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A Comparison of the Teaching Techniques of the Traditional School, Edyth, Tahoka, Texas, with Teaching Techniques Used in the Progressive School, West Point, Tahoka, Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to make an examination of current educational trends as found in authoritative books and magazines and to use the traditional school of Edyth, Tahoka, Texas, and the progressive school of West Point, Tahoka, Texas, as special examples for comparison. An analysis of the different techniques used and an evaluation of the merits of each will be offered.
Date: 1941
Creator: McWhirter, Zuma Westbrook

The Construction of a Dependable Instrument of Measurement in the Field of Social Sensitivity

Description: The problem of this study is an attempt to construct a dependable instrument of measurement in the field of social sensitivity. An endeavor will be made to make this instrument sensitive enough to give some degree of precision and reliability to its results. Other attempted methods of measurement applied to this quantity have given results only in scattered generalities.
Date: 1941
Creator: Middleton, Charles E.

A Cooperative Evaluation of the Instruction of Student Teachers in the Sam Houston School, Denton, Texas, for the Summer of 1941

Description: The purpose of this study is to appraise the opportunities offered to the pupils of Sam Houston school; to gain experiences through self interests and democratic procedures; to develop procedures which may determine the changes taking place in these boys and girls and thereby enable the writer to discover the degree to which the school is accomplishing its significant educational purposes. Suggestions of criticisms will be incorporated; however, it is not the intended purpose of this study to suggest or criticize.
Date: 1941
Creator: Ratliff, Joe E.

A Critical Analysis of Pre-Primers, Primers, and First Readers of Ten Series of Books Published Since 1938

Description: The problem of this thesis is to make a critical analysis of pre-primers, primers, and first readers of ten series of books published since 1938. Examination of books will be made from the standpoint of unusual interest to children, teachability, psychological, and educational soundness of their construction in promoting growth of the individual pupil and his ultimate good as a person and as a member of a social group.
Date: 1941
Creator: Tacker, Floy Alberta

A Descriptive Evaluation of the Reading Experiences of Certain Children

Description: The purpose of this study is to discover through the use of the descriptive evaluation technique information about children's reading which may be of value as suggestions for classroom teachers who teach reading in the intermediate level. It is hoped that through the use of this technique the relation of the reading level of the individual children in a fourth and fifth grade group to the reading level of the material the children would read if left to their own choice in its selection may be determined.
Date: 1941
Creator: Livingston, Thomas B.

A Descriptive Survey of the Reading-Readiness Program of the First Grades in Wichita Falls, Texas, During 1940-1941

Description: Progressive concept of education -- The education of young children today is being interpreted in terms of child growth and development. It is no longer thought of as mental training primarily, but as the well-rounded development of each individual, physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally to the extent of his potentialities.
Date: 1941
Creator: Rollins, Norma Edith

Determination of the Optimum Concentration of Sulfur Dioxide to be Used in Sweet Potato Dehydration

Description: The object of this paper is to determine the optimum concentration of sulfur dioxide to be used in the commercial dehydration of the sweet potato by this process. Attention has been given to two aspects of the problem, (1) the effect of sulfur dioxide upon the extraction of water from the sweet potato by mechanical means, and (2) the effect of sulfur dioxide upon the stability of the carotene in the sweet potato over a period of several months.
Date: 1941
Creator: Kearby, Howard Raymond

The Determination of the Vocational Opportunities for Commercial Graduates of the Smaller and Medium-Sized High Schools, Together with Suggestions for Changes in the Curricula of the High Schools for Lafayette County, Missouri

Description: The aim of this study was to suggest adjustments for the commercial curricula of Lafayette County and to determine the vocational opportunities for commercial graduates of the smaller and medium-sized high schools in a small section of central Missouri.
Date: 1941
Creator: Donohew, Leo E.

The Educational and Professional Preparation of the County Superintendents of Texas with a Suggested Criterion of Qualifications and a Plan for Effecting the Criterion

Description: The purpose of this study is fivefold: first, to determine the essential qualifications of a county superintendent; second, to show the status of the present county superintendents in Texas with reference to their education training, experience, and in-service preparation; third, to discover the effect of well-qualified county superintendents on the common school system of Texas; fourth, to show the effect of the appointive method of selecting the county superintendent on the school under his supervision; and fifth, to formulate a plan whereby Texas may secure qualified superintendents.
Date: 1941
Creator: Douglass, Charles R.

The Educational Implications of the Platonic and Pragmatic Concepts of the Good

Description: It is hoped that this exposition of the Platonic and Pragmatic systems of philosophy will aid in the understanding and interpretation of the highest Good, and what the implications are in modern education. The author has attempted to point out the identical phases and contrasting features, and to summarize the data in which research has been plentiful.
Date: 1941
Creator: Williams, Mamie

Evaluating a Junior High School Program in Relation to Purposes

Description: This is a comparative study of the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades in the Gainesville Junior High School, Gainesville, Texas, to determine the relative progress in meeting the purposes of education in an American democracy, as outlined by the Policies Commission of the National Education Association. This study is made for the purpose of ascertaining the progress made to date in the Gainesville Junior High School and for use as a guide in improving its educational standards in line with the recommendations of the National Educational Policies Commission.
Date: 1941
Creator: Robinson, William C.

An Evaluation of an Adequate Finance System for Extracurricular Activities

Description: It is the purpose of this study to discover and report educationally sound practices of activity financing and administration, with special emphasis placed on accounting. This investigation will attempt to disclose present-day common practices in financing the activities and accounting in regard to activity finances, and where advisable to make recommendations to secure more adequate procedures.
Date: 1941
Creator: Alvis, James C.