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An Evaluation of the Equality of Educational Opportunity
This thesis examines the equality of physical education, health, and recreation for middle school boys in Amarillo, Texas. Data gathered at three schools in the city informed the author's conclusions.
An Evaluation of the Hebron School, Hebron, Texas
This thesis presents the results of an examination of the Hebron, Texas public schools. Specific criteria, such as home life and socioeconomic background, were used to consider the abilities and needs of students. The resulting information made it possible to determine the ability of schools to impact the lives of students.
An Evaluation of the Library Service in the Sam Houston School, Corsicana, Texas
This study is the result of an evaluation conducted at the Sam Houston Secondary School library in Corsicana, Texas to determine if the needs of students were being met.
An Evaluation of the Mineral Wells High School, Mineral Wells. Texas
This thesis offers an evaluation of the Mineral Wells, Texas high school. Fifteen hundred points associated with curriculum and school operation were evaluated to draw presented conclusions.
An Evaluation of the Valley View High School, Valley View, Texas
This study compares standards established by the Cooperative Study of Secondary Schools to the operation and functioning of the Valley View, Texas high school.
Evaluation of Vocational Guidance Practices and Techniques in Secondary Schools as Practiced by Graduates of North Texas State Teachers College
The purpose of this study was to compare practices in the secondary schools in which graduates of North Texas State Teachers College are employed with standards and techiques concerning vocational guidance which have been set up by writers in the field.
An Evaluation of Zavala Elementary School, Austin, Texas
This study is an evaluatioon of Zavala Elementary School in Austin, Texas in order to determine administration strengths and weaknesses.
Evidences of the Need of Scientific Speech Training in the Elementary Grades of the Independent School Districts of Denton County with a Suggested Program of Oral Reading
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the need of scientific speech training in the elementary grades of the Independent School Districts of Denton County. The analysis of data reveals a dire need for speech correction and other phases of speech training.
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.
The Extent of Cheating and Factors Related to Cheating in the Junior High School Grades
Thesis studying instances of cheating in junior high school. According to the introduction, the purpose of the study is: 1. To determine the extent to which pupils in the junior high school grades will cheat when allowed to score their own examination papers. 2. To determine the relation between the professed attitude toward cheating on examinations and actual cheating behavior. 3. To determine some factors related to cheating (p. 1).
The Extent to Which the Parent-Teacher Association is Achieving its Objectives in the Thirteenth District of the Congress of Parents and Teachers in Texas
The purpose of this study is to examine the relations of the different channels of the (parent-teacher) association, the functions of the association, and the work that the thirteenth district of Texas is doing through its different channels.
Factors Associated with the Out - of - School employment of Junior High - School Pupils
This study examines the effect of employment on the school life, progress, citizenship, and character of middle school children. Data for the study came from an examination of students attending middle school in Odessa, Texas.
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.
Federal Aid to Education
This thesis measures the degree to which the Federal Government has assisted formal education for children in the united States.
The Food and Growth of the Largemouthed Black Bass (Huro Salmoides) in North Texas
This thesis describes the growth and feeding habits of large mouth bass (Huro salmoides) as observed in North Texas.
The General Development of Safety Education with Special Reference to the Safety Program of the Public Schools of Dallas, Texas
"The purpose of this thesis is to show the general development of safety education in the home, the school, and the community with special reference to the safety program in the Public Schools of Dallas, Texas. In this study of the general development of safety education the writer has treated the problem in the following divisions: (1) History of the safety movement (2) Safety education (3) Public safety education (4) Safety program in Dallas (5) Home safety (6) School safety and (7) Safety program in the Dallas Public Schools. Special consideration was given to the safety program of the Public Schools of Dallas "-- leaf 1.
The Growth and Development of the Physical Education Program for Men in the Colleges and Universities of the United States of America
The purpose of this study was to compile an account of the growth and development of physical education for men in the colleges and universities in the United States. The plan was to organize the historical literature and the material obtained from the investigation in such a way as to make it of value to the institutions of higher learning in the further development of their physical education programs.
The growth and development of the recreation program of the North Texas State Teachers College from 1911 to 1939
The purpose of this study was to show the growth and development of the recreation program for men and women in the North Texas State Teachers College from 1911 to 1939. This thesis has attempted to show in chronological order that the growth and development of the year-round recreation program at North Texas State Teachers College was a result of two underlying factors; leisure time, and the innate tendency of man to express his emotions through the avenue of play.
Historical markers in Texas
The following chapters attempt to show the work that has been done toward restoration, preservation, and marking of historic spots in Texas by patriotic societies, individuals, civic groups, the Centennial Commission, and other agencies. It has not been the purpose of the writer to go into details regarding every one of the sites and individual markers, especially in instances in which several of the same type were erected. In such cases a general description of the markers is given, together with a general idea of the type of inscription that appears on them. Since so much was done by the Centennial Commission, more attention has been devoted to its activities than to those of other organizations unable to carry out such an extensive program...in many instances it has been necessary to rely upon information from magazines, newspapers, Chamber of Commerce bulletins, pamphlets, and personal letters, because of lack of recorded materials. The information obtained, however, has been weighed and carefully compared with other sources on the same subject until its authenticity is assured.
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.
The history and development of the program of playground activities in the Dallas elementary schools
This study was made to determine when and why the program of playground activities began in the elementary schools of Dallas, Texas, and how this program has developed. A study was made of the platoon school system to determine the necessity for supervised play periods, and the influence of this need on the growth of the playground activity programs.
A history of Decatur Baptist College
This is a brief history of Decatur Baptist College. The data concerning this subject have been taken from Wise County newspapers, college catalogs, college annuals, deed record books, Texas Baptist Annuals, literary publications, History of Texas Baptist by J. M. Carroll, letters, and personal interviews. This data has been carefully selected and taken from reliable sources. The material has been organized in a chronological manner under the following headings: origin of the college, material development, internal growth, and the conclusion.
A History of North Texas State Teachers College
"This thesis was written for the purpose of presenting a brief, though fairly detailed, history of the North Texas State Teachers College."--1.
History of Railway Development in China
This study attempts to provide detailed analysis of materials gathered from various sources and to an orderly presentation of facts and figures regarding railway construction in China.
History of Railway Development in China
This study has not been able to comprehend to any extent the wide range or scope of the entire subject. Rather the limitations imposed by time and requirements of the subject-matter have limited the work more to a detailed analysis of material gathered from various sources and to an orderly presentation of facts and figures regarding railway construction in China. Fundamental causes underlying many present-day conditions have been briefly noted, and it is hoped that a sufficiently broad outline of the work has been laid down to inspire others to work out specif problems along the many different lines indicated.
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.
History of the Development of the Junior Colleges in Texas
In the main there are three questions to be answered in this investigation: First, what are the motives that have controlled the growth and development of the junior colleges in Texas? Second, what are the leading events in this development? Third, what is the present state of development of the junior college movement in Texas? A survey of the existing junior college situation in Texas is presented in the first chapter, while a more detailed history of development is outlined in the later chapters.
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 Can the Educational Opportunities be Improved for the Colored Children of Rusk County, Texas?
A comparison of white and colored schools in Rusk county found that educational opportunities for colored students was unequal. A plan for improving the colored schools of the county is set forth.
How Certain Factors Which Tend to Contribute to Educational Opportunities Can Be Improved in Foard County
"The purpose of this study is to show how the educational opportunities of the children of Foard County can be improved...The educational data pertaining to the present organization of the schools of Foard County were obtained in the following manner: (1) by making a careful study of the enumeration, the enrollment, the average daily attendance, the size of the schools according to the number of grades taught, the grade distribution of the pupils, the enrollment of the pupils, the length of the school term, and the annual cost per per pupil. (2) By making a study of the teacher personnel of Foard County and of the number of teachers employed according to average attendance. (3) By investigating the tax rate for school support (4) By making a study of bus transportation, and road conditions of Foard County. (5) By making a study of the bonded indebtedness, total financial support, and total disbursement for each school of Foard County "-- leaf 1.
How Practical Arts Education has Functioned in Mexico D. F.
The aim of this study was to present a condensed and authentic report of what Mexico has done toward a practical education of the nation. It is also the aim of this study to show the development, the status, and the functioning of the Federal District. The study point out the relation and the needs of this type of education to the social and economic welfare and progress of the Mexican people.
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.
How the Child's Social Needs are Being Met in some First Grades of North Texas
This study undertook to present and evaluate the ways in which the social needs of the first-grade child are being met by teachers in North Texas. Based on the data presented in the study, eleven definite conclusions have been drawn.
How the Reading Difficulties Are Being Met in Some Fifth Grades of Tarrant County, Texas.
A study to determine the most common reading difficulties in the fifth grade in Tarrant County, Texas, to evaluate the ways they are being met, and to suggest solutions.
Indians of Southeast Texas
The following account is written to give the history of the Indians who have at one time inhabited southeast Texas, and of those who still inhabit it. The account begins with the history of each tribe as far back as any facts can be found concerning them and continues through their stay in Texas.
The Influence of Emile Zola's Naturalism on the Novels of Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
It is my purpose in this thesis to show any influence that Emile Zola's Naturalism had on the novels of Blasco Ibáñez.. Because the novels of the Spanish author contain many suggestions of the Zolaesque theory of Naturalism, many literary critics have assumed that he did obtain much of his inspiration from this source; they have even called him the "Spanish Zola." I shall try to determine how much he imitated Zola's Naturalism, and to show to what extent it is correct to call him the "Spanish Zola."
The Influence of High - School Home Economics and Science Courses Upon the Grades Earned by Home Economics Majors in College
This study compared two groups of college home economics and science students in order to establish whether or not previous experience influences ability. One group received high school education in the two areas and the other did not.
Intercollegiate Athletics in North Texas State Teachers College from 1924-12 through 1934-35
"This study deals with an investigation of men's intercollegiate athletics in North Texas State Teachers College during the eleven year period 1924-25 through 1934-35."--1.
Jonathan Swift as a Satirist
This thesis presents a the satire of Jonathan Swift's writings framed within the context of the historical events and conditions as they existed during his lifetime.
The Legal Authority and Limitations of Teachers Contracts
The purpose of this study is to determine the nature and characteristics of the contractual relathionship between boards of education and public school teachers. The purpose is also to determine by analysis of a group of contract forms the nature of the stipulations found in the average contract.
Legal Status of Labor in Great Britain and the United States
An investigation of the legal status of labor in Great Britain and the United States. The basis of labor legislation is considered, and the development of labor legislation traced in both countries. A comparison of the legal status of labor at the present time in both countries is made. - Abstract
A Limnological Study of Lake Worth
This thesis presents the results of a three year study devoted to discovering the life and phenomena found in Lake Worth near Fort Worth, Texas.
Mercury-Sensitized Photochemical Action on a Mixture of Isobutane and Isobutene
This study investigated mercury-sensitized photochemical action on a mixture of isobutane and isobutene. Flow runs of isobutane-isobutene 3.2.1 mercury-saturated gases illuminated with unfiltered radiation of mercury vapor lamp gave no detectable change to hydrocarbons heavier than C4 at reaction tempratures of 27C. and 99C.
Methods and Procedures in Determining a Recreation Program for the City of Denton, Texas
The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent the existing Recreation Program of Denton, Texas provides for the leisure time needs of the citizens of Denton. After the existing program was surveyed, the results were compared with the standards set up by the National Recreation Association for a city the size of Denton. From a comparison of the present program and the standards, an effort was made to formulate a program that would meet the leisure time needs of the citizenship of Denton.
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.
Methods of County Financing in Relation to County Government in Texas
This study aims to show the relation of the methods of county financing in Texas to the present form of county government. It argues that the present form of county government in Texas is antiquated and inadequate to meet the requirements of efficient administration of county financing.
Minor Political Parties Since 1872 and Their Influence
This study discusses the poltical parties in the United States. The writer concluded that the question whether the US will ever have a multiple party system as is maintained in European countries, can be answered only by time.
Moisture Relations of the Soils of Denton County
In this research, study was made of representative soils of denton County (Texas) with the aim of correlating various soil-moisture factors through experimental analyses. Two accepted hypotheses of soil-moisture relations have been substantiated by experiment with Denton County soils.
Molecular Dimensions
This study attempts to calculate the areas of the cross section and diameter of the CH3 group, COOH group, the length of the carbon chain, and the longtiudinal distance between carbon atoms for each of the three acids. It also attempts to develop a method of measuring the effective diameter of molecules of gases. Equations for these terms as given by MacDougall and experiments were performed and the data applied to the equation.