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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.
An Evaluation of Recreation Programs of Selected Secondary Schools
This study was undertaken to determine whether or not the secondary schools of Texas have recreational programs that measure up to accepted standard objectives. The activities within the recreation curriculum were measured to determine the value of each.
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.
An Evaluation of Reinforcement Effects of Preferred Items During Discrete-trial Instruction
This study compared the relative reinforcing efficacy of high-preferred and low-preferred stimuli, as determined by two types of preference assessments, on acquisition rates in three children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The study also evaluated the indirect effects of preference on students’ stereotypy and problem behavior during instructional periods. Participants were presented with a task and provided high or low-preferred stimuli contingent upon correct responding. Results showed that acquisition occurred more rapidly in the highly preferred condition for some participants. Higher rates of problem behavior occurred in the low preferred condition for all participants. These results highlight the importance of utilizing preference assessment procedures to identify and deliver high-preferred items in skill acquisition procedures for individuals with ASD.
An Evaluation of Remedial Reading Procedures
The problem of this study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of certain recommended procedures in the improvement of reading skills in a sixth-grade class in the Lewisville Elementary School, Lewisville, Texas.
An Evaluation of Response to Procedures Used in Working with Mid-Semester Failing Students
The primary purpose of this paper is to evaluate student and teaching faculty response to the formal procedures used at a large university to officially warn students who are in danger of failing, and to study the relationship of this process to such factors as college entrance examinations and subsequent grades.
An Evaluation of Role Playing as a Method in Religious Education
This study serves two aims: (1) to evaluate the results of role playing on relevant criteria, and (2) to evaluate these same results from the standpoint of a particular frame of reference, namely that of religious education.
An Evaluation of School Experiences in the Fourth Grade of Lancaster School
This study is an evaluation of school experiences in the fourth grade of Lancaster School.
Evaluation of School Units that Affected the Community
This study examines a change from traditional to modern teaching in the Denton, Texas public schools. Issues faced by adminitation and teachers in three examined elementary schools provide information about the implementation of a plan focused on the particular needs of children in the community.
An Evaluation of Selected Aspects of a Teacher Education Admissions Program
The problem of this study was an analysis of the scores made on selected standardized tests used as one part of the procedure for admission to the teacher education program at North Texas State University. The students involved were enrolled in their first professional course in education.
An Evaluation of Selected Instrumental Methods
It is the purpose of this thesis to present an evaluated list of instrumental methods in order that'this material may serve as a useful and beneficial guide toward the selection of methods for the students and teachers of stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
An Evaluation of Selected Undergraduate Professional Preparation Programs in Physical Education
This study is an evaluation of the programs in fourteen selected Texas colleges and universities to prepare undergraduates for teaching careers in physical education. The study uses its analysis of current programs as a basis for recommending improvements in them.
An Evaluation of Selected Woodworking Projects
The primary purpose of the study is twofold: first, to develop a set of criteria that can be used effectively to evaluate projects that will develop in students those skills and concepts emphasized in the goals and objectives of industrial arts; and second, to evaluate these projects by using evaluative criteria developed for that purpose. After the completion of the study, a convenient source book of projects for teachers will be compiled.
Evaluation of Sequential Events in Phagocytosis by Earthworm Coelomocytes as Potential Immunotoxicity Biomarkers
This research evaluated the potential of activation and attachment, as sequential companion biomarkers of phagocytosis by earthworm, Lumbricus terrestris, immunoactive coelomocytes for use in immunotoxicology. The potential was assessed by exposing earthworms to sublethal concentrations of CuSO4 and Arochlor 1254®, chemicals used as reference or standard immunotoxicants.
Evaluation of skill maintenance, performance factors, and external validity in a behavioral parent training program.
Child maltreatment affects 900 thousand children in the U.S. every year and impacts all areas of daily functioning. Behavioral parent training (BPT) programs have effectively taught parenting and demonstrated externally valid outcomes (i.e., lower recidivism rates). Skill maintenance assessments for BPTs have mixed results. The Behavior Management and Parenting Services (BMAPS) program has shown effective skill training for court-mandated families. This study assessed skill maintenance and performance factors that may have impaired parents using an ABAB single-case research design in Phase 1 & external validity with a survey in Phase 2. Results for Phase 1 found that most BMAPS parents acquired all parenting tools to criteria, dropped below criteria at the 3 month probe, then fully demonstrated their regained skills after a brief review. Psychological and classroom factors do not appear to have systematically influenced performance at any time, although homework completion was associated with better scores at the end of class. Phase 2 results found a 91% reunification rate and a 0% recidivism rate over 1-3 years. All limitations aside, it appears that the BMAPS program is able to effectively train skills to criteria and these skills can be sustained with a booster session. The vast majority of parents we contacted were reunified with their children and none were involved with additional charges of child maltreatment.
An Evaluation of Social Guidance in Junior High School Home Rooms
The purposes of this study are: (1) to make an investigation of the home-room programs of the junior high schools in Wichita Falls, Texas, to discover what social guidance, if any, is offered to students; (2) to set up criteria for evaluating a social guidance program in a junior high school; and (3) to evaluate the social guidance programs of the home rooms in the junior high schools in Wichita Falls, Texas, in terms of the criteria set up for evaluation.
An Evaluation of some Curriculum Principles in Terms of Certain Basic Philosophic Concepts
The writer's problem as reported in this thesis is to make an analysis of certain curriculum principles in terms of five selected basic philosophic concepts: pragmatism, instrumentalism, humanism, rationalism, and idealism.
Evaluation of Some School Shops on the Basis of Pupil Interest
The problem at hand is an attempt to evaluate the industrial-arts shops of three schools on the basis of pupil interests. Primary emphasis will be placed upon the various interests of industrial-arts pupils, and then the shops will be studied for the purpose of discovering whether they foster such interests as the pupils may have been shown to possess.
An Evaluation of Student Growth When the Goal-Seeking Method is Employed in Teaching a Foods Unit
The purpose of this study is to analyze the extent of certain aspects of growth in foods units in homemaking classes through several evaluative methods, such as: pre-tests and tests, anecdotal records, self-evaluations of students, and student and teacher planned devices.
An Evaluation of Student Learning and Engagement in a Technology-Enhanced Algebra Unit on Slope
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a technology-enhanced unit on slope in algebra. The technology used in the study was the Topological Panorama Camera (Topocam). The research questions explored the learning and transfer of knowledge about slope and the engagement level of students during Topocam learning activities. The Topocam is a computer-controlled camera that moves on a modular track while it scans a scene through a vertical slit. Students can program the speed of the camera and frequency of pictures. They then witness the results of time and motion in the image created by the camera. Data for this study were collected from a pretest/posttest, as well as from observations of indicators of engaged learning. The research population consisted of 46 students from three classes of Algebra I students. Three classroom teachers each taught a unit on slope, while a fourth teacher conducted the activities with the Topocam for all the classes. The classroom activities focused on the concept of slope as a rate of change utilizing coordinate grids. The Topocam activities involved students in collaboratively making and testing predictions about slope. The findings of the study indicate that student learning did occur with this technology-enhanced unit on slope in algebra. Students showed statistically significant improvement in understanding slope and in transferring that concept to other situations. Since technology was only part of the unit presentation, the amount of learning attributed to the Topocam activities cannot be determined. However, students demonstrated a high degree of engagement in learning while working with the Topocam which suggests that the activities were a factor. A low correlation between students’ slope unit test scores and previous algebra performance may indicate that students who have not been successful in algebra were more successful in the technology-enhanced unit. Some variation was found between classes that could be attributed to other factors than the Topocam.
The Evaluation of Task Preference on Reinforcer Efficacy
Stimulus preference assessments have determined high and low preferred items that increase the rate of frequency of responding for various skills. Within applied settings, high preferred items may not attain the same reinforcing value across tasks which might decrease responding. The preference of the task might have an effect on reinforcer efficacy that is being presented. The purpose of the current study is to evaluate changes in reinforcer efficacy as a function of preference for the task. Three children diagnosed with ASD participated in the study. HP/LP items and HP/LP tasks were identified through paired-choice assessments, and each item was presented as a consequence for each task in a counterbalanced multi-element format. Results indicated that preference for the task had little effect of the rate of responding across items.
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 according to criteria formulated from accepted educational psychology and democratic philosophy of educational leaders constitutes the problem at hand.
An Evaluation of Teaching Techniques as Evidenced by the Guilford-Martin Temperament Inventory
The primary problem of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two teaching techniques in relation to their respective influence on changing behavior by a group process.
An Evaluation of Ten Electricity Training System Laboratory Manuals to Ascertain their Adequacy in Meeting Curriculum Standards for the Secondary School Course: General Electricity
This study involved an evaluation of laboratory manuals available to high schools for use with electricity training systems to ascertain which-were most adequate in meeting curriculum standards for general electricity as specified in Bulletin 615 of the Texas Education Agency.
Evaluation of Text-Based and Image-Based Representations for Moving Image Documents
Document representation is a fundamental concept in information retrieval (IR), and has been relied upon in textual IR systems since the advent of library catalogs. The reliance upon text-based representations of stored information has been perpetuated in conventional systems for the retrieval of moving images as well. Although newer systems have added image-based representations of moving image documents as aids to retrieval, there has been little research examining how humans interpret these different types of representations. Such basic research has the potential to inform IR system designers about how best to aid users of their systems in retrieving moving images. One key requirement for the effective use of document representations in either textual or image form is thedegree to which these representations are congruent with the original documents. A measure of congruence is the degree to which human responses to representations are similar to responses produced by the document being represented. The aim of this study was to develop a model for the representation of moving images based upon human judgements of representativeness. The study measured the degree of congruence between moving image documents and their representations, both text and image based, in a non-retrieval environment with and without task constraints. Multidimensional scaling (MDS) was used to examine the dimensional dispersions of human judgements for the full moving images and their representations.
An Evaluation of the Acting Career of Katharine Cornell
This paper will point out the reasons for the great popular success of Katharine Cornell as an actress. This paper will examine the background of Miss Cornell to determine the influences that helped shape her career, and the theatre training that brought her to her first Broadway "hit." Special attention will be given to Miss Cornell's philosophy of acting as she expressed it in her autobiography and in interviews. Further, this paper will take each role played by Miss Cornell during her career and through the reviews of the dramatic critics determine the artistic merit of each role. Finally, the roles selected to be of artistic merit will again be subjected to the reviews of the drama critics to determine whether or not Miss Cornell achieved artistic excellence in her portrayal of them.
An Evaluation of the Activity Program in the First Grade
A study to determine whether an activity program can be carried on under adverse conditions in a first grade classroom.
An Evaluation of the Administration and the Operation of School Cafeterias in the East Texas Oil Field Area
This thesis outlines various standards associated with the operation of school cafeterias so that they might be observed in East Texas schools.
An Evaluation of the Administrative Duties of One Hundred High School Principals in Texas
The purpose of this study is twofold: (1) to make a study of literature to determine criteria for evaluating the duties and responsibilities of a principal in a modern high school; and (2) to make a survey of the duties and responsibilities of one hundred high school principals in Texas to determine the extent to which they meet the criteria established.
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.
An Evaluation of the Approaches to the Social Studies
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.
An Evaluation of the AVII Model: a Systematic Approach to Aural-Visual Identification Instruction in Music for Young Children
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An Evaluation of the Big Spring, Texas, Elementary Schools
The problem of study is a critical evaluation of the Big Spring, Texas, Elementary Schools using The Handbook for Self-appraisal and Improvement of Elementary Schools published in September, 1945, under the direction of Edgar Ellen Wilson, Director of Elementary Education in Texas. The parts in this evaluation under consideration are the children, the teacher, and the program of school life, eliminating the other headings under which a school may be placed.
An Evaluation of the Bowie Secondary School Bowie, Texas
This thesis presents findings of an examination conducted on the Bowie, Texas secondary school to discover the characteristics of the school.
An Evaluation of the Burleson High School, Burleson, Texas
This study is an evaluation of the Burleson Secondary School of Burleson, Texas. Its purpose is to determine how well this school has measured up to the criteria developed by the Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards.
An Evaluation of the Business Administration Curriculum at Panola County Junior College
The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the business administration curriculum at Panola County Junior College, located at Carthage, Texas, to see how well it fits the needs of both the students and the businessmen in Panola County and the surrounding territory from which the college draws its students.
An Evaluation of the Business Department of the Pilot Point High School to Study its Adequacy for Meeting Student and Community Needs
In order to teach the desirable business courses in the Pilot Point High School, it is necessary to discover what courses would be most practical for the students and also the training that business firms require of their employees. The future can be based upon the present and the past. This study attempts to determine the future needs by probing into the present and the past.
An Evaluation of the Business Education Program at Tarleton State University with Implications for Improvement
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An Evaluation of the Business Writing Course at North Texas State College
This study is an attempt to evaluate the Business Writing course at North Texas State College and to determine whether the course as it is now presented meets the needs and desires of the students.
An Evaluation of the Carrollton Elementary School, Carrollton, Texas
The purpose of this study was to determine the present status of the Carrollton Elementary School, Carrollton, Texas. Further study was directed toward notations of major needs and next steps for improvement.
An Evaluation of the Chico Elementary School and Some Recommendations for Improvement.
A study to determine the status of the Chico Elementary School and compare it to established norms and standards.
An Evaluation of the Chico, Texas, Secondary School
A complete evaluation of the secondary school in Chico, Texas
An Evaluation of the Child-Study Program of the Corpus Christi, Texas, Public Schools
The purpose of this study is to make a survey of the Child Study Program as it has been carried on in Corpus Christi since 1944, and to determine if the work has been a definite help to the teachers participating in the program.
Evaluation of the Chlorophyll/Fluorescence Sensor of the YSI Multiprobe: Comparison to an Acetone Extraction Procedure
The purpose of this study was to examine the suitability of the YSI model 6600 Environmental Monitoring System (multiprobe) for long term deployment at a site in Lewisville Lake, Texas. Specifically, agreement between a laboratory extraction procedure and the multiprobe chlorophyll/fluorescence readings was examined. Preliminary studies involved determining the best method for disrupting algal cells prior to analysis and examining the precision and linearity of the acetone extraction procedure. Cell disruption by mortar and pestle grinding was preferable to bath sonication. Comparison of the chlorophyll/fluorescence readings from the multiprobe and the extraction procedure indicated that they were significantly correlated but temperature dependent.
An Evaluation of the Coleman High School, Coleman, Texas
The problem in this study is to evaluate the Coleman High School of Coleman, Texas. Areas evaluated are: pupil population and the school community, curriculum and course of study, pupil activity program, library service, guidance service, instruction, outcomes of the educational program, the school staff, the school plant, and school administration.
An Evaluation of the Collinsville High School, Collinsville, Texas
An evaluation of Collinsville High School, Collinsville, Texas, examining the philosophy of education and rating the school according to published standards.
An Evaluation of the Common Schools of Hardeman County, Texas
The problem set forth for this study is to evaluate the common schools of Hardeman County, Texas. The purpose of this study is to determine the weak points and the strong points of the schools, and to offer suggestions for improvement.
Evaluation of the Contraception Education Program in the Denton County Chapter of the Planned Parenthood Association of Northeast Texas
The problem of the investigation was to determine the knowledge gain and the attitude change in females attending a contraception education program conducted by the Denton County Chapter of the Planned Parenthood Association of Northeast Texas. The sample population consisted of 75 females attending a Planned Parenthood contraception education program. A pre-test, post-test, and delayed test format was utilized in the study. The study concluded that the contraception education program did not significantly increase contraception knowledge of females attending Planned Parenthood. The investigation also concluded that the program did not significantly change the contraception attitudes of females in the investigation. However, there was a significant contraception knowledge gain one month following initial program exposure.
An Evaluation of the Contributions of the "Wichita Falls Times" in the Development and Progress of Wichita Falls, Texas, from 1907 to 1976
The purpose of this study was (1) to trace the contributions of the newspaper to the civic improvement and economic growth of Wichita Falls; (2) to trace the contributions of the publishers; and (3) to trace the development of the Wichita Falls Times from 1907, when it began as a daily, to 1976, when it sold to Harte-Hanks Communications Inc.
An Evaluation of the Creative Art Activities of the First Four Grades of the Bowie Elementary Schools, Bowie, Texas
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the creative arts program of the first four grades in the Bowie Public Schools to determine the extent to which it meets, or fails to meet, criteria developed for a creative arts program in a democratic form of education.