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Characteristics or Practices Which Contribute to Difficulties Experienced by Certain College Freshmen

Description: The purpose of this study is to make a survey of freshman classes in four Texas colleges to determine, in the opinion of first-year college students, the weaknesses in their high-school training that have operated to make their college work more difficult. Three major fields of difficulties -- subject matter of the high schools, the high-school teacher, and the high-school's part in developing habits and influencing students -- were used as a basis for the survey.
Date: 1950
Creator: Shaw, Charles Lawson

Class Piano in Relation to the Needs and Interests of the Child

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to show how class piano can meet the needs and interests of the child. Research was made to discover the development of piano from its very beginning to the present time, thereby showing the value of class piano and how old and new methods can be used to meet the needs and interests of the child.
Date: 1950
Creator: Atchison, Ruby Dale Brown

A Comparative Analysis of the Methods and Factors Employed in Grading Students in Physical Education, Typing, and English in Fifty Class "A" High Schools of Texas for the Year 1949-1950

Description: The problem of this study was to make a comparative analysis of the methods and factors employed in grading students in physical education, typing, and English in fifty Class "A" high schools of Texas for the school year of 1949-59. This analysis was of two pars. One phase gave consideration to various methods used in grading pupils. The other considered factors that go to make the whole of student grades and the percentage attached to each factor. The two phases were so interrelated that it was felt that this study would not be complete without the inclusion of both.
Date: 1950
Creator: Havenhill, Ralph

A Comparative Sociometric Ethnological Study

Description: The purpose of this study is to compare sociometric data obtained from Negro and white pupils in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade public school classrooms in Fort Worth, Texas. An attempt will be made to determine, as nearly as possible with the methods available and other limitations of this study, to what degree socialization is affected by racial factors in groups which are comparable in terms of socio-economic status.
Date: 1951
Creator: McElroy, A. L., Jr.

A Comparative Study of Achievement Made in a Phonetic and Non-Phonetic Approach to Reading and Spelling in Two First Grades

Description: The problem set forth in this investigation is to determine which of the two methods is more effective in teaching reading and spelling in the first grade. Recent investigations would lead one to believe that a phonetic approach to reading and spelling is more effective than the non-phonetic approach.
Date: 1950
Creator: Lemley, Mavarine

A Comparative Study of Achievements of Anglo- and Latin-American High School Pupils

Description: "The purpose of this study is to investigate paired groups of Latin-American and Anglo-American children in one community who have attended the public schools approximately the same number of years, to discover difference, if any, in achievement when comparable opportunities for education have been present. Achievement, in this instance, means all phases of the school program: core subject areas, vocational subjects, physical education and health, and participation in extra-curricular activities. Two source of data are utilized in this study: (1) background information concerning the status and accomplishments of the Latin-american child in Texas schools, taken from professional literature in the field and related studies; (2) primary data, consisting of test results and case studies of two selected groups of pupils in the Stuart High School in south Texas, taken from the school records and teacher-observations studies of the Stuart High School ."-- leaf 3.
Date: August 1951
Creator: Nelson, Leslie R.

A Comparative Study of Forty-Five Freshmen at Southwestern Junior College Showing What Influence Intelligence, Socio-Economic Status, Mental Health, Personality, and Manual Work Load Have upon Grades Received

Description: The purpose of this study is to see to what extent the factors of intelligence, socio-economic status, personality, condition of mental health, and manual work load have influence the grades received by forty-five freshmen at Southwestern Junior College.
Date: 1950
Creator: Craw, Frances

A Comparative Study of Personality and Achievement of Latin-American and Anglo-American Children in the Intermediate Grades of one Elementary School

Description: The purpose of this study was to compare the achievement and personality development of Latin-American and Anglo-American school children of similar intelligence in the Washington Height School, Fort Worth, Texas. This was done in order to determine if the Latin-American children had as great a chance of success in school as did the Anglo-American children.
Date: 1950
Creator: Stone, Hazel Mildred

A Comparative Study of Special Education for Exceptional Children to Determine How Adequately Texas is Meeting the Psychological and Sociological Needs of Exceptional Chidren

Description: The problem of this study may be stated as follows: (1) to establish sound and acceptable principles and criteria for the special education of exceptional children, (2) to analyze the Texas plan of special education together with the plans of certain other selected states, (3) to determine how adequately the Texas plan is meeting the psychological and sociological needs of exceptional children.
Date: 1953
Creator: Martineau, Hazel B.

A Comparative Study of the Appeal in Favorite Comics and Favorite Fiction, as Reported by Ninth-grade Pupils in the James P. Elder Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas

Description: The problem of this study is to compare certain elements of appeal in favorite comic books and favorite books of fiction read by 384 ninth-grade pupils in the J. P. Elder Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas, during a three-months period from November 7, 1949, to February 7, 1950. The purpose of this investigation is to ascertain whether the same elements of appeal are common to both types of reading, and whether they compare favorably with the findings of other investigations reported in literature on the subject.
Date: 1950
Creator: Smith, Mary Blanche

A Comparative Study of the Cost of Operating the Rural High Schools of Collin County Before and After Gilmer-Aikin Legislation

Description: Inasmuch as it has been assumed by the people of the State of Texas that the cost of operating the public school systems has risen since the Gilmer-Aikin Bills have gone into effect, the purpose of this study is to determine just what cost items have increased and to what extent. There are many cost items to be considered in the operation of a public school, and they have varied from year to year since the beginning of public school operation. This study attempts to determine those increased cost items in rural high schools which can be contributed directly to the passage of the Gilmer-Aikin Bills.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Pinkerton, Woodrow W.

A Comparative Study of the Educational Growth and Personal Characteristics of Children from Broken Homes and of Children from Normal Homes

Description: The problem herein undertaken is to compare the educational growth and personal characteristics of children from broken homes with those of children from normal homes. Plans were made to carry out the study described herein. If the broken home had any effect, could it be determined and measured in such a manner as to draw reasonable conclusions? An investigation was made to determine the effect, if any, which the broken home was having on the children in the school.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Peters, William Edward

A Comparative Study of the Reading Ability Scores of Boys and Girls in the Third Grade of the Graham, Texas, Elementary School

Description: For eighty years psychologists have investigated problems touching upon reading ability. It is the purpose of this study to determine if there is any significant difference in the reading ability of boys and girls in the third grade. If such differences are found to exist, an attempt will be made to explain the cause.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Range, Ruby

A Comparative Study of the Scholastic Achievement of Junior High School Boys Who Work after School and Those Who Do Not

Description: In this particular study the problem is to determine the influence working after school hours has upon a group of junior high school boys. This study is concerned with comparisons in subject matter achievement, self and social adjustment, and behavior records and ratings. It is the purpose of this study to make these comparisons with boys who work after school and those who do not.
Date: 1950
Creator: Trusty, Ruby

A Comparative Study of the Social and Academic Status of a Group of Kindergarten and Non-Kindergarten Children in the Second Grade of a Garland, Texas, Elementary School

Description: The problem of this investigation is to make a comparative study of a group of second grade children to determine, if possible, whether the child who attends kindergarten has any advantage over one who does not attend. Three phases of development are dealt with: behavior and social adjustment to second grade, mental maturity, and scholastic achievement in the second grade.
Date: 1950
Creator: Lyles, Leola E. Taylor

A Comparative Study of Two Methods of Teaching Eighth-Grade Social Studies in the Granbury Elementary School

Description: The major purpose of this study was to compare the progress made by a group of children taught by the experience method of teaching with a group taught by the old textbook method, to determine whether the experimental group would show as much gain in academic knowledge as the control group, and in turn gain the other desired traits of the present-day personal and social needs.
Date: 1950
Creator: Baccus, Nettie

Comparison in Achievement of Pupils Participating and Not-Participating in a School Lunch Program

Description: The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the achievement records and personality status of a matched group of pupils in the Lake Dallas elementary school to determine what effect, if any, participation or non-participation in the school's hot lunch program has on grade progress and disposition of the pupils. Attention is given to individual studies of pupils and to outcomes of instruction.
Date: 1951
Creator: Robinson, Ollie Scott

A Comparison of Bus and Town Pupils in Educational Progress

Description: The problem of this thesis is to determine the progress made by a group of bus and town pupils in the second grade and should indicate whether or not riding the school bus is detrimental to the academic achievement, behavior development, and personality development of the individual.
Date: 1951
Creator: Weatherred, Bernice Allene