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Criteria and procedures used in the selection of high school principals in selected Texas school districts

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the criteria and procedures used by superintendents of selected public high schools districts in Texas in the selection of high school principals. This study had two main purposes : (1) to ascertain criteria and procedures that the superintendents of selected public school districts of Texas are using in the selection of high school principals, and (2) to make recommendations to improve the selecting of high school principals.
Date: May 1978
Creator: Williams, Walter Earl
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The application of selected marketing concepts in the hospital planning process

Description: This study was designed to evaluate the planning process in hospitals. The specific problem of concern in this investigation was the pressing need for planning by hospitals that focuses upon the constraints imposed by governmental regulation and by resource limitations. The purpose of this study was to identify marketing concepts that have application to the hospital planning process and to make a general evaluation of their current utilization in North Central Texas area.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Arnold, Verna Aline
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Cultural perspectives of the adult reading problem in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Description: This philosophical-descriptive dissertation makes a detailed analysis of the background and problems of the adult literacy program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and proposes recommendations for improvement of this program. The purpose of the study is to describe and critically analyze the Islamic religious tradition, Saudi Arabian social structure, the roles of Saudi Arabian men and women, the role of nomads in Saudi society, usage of Classical and modern Arabian dialects, current instructional materials and media used in adult literacy education and current educational resources, finance and personnel.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Al Wohaibi, Mohammad Al Nassir
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Crossing the colorline: three decades of the United Packinghouse Workers of America's crusade against racism in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1936-1968

Description: This study examines the role of southern black union workers in the struggle against racism in the United Packinghouse Workers America's activities in the Trans Mississippi region of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico and south Kansas.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Adedeji, Moses
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An assessment of the planning processes of savings and loan associations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex

Description: The study is designed to assess the presence or absence of recognizable planning processes within the savings and loan industry in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. Planning processes found are analyzed as to their content and scope in order to describe them in as accurate a manner as possible.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Kelley, C. Aaron
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Assessment of knowledge acquired in an employability skills training program

Description: This investigation was concerned with assessing the knowledge acquired in an employability skills training program. The method for determination of the knowledge was presented as subjects' responses to the Employability Inventory (EI). As an antecedent to this, the EI was subjected to validation procedures. The methods used to validate the EI were the point-biserial correlation coefficient and rating devices.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Foster, David Edwin
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Evolution of the leadership behavior of a newly assigned principal and the organizational climate of the school

Description: The purposes of this study were to investigate the evolution of the school climate during the first year of a new principal's assignment to the school as perceived by the principal and the teachers; and to investigate the relationship between the school climate and the leadership behavior of the principal as perceived by the principal and the teachers. In addition, an investigation was made of the relationship between the teachers' perception of the principal's leadership behavior and the self-evaluated leadership behavior of the principal.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Echols, Robin W.
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Cue-controlled relaxation using covertly versus overtly produced cues under stress and no-stress conditions

Description: The present study directly contrasted the efficacy of biofeedback-assisted cue-controlled relaxation, biofeedback-assisted metronome -conditioned relaxation, and both procedures combined via one physiological and one subjective measure of relaxation under no-stress and stress conditions.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Dial, Miles H.
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The Shakespearean alterations of John Philip Kemble

Description: The practice of altering Shakespeare's plays, begun during the Restoration and continued throughout the eighteenth century and well into the nineteenth, originated in continuously evolving literary and dramatic principles that went much deeper than the capricious whims of individual dramatists. Thus, each Shakespearean alterations in, perhaps, a century's time, a comparative study can provide some insight into the changing rules of dramatic valuation in the eighteenth century. Such a study is the purpose of this work, in which are examined the Shakespearean alterations of John Phillip Kemble. The sheer breadth of Kembles Shakespearean repertoire, his reputation among contemporary Shakespeare scholars and his renown for a quarter of a century as England's foremost Shakespearean dramatist and actor at both Drury Lane and Covent Garden all serve to emphasize the validity of such an undertaking.
Date: August 1979
Creator: White, Michael Weldon
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The effects of organizational climate and leadership behavior on teacher job satisfaction in selected schools

Description: The study proposed to determine the relationship of the teachers' perception of the organizational climate of the school as measured by the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire (Halpin) and leader behavior as measures by the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire (Halpin) with teacher job satisfaction as measured by the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Craig, Larry V.
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The cycloaddition of ketenes and silyl enol ethers

Description: The (2+2) cycloaddition of ketenes and trimethylsilyl enol ethers was found to proceed in good yield to give trimethylsiloxycyclobutanones of unique and interesting regiochemistry and stereochemistry. As electron-rich activated olefins, the trimethylsilyl enol ethers readily reacted with the electron-deficient ketenes.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Lloyd, Robert Michael
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A comparative analysis of upper-middle management perceptions of leadership style and organizational climate among American corporations in the U.S., American subsidiaries in India, and local corporations in India in pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and heavy engineering industries

Description: The purpose of the present study is to analyze the upper-middle management perceptions of leadership style and organizational climate among American corporations in the U. S., American subsidiaries in India, and local corporations in India in like industries. The selected industries in the sample were pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and heavy engineering.
Date: December 1978
Creator: Sardessai, Vassudeo M.
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A follow-up study of and program appraisal by selected 1971-1976 graduates of Lamar University who obtained certification to teach

Description: The problem with which this study is concerned it that of conducting a follow-up study and program appraisal of the teacher-education program at Lamar University in order to determine the extent to which the program is meeting the needs of its graduates. The first purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of the Lamar University teacher-education program in providing professional educational theories and the general knowledge that will permit graduates to function in the personal and professional roles for which they were prepared. It is also a purpose of this study to solicit the graduates' opinions concerning the program's strengths and weaknesses.
Date: December 1978
Creator: Jolly, Sidney W.
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A study of the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor development of children attending half-day and full-day state-supported kindergartens

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not a significant difference existed in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor development of kindergarten children as a function of half-day or full-day kindergarten programs. Four public school district in Education Service Center Region XIII in Texas participated in the study.
Date: December 1978
Creator: Hatcher, Barbara Ann
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A study of positive and negative inquiry

Description: The subject of the study is a theory of positive and negative inquiry with emphasis in mathematics. The purposes of this study are to examine the historical development of systematic inquiry in mathematics, to identify the nature of positive and negative inquiry, to propose and develop an interrelated set of propositions regarding positive and negative inquiry, and to relate the proposition of the theory to certain basic concepts of trigonometry.
Date: December 1978
Creator: Peebles, David M.
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A French music aesthetic of the eighteenth century: a translation and commentary on Michel Paul Gui de Chabanon's Musique considérée en elle-même et dans ses rapports avec la parole, les langues, la poésie, et le théâtre

Description: This annotated translation of Chabanon's Musique considérée with accompanying analysis seeks to establish the aesthetic principles expressed in his book as a significant and independentdeparture from the musical doctrines which prevailed in eighteenth-century France.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Lyall, Harry Robert
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Crusade for the faith: the Protestant fundamentalist movement in Texas

Description: This work provides a history of the Protestant fundamentalist movement in Texas, beginning with the 1890's and progressing to the 1970's, but it emphasizes the controversial decade of the 1920's. Although it is a narrative account it also attempts to analyze the reasons for the movement's development, while evaluating its impact on the state.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Ledbetter, Patsy S.
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A proposed strategy for reorganizing secondary school teacher preparation in Pakistan

Description: In order to design an educational system that reflects Pakistani culture and ideology, teacher education programs must be developed which reflect the overall expectations by the country's various social, economic, and educational institutions. Such a program should take the lead in not only developing the educational system but also in establishing priorities in social, economic, and educational changes.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Khan, Ahmed Noor
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The impact of a substantial pay raise on teacher performance and job satisfaction in Region IX Service Center area of Texas

Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is to determine the effect of a recent substantial salary increase upon job satisfaction and job performance of Texas teachers. A comparison was made between the results of an evaluation of performance and measure of job satisfaction found in the 1973 study by McPherson with the same population in 1975.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Neely, Jerry
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A system for the collection and computer analysis of sociometric data for research and classroom purposes

Description: The concern of this study was the inadequacy of present methods for collecting and analyzing sociometric data. The purposes were to develop a flexible system for collecting and analyzing sociometric data which would produce computer-printed reports in such form that the sociometric information could be effectively utilized by both classroom teachers and researchers; to demonstrate that the system was flexible enough to meet a variety of user needs; to demonstrate that the computer program could be installed, with minimum changes, at computer facilities with certain differing characteristics; and to demonstrate that teachers could use the computer-printed reports to gain specific information.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Naugher, Jimmie R.
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