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A Study to Determine the Adequacy of the Science Programs of the Small High Schools of North Central Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine how adequately the smaller high schools of North Central Texas are conforming to certain standards in the science field. The problem of this study is to determine whether science teachers' objectives and methods are in line with educational objectives and certain sound psychological practices and whether the science training has made any contributions to the general education of the high-school students in this area.
An Evaluation of the School Lunch Programs of Bryan County, Oklahoma to Determine a Sound Procedure for Their Operation
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.
A Study of the Trends in Methods and Content of Nature Study Teaching in the Primary Grades in Texas since 1900
The problem of this study is to determine the trends in the Nature Study in Texas with reference to the quantity and quality of printed materials for primary grades and the trends in methods of presenting them.
Contributions of Educational Therapy to the Veteran Patients in the Veterans Administration Hospitals
It is the purpose of this study to bring together the history of the development of educational therapy as one of the phases of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Service for disabled war veterans in Veterans' Hospitals, the aims of the educational therapy, its functions, and the therapeutic values to the patients while they are hospitalized and following discharge from the hospital.
An Experimental Study to Ascertain the Amount of Achievement Made in Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Social Studies by the Use of Audio-Visual Aids
The present study is an attempt to obtain, from two groups of students, useful facts with which to evaluate the most effective method of presenting educational materials to junior-high-school students. The study is an attempt to measure and evaluate the achievement made in social studies, reading comprehension, and vocabulary in 1949 and 1950. The following questions form the basis for the present study: What method is best for the purpose of presenting materials to a class? Which method helps to solve the problem of the student most effectively? By which method is greater achievement made? If the two methods prove of equal value, then how much achievement may be attributed to the use of each method?
Reading Readiness as Related to the Mental, Physical, Personal, and Social Factors of a Group of Low First-Grade Pupils of Plano Elementary School, Plano, Texas during the First Five Months of 1949-1950
This study was selected to determine the relation of reading readiness to the mental, physical, personal, and social factors of a group of low first-grade pupils of the Plano Elementary School, Plano, Texas during the first five months of the school year 1949-1950. This study involves consideration of (1) mental readiness, (2) physical readiness, and (3) personal and social readiness as factors of child development.
An Analysis of the Needs of the Northwest Independent School District and the Construction of a Possible Program to Meet those Needs
The problem in this study was to determine the needs of the people of the Northwest District by a social survey, and then, on the basis of the results of this survey and the exploring of established community programs, to construct a possible program by which these community needs could be partially or completely met.
A Study to Determine Factors Associated with Reading Difficulties, Remedial Procedure and Results of Remedial Instruction for Twenty Second-Grade Pupils of the Elementary School, Plano, Texas
This study is an attempt to show the extent of and the probable causes for reading difficulties, to give remedial procedure, and to record results for twenty second-grade pupils of the Elementary School, Plano, Texas. An intensive study of the twenty children was made with emphasis upon the improvement of reading ability. This study deals primarily with the investigate of factors in the creation of reading disabilities.
A Study of the Relationships of the Social, Economic, and Physical Factors to the Normal Development and School Progress of Freshmen and Seniors in Hallettsville High School
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to discover some social and economic factors concerning the home background of the ninth and twelfth-grade students during their first and last years of high school; and (2) to study the physical status of these groups for the year 1949-1950, noting the development of each group in order to discover the relationship, if any, of social and economic status upon school marks of the students in the two grades.
The Value of High-School Marks and Psychological Examination Scores in Predicting First Term Freshmen Marks in North Texas State College
The purpose of this study is to determine how accurately the academic success of one hundred and sixty-seven freshmen at North Texas State College could have been predicted by the American Council on Education Psychological examinations. The question studied is: Can freshman success, as indicated by first term freshman grades, be better predicted by psychological examination scores than by analysis of their high school grades? In an attempt to answer this question, the relationships existing between the high school grades, psychological examination scores and first term college grades of the freshman class entering North Texas State College in the fall of 1949 have been studied.
The Teaching Practices of Science Teachers in Selected Texas High Schools
The problem of this study was to determine the emphasis placed on various science teaching practices by a random sample of high school biology, chemistry, and physics teachers in selected Texas high schools. The subproblem was to compare the emphasis placed on the practices as reported by the high school teachers with the emphasis as recommended by national science education specialists, teachers of biology, chemistry, and physics in selected Texas colleges and universities, and teachers of professional education courses in selected Texas colleges and universities.
The Relationship of Structured and Non-Structiured Stimuli for Art Production to Selected Personality Factors
The problem of this study was to determine whether there was any relationship between selected personality variables and art production with structured and non-structured stimuli.
A Comparative Study of Elementary and Junior High School Music Programs in the State of Texas in 1949-1950
The purpose of this study is to present a comparison between recommendations made by authorities in the field of music education regarding the music curriculum in the elementary and junior high schools and the music curricula currently in existence, based on the tabulated results of a questionnaire sent to various school systems in Texas.
The Relation of Certain Environmental Factors to the Personality Development of the Third-Grade Child
This study, the relation of certain environmental factors to the personality development of the third-grade child, has been made in an effort to determine the part played by the various environmental conditions found within the homes as causative factors in personality adjustment or maladjustment.
The Influence of Departmentalization on the Achievement and Social Adjustment of Fifth-Grade Pupils in the Decatur Public School
The purpose of this study is to offer some proof toward helping to determine the effect of departmentalization on achievement and social adjustment of fifth-grade pupils, and to determine the best possible means by which pupils in the fifth grade may become well-rounded, socially adjusted individuals, capable of self-expression, independent thinking, and proper attitudes.
An Evaluation of Two Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Junior High School
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of two methods of teaching the social studies to junior high school pupils. An attempt has been made to ascertain the relative progress in the studying efficiency of a group of children in social studies taught by the basic-study-skills plan, as compared to that of a group of children taught by the assign-study-recite-test plan so commonly employed.
A Study to Determine How Effectively a School is Functioning as a Community School
The investigator purposes to make a study of the McCaulley Independent School to determine how effectively it is functioning as a community school.
The Status of Junior High School Libraries
The purpose of this study is to analyze and evaluate the library as both a teaching and a service agency in the junior high schools.
The Status of the Part-time Elementary School Principal in Texas
It is proposed in this study (1) to make a brief survey of educational thought describing the functioning of elementary part-time principals in some selected administrative activities; (2) to analyze some pertinent features of the administrative organization and the part-time principal's schedule of work in the elementary schools selected for this study.
Personality Trait Differences between Popular and Unpopular Children
It is the purpose of this study to contribute some scientific data toward the construction of a more valid rating scale for use in the classroom situation.
The Relationship Between Student-Teacher Perceptions and Pupil Perceptions of the Student Teacher
The problem of this study is to determine the relationship between attitudes of student teachers and the way these student teachers are perceived by their pupils. A subproblem is the effect of student teaching on these attitudes.
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.
A Proposed Guidance Program for Electra High School
The problem of this study is to develop a functional plan for organizing, initiating, and administering a sound guidance program in the Electra, Texas, High School. Major emphasis has been placed upon a multidimensional guidance service in order that the optimum measure of guidance can be provided for all pupils in accordance with their needs. In order to plan a guidance program adapted to the needs of the particularly designated group of boys and girls, it was deemed necessary to discover their needs as much as possible, in a short period of time, by testing student opinion and knowledge. Another specific problem of the study is to survey the opinions of authorities in the field of guidance and personnel so as to determine what they think constitutes a sound guidance program in a secondary school. Thus, the problem of the writer resolves itself into a threefold undertaking, as follows: 1. To determine the guidance needs of the pupils of Electra High School. 2. To establish a set of criteria of soundness for a guidance program in a secondary school. The criteria are to be based upon the opinions of several authorities in the field of guidance. 3. To set up a proposed guidance program for Electra High School.
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.
A Comparative Study of the Personality Traits of Handicapped and Normal Children
The purpose of this study is to compare the personality traits of the physically handicapped children with the personality traits of normal children. An attempt will be made to answer two questions. First, how do physically defective children compare with Physically normal children in self-adjustment and social-adjustment? Second, is there an associated emotional or personality pattern which accompanies physical handicaps?
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.
An Evaluation of Selected Undergraduate Professional Preparation Programs in Physical Education
This study is an evaluation of the programs in fourteen selected Texas colleges and universities to prepare undergraduates for teaching careers in physical education. The study uses its analysis of current programs as a basis for recommending improvements in them.
Cognition, Attitude, and the Level of Commitment of Supportive Professional Special Education Personnel Regarding Plan "A" Special Education in Texas
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships that exist between cognition, attitude and level of commitment to Plan A based on the respondent's first, second or third year of involvement in Plan A special education.
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
The Relationship of the Self Concept, Ideal Self Concept, Values, and Parental Self-Concept to the Vocational Aspiration of Adolescent Negro Males
The problem of this study was to determine the relationship of the self concept, ideal self concept, values, and parental self concept to the vocational aspiration of adolescent Negro males.
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 Effects of Memory Alteration in Schizophrenic Patients Treated with Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy
The problem of this investigation is twofold. First, to demonstrate the effects of the variation of convulsive-nonconvulsive electroshock treatment used in this study in relation to memory alteration in schizophrenia as measured by the Wechsler Memory Scale. Second, to determine those aspects of memory that are the most affected, and those that are the least affected by this form of treatment.
Characteristics of Groups Taught Under Two Social Climates
The problem of this study is to determine the effects of two different social climates, as created by different teaching methods, upon the characteristics of college class groups. The social climates utilized in the present investigation were: (a) a democratic social climate, and (b) an autocratic social climate. The actual meaning of the adjectives used to label these social climates is necessarily somewhat different from the meanings attributed to them in political or economic discussions.
A Study of Differences in Some Recreational Interests of Boys and Girls
"The problem of this thesis is to study the recreational interests of children in grades four through seven and to compare the interests of boys with those of girls in order to ascertain whether the interests of the two sexes begin to differ appreciably during these grades, and, if so, to determine the grade level where differences occur."--1-2.
A Study of Human Relations in a Dormitory Situation
"The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the social interaction and the social dynamics which existed in one section of the Men's quadrangle at North Texas State College, giving particular attention to the attraction and repulsion between roommates."--1.
Anxiety in Elementary School Children as a Function of Intelligence, Self-Concept and Ordinal Birth Position
It shall be the purpose of this study to continue this delineation of the dynamics of anxiety. An attempt shall be made to study the nature of anxiety, especially in elementary school children, as it relates to three other factors: namely, intelligence, self-concept and ordinal birth position.
The Effect of Ego-Involvement and Anxiety on Learning
It is the purpose of this study to determine if ego-involvement influences the performance of an individual in a learning situation.
A Study to Determine a Sound Program for the Effective Instruction and Social Integration of Latin-American Pupils in the Secondary Schools of Texas
"The purpose of this study was to formulate a recommended program to aid in the social integration of Latin-American and Anglo-American children in the secondary schools of Texas. In preparation for the development of this suggested plan, some of the more serious problems involved in the education of Latin-American children in schools designed primarily for the instruction of Anglo-American pupils were studied in available literature, and a set of psychological, sociological, and democratic criteria was formulated to serve as sound principles upon which to base the suggest program."--Leaf 1.
A Comparative Study of Home Food Production by Veteran Farm Families in the Aubrey, Texas Area and the Food Standard Recommended for Farm Families
"The problem involved in this study is to determine the status of the live-at-home program of typical veteran farm families in the Aubrey, Texas, area with the view of providing an adequate diet for preschool and school-age children. An adequate diet, which is used for comparison, has been set up by the home demonstration agents of the Texas Extension Service...Recommendations are made to show how the average veteran farm family maybe supplement the present substandard dietary level with farm-produced foods...Data for this study have been procured and organized from a survey of twenty representative veteran farm families in the Aubrey, Texas, area. Personal contacts in the form of visits in the home at least once a month for twelve months in 1949 were made to assist the veterans in recording farm and home income and expenses." -- leaf 1.
An Analysis of the Background Data of Fifty Students Who Failed in the College of Home Economics, Syracuse University
The problem of academic failure has been of real concern to the administration and faculty at Syracuse University. The study at hand is concerned specifically with the problem in the College of Home Economics. Through a study of the data known about students at the time of entrance into the College, it was thought that a better basis for selection night be recommended for the admission of students to the College. Such questions as the following arise in the mind of the research worker: 1. Do the group psychological tests given at the University at the time of entrance give us one basis by which we may predict probable academic success or failure? 2. Are the known high school quartiles dependable bases for selection of successful students? 3. Are there factors in the family backgrounds of these students that.may be significant in their selection? 4. Does an objective personality test have validity as a predictive factor in the success of a student? 5. Do we have any anecdotal records that reveal significant differences in personal adjustment between successful and failed students? 6. Are we able to predict the probable success of failed students upon readmission? 7. Do we have any combination of factors that may be significant in predicting the probable success of a student?
Sociometric Study of the Quadrangle Dormitory Students at North Texas State College
"The problem of this study was to find out if there were any causative factors inherent within the North Texas State College new men's dormitory, the Quadrangle, which were detrimental to the development of incoming college male students."--1.
Projective Use of Human-Figure Drawings
The first aspect of the problem of this study is to investigate a number of drawing characteristics, the interpretation of which is frequently associated with dynamics of the maladjusted personality. This investigation is primarily concerned with validity as it occurs in a significant appearance of these characteristics in the drawings of maladjustedd individuals as compared with an assumed significantly lesser appearance in the drawings of relatively well-adjusted individuals. The second aspect of the problem is concerned with distinguishing those characteristics which show the greatest significance of occurrence from those of no significant occurrence in the maladjusted group. The former can be, thus, considered as possibly valid and important for further testing.
The Texas State Program of Aid to Dependent Children, with Special Emphasis upon Erath County
"The problem of this study is to determine whether or not the financial grants available under the Texas state program of aid to dependent children are adequate to meet the needs of the persons receiving such grants. In accomplishing this objective, it became necessary to make a survey of the Texas state program of aid to dependent children as administered by the Texas State Department of Public Welfare. The basis upon which aid is granted, the amount of grants available, and a study of legislation governing the state program of aid to dependent children will be given prominence in this investigation. Likewise, a somewhat detailed study of twenty families who are recipients, or who have recently been recipients of aid to dependent children, all located in Erath County, Texas, will be presented as typical representations of such families all over the state of Texas who receive grants of aid for dependent children."-- leaf 1.
A Conceptual Validation Study of the Rorschach Indicators of Creativity
The major theoretical position of this study was that the cognitive functioning of the creative individual, as compared with the non-creative normal, is characterized by the greater availability of mature operations as these operations are defined by the Rorschach. It was assumed that the "creative individual" is free to use his imaginal processes to enrich his perception of the world. This study recognized that the perception of good Gestalten of the world is a function of the perceiver, his needs, defense mechanisms, integration, and the characteristics of the stimulus-field. When the stimulus is ambiguous, as it is in the Rorschach, the perceiver has to draw on his own resources more heavily than if the stimulus was structured.
A Study of the Ways in Which the Boys and Girls of Waxahachie Spend Their Leisure Time
"The study will attempt to show how the boys and girls of Waxahachie spend their leisure time. It will also indicate the need for more direction in the proper use of leisure time. Furthermore, it will show that much should be done by the adults of Waxahachie to help these boys and girls live a fuller, happier life, and prepare healthy minds and bodies to carry on life in a democratic society."-- leaf 3.
A Study to Determine the Value of Musical Therapy in Changing Behavior
This study will attempt to evaluate the use of music in changing behavior patterns. The objective of the study is to show, through research and the use of actual case studies, that music can be used as the key to satisfy certain critical needs--whether orthopedic, medical, or psychiatric.
A Bulletin for Beginning Teachers
The purpose of this study is to determine pertinent contents for a bulletin for beginning teachers in the public schools of Port Arthur, Texas. An effort is made to evaluate the findings and to make specific recommendations regarding the contents of such a bulletin.
A Study to Develop and Evaluate a Sound Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Program for Girls
The purpose of this study was to make an analysis of the program of health, physical education, and recreation for girls in the Gainesville High School, Gainesville, Texas. The aim was to develop a program that will function in the lives of the pupils. In order to provide a basis for the improvement of the existing program, an effort was made to evaluate the program for the purpose of improving the health of the pupils and the quality of the services rendered by the school in the areas of health, physical education, and recreation. Finally, the program was evaluated in the light of certain criteria that were set up as guiding principles.
A Comparison of Boys' and Girls' Achievement Scores and Teacher Ratings
It is the primary purpose of this study to determine any differences in the achievement abilities and teacher ratings of the boys and girls of equal intelligence quotients in the fifth, sixth, and seventh grades of the Alvord Elementary School, Alvord, Texas. A secondary purpose is to make a study of the environmental background of a number of pupils in order to determine certain other factors that might be considered as producing some influence upon the success or failure of the boy or girl.
An Evaluation of School Experiences in the Fourth Grade of Lancaster School
This study is an evaluation of school experiences in the fourth grade of Lancaster School.