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 Prostitution of Self-Determination by Hitler in Austria

The Prostitution of Self-Determination by Hitler in Austria

Date: January 1955
Creator: Bates, Stephen S.
Description: The right of national independence, which came to be called the principle of self-determination, is, in general terms, the belief that each nation has a right to constitute an independent state and determine its own government. It will be the thesis of this paper to show that the Nazi regime under the rule of Adolph Hitler took this principle as its own insofar as its relations with other nations were concerned, but while they paid lip service to the principle, it was in fact being prostituted to the fullest degree in the case of Austria and the Anschluss of 1938.
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The Road to Development is Paved With Good Institutions: The Political and Economic Implications of Financial Markets

The Road to Development is Paved With Good Institutions: The Political and Economic Implications of Financial Markets

Date: May 2008
Creator: Brown, Chelsea Denise
Description: This research seeks to identify the factors that account for the variation in development levels across nations by focusing on the institutional components of development, especially the effects of financial market development on economic and political development. I argue that financial market institutions are critical to economic and political development, and provide a partial explanation for the variation in development observed across nations. Financial market development affects political development indirectly through greater economic efficiency and growth and directly by reducing poverty, increasing economic equality, strengthening the middle class and increasing political participation. Increased financial market development also produces more efficient institutions and eliminates certain perverse incentives in government that result in corruption. The action mechanisms rest largely on the idea that increasing access to financial services allows the lower and middle- income segments of society to smooth their income and invest in high return activities that can lift people out of poverty. These improvements distribute both economic and intellectual resources throughout society and provide greater opportunities for political entrepreneurship from all societal groups. This, along with greater ability to participate either through monetary means or greater time, increases political participation and democratic development. Using a variety of econometric techniques to ...
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An Analysis of the Contribution of a Given Educational System to the Defense of Democracy

An Analysis of the Contribution of a Given Educational System to the Defense of Democracy

Date: 1941
Creator: Maxwell, Maude Napier
Description: The purpose of this study is four-fold: (1) to present through an analysis of life needs the nature and source of a curriculum best adapted to democracy; (2) to present fairly some of the reasons why a curriculum must be founded on democracy if democracy survives the dangerous forces that threaten to obliterate its very existence; (3) to make an unprejudiced analysis of the regular situation now existing in Oklahoma schools at the present time to find whether her schools are meeting this challenge to democracy; and (4) to offer from the comparison of the summaries of these data recommendations whereby all schools may have a curriculum "rooted in the life of its people"--a program that contributes to democracy and permanent national defense.
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The Application of Democratic Cooperative Procedures to the Administration of Curriculum Revision

The Application of Democratic Cooperative Procedures to the Administration of Curriculum Revision

Date: 1940
Creator: Shands, Janie Hopson
Description: The purpose of this study is to select procedures based on principles of cooperation implied in American democracy, and to apply these democratic cooperative procedures to the administration of curriculum revision.
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The Relationship Between Theories Used in Dealing With Superior Children and the Growth of Democracy

The Relationship Between Theories Used in Dealing With Superior Children and the Growth of Democracy

Date: 1942
Creator: Solomon, Lily A.
Description: This study centers around the evolution in theory and practice used in dealing with superior children. The manner in which the growth of democracy has influenced this evolution is pointed out.
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Initiating, Developing, and Evaluating a Sound School Council for a Small High School

Initiating, Developing, and Evaluating a Sound School Council for a Small High School

Date: 1947
Creator: Taylor, Thomas Wayne
Description: This problem will seek to determine a program for initiating, developing, and evaluating a sound school council for a small high school. It is the purpose of this study to propose a working situation that may be made immediately applicable to small Texas high schools.
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The Game - When Will People Learn: Democracy Just Doesn't Work

The Game - When Will People Learn: Democracy Just Doesn't Work

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Wood, Justin; Eshbaugh-Soha, Matthew, 1972- & Verrill, Diane
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses the game of democracy. Research focuses on issues about which there is widespread agreement as to a solution, yet they cannot be resolved due to the democratic incentive system or polarization.
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Tendencies Away from Democracy

Tendencies Away from Democracy

Date: 1947
Creator: Griffin, Ernest R.
Description: It is the intention of the author to arrive at a definition of democracy based upon governmental principles which are refutable by none, although further discussion in the light of this definition may not be accepted by all. In addition, it is the objective of the author to make a study of deviations from the Constitution, as shown by certain acts of the agents of government, as well as dangers to our democracy that exist due to certain attitudes and practices of the people.
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A Comparative Study of Pupil-Teacher Ratings of the Amount of Democracy Practiced in the William James Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas

A Comparative Study of Pupil-Teacher Ratings of the Amount of Democracy Practiced in the William James Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas

Date: 1942
Creator: Mayo, Vera
Description: This study undertakes to measure by means of a questionnaire the spirit of democracy in the William James Junior High School of Fort Worth, Texas. The problem was the outgrowth of a personal interest in the boys and girls in the public schools of our nation and a feeling that strict application of the principles of democracy to school practices would result in happier school relationships.
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