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Ode to the ninth: the poetic and musical tradition behind the finale of Beethoven's choral symphony

Description: This study examines the finale of Beethoven's choral symphony and focuses on its inspirations and aims to invoke critical theories involving genre, namely genre's "horizon of expectation", and lead to an enriched perspective that points toward a number of compelling aspects of the Choral Finale overlooked by previous commentators.
Date: May 1992
Creator: Parsons, James
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An ethnographic study of outstanding veteran elementary teachers

Description: The purpose of this study was to describe outstanding, veteran elementary teachers using an ethnographic approach. This qualitative study was conducted in a suburban independent school district in northeast Texas serving approximately 17,000 students. The data collected focused on five outstanding, veteran elementary teachers who had at least twenty years of uninterrupted teaching service.
Date: August 1992
Creator: Adams, Sandra K. (Sandra Kay)
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The art process in therapy:a phenomenological study

Description: This study utilized a phenomenological research methodology based on Husserl's work to explore the content of subjective internal experiencing during the art process. The study was designed to examine what transpired during the art experience in therapy to provide a better understanding of the therapeutic dimensions of the subject's interaction with the art medium, in this case, drawing with pastels.
Date: August 1991
Creator: Bliss, Shirley E.
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An evaluative study of three units developed for multi-cultural and art historical resource curriculum for kindergarten and first grade ar

Description: Two curricular needs exist for the elementary art classroom: multi-cultural lessons which are customized to address North Texas ethnicities, and art history materials for early grades. This thesis addresses both of these concerns by developing lesson plans to meet the needs, and executing an evaluative study with North Texas art and regular classroom teachers of kindergarten and first grade.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Morrison, Pamela Jay Hudson
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Trade negotiations in agriculture: a comparative study of the US & the EC

Description: This study applies Destler's institutional counterweights to Putnam's two-level analysis, substituting Liberal Institutionalism and Realism for internationalism and isolationism, in a comparative case study of the roles played by the United States and the European Economic Community in multilateral trade negotiations in agriculture under the aegis of the General Agreement for Tariffs and Trade during the first half of the Uruguay round.
Date: December 1994
Creator: Gordon, H. William (Harold William)
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The Prusso-Saxon army and the battles of Jena and Auerstädt, October 14, 1806

Description: This thesis serves as a fair assessment of the Prusso-Saxon Army in the campaign of 1806. Using writings from a respected body of scholarship, various memoirs, and military regulations from the period, this thesis will present the Prusso-Saxon Army and the important battles of 1806 from a point of view more in line with the evidence.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Hallmark, James (James Carl)
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Validation of the physical activity interview with third and fifth grade children

Description: This study investigated the validity of the Physical Activity Interview (PAI) for assessing children's self-reported physical activity. Third and fifth graders wore an accelerometer and were interviewed using the PAI to determine 12-hour recall accuracy for activity.
Date: May 1995
Creator: Schultes, S. Sloan (Susan Sloan)
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Women and improvisation: transgression, transformation and transcendence

Description: This feminist study examines women's use of improvisation in discovering, creating, and articulating various self-identities. To create a theory of identity formation, two feminist theoretical positions, essentialism and poststructuralism, are analyzed and merged. This hybrid theory addresses the interplay between the self and society that women must recognize in order to form satisfying identities.
Date: August 1998
Creator: Sears, Linda R. (Linda Roseanne)
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Auditor's reporting practices for an entity's ability to continue as a going concern: the impact of SAS no. 59

Description: This study examines whether the probability of a firm receiving a going concern modified report or a standard audit report with note disclose of a going concern uncertainty has increased after the issuance of SAS No. 59. This study also examines whether the probability of a firm having no reference to a going concern uncertainty in its audit report or the financial statement notes has decreased after the issuance of SAS No. 59.
Date: August 1998
Creator: Vermeer, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward)
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The effectiveness of Say It Straight communications training with adults in outpatient chemical dependency treatment

Description: This study compared an experimental group who participated in weekly Say It Straight (SIS) sessions as an adjunct to existing treatment protocols for a period of 6-8 weeks, to a control group who matriculated in treatment without the addition of SIS training for a period of 6-8 weeks.
Date: May 1999
Creator: Hardy, Rebecca B. (Rebecca Biggerstaff)
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Jorie Graham's "The Guardian Angel of the Little Utopia": The truth of mystery and "Moonbeams in Quota"

Description: The dissertation includes a critical essay on Jorie Graham's The Guardian Angel of The Little Utopia and a full length collection of poetry entitled Moonlight in Quota. The essay is a critical examination which argues that Graham's poems question Western anthropocentric thought through her constant arrangement of particular images (flowers, yellow sky, leaves) and her subsequent questioning of such intellectual and linguistic arrangements. Graham grapples with ideas of perception, questions the historical concepts of truth and knowledge, and engages in linguistic play both musically and imagistically.
Date: May 1999
Creator: Luna-Grochocki, Sheryl
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The Gulf Cooperation Council, 1981-1994

Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze the foreign policy outcomes of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to understand the extent to which a Regional Intergovernmental Organization (RGO) consisting of developing nations is able to promote regional cooperation. Much of the literature on integration and the formation of Intergovernmental Organizations was developed with regard to western nations. These approaches are examined for their contributions to foreign policy behavior analysis and with respect to understanding why small and developing nations join such organizations.
Date: December 1997
Creator: Thackwray, Elizabeth C.
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Carson McCullers beyond southern boundaries: diagnosing "An American Malady"

Description: This study analyzes the nature of the Southern tradition and its influence on the criticism of the fiction of Carson McCullers with particular focus on the problems of determining what degree her Southern settings inhibit the interpretation of her works beyond a regional perspective.
Date: August 1998
Creator: Hise, Patricia Jean Fielder
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Admissions committee ratings as predictors of persistence in master's-level theological education

Description: This study attempted to answer the specific research question: Can the Admissions Committee Rating (ACR) of Dallas Theological Seminary be used to predict persistence in the Master of Theology program at Dallas Seminary? Concurrently, can the component parts of the ACR predict persistence more effectively then the total ACR itself, and what association, if any, do extraneous demographic variables have with persistence?
Date: December 1997
Creator: Thames, James H.
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The relationship between Piagetian developmental levels and the persuasive writing ability of third, fourth, and fifth graders

Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between children's persuasive writing and their developmental reasoning ability. The cognitive abilities of children in grades 3, 4, and 5 were analyzed as a variable while they were being instructed in persuasive writing.
Date: December 1997
Creator: Poulsen, Belinda Gae
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Shifts of focus among dimensions of user information problems as represented during interactive information retrieval

Description: The goal of this study is to increase understanding of information problems as they are revealed in interactions among users and search intermediaries during information retrieval. Specifically, this study seeks to investigate: (a) how interaction between users and search intermediaries reveals aspects of user information problems; (b) to explore the concept of representation with respect to information problems in interactive information retrieval; and (c) how user and search intermediaries focus on aspects of user information problems during the course of searches.
Date: May 1998
Creator: Robins, David B. (David Bruce)
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A guide for the preparation, analysis and performance of the brass quintet literature of Thom Ritter George, with three recitals of selected works by Bach, Bitsch, Handel, Torelli, Suderberg, Ketting and others

Description: An examination of the musical style, compositional techniques and performance practice issues of American composer Thom Ritter George with special attention paid to his Quintet No. 4 written in 1986. The document also includes a short history of brass instruments in chamber music, history of the brass quintet in America, discussion of the role of the trumpet in the quintet, overview of the composers contributions to music and brass quintet in America, discussion of the role of the trumpet in the quintet, overview of the composers contributions to music and brass quintet, and background information on the composer.
Date: May 1998
Creator: Stowman, William J. (William John)
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Paul Wittgenstein's transcriptions for left hand: pianistic techniques and performance problems : a lecture recital, together with three recitals of selected works of R. Schumann, S. Prokofiev, F. Liszt, M. Ravel, and F. Chopin

Description: Paul Wittgenstein (1887-1961) made significant contributions to the piano literature for the left hand through numerous commissioned works as well as his own transcriptions. In the transcriptions, Wittgenstein preserved the texture of two-hand music, aiming for the simulation of the original works.
Date: August 1999
Creator: Kong, Won-Young
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