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Applying Democratic Principles to Social Studies Practices
The problem is to determine how a philosophy of democracy can be translated into democratic action in teaching social studies in the senior high school.
Development and Evaluation of Teacher Retirement Systems in the United States
The purpose of this study is to collect, organize, and present information pertaining to the development of teacher retirement systems in the United States, with special emphasis upon the benefits and services such systems can render to the thousands and thousands of teachers who have given their lives to the cause of teaching the youth of America.
An Evaluation of Parent-Teacher Associations in the Second District of Texas
The problem under consideration in this study is one having to do with an attempted analysis of the efficiency and worth of parent-teacher associations in the schools of North Texas.
The Incidence of Non-Promotion in the Intermediate Grades of the Elementary School and some of its Relationships
The purpose of this investigation is to determine the incidence of retardation or non-promotion and the relationship of various characteristics of the retarded children in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades of Sunset School.
Initiating, Developing, and Evaluating a Sound School Council for a Small High School
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.
The Responsibility of the Primary School in the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency
It is not the intent of this study to deal with the legal term, juvenile delinquency, but to deal with maladjusted behaviors as symptomatic of frustrations or tensions who need help. The purpose of this study is to survey the needs of children, their difficulties, the attempts that have been made to meet these needs, and to solve these difficulties.
Responsibility of the Secondary School for the Social Development of its Students
The problem in this study is twofold. First, there will be an attempt to determine the values that organizations in the secondary school have for the development of its students. Second, a survey will be made of the four-year accredited high schools in District Five of Texas to determine how and to what extent they are realizing their responsibilities in this respect.
The Role of the Teacher in the Health Service Program of the Elementary Schools of Dallas, Texas
It was the purpose of this study, first, to determine how and to what extent a teacher can be instrumental in improving the health status of the Dallas elementary school child, and second, to ascertain the importance of a teacher's evaluation of physical aspects from the standpoint of their effect on the mental, social, and emotional well-being of the school child.
A Source Reference for the Study of the Petroleum Industry and its Terminology Especially for the Ector County School System
The problem, to make a study of the petroleum industry in Ector County, Texas, and, in addition, a study of the terminology of this industry, was selected as a result of the realization that the major industry of the community was not understood by the teachers, and that it did not have a place in the curriculum.
A Study of Pupil Failures as they Exist in the Senior High School of Stamford, Texas
The purpose of this study was threefold: (1) to determine the degree of pupil failure as it exists in the Senior High School, Stamford, Texas; (2) to consider the extent to which the "basic factors" of failure contribute to pupil failure in this school; and (3) to submit suggestions as to how pupil failure may be reduced to a minimum in the Stamford Senior High School.
To Determine the Effect of Certain Environmental Conditions upon Study
The problem under consideration is to determine the effect of certain environmental conditions upon the process of studying. This study attempts to answer the question, How much effect, positive or negative, will various environmental conditions have upon study?
The Use of Auditory and Visual Aids in Eighty Public Schools of Texas
The problem of this investigation was two-fold: first, to obtain general information on auditory and visual aids and their apparent values in the schoolroom; and second, to find out to what extent these aids were used in eighty representative schools of Texas during 1945-1946.
Education in Ellis County, Texas
This primary purpose of this thesis is to explore the progression of education within Ellis County. The first two chapters focus on how the county was founded, the first settlements, the formation of towns and economic developments. The rest of the paper gives the history and development of education, specifically the early schools of the county, the beginning of public schools, and the more recent trends of education.
The Administration of the Guidance Program for Secondary Schools
An attempt will be made to answer these questions: (1) Why is a guidance program necessary? (2) What steps are being taken to accomplish the objectives set forth? (3) What is considered the best method of instituting a guidance program? In answering these questions a study of the guidance programs in a few of the leading cities and states of the United States has been taken into consideration. The best possible method or combination of methods will be recommended. This method will be compared with the program of guidance now in operation in the Waco High School, Waco, Texas.
Classroom Environmental Control in Smith County
The purpose of this study is to attempt to show the development, growth, and some of the outstanding accomplishments with methods used in developing the environmental control in Smith County school rooms since October, 1946.
A Comparative Study between the Achievement Test Results and Teacher Ratings Assigned Boys and Those Received by Girls of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades in the Stonewall Jackson School, Denton, Texas
It is the purpose of the writer to discover if there is any significant difference between the teacher ratings of boys and girls with equated intelligence quotients. And if such differences are found to exist, an attempt will be made to determine to what extent they prevail.
Effectiveness of the American Junior Red Cross
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the American Junior Red Cross. Special emphasis was given to the development, benefits, and services of Dallas County Chapter of the American Junior Red Cross.
Evaluating the Use of Comics in Teaching Fundamentals in Sixth Grade Arithmetic
The problem under consideration attempts to answer the question: Will an original comic cartoon story used in classroom study of sixth grade arithmetic influence the amount of learning as much as the use of the ordinary text book?
Evaluation of a Need and Organization of Guidance in the Sanger Public School
The problem involved in this investigation is to determine and evaluate the need of a functional guidance program within the Sanger, Texas, Public School, and to effect an organization which will adequately meet the needs of the students, both individually and collectively.
The Growth and Trends of the Social Studies Curriculum in the Schools of Texas from 1886 to 1948
The purpose of the present investigation is to make a study of the growth and trends of the social studies curriculum in the schools of Texas from pioneer days up to the present time, 1948.
Relation of Objectives and Techniques in Teaching the Social Studies to Adolescents
The purpose of this study is to investigate and analyze some of the current objectives and recommended teaching procedures in the social studies at the adolescent level to determine the relationship, if any, existing between them.
The Relationship of Hearing to School Achievement
The problem of this study is to determine the relationship of hearing to school achievement. More specifically, the problem is to compare the hard-of-hearing child with the normal hearing child of approximately the same intelligence quotient and similar home background in their academic progress in the elementary school to determine the educational loss due to this specific defect.
A Study of the Reliability and Validity of a Sociometric Scale on the Elementary School Level
This problem developed in a class dealing with sociometry. The class created a new sociometric scale and gave it to several groups of children. The need for statistical information on the reliability and the validity of the scale became apparent, but was beyond the scope of the course. In order that future classes, or other groups, could feel free to use this scale, and could rely on the results obtained from it, this study was made.
To Determine the Value of a Cumulative Record in a Guidance Program
The purposes of this investigation were to help teachers to a better understanding of children, to help each pupil to discover and to develop his potentialities for his personal good and social usefulness, to facilitate the administration of the guidance program, and to improve classroom instruction.
To Determine Whether the Armed-Force Methods of Instruction and Civilian Methods of Instruction are Similar or Different
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the armed-force method of instruction and the civilian method of instruction are similar or different. The five basic steps of instruction emphasized in the armed-force bulletins receive special emphasis in this study. They are as follows: 1. Preparation by the instructor; 2. Presentation; 3. Application; 4. Examination; 5. Discussion and critique. It is with these five basic steps that the writer has endeavored to show the difference or similarity between the educational programs used in the armed forces and in the public schools.
Value of Motion Pictures in Coordination with Sixth-Grade Social Studies
The problem undertaken in this survey was to determine the value of motion pictures in the social-studies program of the elementary school, with special emphasis upon the learning and retention of facts and general information related to the social studies at the sixth-grade level.
A History of the Kilgore College
"This is a history of the Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas, a junior college for Kilgore and the oil belt. The data concerning the history of this very young publicly owned junior college has been secured through personal interviews with its originators, its administrators past and present, Kilgore newspapers, college catalogs, college annuals, and educational references, public laws and board minutes...The material dealing with the history of this college has been organized to cover the following topics: origin of the college, three periods of material development, internal growth of the college, and summary, conclusions and recommendations." -- leaves 2-3
To Determine the Effectiveness of Two Methods of Teaching Literature
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of two methods of teaching literature. An attempt will be made to ascertain whether the teacher-directed method or the free-reading method will be more effective in meeting the needs of the elementary children in the field of literature.
Analysis of Age-Grade and other Indices of Pupil Progress in the Primary Grades
The problem set forth in this study is to determine the causes of delay in school progress in the Bowie, Texas, elementary schools, and in which grade or grades the delay occurs.
An Analysis of the Public-Relations Practices of One Hundred Texas Public-School Systems
The purpose of this study has three aspects. These are, (1) to determine what constitutes sound public-relations practices as recommended by recognized authorities in this field; (2) to determine the extent to which certain public-relations practices are employed by one hundred Texas public school systems; and (3) to determine whether the public-relations programs of one hundred Texas public-school systems meet the requirements of a sound public-relations program.
Change in Group Responsibility in the Second Grade as a Result of Concerted Effort
The problem under consideration is to determine the changes in group responsibility in a second grade as a result of concerted effort. The concerted efforts made in this experiment were telling, reading, and dramatizing stories, poems, and songs of responsibility; discussing of stories, poems, songs, and filmstrips of responsibility; the assigning of definite classroom responsibility; and the assigning of definite study responsibility. This study attempts to answer the question, how much change, positive or negative, will occur in group responsibility as a result of the above-mentioned efforts?
A Comparative Study of Teacher Ratings Assigned Girls and Boys
It is the purpose of this study to determine if there is any significant difference in teacher ratings of boys and girls of equal achievement. If such differences are found to exist, an attempt will be made to explain the causes for such differences.
Comparison of a Traditional and an Integrated Program of Instruction in an Elementary School
The purpose of this study is to determine if elementary school children progress faster in academic or tool subjects when taught through interest units in an integrated curriculum or when taught the separate subjects by a traditional method. Reading, spelling, and handwriting are used as illustrative subjects in the sixth grade with reading only in the second grade.
Comparison of the Effectiveness of Modern and Traditional Methods of Teaching the Social Studies in the Eighth Grade
The problem of this study was to determine, if possible, whether any significant difference in achievement existed when eighth-grade social studies were taught by two distinct methods, namely, the traditional and the progressive.
An Evaluation of the Big Spring, Texas, Elementary Schools
The problem of study is a critical evaluation of the Big Spring, Texas, Elementary Schools using The Handbook for Self-appraisal and Improvement of Elementary Schools published in September, 1945, under the direction of Edgar Ellen Wilson, Director of Elementary Education in Texas. The parts in this evaluation under consideration are the children, the teacher, and the program of school life, eliminating the other headings under which a school may be placed.
An Evaluation of the Home Room Versus Departmental Method of Teaching Second Grade
The problem under consideration is to determine the difference between home-room and departmental methods of teaching second grades, as measured by educational achievement. The study attempts to answer the question, Which one of the foregoing mentioned methods will produce the greatest gain in achievement when applied at second-grade level?
An Evaluation of the School Program of the White Settlement Junior High School, Tarrant County, Texas
The purpose of this study is two-fold: (1) to formulate criteria for evaluating the activities of a junior high school, and (2) to determine the extent to which the program of the White Settlement Junior High School, Tarrant County, Texas, meets these criteria. In so doing, attention is given to many phases of the school and its program.
An Experimental Study on the Reading of Comics
It is the purpose of this study to (1) determine the history and status of the comic book; (2) to find out how many and what kinds of comic books two groups of fourth graders of the Perryton school are reading; (3) to set up a well-planned reading program in one of these groups; (4) to compare the amount and kinds of comic books read by the two groups at the end of the experimental period.
Grouping First Graders in Gainesville Schools
The purpose of this study is an attempt to define the needs in the primary grades in Gainesville, to find the most successful criteria used for grouping children upon their entrance into the first grade, and to find the best plan for primary grades in Gainesville schools.
The Relationship of Specific Background Factors upon English Usage
The problem of the present study is to investigate specific background areas of pupils who show average use of English, and of pupils who are recognized as having below-average use of English. The study will attempt to bring out certain tendencies, by the use of standardized tests, which the two groups investigated possess in varying degrees. The aim of the study will be to bring out and evaluate the differentiating background factors as revealed by the results obtained on the standardized tests used in the investigation.
The Significance of Classroom Environmental Control in the Azle Elementary School
The objective of this investigation was to make two surveys relating to environmental control in the Azle Elementary School, Azle, Texas. The first survey was designed to furnish a list of favorable and unfavorable factors in classroom environment as they existed in the Azle Elementary School at the close of the school session of 1946-1947, and the second survey , conducted in the same school approximately a year later, was for the purpose of ascertaining what improvements had been made in the interim in order to increase the educative values in the classroom environment of this school.
A Sound Visual Education Program for a Small High School
The problem of this investigation has but one objective. The writer will attempt to determine a sound visual education program for a small high school.
A Study of Factors Influencing High School Seniors in their Decisions to Seek Further Educational or Vocational Training Following their Graduation from High School
The purpose of this study is to make an investigation relating to certain factors and influences that have some bearing upon decisions made by graduating seniors in high schools to attend college or vocational school before entering a vocation or professional career.
A Study of Relationships Between Sociometric Scores and Personality Self-Ratings
There is at present no way to tell what the correlations between personality self-rating scores and sociometric scores. One might suppose, as a rule of thumb, that such a correlation would be higher than .50 in most groups. This relationship, between sociometric scores and scores on personality self-rating scales, is the subject under investigation in the present study.
A Study of the Peer Acceptance of a Rural Group in a Town High School
The problem of this study is the examination of a high school group situation in which two broad background elements exist, the rural and the urbanwith the aim of seeking the statistical importance of these elements in their influence upon the peer acceptance within the group.
A Study to Determine some Means of Strengthening the Already Established Program of Home and Family Life Education with Adults in the Dallas Independent Schools
The purpose of this study is to determine some means of strengthening the already established program of Home and Family Life Education with adults in the Dallas Independent Schools, Dallas, Texas.
A Study to Determine some Sound Procedures for Organizing the Community School Curriculum
The purpose of this study is to provide some sound procedures for the organization of the school and the community. Most educations today appear to be in agreement upon the fact that the school and the community should be organized.
A Study to Examine Individual Failure at the Elementary Level in a Small Texas Community, and to Determine, if Possible, the Relative Importance of Emotional Disturbance and Other Factors as Causes of Such Failures
The purpose of this study was to examine the complete number of failures for the school year, 1948-1949, in the elementary school of a small Texas town in an effort to determine the relative weight of emotional maladjustment and other factors as causes of such failures; and, if possible, to advance suggested remedies for such failures.
To Determine Factors Associated with Elimination of Students from White Settlement Junior High School
The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of some factors thought to be associated with the elimination of one hundred pupils from the White Settlement Junior High School near Fort Worth, Texas, over a period of three years.
Trends in Reading as Exemplified in the Adopted Grade Series of Readers of the Past One Hundred Years
The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of reading trends for the past one hundred years to ascertain and evaluate the extent and changes that have occurred.