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Eclectic qualities of Zoltán Kodály's Sonata, opus 8, for solo violoncello :|ba lecture recital, together with three recitals of music by Shostakovich, Biggs, Brahms, Franck, Bach, Ginastera, Martinu, and Barber

Description: The lecture recital was given April 11, 1977. The subject was Eclectic Qualities of Zoltán Kodály's Sonata, Opus 8, for Solo Violoncello, and it included a discussion of rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and formal qualities of the sonata along with conclusions and performance suggestions. The Kodály Sonata, Opus 8, was performed at the conclusion of the lecture.
Date: August 1977
Creator: Rietz, Marilyn June

A study of two staff-development techniques for teachers of adult reading in Texas

Description: This study examines two methods of in-service preparation for teachers of adult reading. The first method, known as Developing Adult Reading in Texas (DART), uses single concept modules which deal with five specific components of the reading process. The components are Comprehension, Vocabulary, Motivation, Word-Attack Skills, and Diagnosis. The modules provide for teacher involvement and focus on one reading concept at a time. The second method is defined as non-focused reading instruction. Subjects receive information of a general nature concerning the same five components of a reading process. A lecture format is used.
Date: August 1977
Creator: Radeka, Cynthia L.

Opera and the eighteenth-century wind band, a lecture recital, together with three recitals of selected works of C. P. E. Bach, B. Britten, D. Buxtehude, J. H. Fiocco, R. Malipiero, A. Marcello, W. A. Mozart, F. Poulenc, G. Schuller, R. Schumann, and A. Vivaldi

Description: The lecture recital was given on June 27, 1976. Wind band arrangements of popular opera music were commonly used for serenades and table music in German-speaking countries during the eighteenth century. Selections from J. G. Tribensee's arrangement of W. A. Mozart' s Don Giovanni were performed by a wind band following the lecture.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Hough, Robin Zemp

An analysis of the industrial arts programs in the public secondary schools of Louisiana, 1975-1976

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the status of industrial arts programs in the public secondary schools of Louisiana and perceptions of industrial arts teachers in regards to their programs. The study was a cooperative effort of the Industrial Arts Division of the State Department of Education of Louisiana.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Dunagan, Tommy S.

The effect of algebra of sets instruction as an introductory technique on basic concepts comprehension and mathematics attitude of algebra students

Description: The problem with which this study was concerned was to seek mathematics attitude changes, mathematics self-concept changes, and compare comprehension of concepts in college students enrolled in freshman algebra, when introduced to basic algebraic properties by way of algebra of sets as opposed to an axiomatic introduction.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Floyd, James Russell

The utility of an ethnic Spanish translation of the Iowa test of basic skills with second grade Mexican-American children

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of an ethnic Spanish translation of portions of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, Level 7, Form 5, with second-grade Mexican-American children to measure growth in the fundamental skills of listening, vocabulary, word analysis, reading, and mathematics.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Granado, Joe F.

A comparison of the effectiveness of microtraining, positive verbal reinforcement via immediate feedback, and traditional parent skill groups in teaching specific parent skills and improving parent attitudes

Description: This investigation concerned teaching specific parent skills and improving parent attitudes. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of three techniques and combinations of techniques in teaching specific parent skills and improving parent attitudes. The techniques considered were microtraining, verbal reinforcement via immediate feedback, and traditional parent training.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Fain, Charlotte N.

Critical incident-forced choice merit ratings as applied to professional workers using an aerospace engineering department as a data source

Description: The objective of this investigation is to begin to develop an understandable, reasonably valid, and objective merit rating system for professional workers. It is recognized that all conventional merit systems have significant shortcomings. Therefore, by using a results-oriented approach which combines the best features of the critical incident technique with those of the forced choice method, it is hoped to accomplish this goal.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Helstrom, Herbert A.

Reforming the Church of England, 1895-1919

Description: This study deals with the events after 1895 which led to a major reshaping of the Church of England's policy and organization in 1919. Those events, which included debates in Parliament, a Royal Commission, Prayer Book revision, special Church committees, and Private negotiations by Church leaders, finally resulted in the British Parliament passing the Enabling act of 1919. Significant persons and powerful influences were at work during these years to prevent, as well as promote change in the Established Church. This study will show what those influences were, and discuss persons significant in their work for or against reform.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Zimmerman, John D.

A study of the effects of personality, subculture and place of residence on college student recreation participation

Description: The problem of this investigation was to determine whether knowledge of student personality, subculture, or place of residence could predict university student recreation participation for men and women. Factors of age, marital status, class in college, and Greek affiliation were also examined for any relationship to recreation participation of university men and women.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Winfrey, William E.

Homeosteric analogues of folic acid, 8-oxadihydropteridines

Description: The introduction of heteroartoms in the pyrazine portion of the pteridine ring has produced compounds which display antifolate activity. The initial objective of this research program was to develop a convenient synthesis of the 8-oxadihydropteridine ring system and to test the resulting compounds for antifolate activity in suitable biological systems.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Dunn, Danny LeRoy

Sex-related roles, attitudes, and orientation of Negro, Anglo, and Mexican-American women over the life cycle

Description: The focus of this study is the relationship among (1) attitudes toward sex-based differentiation in adult leisure activities and socialization of boys and girls, (2) attitudes toward housekeeping, and (3) combinations of marital, maternal employment, and head of household statuses among Negro, Anglo, and Mexican-American women in three age categories and from two socio-economic levels.
Date: May 1976
Creator: DeRidder, Joyce A.

Music as idea and image in English Romantic poetry

Description: This study is an investigation of the relationships between music and the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. Particularly it focuses on the nature of their musical subject matter and musical imagery in order to determine the extent to which they were influenced by aesthetic and philosophical musical theory, generally termed speculative music.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Coffman, Sue E.

The effects of a systematic inservice training program for counselors upon the verbal interaction process and other selected outcome variables during the initial phase of counseling

Description: There were two major problems posed by this study: (1) the effects of a systematic inservice training program for counselors, and (2) the relationship between the type of verbal behavior used by the counselor and client movement.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Dever, Elneita L.

The image of the new-car dealer as perceived by the new-car buyer: a comparative study of differential attitudes

Description: The purpose of this research is to study the attitudes of new-car buyers regarding the franchised automobile dealer, to identify those factors which are the most important to the buyer when selecting the dealer, and to measure the effects of dealer competition in various sized cities on the attitudes of buyers.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Pribyl, Francis Joseph

An analysis of selected personality characteristics of guidance associates at North Texas State University

Description: The problem under investigation was a description and analysis of change in selected personality characteristics of guidance associate students during the first and second year of training in the undergraduate curriculum designed for the Guidance Associate Degree at North Texas State University.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Carrier, Jerry E.

A comparison of the performance of obese and normal subjects on a non-food directed task

Description: The problem of this study was to compare the number of trials required for obese and normal subjects to master the first new concept in a set of cards and the degree of negative transfer exhibited by the two groups on a second new concept in that same set once the first concept had been acquired.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Perlman, Wesler H.