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A Study to Discover how the Development of an Integrating Personality is Influenced by Defective Speech and to Offer Therapeutic Measures for the Children in the Oran M. Roberts School, Dallas, Texas

Description: This study has been designed to discover how the development of an integrating personality is influenced by defective speech; to ascertain whether or not personal growth is promoted by the correction of said defects, and to discover therapeutic measures if such are warranted.
Date: 1950
Creator: Sigler, Maurice Rector
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A Survey of Supervisory Practices to Determine the Extent to Which they Meet Recommended Practices and Procedures

Description: The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the qualifications and supervisory practices of a selected number of supervisors in counties, cities, and special subjects, to determine the extent to which they meet recommended practices and procedures in supervision. Attention is directed to the types of supervisors, to training and experience, to planning the supervisory program, to methods of facilitating teacher growth, to methods of improving instruction, and to methods of evaluating instruction.
Date: 1950
Creator: Widtfeldt, Ruby Richards
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Some of the Variables as Related to Peer Acceptance at the State Training School for Girls, Gainesville, Texas

Description: The problem of this study is to (1) determine the amount of peer acceptance existing among a group of delinquent girls committed to the Texas State Training School for Girls and (2) to determine the relationships between peer acceptance and some other variables.
Date: June 1950
Creator: Weber, Louis C.
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A Comparative Study of the Cost of Operating the Rural High Schools of Collin County Before and After Gilmer-Aikin Legislation

Description: Inasmuch as it has been assumed by the people of the State of Texas that the cost of operating the public school systems has risen since the Gilmer-Aikin Bills have gone into effect, the purpose of this study is to determine just what cost items have increased and to what extent. There are many cost items to be considered in the operation of a public school, and they have varied from year to year since the beginning of public school operation. This study attempts to determine those increased cost items in rural high schools which can be contributed directly to the passage of the Gilmer-Aikin Bills.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Pinkerton, Woodrow W.
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A Comparative Study of the Educational Growth and Personal Characteristics of Children from Broken Homes and of Children from Normal Homes

Description: The problem herein undertaken is to compare the educational growth and personal characteristics of children from broken homes with those of children from normal homes. Plans were made to carry out the study described herein. If the broken home had any effect, could it be determined and measured in such a manner as to draw reasonable conclusions? An investigation was made to determine the effect, if any, which the broken home was having on the children in the school.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Peters, William Edward
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A Comparative Study of the Reading Ability Scores of Boys and Girls in the Third Grade of the Graham, Texas, Elementary School

Description: For eighty years psychologists have investigated problems touching upon reading ability. It is the purpose of this study to determine if there is any significant difference in the reading ability of boys and girls in the third grade. If such differences are found to exist, an attempt will be made to explain the cause.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Range, Ruby
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The Effect that Socio-Economic Status has upon the Intelligence and Achievement of 120 Fourth-Grade Pupils

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the effect that socio-economic status has upon the intelligence and achievement of 120 fourth-grade pupils. Ninety of the fourth-grade pupils were enrolled in the Denison Elementary Schools, Denison, Texas, and thirty of the fourth-grade pupils were enrolled in an independent school, one mile outside the Denison city limits.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Porter, Goldie Dillingham
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of the Health and Safety Education of Montague County, Texas, Schools

Description: Health is a primary objective of modern education. It was named as the first of the seven cardinal principles of education. Over a period of years the health and safety of the school children have gradually become more firmly fixed as a part of the school program. Modern schools, when adequately staffed and administered, provide experiences in healthful daily living, an opportunity to become acquainted with good health services, a chance to learn something about the care of ones own body, the maintenance of health, and the prevention of disease. Thus the schools have come to contribute to community health through their planned programs of health service and through cooperation with other health and safety agencies.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Wilson, Robert Cecil
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An Evaluation of the Influence of Parent Interest on Child Achievement

Description: A number of investigations of pupil progress in school have definitely shown that the percentage of failure in the first grade is much higher than in the other grades. In the light of these investigations, it is safe to assume that there must be a number of contributing factors to this failure in grade progress. The nature of these factors and what the school can do, if anything, to mitigate their influence on pupil progress in the first grade constitute a challenge to educational research. The present study undertakes an investigation along these lines. The purpose of this study is threefold: (1) to investigate the need for a pre-school program; (2) to study the reported values of such a program; and (3) to survey a certain number of schools to determine the extent and nature of preschool programs if any.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Clayton, Jewell
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An Evaluation of the Recreation Programs of the Towns and Communities of Eastland County, Texas

Description: "The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the amount and type of recreation provided by the towns and communities in Eastland County, Texas, to determine the extent to which the recreation programs meet or fail to meet criteria for such community recreation programs." -- leaf 1
Date: August 1950
Creator: Hilliard, Travis
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of the System of Pupil Transportation in Comanche County, Texas

Description: Since every school in Comanche County operates some form of pupil transportation, the purpose of this study is to determine the efficiency of the system of pupil transportation in Comanche County and to find the means of operating school transportation more efficiently. School consolidation in Comanche County has made pupil transportation one of the most important problems that administrators of the county have to deal with. The tendency is toward larger school attendance areas. As the attendance area gets larger, more pupils will be transported. Increased demands are mounting; replacement of worn-out vehicles and equipment is imperative; a more efficient coverage of the attendance area seems necessary; and finance is lacking.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Skiles, Dean
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A Physical Education Program for the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Boys in the Elementary School of Jacksboro, Texas

Description: The problem is to prepare and administer a physical education program for the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys in the elementary school of Jacksboro, Texas. The need for this study developed after the investigator had studied the few activities in which the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys in the elementary school of Jacksboro, Texas, were participating. It is the aim of the investigator to construct a physical education program that will give more boys an opportunity to participate in desirable activities.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Elenburg, Howard Melton
Partner: UNT Libraries