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An Evaluation of Junior High School Libraries of Texas

Description: The objective of this study are: -to list and describe activities and methods used in the junior high school libraries of Texas, -to present data regarding the administration, staff, and facilites of the libraries in junior high schools of Texas, -to determine to what extent the junir high school libraries of Texas are exceeding or falling short of meeting the standards for secondary school libraries as set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and finally, -to propose certain improvements or change to be made to conform to the Standards of the Southern Association.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Johnson, Myrtle Crawford
Partner: UNT Libraries

Evaluation of Law Enforcement and the Court System in Texas: Perspectives of Adult Protective Services Case Managers

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of Texas Adult Protective Services (APS) case managers (CM) in regard to their relationships with the law enforcement community and area courts. The sample consisted of 138 Texas APS CMs. The survey measured respondents' perceived strengths and weaknesses of their relationships with both the law enforcement community and with area courts. Items also included respondents' interest in receiving additional training and their perceptions of level of job-readiness of newly hired APS CMs. Data were analyzed quantitatively using SAS. Findings of the survey revealed high ratings of perceived teamwork on the part of the CM are associated with high relationship ratings with both area courts and law enforcement. Findings also revealed that high ratings of perceived autonomy on the part of the CM are associated with lower relationship ratings with law enforcement personnel but not with area courts.
Date: May 2013
Creator: Weaver, Matthew S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Evaluation of Materials now Available for Teaching Spanish-Speaking Children to Speak and Read English

Description: The purpose of this study is to discover and evaluate materials available to teachers attempting to solve the problems of teaching Spanish-speaking children to read English, and to make some suggestions as to the effective ways of selecting materials to be used in a locality where Spanish-speaking children attend the public schools.
Date: 1947
Creator: Read, Jennie Mae
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Matrix Training Approaches for Teaching Compound Labels to Toddlers

Description: Matrix training techniques arrange instruction for stimulus relations that facilitate emergent responding to novel stimulus arrangements, which is a phenomenon known as recombinative generalization. The current study compared two common matrix training approaches, an overlapping (OV) design and a non-overlapping (NOV) design, with respect to arranging relations targeted for training. Two, typically-developing toddlers were taught compound action-object labels in either an OV or NOV matrix training design. Results suggest that an OV matrix design facilitates recombinative generalization more effectively than a NOV design.
Date: May 2015
Creator: Wilshire, Tayla C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Methods and Objectives in Speech Teaching

Description: The problem of this thesis is to determine whether speech teachers' objectives and methods are in line with educational objectives and certain sound psychological practices and whether speech training has made any contribution to the general education of the ninth grade students in the Odessa Junior High School.
Date: 1947
Creator: Jinkins, Imogene
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Ministerial Speech Training in Meeting the Speech Needs of Ministers in the Fort Worth-Dallas Area

Description: This study attempts to determine whether available ministerial speech training meets the current speech needs of active Protestant ministers by asking: 1. In the opinions of ministers, how comprehensive was their speech training? 2. In active ministers' opinions, what are the current speech needs of ministers? 3. According to the information obtained from school catalogs and the speech departments of the schools from which the ministers graduated, what speech training is available at these institutions? 4. According to a comparison of the speech needs (given by ministers) with the available speech training (indicated by the schools): A. Does the available speech training meet the current speech needs? B. If not, what recommendations are needed?
Date: August 1964
Creator: Evridge, Dorothy J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Motion Picture Films for Use in Music Education

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to present an evaluated list of motion picture films which are related to the field of music and the teaching of music in order that both teacher and student of music may become familiar with the films which are available for use in music education and with the relative merit of each film.
Date: June 1949
Creator: Bolin, Carl B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Music Appreciation Courses in Selected Institutions of Higher Learning by Measuring Change in the Sensitivity of the Students to Form and Style in Unfamiliar Music

Description: The present study is an evaluation of music appreciation courses in selected institutions of higher learning by measuring change in the sensitivity of the students to form and style in unfamiliar music.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Smith, George Francis, 1931-
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Negative Reinforcement During Error Correction Procedures

Description: This study evaluated the effects of error correction procedures on sight word acquisition. Participants were four typically developing children in kindergarten and first grade. We used an adapted alternating treatment design embedded within a multiple baseline design to evaluate instructional efficacy of two error correction procedures; one with preferred items plus error correction and one with error correction only, and a concurrent chain schedule to evaluate participant preference for instructional procedure. The results show that there was no difference in acquisition rates between the procedures. The evaluation also showed children prefer procedures that include a positive reinforcement component.
Date: December 2014
Creator: Maillard, Gloria Nicole
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Objectives, Methods, and Materials in Fourth-Grade Social Studies as Found in Ten Courses of Study

Description: The purpose of this study is to examine literature and thought in the field of elementary social studies curriculum, to establish criteria for determining the adequacy of a fourth-grade social studies program and to examine, analyze and evaluate the fourth-grade social studies programs of ten Texas public school systems in order to determine how effectively they meet these criteria.
Date: 1950
Creator: Cleveland, Willie Mae
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Outdoor Advertising Art from 1920 to 1950

Description: For several years the author has viewed with interest the various kinds of outdoor signs. College courses in advertising art and advertising procedure, as well as practical experience in the advertising field, have increased his interest in this fascinating business and prodded him on to further investigation. With the desire to extend his knowledge of outdoor advertising and to pass on the body of his research to others who find it useful, the author has undertaken this study.
Date: 1951
Creator: Dyer, Rex
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Practices and Procedures of Book Reporting in Secondary School English Classes

Description: The purpose of the study is to make an investigation into the practices and procedures recommended and employed in making book reports in the public schools. The aim is to determine also what methods are most recommended and what practices are followed in secondary school English classes. Special attention is given to the book reporting program in the Frisco High School. Attention is given to the needs for creating a taste for good reading, the ability to interpret what is read, and to the values accruing to the intelligent reader. The reports of reading, as given by a class of secondary pupils, are analyzed to determine the methods most advisable for creating these interests and abilities.
Date: 1949
Creator: Floyd, Roberta L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Evaluation of Program Effectiveness: a Look at the Bedford Police Department’s Strategy Towards Repeat Victimization in Domestic Violence and Mental Health

Description: The primary goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a program being run by the Bedford Police Department’s Repeat Victimization Unit on domestic violence and mental health and mental retardation. The study sought to determine whether the program was effective in reducing instances of repeat victimization in domestic violence and MHMR victims. Additionally the program investigated whether or not the program was effective at reducing victimization severity, and which demographic could be identified as the most victimized. Participants consisted of 157 domestic violence and MHMR victims in the city of Bedford, Tx between November 11, 2012 to July 30, 2013. Findings indicate that levels of repeat victimization for domestic violence and MHMR are relatively low regardless of whether the victim received services through the repeat victimization program or not. Additionally the severity of these repeat victimizations remains relatively constant regardless of whether services were received through the program or not. Implications and findings are discussed.
Date: August 2014
Creator: Huskey, Michael G.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The evaluation of Project SCORE: A life skills program for an inner city high school.

Description: Project SCORE: Life Skills for Future Success, is a structured, 20-lesson curriculum, designed to help students develop academic and life skills, as well as self-responsibility, commitment, optimism, respect, and excellence. The curriculum was presented during 36, 90-minute class periods over the fall semester of the students' freshmen year. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Project SCORE at improving grades, learning strategies, self esteem and coping skills with freshmen students at an inner-city high school. In order to evaluate the program, students completed paper-pencil surveys at the beginning and end of the semester in which they were enrolled in the Project SCORE class. In addition, teachers completed evaluations on their perceptions of each student's peer relationships, classroom behavior, mood, and activity level. All teachers and students involved in the course were asked to complete an evaluation to determine their level of satisfaction with the course and areas in need of improvement. Lastly, information pertaining to grades, discipline and standardized test scores were used to determine the impact of SCORE. Participants were 333 9th grade students at a large 4A high school in Texas. Findings suggest that SCORE had a positive effect on coping resources, study skills and grades during the semester students were enrolled in the course. Specifically, students reported significantly higher levels of school self concept and improved coping resources at the end of the semester long course. Lastly, students and teachers believed SCORE to be helpful in easing the transition into high school and at teaching the various life and study skills.
Date: December 2007
Creator: Jones, Gretchen M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Public Relations as Practiced by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company

Description: This study presents a detailed analysis of the public relations organization, objectives, and practices of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Dallas, Texas. Information sources included interviews with telephone company public relations personnel, company publications, and other publications. The five chapters deal with the history and development of the company and its public relations program, and the organization, functions, and operations of the public relations department. With a long and varied history of public relations activities, the company executes numerous activities for employees, customers, educational institutions, the community, stockholders, and the media. The study recommends that the department establish a committee to formulate long-range public relations goals, initiate a management orientation program, and advertise in area high school and college publications.
Date: August 1974
Creator: Gallagher, Eddye S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Publications for the Use of Junior-High-School Art Teachers

Description: The writer, an art teacher of some experience, has felt the need for more easily accessible and more definite and tangible information concerning printed material which could be used by the junior-high-school art teacher in carrying on a program of creative art experiences. This research, "An Evaluation of Art Publications", was made in an attempt to meet this need.
Date: January 1953
Creator: Rogers, Enna Fay
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Recommended Programs for Fifth Grade Social Studies

Description: The purpose of this study is: (1) to determine a criteria for evaluating proposed social studies programs; (2) to review fifth grade bulletins in social studies from five widely separated school systems in the United States, to make an analysis of their aims, methods, and materials, and to determine whether they meet accepted professional standards; (3) to make suggestions for improving the fifth grade social studies as a result of this analysis.
Date: 1949
Creator: Ross, Emma Rebecca
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Reinforcement Effects of Preferred Items During Discrete-trial Instruction

Description: This study compared the relative reinforcing efficacy of high-preferred and low-preferred stimuli, as determined by two types of preference assessments, on acquisition rates in three children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The study also evaluated the indirect effects of preference on students’ stereotypy and problem behavior during instructional periods. Participants were presented with a task and provided high or low-preferred stimuli contingent upon correct responding. Results showed that acquisition occurred more rapidly in the highly preferred condition for some participants. Higher rates of problem behavior occurred in the low preferred condition for all participants. These results highlight the importance of utilizing preference assessment procedures to identify and deliver high-preferred items in skill acquisition procedures for individuals with ASD.
Date: May 2015
Creator: Rorer, Lynette
Partner: UNT Libraries