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Guidance Factors in the Selection of Students for the Study of Instrumental Music in the Public Schools of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Description: Instrumental music classes in the public schools of Tulsa, Oklahoma, have experienced a phenomenal growth during the past twenty years. Prior to this period, opportunity for instrumental music expression was limited to the high school band and orchestra,which rehearsed outside of school hours. No instruction other than this was provided and the student who wished to play in the school band or orchestra studied first from private instructors. In this study the investigator has examined a great many devices for measuring capacities and aptitudes which are known to the profession. He has attempted to evaluate these procedures in the light of sound educational philosophy. He has set forth a plan which he believes will materially improve the instrumental program through discovering unsuspected musical capacity and through sound guidance in the selection of suitable instruments.
Date: August 1940
Creator: Hayes, Kenneth, 1908-
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The Importance of Red River in the History of the Southwest

Description: For four hundred years the Red River Valley has been the battleground between contending Indian tribes and European races, and for almost three hundred of these years the river has been a disputed boundary line, either between rival nations, or between neighboring states of our country. The river has never been of much importance as a commercial route, yet very few rivers in all the United States have played so an important and persistent a part in this history of their sections as the Red River has played in the history of the Southwest.
Date: August 1940
Creator: Rains, Cleo
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An Analysis of the Contribution of a Given Educational System to the Defense of Democracy

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.
Date: 1941
Creator: Maxwell, Maude Napier
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Evaluation of the Formal Versus the Informal Method of Teaching Arithmetic

Description: The problem in this investigation has a three-fold purpose: namely, (1) to determine the results of delaying formal arithmetic until the fourth grade; (2) to ascertain the results reflected in the reading abilities of children when the time ordinarily spent on drill and organized instruction in arithmetic is given to reading, the diverted time being spent in reading arithmetic stories, playing games, and in using other arithmetical processes in connection with school activities; (3) to compare the results of a behavior journal kept for each child in the experimental group and in the control group.
Date: 1942
Creator: Garrett, Atlee Margaret
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A Comparative Study of the Qualifications and Duties of City School Superintendents' Secretaries in Oklahoma

Description: The problem in this study is to make a comparison of the qualifications and duties of secretaries of city school superintendents in Oklahoma, with regard to academic training stenographic duties, duties pertaining to financial records and reports, banking duties, duties pertaining to general records and reports, duties pertaining to bus and transportation reports, teaching duties and miscellaneous duties.
Date: 1943
Creator: Glenn, Della Ola
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A Study of Grievance Procedure in Labor-Management Relations as it Operates within the Eighth Regional War Labor Board

Description: This investigation is a study of grievance machinery in industrial relations, as it operates within the Eighth Regional War Labor Board, which serves the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. By grievance machinery is meant the formal procedure through which the worker or his representative must proceed in order to get a grievance or complaint about working conditions, wages, or other items, heard and settled.
Date: 1945
Creator: Martin, Marie G.
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Disposition of Disputed Cases, Involving Non-Basic Wage, Union Security, and Non-Wage Issues of the Oil Refining Industry by the Eighth Regional War Labor Board

Description: This investigation is a study of the issues involved in the disputed cases pertaining to the Oil Refining Industry which were certified to the Eighth Regional War Labor Board serving Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana during World War II.
Date: 1947
Creator: Grubbs, Kenneth R.
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A Study of the Most Prevalent Postural Deviations of Two Hundred Fourteen Children of 1946-47 and 1947-48 at Pershing Elementary School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Determine the Needs and Progress Made after the Application of the Corrective Program

Description: The special problem which the writer chose was the study of the most prevalent postural defects of two hundred fourteen school children at Pershing Elementary School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and to prepare and to administer a program of corrective exercises, and further to determine the progress made by the children after the application of the corrective program for the school years 1946-47 through 1947-48.
Date: 1948
Creator: Hibler, Zelda Faye
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An Evaluation of the School Lunch Programs of Bryan County, Oklahoma to Determine a Sound Procedure for Their Operation

Description: In this study it is proposed to survey ten selected school lunch programs in Bryan County, Oklahoma, in order to determine a sound procedure for the operation of a successful school lunch program. the increasing knowledge of nutrition as an element in the scholastic progress of children is a factor that the school administrator must consider.
Date: 1950
Creator: Howard, C.F.
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The Need for a Comprehensive Physical Education Program and Proposed Plan for Marietta, Oklahoma Public Schools

Description: The purpose of this study is not only to show the need of a comprehensive physical education program but to submit a proposed plan to fulfill the need and correlating this plan of improvement with the traditional subject-matter type of school curriculum.
Date: 1950
Creator: Hopkins, John R.
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A Study of Industrial Arts Programs of the Teacher Training Institutions of Oklahoma to Determine if the Teachers of Industrial Arts in the High Schools of Oklahoma are Receiving Adequate Training

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine to what extent the high school teachers of industrial arts in the State of Oklahoma are being used and trained to meet the apparent needs and trends in the field of industrial arts; and to make the results available in a helpful way to all persons interested in working in the field, or in preparing for, or preparing others for service in the field.
Date: 1950
Creator: Enderby, David R.
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An Economic Evaluation of the Development of the Trinity River Basin as Compared with the Tennessee Valley Authority

Description: "The Tennessee Valley Authority is a world example of the full development of a river basin in soil conservation, flood control, navigation, electric power, afforestation, and recreation... Many river basin areas in the United States have created planning commissions to further develop the advancement of their own watershed problems. The Trinity Improvement Association is the planning commission for the Trinity River watershed area... In Chapter II a factual resume of the Tennessee Valley Authority will be given, and this chapter will be used as a basis of comparison for the development of the Trinity River Basin. Chapter III covers the problem of soil conservation and flood control within the watershed area; Chapter IV deals with the industrial and municipal use of water and the resources of the tributary area; Chapter V contains a brief history of the canal movement on the Trinity, the feasibility of such a canal, and miscellaneous developments; and Chapter VI contains the conclusions that it seems appropriate to draw. " -- leaf 1.
Date: June 1950
Creator: Moore, Fred DeArmond
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The Status of Art Education in the Secondary Schools of Oklahoma

Description: The problem of this study was to survey the status of art in the secondary schools of Oklahoma. Art educators today are faced with a lack of uniformity in the teaching of art. There is an increasing need for a recognized art program and a placing of renewed emphasis on the teaching of art. Clear and comprehensive attitudes and ideas toward art in the Oklahoma public schools would tend to ease these difficulties and enrich teaching. There has been a great deal of critical thinking, but this has failed to produce the answers necessary to formulate a basis on which to build a good art program. This study was an attempt to survey the individual schools to determine the present status of art in the secondary schools of Oklahoma.
Date: August 1964
Creator: McClendon, Max J.
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The Development of Auditory Discrimination in Third-Grade Students by Use of Tape-Recorded Materials

Description: This study was designed to determine whether or not auditory discrimination could be improved in a group of third-grade students by the use of a tape-recorded program of auditory exercises. Of additional interest was the effect that the program of auditory exercises would have upon the work recognition skills and the spelling skills of the third-grade students involved.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Evans, Jackie Merion, 1932-
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Microbiotic Cycles in Lake Hefner

Description: The purposes of this paper are 1) to determine the microbiotic cycles which occur in Lake Hefner in order to form a basis for ascertaining the effects of future additions of evaporation control chemicals on the biological life of this reservoir, and 2) to make a generalization as to the microbiotic cycles which might occur in Southwestern reservoirs.
Date: January 1966
Creator: Allison, Richard C.
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