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An Analysis of Relations of Popularity to Certain Factors in Learning

Description: Today educators are faced with the task of shifting the aim of education from that of teaching subject matter to that of providing experiences that are effective in stimulating wholesome personality development. With this in mind the writer was interested in providing opportunities and experiences for the development of efficient, balanced, harmonious, dynamic personalities, and in observing the relationship existing between these factors, social acceptance, home environment or socio-economic status, and the intelligence quotient, and the effects of these relationships upon the child's school success or academic status.
Date: 1942
Creator: Peery, Mary Glenn Frisby

An Analysis of Six Representative Women Characters in Edith Wharton's Novels

Description: For this study, an analysis will be made of six of Edith Wharton's heroines: Lily Bart, the luxury-loving, aristocratic heroine of The House of Mirth, who was destroyed by her own class; Ellen Olenska, who neither lost nor sought an established place in New York society, since it belonged to her, and she stayed there by the sacrifice of instinct and happiness; Anna Leath, a typical product of puritan New York, who suffered from having learned so thoroughly the rules of her generation; Halo Tarrant, who took love into her own hands and defied society but felt the strength of the social convention which shuts out the woman who does not play the game according to the rules; Undine Spragg, the social adventurer, who represents ambition, which Mrs. Wharton had come to recognize as the dominant characteristic of the new woman of America; and Sophy Viner, an American girl who, yielding to temptation, is plunged into insecurity because she comes into contact with Anna Leath and the rules of her world.
Date: 1942
Creator: Wheeler, Ferrel

An Analysis of the Moral Content of Children's Literature from 1600 to 1940

Description: It is the purpose of the present investigation to make an examination of the moral content of literature taught in the schools from 1600 to 1800, from 1800 to 1900, and from 1900 to 1940, and to draw conclusions as to the values of such literature. In the literature examined in this study, both the moral content and the methods used in presentation will be considered.
Date: 1942
Creator: Boyd, Grace

An Analysis of the Objectives and Suggested or Illustrative Methods and Materials on the Subject of Reading in the Elementary Schools as Found in Seven State Courses of Study

Description: The problem of this study was to analyze the objectives and methods for teaching reading in the elementary grades as they appeared in the latest available courses of study in certain states for the purpose of determining their uniformity or lack of uniformity. An effort was made to compile data on teaching reading in order to determine certain modern trends as supplementary material for the writer's teaching aids.
Date: 1942
Creator: Bradley, Grace

Attitudes of Public School Administrators Toward the Instrumental Music Program

Description: The purpose of the present study is three-fold in its nature: (1). To determine, by means of interviews and questionnaires, the attitudes of school administrators toward the various aspects of the instrumental music program; (2). To interpret these attitudes in the light of modern music education; (3). To make recommendations for the improvement of the instrumental music program with respect to the findings of the study.
Date: August 1942
Creator: Lawhon, Hardin N. (Hardin Norris)

Biological Assay of Vitamin A of Certain Texas Foods

Description: The purpose of the present study was to compare the amounts of vitamin A in sweet potato flour with that of carrot flour and dehydrated carrots by using the biological assay method.
Date: 1942
Creator: Ballew, Jewell Elizabeth

A Chemical, Physical, and Biological Investigation of the Total Suspended and Dissolved Substances in Lake Dallas with Emphasis on Sanitation

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to determine the suspended organic matter and the total phosphorus in the waters of Lake Dallas and to evaluate these findings. Since organic matter floating in lakes is largely composed of minute plants, animals, and detritus derived from animals and plants, the fertilizing effect of phosphorus must be considered as an integral part of this problem.
Date: 1942
Creator: Eads, Ewin A.

A Comparative Critical Analysis of Beginning Piano Methods

Description: It has been the purpose of this study to examine representative beginning piano methods, as found available in published form, and to compare and evaluate them according to musical, psychological, physical, and educational standards.
Date: August 1942
Creator: Hollis, Mabel Gertrude

A Comparative Study of Pupil-Teacher Ratings of the Amount of Democracy Practiced in the William James Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas

Description: This study undertakes to measure by means of a questionnaire the spirit of democracy in the William James Junior High School of Fort Worth, Texas. The problem was the outgrowth of a personal interest in the boys and girls in the public schools of our nation and a feeling that strict application of the principles of democracy to school practices would result in happier school relationships.
Date: 1942
Creator: Mayo, Vera

Comparison of First-Hand and Vicarious Experiences in Promoting Reading Readiness

Description: The purpose of this study is to compare first-hand and vicarious experiences as means of developing those factors or traits of reading readiness that may be improved through training. More specifically, it is an attempt to measure the amount of readiness gained through the two types of experiences by two groups of first-grade children in the San Angelo Public Schools.
Date: 1942
Creator: Looney, Betty Odell

A Comparison of the Educational Philosophies of Pragmatism and Essentialism and their Effects on Education

Description: The purpose of this study was to make an appraisal of the educational philosophies, pragmatism and essentialism, and their effects upon the aims, methods, and curriculum of education. No effective effort was made to branch off into the many philosophical ramifications of the question, but the practical aspects of each philosophy were studied in order to determine how it has influenced education.
Date: 1942
Creator: Womack, Vera

Contemporary Women Poets of Texas

Description: As a teacher of American literature in high school, I have become conscious of the importance of teaching students of that age level the lore and poetry of their native state. Poems of nature or local color in their own country will hold their interest when material from more distant points seems dull and uninteresting. Through my teaching I have become interested in the poetry of the Southwest and have enjoyed reading the poetry and knowing the poets through personal interview or correspondence.
Date: August 1942
Creator: Heatly, Katherine Stafford

Contribution of the Westminster Choir Movement to American Choral Music

Description: The purpose of this survey is to evaluate the contribution that the Westminster Choir movement has made to choral music in the United States today. It is hoped after the contributions have been stated by the investigator that the important position Westminster Choir College is occupying will be better understood.
Date: June 1942
Creator: Schmoyer, Helen Cecelia