Board in Diagnosing Handedness

The Value of the Critical Angle Board in Diagnosing Handedness

Date: 1940
Creator: Cooper, William E.
Description: The present study addresses some of the problems in human handedness studies by noting the manual choices of one hundred twenty elementary pupils in the first through fifth grades. It discusses the value of the Van Riper critical angle board, the correlation indices of handedness based upon different types of activities, and the divergence with respect to degree and pattern of hand preference in the children.
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To Determine the Effect that a Course in Design has on Skill in Judging Structural and Decorative Design

To Determine the Effect that a Course in Design has on Skill in Judging Structural and Decorative Design

Date: 1940
Creator: Ferguson, Charles C.
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not courses in design have better equipped prospective teachers of industrial arts to recognize good design as applied to woodworking projects.
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A Comparative Study in Remedial Reading for Junior High School Students to Determine Whether the Word-Clue Method of Vocabulary Building Improves General Reading Ability

A Comparative Study in Remedial Reading for Junior High School Students to Determine Whether the Word-Clue Method of Vocabulary Building Improves General Reading Ability

Date: 1941
Creator: Gentry, Cassa Peters
Description: The major purpose of this study is to evaluate the progress in the general reading ability of a group of pupils taught by remedial methods of teaching, as compared with the progress of a group taught by the same methods plus vocabulary building through the definite study of word-clues and their meanings, to determine whether the word-clue method of vocabulary building aids general reading ability.
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The Relation of Achievement to Two Different Methods of Providing for Individual Differences

The Relation of Achievement to Two Different Methods of Providing for Individual Differences

Date: 1941
Creator: Doughty, Auda
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the relation of achievement to two different methods of providing for individual differences. Achievement means educational growth or achievement in subject matter and personality development. The two methods are the qualitative, that is, the degree of difficulty of the work assigned, and the quantitative, which means the amount of work done or the minimum-maximum assignment.
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The Philosophy of the Activity Movement

The Philosophy of the Activity Movement

Date: 1941
Creator: Glover, Lila Elizabeth
Description: The problem of this research is to analyze the philosophy of the activity movement in the United States from a sociological point of view. Specifically, the purpose of the study is to discover whether or not the activity movement grew out of the social conditions of the times and was designed to meet the staggering problems of social development and reconstruction in America.
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An Evaluation of the Approaches to the Social Studies

An Evaluation of the Approaches to the Social Studies

Date: 1941
Creator: Golson, L. R.
Description: This study involves the examination of the major approaches to the social sciences in order to discover whether they are so arranged as to insure democratic practices that are implied or expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the preamble to the Constitution, and the Constitution. It involves the study of the philosophy underlying American democracy of "the yesterdays" and today. A further exploration is made to determine whether the various approaches are based on what psychology has discovered as to the way in which effective learning takes place.
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The Relation of the Mathematical Vocabulary of the Sixth and Seventh Grades to Skill in Problem Solving

The Relation of the Mathematical Vocabulary of the Sixth and Seventh Grades to Skill in Problem Solving

Date: 1941
Creator: Giles, Alma
Description: The purpose of this study was to make a comparison of the relative mastery of mathematical vocabulary with skills in general problem solving between two groups of sixth and seventh grade arithmetic students. An effort was made to determine to what extent knowledge of the mathematical vocabulary influenced skills in general problem solving.
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An Analysis of Practices for Teaching Conservation of Natural Resources

An Analysis of Practices for Teaching Conservation of Natural Resources

Date: 1941
Creator: Ford, A. Lewis (Albert Lewis)
Description: The problem of teaching conservation resolves itself into two major aspects--one concerned with content material; the other with school and classroom procedures. The author intends to approach the problem from three viewpoints. First, a need for teaching conservation will be shown. Second, the present practices will be discussed. Third, potential methods and materials will be discussed.
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An Analysis of Approaches to Curriculum-Making in the Social Studies Program of the Junior High School

An Analysis of Approaches to Curriculum-Making in the Social Studies Program of the Junior High School

Date: 1944
Creator: Wade, Lelia Jeanette
Description: The general purpose of this problem is to set forth needed information necessary to the progress of the social studies program in the junior high school.
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The Relationship Between Mental Ability and Reading Achievement

The Relationship Between Mental Ability and Reading Achievement

Date: 1945
Creator: Primm, Jewel van Landingham
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine, by actual classroom experiment, the relationship between mental ability and reading achievement; and to ascertain the best methods of increasing reading ability. A secondary purpose in connection with this study was the critical evaluation of a testing program.
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