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A Comparison of the Holding Power of the White and Negro Schools in Fort Worth, Texas with an Analysis of the Significant Difference

Description: As a contribution to the general problem of Negro education, this study has undertaken to compare the holding power of the Negro schools and the White schools in Fort Worth, Texas, to determine whether or not there is a significant difference. It is also the purpose of the study to discover and analyze the reasons for the withdrawal and non-attendance of Negro students. A further purpose is to determine whether or not any significant difference has been achieved in the holding power of the Negro schools in the last three years by practices fostered by the Gilmer-Aiken school laws or by recent efforts made to equalize the educational opportunity afforded Negro scholastics with the educational opportunity afforded White scholastics in Fort Worth.
Date: August 1951
Creator: Evans, Charles L.

Conservative-Progressive Tendencies in Educational Theory

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is any appreciable difference in the attitude concerning questions on tendencies in educational theory between college students in elementary education and college students in secondary education, college students in elementary education and elementary teachers, elementary teachers with less than ten years of teaching experience and elementary teachers with more than ten years of teaching experience.
Date: 1950
Creator: Conger, William R.

Contributions of the Visiting Teacher to the Elementary School Program

Description: It is the purpose of this study to examine the work of visiting teachers or school-social workers in various places which have employed this service for a number of years and to determine some of the contributions which such service makes to the over-all program of the elementary school from the standpoint of services to the child, to his family, and to the teachers.
Date: 1950
Creator: Babcock, Frances M.

Criterion Analysis: a Factorial Study of School Grades

Description: It is the purpose of this paper to present a technique for analyzing grades and other criteria, and by so doing, arrive at the factors which will explain the variance of the criteria. This technique is not new; however, it has received very little use. The technique is simply that of factor analyzing a matrix of intercorrelations of variables which include the grades and related measures necessary to define the factors. The selection of the related variables is the crucial problem.
Date: 1951
Creator: Bryant, Norman Dale

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.

Determining the Extent to Which Certain Factors are Related to Morale in Church Youth Groups

Description: Many types of groups have been studied by sociometrists but to the time of the present study, church youth groups have not been measured to determine the extent of morale and the conditions or factors that influence the degree of morale. In an effort to provide this information to students of group relations and to religious leaders, this study has been conceived and conducted.
Date: 1951
Creator: Sellers, Robert Dale

The Development of the Motion Picture Program in South Marshall School, Marshall, Texas, and an Evaluation of Motion Pictures in Coordination with Third- and Sixth-Grade Social Studies

Description: The purpose of this study is to show the development of the motion picture program as a teaching aid in South Marshall School, Marshall, Texas, to determine the value of the motion pictures in the social-studies program, with special emphasis upon learning and retention of facts and general information at the third- and sixth-grade levels, and to induce all teachers of the faculty to use the motion picture as a tool for a happier and more meaningful learning experience for boys and girls.
Date: 1950
Creator: Melton, Grady

The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading

Description: The purpose of the study is to discover the maladjusted children in one first-grade classroom; to diagnose the behavior problems of the pupils by means of the case study procedure; to present methods of remedial treatment to eliminate the maladjustment; to set up a guidance program that will help individual maladjusted children adjust themselves; to provide information that will he useful to teachers in dealing with maladjusted children.
Date: 1950
Creator: Leith, Beulah Thornton

The Effect that Socio-Economic Status has upon the Intelligence and Achievement of 120 Fourth-Grade Pupils

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the effect that socio-economic status has upon the intelligence and achievement of 120 fourth-grade pupils. Ninety of the fourth-grade pupils were enrolled in the Denison Elementary Schools, Denison, Texas, and thirty of the fourth-grade pupils were enrolled in an independent school, one mile outside the Denison city limits.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Porter, Goldie Dillingham

An Effective Way of Teaching Mass Remedial Reading in the Intermediate Grades

Description: The major purpose of this study was to determine the causes for reading difficulties of a group of fifth-grade children. On this study much emphasis was placed on selecting, preparing and applying appropriate remedial measures, and to ascertain the character and the amount of improvement in reading. In this particular study much emphasis was placed on the various methods used in teaching mass remedial reading.
Date: 1950
Creator: Sauls, Dorothy Murphy

The Effects of a Democratic Program on the First-Grade Children, Houston School, Mineral Wells, Texas

Description: The problem in this study is two-fold: (1) to determine the effects of a democratic curriculum upon the educational growth of first-grade children; and (2) to show that, through living the democratic life, the first-grade children developed behavior patterns that fitted them to live more wholesome lives.
Date: 1950
Creator: Dyer, Laura Lilly

An Evaluation of Achievement Scores and Teacher Ratings of Boys and Girls in the Fourth Grade

Description: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the total achievement scores and teacher ratings of pupils in three fourth grades in Chico and Decatur elementary schools to determine differences, if any, in the rate of progress between boys and girls and in teacher ratings. A secondary purpose was to make a study of individual differences in achievement and to make a number of case studies of pupils in one school.
Date: 1950
Creator: Doyle, Melba Buttrill

An Evaluation of Courses of Study for Teaching the Social Studies in the Primary Grades

Description: The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to read and analyze professional literature to determine criteria for an adequate social-studies program in an elementary grade, and (2) to evaluate a selected number of courses of study of large-city school systems and state departments of education to determine the extent to which they meet criteria.
Date: 1951
Creator: Alford, Katherine Elizabeth Bower

An Evaluation of Filmstrips in the Teaching of Reading in the First Grade in Tom Bean, Texas.

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the use of filmstrips as an aid in teaching reading to a group of first grade children in the Tom Bean Consolidated School. A further purpose, and probably the most important as it deals with the ultimate objective of education, is the effect that visual aid has upon the behavior of boys and girls.
Date: 1951
Creator: Odle, Neva S.