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Administrative Problems of W. C. C. Claiborne, First Anglo-American Governor of Louisiana
This study attempted to depict and portray the problems which confronted W. C. C. Claiborne in his governing of Louisiana. From the time of Lousiana purchased in 1803 until 1812, when the territorial governor and from 1812 until 1816 he served as the first state governor. These problems have been summarized from reading the personal letters of Governor Claiborne written during his term of office.
Analysis of Certain Wealth in Texas to Determine Possible Sources of Taxation for Educational Purposes
This study revelaed that the rank of Texas with other state in the United States in the expenditure for schools per pupil is thrty-fifth. It further discussed that there are possible sources of taxation in the properties. However, there is a wide variation that needs to be studied. It further justify that present administrative and legislative trends in searching for new source of taxation makes the problem an important one.
An Analysis of Elementary Science Material Included in Certain Courses of Study and Text Books
The purpose of this study is to assess the contribution of elementary science to the curriculum. The finding of the investigation summarized in table form.
An Analysis of Some Factors Associated with Pupil Achievement
The purpose of this study is to determine if any effect upon pupil achievement is shown by four factors: classification of teachers in terms of semester hours, small and large schools, single and married women teachers, men and women teachers.
Application of Concentration, Adsorption and pH in the Precipitation of the Metal Ions of Groups II and III
In this thesis, the process involved in the precipitations and separations of the metal of Group II and Group III studied. Suggestions have also been offered whereby students can make an analysis without loosing metals in the initial precepitation.
Bacterial Survey of Representative Denton County Wells with Special Reference to Sanitation
This thesis aimed to study the seventy-two representative wells of Denton County and to determine the possibilities of infection with typhoid organism. The sanitary survey and the test for Colon-Aerogenes bacteria show that 55% of the 72 wells studied are unsanitary, 27% are sanitary, and 18% are doubtful.
The boundaries of Texas
The boundaries of Texas were the cause of disputes between the French, the Spanish, Mexico, and later the United States of America. The intensity of these disputes threatened to disrupt the Union itself, and caused a war between the United States and Mexico.
A Comparative Investigation of the Water of Lake Bridgeport with Reference to Plant and Animal Life
The investigation of the waters of Lake Bridgeport is to obtain data essential for a satisfactory understanding of the physical and chemical factors on the aquatic life. These factors detremine the kinds of food available for life there.
A Comparative Study of the Affiliated and Non-Affiliated Physical Education Programs in the Texas High Schools to Determine the Value of Such Affiliation as a sound Educational Requirement
This study attemts to compare, among other things, the non-affiliated Physical Education program with affiliated program in the Texas High Schools to determine the value of such affiliation as a sound educational requirement.
A Comparative Study of the Old Physical Training and Modern Physical Education to Determine the Status of Physical Activity as an Integral Part of the Modern Education Program
This comparative study of the old physical training and modern physical education was made to determine the status of an original physical activity program as an integral part of modern education. It also discuss
A Comparison of the Eleven Grade School System of Texarkana, Texas and the Twelve Grade School System of Texarkana, Arkansas
The purpose of this study is: 1) To point out some similarities and differences of the two school systems in the twin cities. 2)To determine the comparative readiness of the students finalizing the seventh grade in Texas and those finishing eighth grade in Arkansas to pursue high school work. 3) To make a comparative study of the progress made during the Freshman year in high school by these same students. 4) To determine the difference in achievement of students in the two school systems by making a study of the graduating seniors of the session 1936-1937.
A Correlation of the Habitat Factors with the Quantity of Bacterial Colonies as Observed by the Direct Microscopic Method on Twenty Soils of Denton County, Texas
The aim of this study is to determine what factors are most important in controlling the number of bacterial colonies found in twent represntative Denton County (Texas) soils during the growing season.
The Determination of the Adequacy of Facilities for Carrying on a Given Physical Education Program
The purpose of this study is to determine what facilities are necessary to cary out the approved and adopted program of physical education in the public school of Denton, Texas.
The Development of the Sulphur Industry in Texas.
This thesis aimed to study the historical phase of the sulphur industry in Texas and highlights the critical role of Sulphur in the future economic development of Texas.
The Disruption of the Social Order in the South During the Reconstruction Era
It is the purpose of this thesis to define wherein the social order of the South was disrupted, --- the conditions that brought about such a sweeping transformation of social structures --- and to show the growth of new social attitudes and practices evolving from the chaotic dismemberment of the old. Although primary significance is placed upon changes in the social order, it is necessary to consider certain political and economic trends that were interwoven into the fabric of social life during Reconstruction --- factors influencing, determining, or evolving from, social changes. In the first chapter is sketched briefly the ante-bellum society of the South, and in following chapters is shown the evolution of social culture during the first twelve years following the Civil War.
The Ecology of Chlorohydra Viridissima in a Small Perennial Pond
The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of chemical, physical, and bilogical factors on th seasonal variation in population and on reproduction of Chlorohydra Viridissima (Schulze) in a small pernnial pond.
Electrodeposit of Nickel
The purpose of this study is to investigate the varying conditions in types of solutions, concentrations of solutions, hydrogen-ion concentration, current densities and potentials in the electro deposition of nickel.
Equalizing educational opportunities for children in Denton county
The purposes of the study are to determine the status of educational opportunities in Denton County, based on latest available data, and to make definite recommendations for needed improvements which would aid materially in equalizing educational opportunities for Denton County's children.
Evidences of the Need of Speech Training for School Administrators
This thesis tabulated five hundred and twenty correct criteria checking points. Based on the analysis of rating scale, the data show that the fourty adminstrators (subjects) made an average of 3724 speches a year (about 93 per school adminstrator), and the findings presented some evidences of the need of speech training for school administrators.
An Experimental Study of the Electrodeposition of Lead
This thesis aimed to study some of the general principles underlying electrodeposition together with experimental facts regarding the effects of changing constituents of the plating solutions, variations in hydrogen-ion concentrations, and variation in current density used in the electrodeposition of lead.
Factors Related to Academic Achievement in a Sunshine Room
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationships between various factors and the academic achievement of the children in the sunshine Room established at Diamond Hill, Fort Worth, Texas. The factors under consideration are health improvements, behavior ratings obtained from the use of a rating scale and intelligence quotients.
A Historical Study of Agricultural Education with Special Application to Denton County
In this study the activities contributing to the welfare of the farmers of Denton County will be confined to the experiment farm or station and the county extension service. These two educational agencies have proved that adult education can be very successful. Although there is no direct relation between the two, most of the information learned in experimental research is imparted through the extension service.
A History of the Development of the Curriculum of Texas State Teachers Colleges
Without regard to the merits of the philosophy and practices of these two schools of educational thought, it is the purpose of this study to observe the progress of each as indicated by an examination of certain college curricula, as shown below.
Home Mechanics in Industrial Arts for High School Girls
The purpose of this study is to ascertain the extent to which industrial arts is offering home mechanics to girls and there by determine the extent of coordination of this phase of industrial arts for girls with home economics.
How Some of the Problems Connected with the Teaching of Reading to Spanish-American Children are Being Met by Schools of the Southwest
This study attempted to detremine some of the outstanding problems arising in the teaching of reading to first-grade Spanish-American children, and to discover and evaluate methods and materials used by administrators and first-grade teachers in attempting to solve these problems.
Methods and Procedures in Directing Extra-Curricular Activities
The purpose of this study is to discover and report the best practices of selecting, organizing, and administering the extra-curricular activitiy program in elementary and secondary schools.
Natural resources in Texas--an undeveloped source of taxation
The specific aim of this study is to show the significance of the natural resources of Texas and their potential possibilities as an adequate source of income for the State. Linked in with this discussion and underlying it is the thesis that adequate taxation of the natural resources will not only provide sufficient income for the State's needs but also conserve and utilize these resources.
Necessity for and Trends Toward Foot Hygiene in the Elementary School.
The purpose of this study is to improve helath service to children in general and a better program of foot hygiane in particular. The chief problem of corrective physical education is that of prevention by education.
Para Determinar un Programa que Mejore la Instrucción del Español Oral en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Chávez de Nuevo México
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Plots from Greek Tragedy in Twentieth Century Drama
In so far as I have been able to determine, nothing by way of general criticism or comment has previously been written on the subject of Greek plots in twentieth century tragedy, although individual writers have themselves admitted a certain indebtedness to their sources, and comments regarding the specific plays which I have cited, of course, mention a Greek origin. As regards the whole field of contemporary drama, however, I believe that no treaties earlier than this one has discussed the prevalence of Greek plots among twentieth century dramas.
Possible uses of North Texas Plants and Animals in Elementary Science
This thesis aimed to study plants and animals of North Texas which are adaptable for use in elementary science. In this study, 15 groups of plants and animals were selected as representative ones and among other benefits, each group of organisms was examined for its contributions to a limited understanding of bilogical principles.
The Preparation and Work of High School Teachers in Collin County
"The aim of this study is to examine some of the factors and conditions underlying the preparation and work of the high school teachers in Collin County for the year 1936-1937 only. In finding and tabulating the existing factors and conditions, it is hoped that this will be of help in making improvements in the present schedule for the training of high school teachers."--leaf 2
A Proposed Plan for Equalizing the Financial Burdens of Hill County Public Schools
"This study consists of two phases: (1) as study of existing financial conditions of the public schools of Hill county based on assessed valuations, tax rates, expenses per scholastic, and investments per scholastic in bond and capital outlay, and (2) a proposed plan for equalizing the existing inequalities..the study includes all of the 82 public schools of Hill County,Texas. The study includes 63 common school districts, 4 independent districts under county supervision, 2 rural high schools, and 13 independent districts. These schools range in scholastic population from 27 to 1974."--leaf 1
The Prose Dramas of Joaquin Dicenta
The purpose of this thesis is to make an intensive survey of the plots, characters, and teachings of Dicenta's prose dramas together with a study of the life and works of Dicenta.
The Relations Between the United States and Honduras, 1825-1933
This study attempts to assess inter-American relationships with particular emphasis on the relations between the United States and Honduras. The study provided detailed data (maps, tables, and figures) that depicted distrubution of trade between the two countries and investments of United States in Hundrashe from 1825 to 1933.
Social Ideas in the Dramas of Gregorio Martinez Sierra
This thesis illustrated Gregorio Martinez Sierra's social philosophy: motherhood, marital relationships, relationships between parents and children, and the social even of spain.
Some constructive ideas in Swift's Gulliver's Travels
This study attempt to find in swift's Gulliver's Travels some constructive ideas which were far in advance of his time. This thesis elaborated on contemporary ideas of education, birth control, and government in order to show how much the present age has thought and written about these subjects, and to throw on this background Swift's thoughts, which are not elaborated.
Some Factors Associated with Teacher Placement in Texas.
The purpose of this study is to make an analysis of some factors associated with teacher selection in Texas.
Some phases of English Life as Revealed in Jonson's Early Comedies
This thesis aimed to present Johnson's wide knowledge of his own age and to discuss his minute observation of contemporary life in England and to show the satirical and realistic means of detached castigation with which he mirrored his conclusions.
The Status of the Rural School Child in the City High School
The purpose of this study is to see whether the shifting of great numbers of agricultural folk to the city high school really creates a serious problem for the adminstrators and teachers of the city high schools. The records of the 477 rural transfers of the tenth and eleventh grades of these six high schools were investigated.
A study of color preferences of the children in the demonstration school of the North Texas State Teachers College
This study was made in the Demonstration School of the North Texas State Teacher's College, using the children of Grades I to V inclusive as subjects of the investigation. The problem was taken to try to discover if children of a certain age group have definite color preferences and other related questions such as if these preferences remain constant, if they are influenced by other factors such as intelligence, sex, or grade, and if there is consistency noticeable in the preferences of a group at any given grade level.
A Study of McKinney's School System with Reference to the Financial Status, the Educational Plant, the Educational Staff and the Pupils
"The purpose of this study is to determine the present status of the McKinney school system in regard to the financial ability, the school plant, the teaching staff, and the pupils by making a profound comparison with general practices and statndards set up by accepted authorities and offering constructive criticism and recommendations that are needed, as obviously shown by comparison."--leaf 2
A Study of Some of the Factors Influencing the Achievement of Elementary School Children in Denton County
"There are many factors that influence the achievement of school children; however it is rather difficult to determine the effect of each because of the close relationship and probable overlapping of the various factors. The problem in this study is to determine what effect the size of the school, training and qualifications of the teachers, and sex have upon the achievement of elementary school children in Denton County. A few of the main factors involved in this study will be examined and statistically presented, so as to show their relation to the achievement of the rural children in Denton County, as revealed through the Harlow achievement tests."-- leaf 1.
A Study of the Participation and Interests in Leisure Time Activities of the Women of Dallas, Texas
"It is the purpose of this investigation to discover and report how the women of Dallas, Texas, spend their time when not engaged in their daily occupation. ... it attempts to disclose the trend of interest of various groups according to age, salary, and occupation; the influence of previous training; the reasons for non-participation in the activities in which they desire to take part. It is a further purpose to formulate various plans which are to evaluate academically or non-academically the activities that should be included in the program for the modern girl in the secondary school."-- leaf 1.
A Study of the Poetry of Emily Dickinson
This discussion purports to be an original study of the poetry of Emily Dickinson, a study based chiefly on the poems themselves and not on a digest of critical views and opinions.
A study of the socio-economic status of the freshman students of North Texas State Teachers College and its effect upon college attainment
This study was undertaken as an investigation to find out the socio-economic status of the Freshman class of North Texas State Teachers college, Denton, Texas. The investigation has the following purposes: to find out the number of independent, partially dependent, and dependent students; to discover social and economic factors concerning their home background the year preceding their entrance to the college; to study the economic status of these groups for the school year 1936-37; to study the social status of the same groups, on the campus, for the same period of time; to study the scholastic status of the same students during the same period, and to compare the grades of each group to discover the effect, if any, of social and economic status upon scholastic attainment.
To Determine Objectives from the Constitution Preamble, Children's Charter and Social-economic Goals of America, and to Recommend a General Science Curriculum Development to Conform Therto
In this elementary science curriculum development effort, concepts are used as tools in the realization of objectives, but they are not objectives in themselves.
To Determine some Educational Factors Associated with the Growth and Development of Physical Education in the Senior Colleges of Texas
This thesis aimed to determine how and why physical education made its apperance and has developed in in the senior colleges of Texas.
To Determine Whether Changes Are Needed in the Recreation Program of Secondary Schools of Hill County Texas
"It is the purpose of this study to attack one phase of the leisure-time problem: that phase which deals with the recreation program of secondary schools. As effort will be made to determine whether changes are needed in the recreation program of the secondary schools of Hill County Texas in order that they may meet the demands of the new leisure in the light of young people's activities and interests and accepted standards of the present day."--leaf 1.
To Develop an Evaluating Technique which will have a Definite Relationship to the Declared Principles and Practices of the Speech Curriculum
This purpose of this study is to develop a technique which will serve to evaluate the practices in public speaking in the light of the declared principles.