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The Comparative Effectiveness of Conventional and Programed Instructional Procedures in Teaching Fundamentals of Music

Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the comparative effectiveness of three out-of-class procedures designed to augment a conventional classroom instructional method in a course in the fundamentals of music for elementary education students. The procedures examined were (a) conventional out-of-class study assignments; (b) out-of-class individual use of a programed textbook; and (c) out-of- class individual use of a teaching machine program. This study was concerned with measures of achievement in fundamentals of music as taught to elementary education students at North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, during the 1963-1964 school year. The measures of achievement in music were limited to the pre-test of fundamentals of music and to the post test, interim test, and retention test of fundamentals of music.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Cribb, George Robert, 1927-

A Comparative Study of Two Methods of Teaching Arithmetic in the First Grade

Description: This study was concerned with determining the effectiveness of two methods of teaching arithmetic in the first grade. The primary dimension of this problem was to determine and compare the arithmetic achievement of an experimental group using the Cuisenaire program and the achievement of a control group using a conventional program for the purpose of finding which was the more efficient. The secondary dimension of the problem was to determine whether socio-economic status or sex affects the achievement which results from either the conventional or the Cuisenaire method of instruction.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Crowder, Alex B.

The Isolation of GATB Aptitude Patterns for Six Major Fields of Study

Description: The problem of this study was to isolate General Aptitude Test Battery patterns for persons who have succeeded in certain major fields of study at North Texas State University, Denton, Texas. In addition to the basic problem stated above, an effort was made to (1) determine the significance of the relationships between GATB scores and grade-point averages for all undergraduate courses taken; (2) determine the relationships between GATB scores and grade-point averages for all undergraduate courses in the major field of study, and (3) conduct a survey of all subjects selected for this study to determine their past, present and expected future fields of occupational endeavor since graduation from college and the relationship between such employment and the individual's major field of study in college.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Cullum, Felder Wilson

The Relationship between Reading Readiness and Level of Adjustment in the Intermediate Grades

Description: This investigation emphasized relationships between adjustment level in the intermediate grades and measures that differentiated it, or were related to it. Special attention was devoted to sex differences that might help account for the higher incidence of disturbance and school difficulty encountered by boys. Strong emphasis was given to investigating the postulation that physical inability to meet early school demands will be a frequent cause of failure and frustration, which might, in turn, precipitate a cycle of reading retardation and general underachievement.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Donn, Patsy A.

An Analysis of the Relationships among Sociometric Status, Teacher Ratings, and Selected Variables

Description: The focus of the present study was an attempt to provide data which would serve as a basis for improving teachers' judgments of sociometric status. In order to accomplish this, the interrelationships between sociometric choice status, teachers' judgments, and selected variables were investigated.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Elsom, Jackie Marvin, 1933-

A Study of the Restricted, Remedial, and Adapted Programs of Physical Education for Boys in Selected Public High Schools in Texas

Description: This study sought to answer the question: Are public high schools in Texas providing for the physically handicapped students? This was a descriptive study of the restricted, remedial, and adapted programs of physical education for boys in selected public high schools in Texas.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Hardaway, Robert Newton

A Study of Community Power Structure in Certain School Districts in the State of Texas and its Influence on Bond Elections

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the community power structure and its influence on the outcome of bond elections in four selected school districts in the State of Texas. The investigation of the following subproblems was necessary: 1. To determine the involvement of power structure in the decision-making process of the school district. 2. To determine the community people who have exercised the greatest influence in school matters. 3. To determine the educator's need to become cognizant of the nature of power structure. 4. To determine to what extent leaders in school bond elections are also leaders in non-school issues.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Harper, Joe W., 1922-

The Effect of Feelings of Insecurity on Personality Characteristics of Institutionalized Adolescent Boys

Description: This study was an investigation of the relationship between feelings of insecurity of institutionalized delinquent boys and the following personality variables: Ascendancy, Responsibility, Emotional Stability, Sociability, Cautiousness, Original Thinking, Personal Relations, and Vigor.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Kanady, Berlin L.

A Descriptive Study of First Admissions to a Private Psychiatric Hospital, 1940 and 1960

Description: This study compares selected social characteristics of first admissions to a private psychiatric hospital in the calendar years 1940 and 1960 with the white populations of Texas and Dallas County. In addition, this study compares selected background characteristics of first admissions to determine what, if any, change occurred in these characteristics between 1940 and 1960.
Date: May 1965
Creator: Kelsey, Martha J.

A Comparative Study of the Standards Set by the Texas Education Agency for Certification of Teachers in Physical Education for Senior High School with Those of the Accrediting Agencies in the Other States of the Southern District of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Description: The following are the purposes of the study: 1. To obtain a basis for evaluation of certification of physical education teachers. 2. To compare certification standards of Texas with those of the other southern states. 3. To develop a better understanding of the standards set by the Texas Education Agency for physical education. 4. To gain a better understanding of the standards recommended by the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Lindsey, Robert Curry

A Study to Identify Industrial Arts Skills and Understandings Needed by Graduates of Pampa High School Seeking Employment in Gray County, Texas

Description: "The study sought to answer the following questions: 1. What skills and understandings may be acquired in industrial arts courses as described in Principles and Standards for Accrediting Elementary and Secondary Schools that might be helpful to youth seeking employment in the Pampa area? 2. What is the current industrial arts program in the Pampa Independent School district? 3. What skills and understandings receive the greatest emphasis in the Pampa industrial arts program? 4. What skills and understandings associated with industrial arts do Gray County employers recommend as being helpful in the performance of jobs for which terminal students might be considered? 5. What are the employment opportunities in Gray County for Pampa Independent School District terminal students?" --p. 4
Date: August 1965
Creator: Mackey, William K.

Relationship of Mental Ability Levels to Reversal of Learning Sets by the Retarded

Description: Using postulations formulated by Harlow, very few investigators have experimented with discriminative learning in relation to various levels of human mental abilities to the pattern of forming a set. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of different levels of mental abilities on the formation of these sets, using mental retardates, and analyzing the formation of these sets and the abilities of these retardates to shift dimension of cues by reversing the response conditions.
Date: June 1965
Creator: McDaniel, Willard Vearl

Survey of Physical Education in Texas High Schools

Description: The first purpose of this study was to determine whether the physical education programs of Texas high schools met the recommended minimum requirements of the Texas Education Agency in the following areas: 1. Appraisal of fitness 2. Body mechanics 3. Conditioning exercises 4. Gymnastics 5. Weight training (modified for girls) 6. Rhythms 7. Minimum of two team sports 8. Minimum of two individual-dual activities 9. Track and field. The second purpose of this study was to determine whether the small high schools in Texas were meeting the recommended minimum requirements of the Texas Education Agency to the same degree as large Texas schools. The third purpose of this study was to determine whether the boys' physical education program in Texas high schools were meeting the recommended minimum requirements of the Texas Education Agency to the same degree as girls' programs.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Norris, Melvin Leon, 1930-

A Case Study of Union Organizing Strategies

Description: The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of a union organizational campaign among a group of women garment workers. The union that conducted the organizing drive was the International Ladies' Garment Worker's Union. The employees involved in the campaign were employed by the Russell-Newman Manufacturing Company in the North Texas community of Denton.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Oliver, John H.