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A Comparative Study of the Needs and Interests of the Students as Related to the Industrial Arts Curriculum of Highland Park Junior High School and Boude Storey Junior High School, Dallas, Texas

Description: The study sought answers to the following questions and aspects of the problem: 1. What are the interests of the students attending Highland Park and Boude Storey Junior High Schools who take industrial arts? 2. Do the present industrial arts programs of both schools encourage the development of hobbies for leisure-time activities? 3. Do the present programs provide a foundation for further vocational preparation? 4. Do the projects included in the present industrial arts curriculum encourage the students to take more industrial arts courses? 5. Are the hobbies pursued by the boys who attend Boude Storey similar to those who attend Highland Park 6. Do the students from Boude Story and Highland Park have comparable facilities for ship work at home? 7. Are the interests of the students who attend the two schools similar? 8. Is the home background of the students of the two schools similar in respect to the parents' occupations, incomes, and interests? 9. What are the occupations, as evidenced by the study, for which the students express a preference? 10. Should the projects used in the industrial arts instructional program of the two schools be similar or different? 11. Does the home background of the students have any relationship to the needs and interests of the students?
Date: 1952
Creator: Ellis, James C.

A Comparison of the Physical Development, Motor Capacity, and Strength of Anglo-American and Spanish-American Boys in El Paso High School, El Paso, Texas

Description: The problem of the present investigation may be briefly stated as follows: To make a comparison of the physical development, motor capacities, and strength of the Spanish-American and Anglo-American boys of the El Paso High School, El Paso, Texas.
Date: 1952
Creator: Yarbrough, Terrell

A Critical Evaluation of the Course for General Mathematics in Meeting the Needs of Youth as Revealed by Several Courses of Study and the Adopted Textbooks for Texas Schools

Description: This study is an attempt to determine how a course in general mathematics can satisfy some of the needs of youth. The purpose of this study is to find out how the course in general mathematics can be made to contribute effectively to pupil growth, and how well the present course is contributing to pupil growth.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Armstrong, John H.

Economic History of the Development of the Oil Industry in Southeast Texas

Description: The main body of this thesis is composed of four chapters: Chapter II is concerned with the development of the oil industry in Texas prior to the discovery of Spindletop; Chapter III deals with Spindletop; Chapter IV sets forth the later developments of the oil industry in Southeast Texas or Railroad Commission District No. 3; Chapter V is the concluding chapter, complete with summary, evaluation present status and future possibilities of the oil industry in Southeast Texas.
Date: January 1952
Creator: Kennedy, Emery L.

Epic Qualities in Moby-Dick

Description: Many critics not satisfied with explaining Moby-Dick in terms of the novel, have sough analogies in other literary genres. Most often parallels have been drawn from epic and dramatic literature. Critics have called Moby-Dick either an epic or a tragedy. After examining the evidence presented by both schools of thought, after establishing a workable definition of the epic and listing the most common epic devices, and after examining Moby-Dick in terms of this definition and discovering many of the epic devices in it, I propose the thesis that Melville has written an epic, not unlike the great epics of the past.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Russell, John Joe

An Evaluation of the Aims, Methods, and Accomplishments of Certain Teacher Organizations

Description: The purpose of this study is (1) to determine the fundamental differences in the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association and (2) to evaluate these organizations in terms of criteria basic to the organization of any group. It is hoped that a microscopic analysis and evaluation of these two teacher organizations, representing both union and non-union groups, will cast some beneficial light upon weaknesses and strong points of both groups and result in recommendations which will be of benefit in the work of individual teachers as well as to the organizations.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Reddy, Richard G.

The Evolution of Doors and Doorways

Description: It has been desired that this work will provide interested students informative reading concerning doorways as a part of architecture. It is hoped that it will be a literary contribution to the beginning architectural student and that he study will provide a point of interest for the further study of architecture and its many elements.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Griffith, Tom Jack

Extracts of Tree Leaves as Sources of Nutrition for Various Microorganisms

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to determine the possible presence and the extent of nutritional material in the extracts of the green leaves of a selected group of common trees in an effort to devise simpler and more economical, yet useful and satisfactory, culture media for the use in bacteriological laboratories, particularly those on the secondary level.
Date: 1952
Creator: Watkins, Bill Lewis