Reported Impact of a Correctional Facility's Presence on Community Solidarity: Huntsville, Texas

Reported Impact of a Correctional Facility's Presence on Community Solidarity: Huntsville, Texas

Date: May 2006
Creator: Nation, Patricia Ann Campo
Description: The problem examined is community solidarity in a well-established prison town. The primary question addressed in this study is "what is the reported impact of a correctional facility's presence on community solidarity?" This study is concerned with the community's perception about the problems, as well as the benefits involved in the housing of a prison and in particular the solidarity of the community. The relevant literature dates from 1929 to 2004 and examines a wide range of concepts associated with community studies and prison studies. Based on themes found in the review of prison literature; work issues, safety, concern about children, stress, community image, benefits, community identity, and community cohesion, seven research questions were constructed. A semi-structured interview was conducted of 81 residents of Walker County in Huntsville, Texas. Huntsville houses 9 prisons. The prison system is the primary employer in the county. A qualitative data analysis using Altius/tr as a tool for content analysis was used. Throughout the data, community residents consistently indicated solidarity. Emerging from the data were seven themes associated with community solidarity:(a) unqualified community pride, (b) normalization, (c) defensiveness against the media, (d) qualified community pride, (e) denial, (f) community and myths, (g) economics.
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An Evaluation of a Cooperative Community Survey as a Training in Service for Teachers

An Evaluation of a Cooperative Community Survey as a Training in Service for Teachers

Date: August 1940
Creator: Hensarling, Paul
Description: This thesis resulted from an examination conducted on the living conditions of Port Arthur, Texas elementary school student who resided in Port Acres.
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An Evaluation of the Hebron School, Hebron, Texas

An Evaluation of the Hebron School, Hebron, Texas

Date: August 1939
Creator: Masters, Walter F.
Description: This thesis presents the results of an examination of the Hebron, Texas public schools. Specific criteria, such as home life and socioeconomic background, were used to consider the abilities and needs of students. The resulting information made it possible to determine the ability of schools to impact the lives of students.
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Developing and Evaluating a Community Social Science Program for the Seventh Grade

Developing and Evaluating a Community Social Science Program for the Seventh Grade

Date: 1940
Creator: Thomas, Lewis C.
Description: 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.
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Community cotton production.

Community cotton production.

Date: 1938
Creator: Cook, O. F. (Orator Fuller), 1867-1949.
Description: Recommends and describes the "one-variety community method" of cotton production, in which a community limits itself to growing a single variety of cotton in order to produce a uniform product.
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Mama D's 2 Blocks: A Documentary Film

Mama D's 2 Blocks: A Documentary Film

Date: May 2007
Creator: Ferris, Mika
Description: Mama D's 2 Blocks tells the story of a neighborhood home in New Orleans that was transformed into a distribution center and used to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina's devastation in 2005. Mama D stayed at her home throughout the storm and remained there until the floodwaters had subsided. After the water had drained, socially minded youth from all over the country were drawn to Mama D's home and stayed there while supporting local renewal efforts. The film documents their joining together, without electricity or running water, and assisting in the rebuilding process undertaken by Mama D and other neighborhood residents. This film captures a community in action, how it survived, and the first steps taken towards the rebuilding of New Orleans.
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The School-Family-Community Partnership: A Superintendent's Perspective

The School-Family-Community Partnership: A Superintendent's Perspective

Date: December 2006
Creator: Perry, Brant Patrick
Description: The purpose of this study was to describe, from a superintendent's perspective, the current status of school-family-community partnerships in North Texas school districts. A secondary purpose of this study was to allow the superintendents to express themselves in an open-ended format regarding factors that encourage and limit the development of these partnerships, as well as their three-year goals for creating successful partnerships in their districts. A review of the literature revealed that very limited research exists regarding the relationship between the school superintendent and the school-family-community partnership. This literature review focused on research related to the school-family-community partnership including its place in federal legislation, and a historical and current perspective of the school superintendency. The target population for this study included 156 superintendents from the two educational service centers that make up the Dallas/Fort-Worth Metroplex. This research study employed an online survey research methodology. The instrument used in this study was the Measure of School, Family, and Community Partnerships by Dr. Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins University. Participants were asked to respond to fifty-two items placed in the six categories that represent Dr. Epstein's six types of involvement. Superintendents were also asked to respond to open-ended questions regarding what they ...
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To Determine the Adequacy of Library Service in Burnet County

To Determine the Adequacy of Library Service in Burnet County

Date: 1948
Creator: Simpson, Fairy
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the adequacy of the library service rendered to the people of Burnet County, Texas.
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An Evaluation of the Health Program of Denton County for 1947-48

An Evaluation of the Health Program of Denton County for 1947-48

Date: 1948
Creator: Silk, Charles E.
Description: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Health Education Program of Denton County for 1947-78, and in the light of the findings to make recommendations for 1948-49.
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A Study to Determine the Need for and Interest in a Vocational Industrial Education Program in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw School District

A Study to Determine the Need for and Interest in a Vocational Industrial Education Program in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw School District

Date: January 1967
Creator: Dennis, Thomas E.
Description: This study was made to gather information and data to aid the administration of the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw School District in making a decision as to whether a vocational industrial education program was needed and if so what courses should be included.
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