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An Evaluation of the Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Program of the Waco State Home

Description: "The purpose of this study was to evaluate the program of physical education, health, and recreation of the Waco State School from 1933 to 1940...In view of these definite results, the conclusion is made that the Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Program of the Waco State Home has been successful in the following respects: 1. It has developed normal, happy children who have a chance to become useful, self-supporting children. 2. The Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Program of the Home has met and exceeded in many respects the educational standards for such activities. 3. The Waco State Home has performed a great educational service in remolding warped, underprivileged children."--leaf 2.
Date: June 1941
Creator: Smyers, John D.

A Comparative Study of Fifty Undergraduate Men Majors in Physical Education and Fifty Undergraduate Men Majors in Other Fields at North Texas State College with Respect to Selected Personal Traits

Description: "To determine the general characteristics of the undergraduate men majors in the field of physical education and men majors in other fields...if the undergraduate men majors in physical education could be distinguished from the men majors in other fields"--4.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Oglesby, Bill

A Study to Determine the Status of Six-Man Football in the Public High Schools Under the Texas Interscholastic League in 1941

Description: "The purposes of the study were as follows: 1. To determine to what extent six-man football was meeting the needs of the small high school. 2. to determine trends in regard to the organization, administration, and conduct of the game in Texas. 3. To compile information that would serve those schools which are now playing six-man football, and those which are considering the adoption of the game."-- leaf 2.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Jones, J. Ross

A Comparative Study of the 1939-40 Living Conditions of Dormitory and Non-Dormitory Men Attending North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, Texas

Description: "The purpose of the study is two-fold: (1) to compare the 1939-40 living conditions that prevailed in the men's college dormitory with living conditions that existed in sixteen college-supervised residences for men; (2) to compare the living conditions that existed in 1939-40 in both the men's dormitory and the college-supervised residences for men with standards set up by authorities in the field of college student housing."--1.
Date: August 1940
Creator: Walker, DeVere B.

A Survey of the Leisure Time Activities of the Senior High School Girls of Big Spring, Texas

Description: "This study has two-fold purpose: (1) to determine how the senior high school girls of Big Spring, Texas spend their leisure time and the relation, if any, of certain home and community facilities and instruction as factors which govern the amount and type of leisure activities, (2) to determine whether the public schools are preparing the students for the wise use of leisure time. "-- leaf 3.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Ratliff, Mildred Mitchell

Personnel Study of North Texas State Teachers College Lettermen from 1936 to 1946 as to Military and Scholastic Attainments During World War II

Description: The purposes of this study are (1) to determine military and scholastic achievements made by North Texas State Teachers College lettermen during World War II; (2) to make tabulations of these achievements; and (3) to provide references and data on these athletes during World War II.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Curnutt, Wilburn

Evaluation of the School Plant of Arlington Heights High School of Fort Worth, Texas, as Related to Health and Safety Environment of the School Population with Recommendations for Future Improvements from 1949

Description: The writer of this thesis was assigned to teach in this community and as a result became interested in the rating of the school plant, and to realize further ambition, made the following study using as an instrument of measurement the evaluative criteria set up by the Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards, Section K.
Date: 1949
Creator: Ruggieri, Nick

A Study of the Most Prevalent Postural Deviations of Two Hundred Fourteen Children of 1946-47 and 1947-48 at Pershing Elementary School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Determine the Needs and Progress Made after the Application of the Corrective Program

Description: The special problem which the writer chose was the study of the most prevalent postural defects of two hundred fourteen school children at Pershing Elementary School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and to prepare and to administer a program of corrective exercises, and further to determine the progress made by the children after the application of the corrective program for the school years 1946-47 through 1947-48.
Date: 1948
Creator: Hibler, Zelda Faye

A Comparative Study of the Boys' Physical Education Programs in the Senior High Schools of Rusk County, Texas, and an Evaluation of These Programs on the Basis of Standards Set Up by Bulletin No. 444 of theTexas State Department of Education

Description: The underlying purpose of this study is to determine to what extent the senior high schools of Rusk County, Texas, are meeting state standards as outlined in the Texas State Department of Education Bulletin no. 444, and consequently to point out shortcomings in the program of physical education for boys in these schools in the light of actual conditions compared with recommended standards. Then, of course, recommendations will be made for the improvement of the phys' physical education program in the senior high schools of Rusk County, Texas.
Date: 1949
Creator: Hall Homer R.

A Personnel Study of the Physical Therapists Registered with the American Physical Therapy Association in a Selected Number of Southwest States

Description: The purposes of this study are, first, to obtain data on social and personal relationships of the physical therapists with possible significance for guidance for students contemplating a career in the field of physical therapy; second, to determine the professional qualifications to enter the field of physical therapy; third, to determine the areas in which a definite need for advanced training is felt by the professional people in the field of physical therapy; and fourth, to determine the occupational opportunities offered in the field of physical therapy.
Date: 1949
Creator: Holler, Joe Harold

A Study to Develop a Manual for the Teaching of Speedball to Boys of the Secondary School as a Physical Education and Recreation Activity

Description: The purpose of the study was to make available to physical education instructors and recreation leaders an instruction book that will serve as a guide in the following areas: 1. In the organization and conduct of the game of speedball for boys in secondary school in physical education classes or recreation groups; 2. In the teaching of speedball as a physical education or recreation activity for boys on the secondary school level.
Date: 1948
Creator: Mumford, W. M.

A Study of Recommended Procedures for the Care and Maintenance of Football Equipment and the Development of a Handbook of Instructions

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the best methods in relation to caring for materials that compose football equipment by studying the recommendations suggested by those who manufacture the materials; and also to report the results on information received as to how to care for and maintain the materials commonly found in football equipment. Further, the problem was to write a handbook of instructions for the care and maintenance of football equipment.
Date: 1949
Creator: DeFoor, Ira Thomas

An Analytical Study of the Training and Conditioning Programs for Football in Selected Colleges and Universities of Texas

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine what practices and policies were being used in the training and conditioning programs for football, the similarities and differences of the training and conditioning programs for football, and to recommend a training and conditioning program for football in colleges based upon the present practices of colleges and universities of Texas.
Date: 1949
Creator: McClanahan, B. Franklin

An Analytical Study of the Practices in the Administration and Conduct of Women's Fencing Programs in Colleges in Texas with the Development of a Manual on Fencing for College Women

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the number of colleges within the State of Texas which offer fencing in their Women's Physical Education Programs. An attempt was made, by mailing questionnaires to sixty-two colleges in the State, to discover the number of colleges which offer fencing, and the present practices in the teaching of fencing. Since most publications on fencing are written by the "professionals and the fencing masters," an effort has also been made to develop a fencing manual to be used by the individuals who have had the fundamentals of fencing, and as a guide to the beginning fencers in order to equip them with the necessary material for teaching and learning fencing.
Date: 1949
Creator: Rakestraw, Sammye Louise

To Determine the Background of Delinquent and Non-Delinquent High School Boys of Beaumont, Texas, to Discover their Choices of Recreational Activities and to Propose an Expansion of the City Recreation Program Based on these Choices

Description: The purpose of this problem was: (1) to study the background of the high school boys of Beaumont, Texas, both those who come under the classification of juvenile delinquents and others that do not fall under this classification; (2) to find how the boys are using their leisure time; (3) what they would enjoy doing if the opportunity was afforded them; (4) to propose recommendations for an expanded recreation program of the City of Beaumont, Texas.
Date: 1948
Creator: Shepard, Robert D.

To Construct and Execute a Program of Selected Rhythmic Activities for the Elementary Grades of Frisco Public Schools, Frisco, Texas

Description: The purposes of the study were: 1. to prepare and execute a course of study in rhythms for the elementary grades of the Frisco Public Schools; 2. to study the needs and interests of the student of the elementary grades of the Frisco Public Schools using the principles of physiology, biology, sociology, psychology, and education as a base for the study.
Date: 1949
Creator: Drain, Mildred G.

A Critical Study of the Programs of Boys' Clubs Sponsored by Organizations in McKinney, Denton, and Dallas, Texas to Determine their Significance in an Over All Guidance Program

Description: The eightfold purpose of this study was: 1. to evaluate the programs of boys' clubs sponsored by organizations in McKinney, Denton, and Dallas, Texas; 2. to obtain and study the aims and objectives of the programs of each club; 3. to obtain and study the aims and objectives of the active membership of the clubs; 4. to evaluate the programs in the light of an over-all guidance program; 5. to determine the different activities and their significance of mental, physical, emotional, economical, social, and moral phases of life; 6. to determine the social and economic status of the membership of the clubs; 7. to discover in which clubs there is a definite need for future professional preparation of adult leaders; 8. to discover the carry-over value of adolescent training through clubs into adult life.
Date: 1949
Creator: Drain, Maxie, A.

A Critical Study of the Qualifications and Duties of Counselors at a Selected Number of Girls' Private Summer Camps in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado

Description: The problem of this study was to make a critical evaluation of the qualifications and duties of counselors in girls' selected private summer camps in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado for the following purposes: 1. To determine the duties and qualifications of camp counselors; 2. To determine criteria for qualifications and duties of camp counselors; 3. To determine the opinions of camp directors regarding the duties and qualifications of counselors; 4. To determine the extent to which counselors available for these areas meet the qualifications outlined by camp directors; 5. To determine the needs of the camps for counselors from the viewpoint of the directors of camps; 6. To determine the duties and needs indicated by the directors as far as training is concerned; 7. To determine recommendations for pre-service training in physical education departments for future counselors.
Date: 1949
Creator: Dowdy, June

A Comparative Study of Recreation in State and Federal Mental Institutions in Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to make a comparative survey of recreational programs in both federal and state mental institutions in Texas. The objective, in general, is to determine which of the two types of mental institutions makes available to patients the most well-rounded program of recreation, and to determine wherein recreational facilities and opportunities in both types of institutions may be improved.
Date: 1948
Creator: Drennan, John Francis, Jr.