The Effect of Certain Classroom Procedures Combined with Certain Factors on Pupil Growth

The Effect of Certain Classroom Procedures Combined with Certain Factors on Pupil Growth

Date: August 1938
Creator: Turpin, John L.
Description: This thesis presents the results of standardized testing conducted on two groups of elementary school students. Test results indicated the progress and growth of traditionally educated sixth graders in Phillips, Texas when compared to newer trends.
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What Student Accounting is Necessary Under the Present School Organization in Texas

What Student Accounting is Necessary Under the Present School Organization in Texas

Date: May 1939
Creator: King, Lawrence C.
Description: This study addresses student accountablity and the need for a change of focus from groups of children to the individual child. Accountability data gathered for the study came from the Texas State Department of Education.
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Evaluation of School Units that Affected the Community

Evaluation of School Units that Affected the Community

Date: June 1939
Creator: Yarbrough, James Lafayette
Description: 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.
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School Consolidation Impact on State and Local Revenues and Expenditures in Texas

School Consolidation Impact on State and Local Revenues and Expenditures in Texas

Date: May 2011
Creator: Stewart, Marvin
Description: This study examined financial aspects of the consolidation or annexation of 12 pairs of school districts in Texas during the period 1996-2006. Nine of the twelve districts consolidated by mutual agreement of the two school boards and three annexations were by order of the Commissioner of Education of Texas. Financial criteria studied were: a) per pupil expenditures, b) total state aid, c) transportation costs, d) administrative costs, e) school district "wealth" status, and f) facilities assets/liabilities. Each of the initial 24 independent school districts' criteria were collected for two years prior to consolidation and the 12 newly formed consolidated districts criteria were collected for the two years following consolidation. After consolidation, ten of the twelve districts had fewer than 1,000 students. Of the other two districts, one district had approximately 3,000 students and one large district had over 150,000 students. Some districts experienced increases in local expenditures relative to transportation, administrative costs and total expenditures while other districts decreased costs over time. Twelve non-consolidated districts with similar characteristics of the twelve consolidated districts were reviewed with the non-consolidated districts exhibiting increase and decrease fluctuations seen in the consolidated school districts. These findings suggested that each of the issues studied in ...
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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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An Evaluation of the Public-Relations Programs of the Four-Year Affiliated High School Districts in McLennan County, Texas

An Evaluation of the Public-Relations Programs of the Four-Year Affiliated High School Districts in McLennan County, Texas

Date: 1941
Creator: England, Sidney, H.
Description: In this study, the purpose is to ascertain the types and media of public-relations programs in effect, to determine the uses being made of these types and media, to evaluate the findings of the methods in use, and to make suggestions and recommendations for an effective public-school relations program in the schools included in the survey.
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Trends in Public School Supervision

Trends in Public School Supervision

Date: August 1940
Creator: Davidson, Elvira
Description: This thesis presents a broad historical and modern overview of teacher supervision by school administration. Areas of needed improvement and suggested solutions for them are indicated.
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A One-Year Study of Job Stability in the Lunchrooms of the Dallas Independent School District

A One-Year Study of Job Stability in the Lunchrooms of the Dallas Independent School District

Date: August 1961
Creator: Gibson, Joan Nowlin
Description: The present study was undertaken to investigate some of the factors influencing job stability among the women employees of the Dallas Independent School District's lunchrooms.
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To Determine a Satisfactory Course of Study in Ornamental Iron for Senior High Schools in Terms of Pupils' Interest, Home Needs, Good Design, and by an Analysis of the Field

To Determine a Satisfactory Course of Study in Ornamental Iron for Senior High Schools in Terms of Pupils' Interest, Home Needs, Good Design, and by an Analysis of the Field

Date: August 1939
Creator: Coleman, Ralph Monroe
Description: This thesis is intended to address the need for ornamental iron classes at the senior high school level.
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Preferences Shown by One Hundred Children in Each of the First, Third, and Fifth Grades of the Gladewater, Texas, Elementary School in Illustrating Six Types of Nature Poems

Preferences Shown by One Hundred Children in Each of the First, Third, and Fifth Grades of the Gladewater, Texas, Elementary School in Illustrating Six Types of Nature Poems

Date: August 1939
Creator: Fawcett, Genevieve
Description: This thesis indicates the nature poetry preferences of fifth grade elementary school children. Data gathered helped determine the preferred aspect of nature and choices of girls compared to boys.
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A Study of the Needs of Second Grade Children and an Evaluation of the Methods Used in Meeting These Needs in One Second Grade Room of the Horace Mann School, Amarillo, Texas

A Study of the Needs of Second Grade Children and an Evaluation of the Methods Used in Meeting These Needs in One Second Grade Room of the Horace Mann School, Amarillo, Texas

Date: August 1939
Creator: Johnston, Joe
Description: This thesis examines the personality, social, and physical needs of children attending the second grade at Horace Mann School in Amarillo, Texas.
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The Functions of Natural Science in the Curriculum of a Primary Group in Travis School, Mineral Wells, Texas

The Functions of Natural Science in the Curriculum of a Primary Group in Travis School, Mineral Wells, Texas

Date: 1942
Creator: Robinson, Birdie Viola
Description: The problem in this study is to determine the worth of natural science as an incentive to the learning of the retarded pupils in the group, and as a means of orienting the new pupils in the group.
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Analysis of Data Used in Introducing Radio in the School

Analysis of Data Used in Introducing Radio in the School

Date: 1940
Creator: Smith, Eula
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine what writers in the field consider essential information for a school administrator to have in inaugurating radio in the school.
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The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1934

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1934

Date: 1934
Creator: North Texas State Teacher's College
Description: Yearbook for North Texas State Teacher's College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations.
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The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1935

The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1935

Date: 1935
Creator: North Texas State Teacher's College
Description: Yearbook for North Texas State Teacher's College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations.
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Evaluation of Materials now Available for Teaching Spanish-Speaking Children to Speak and Read English

Evaluation of Materials now Available for Teaching Spanish-Speaking Children to Speak and Read English

Date: 1947
Creator: Read, Jennie Mae
Description: The purpose of this study is to discover and evaluate materials available to teachers attempting to solve the problems of teaching Spanish-speaking children to read English, and to make some suggestions as to the effective ways of selecting materials to be used in a locality where Spanish-speaking children attend the public schools.
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Reliability and Validity of the FITNESSGRAM® Physical Activity Items

Reliability and Validity of the FITNESSGRAM® Physical Activity Items

Date: August 2011
Creator: San Miguel, Kaleigh
Description: Large-scale assessments of children and youth physical activity (PA) behaviors are regularly conducted in school settings. In addition to assessing actual fitness, the FITNESSGRAM® assesses self-reported PA behaviors for aerobic, strengthening, and flexibility activity within the past 7 days. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the three PA items. Participants included 1010 students in grades three through twelve and were either tested under a teacher – teacher condition, an expert - expert condition, a teacher – expert condition, or a trained teacher – expert condition. Comparisons of the responses to the PA items indicated adequate reliability for teachers, but the reliability improved with training. Likewise, the validities for teachers are moderate to fair; however, they improved when teachers received additional training.
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Networking of North and West Texas Superintendents

Networking of North and West Texas Superintendents

Date: May 2010
Creator: Barber, Glenn E.
Description: This study examined the professional networking of North and West Texas public school superintendents. It looked at how these superintendents professionally network, use professional organizations in networking, and how they extend opportunities beyond the organizations to gain knowledge and information about their demanding and stressful responsibilities. Lastly, it looked at superintendents in the field on whom others rely for knowledge and understanding. Surveys were mailed out to 443 North and West Texas public schools. Only the superintendents from those districts were asked to complete the survey. This limitation was desired to restrict the population to only the superintendents of schools, thus focusing the study on the professional networking of only superintendents. Three hundred sixty (360) superintendents responded to the survey, a return rate of 81.3%. This research concluded that superintendents professionally network by communicating through monthly meetings, organizational conferences or meetings, or email. Their networks are facilitated through communication, contacts, location, longevity, and organizational associations. These organizations provide the superintendent's primary network contact. The number of contacts in a network is usually a small group of 5 to 9 professionals who are known from longevity in the profession, prior educational positions, similar district size, being located in or near a ...
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A Legal Analysis of Litigation Against Oklahoma Educators and School Districts under the Oklahoma Governmental Tort Claims Act

A Legal Analysis of Litigation Against Oklahoma Educators and School Districts under the Oklahoma Governmental Tort Claims Act

Date: May 2010
Creator: Lacefield, Kevin Lee
Description: This dissertation analyzed public court decisions in cases against Oklahoma school districts and their employees involving sovereign immunity claims filed under Oklahoma's Governmental Tort Claims Act. The questions addressed were: (1) How have the Oklahoma courts interpreted the Governmental Tort Claims Act, (Okla. Stat. tit. 51 § 151 et seq.) in litigation against school districts and their employees? (2) What are the limits of immunity protection for Oklahoma school districts and their employees? (3) How has the statute of limitations in Okla. Stat. tit. 51 § 156 and Okla. Stat. tit. 51 § 157 been applied to Oklahoma educators in tort litigation? This dissertation utilized legal research as the methodology to answer the research questions. Chapter II provides a review of existing literature regarding sovereign immunity in the United States. Chapter III is a comprehensive study of Oklahoma sovereign immunity cases filed against Oklahoma school districts and educators under the Governmental Tort Claims Act with regard to negligence, corporal punishment and the statute of limitations. Chapter IV discusses the findings of the analysis of cases in Oklahoma and the amount of protection afforded to Oklahoma school districts and educators.
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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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The Russian trumpet sonata: a study of selected representative sonatas for trumpet and piano with an historical overview of the Russian trumpet school

The Russian trumpet sonata: a study of selected representative sonatas for trumpet and piano with an historical overview of the Russian trumpet school

Date: May 2003
Creator: Akhmadullin, Iskander
Description: The impact of training on virtual team effectiveness was assessed in five areas: communication, planning tasks and setting goals, solving problems and making decisions, resolving conflict, and responding to customer requirements. A 12-page survey was developed exploring all aspects of virtual teams. 180 surveys were distributed, 52 were returned representing 43 companies. Training led to higher effectiveness in planning tasks and setting goals, solving problems and making decisions, and conflict resolution, but not in communication and responding to customer requirements. Training may not solve all the problems that virtual teams will encounter; however, training will make the challenges easier to handle.
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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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[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Willie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, November 29, 1885]

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Willie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, November 29, 1885]

Date: November 29, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda; McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Willie
Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd wrote to Mary and Charles B. Moore about the health of their family, attending church, visits, Thanksgiving, and the killing of hogs. She also writes about the people who want to or are planning to move to Texas. Willie McGee writes that he is out of school for a week and helping to gather the corn crop. He traded some firewood for some flour. Dinkie McGee gave family news, what she had for dinner, and how she has finished all her sewing. She said that Joe McGee killed himself. William Dodd also attached a note to the letter
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