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An Historical Perspective Accompanying The Development of A Program in Humanities for the Junior College Curriculum
The volume contains a view of history based on ten time-zones. The countries of the world and the achievements in varied fields of learning are scanned in such a way as to present a general overview. Within this overview are summaries of work in certain fields, and there are glimpses of single individuals and events.
An Evaluation of the Leadership Education Program of the Methodist Church in the Central Texas Conference
The problem of this study is to compare the present practice in the field of leadership education in certain representative local Methodist Churches in the Central Texas Conference with 1) the procedures recommended by the Methodist Church, and 2) the specific needs of the local churches.
The Relationships between Eight Situational Factors and High and Low Scores on the Leadership Behavior Dimensions of Instructional Supervisors
The problem of this study was to determine whether there is a significant relationship between certain situational factors and high and low scores on the leadership behavior dimensions of industrial supervisors. The behavior dimensions studies were the two dimensions of Consideration and Initiating Structure, as measured by the instrument used in the study.
An Experimental Study of Critial Thinking in Student-Centered Teaching
The problem of this study was to determine the effectiveness of student-centered teaching in producing significant changes in certain critical thinking abilities among selected freshmen students at North Texas State College.
The Relationships between Teacher Morale and the Ability to Establish Rapport with Pupils and Other Selected Variables
The problem of this study was to determine and analyze the relationships between teacher morale as determined by the Group Dimensions Descriptions Questionnaire and the ability to establish rapport with pupils as determined by the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory. The purpose of this study was to discover possible implications from the relationships between teacher morale and the ability to establish rapport with pupils and other selected personal and professional characteristics.
A Study to Determine the Adequacy of Texas Public School Transportation Service and Support Under the Foundation Program Act
The problem of this study was to evaluate the quality of service and the adequacy of financial support by the State of the Texas public school transportation system and to indicate what improvements, if any, are needed in order to met ideal standards.
A Field Follow-Up Study of Beginning Elementary Teachers
The present study was made to determine the relationship between the level of teaching effectiveness of beginning elementary teachers and three individual characteristics of prospective teachers. A secondary purpose was an attempt to improve the service rendered by the School of Education at North Texas State College, Denton, Texas, in the selection and guidance of students who indicate a desire to enter the program for preparing elementary teachers.
Factors Related to Change of Major by College Students
The problem of this study is to discover what factors are associated with change of major in college students. Questions that need to be answered are (1) Is academic success or failure related to change of major? (2) Is mental ability associated with change of major? (3) Is change of interest related to change of major? (4) Are there reasons that are personal and peculiar to the individual that are associated with change of major? (5) Is inadequate occupational information related to change of major? (6) Do social reasons such as a desire for a vocation with greater prestige, increasing interest in being of service to people, or having to conform to the wishes of parents and relatives relate to change of major?
Relationships between Personality and Leader Behavior of Elementary School Principals
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between certain personality traits and leadership actions of elementary school principals. To achieve this purpose it was necessary first to obtain a description of the leadership actions of elementary school principals. Second, it was necessary to obtain data concerning the personalities of these elementary school principals. Third, the significance of the relationships between personality and leadership actions was tested statistically. Fourth, the significant relationships between personality and leadership actions were expressed in the form of mathematical equations so that predictions concerning leader behavior could be made.
Development and Validation of a Sound Plan of Reorganization of the Public School Districts in Texas
The problem of this study was to develop and validate a sound plan of reorganization of the public school districts in Texas. It may best be stated if considered as two subproblems: (l) to develop and validate criteria for reorganization of public school districts in the light of sound guiding principles; and (2) to devise a plan for school district reorganization In Texas in the light of the criteria established.
Comparison of the Change in Attitudes toward Youth of Two Selected Groups of Student Teachers
The problem of this study was to compare the attitudes toward youth of students enrolled in two selected programs of student teaching at North Texas State College.
The Relationship between Certain School Practices and Dropout Rates of the High Schools of Arkansas
The problem of this study was to determine the relationship between dropout rates of the high schools of Arkansas and certain school practices.
The Interrelationship of Secondary Student Teacher's Sociability, Teaching Field, and Method of Instruction
This problem involves an effort to determine the interrelationship of groups of secondary student teachers' sociabilities, first teaching field choice and preference of lecture or group method of instruction.
Predicting Achievement in a Graduate School of Education
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between selected criteria and academic achievement in graduate studies leading to certain master's degrees in education at North Texas State University. The major areas in education which were included were Elementary Education, Elementary School Administration and Supervision, Secondary Education, Secondary School Administration and Supervision, and Physical Education. Graduate grade-point average was used as the criterion for academic achievement.
The Effectiveness of Composite Predictors of Reading Success in the First Grade
The problem of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of certain predictors of reading success and to determine which combination of these predictors was most reliable in predicting reading success.
The Relationship between Principal's Evaluations of Professional Behavior Characteristics of Secondary School Teachers and These Teachers' Self-Descriptions
The problem of this study was to ascertain the relationship between secondary school principals' evaluation of professional behavior patterns of secondary teachers and these teachers' self-descriptions.
The Teacher as a Character in American Drama
The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate the teacher as represented through characters in successful American commercial drama.
Relationships between Patient Motivation for Physical Rehabilitiation and Subscales on the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule
This study was concerned with the relationship between patient motivation for treatment in three of the various therapy sections of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service of the Veterans Administration General Medical and Surgical Hospital, Long Beach, California, and needs as measured by the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule. Of the six therapies under the direction of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service consideration was given to the following: Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), and Corrective Therapy (CT)
A Measurement of Social Studies Achievement in the Primary Grades
The problem of the study was to develop an instrument to measure achievement in social studies in the primary grades.
A Comparison of Two Methods of Listening and Reading Training in an Eighth Grade Language Arts Program
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of two methods of listening and reading instruction when used in the language arts programs at the eighth-grade level as related to listening, reading, study skills, and English achievement. Two groups were studied; one was an experimental group receiving programed material present by the Listen and Read Program and a control group receiving instruction through the regular classroom program.
A Description, Analysis and Evaluation of Three Approaches to the Teaching of Reading
The problem is to describe, analyze, and evaluate three approaches to the teaching of reading in grades one through six in selected school districts in a California county. The three approaches are 1) the Basic Reading Approach, 2) the Individualized Reading Approach, and 3) the Language Experience Approach to reading.
Personal Characteristics in Secondary School Social Studies Student Teachers as Related to Certain Measures of Potential Teaching Behavior
The purpose of this study was to search for relationships of certain personal characteristics (authoritarianism, philosophy of social education, and instructional preferences) of a representative group of social studies student teachers to measures respectively of a) their classroom behavioral traits, b) their classroom teaching activities, and c) their pupils' classroom behavior.
Textbook Suitability for the Industrial Arts Program in Texas
The problem of this study was to determine the degree of suitability for instructional purposes of the state-adopted industrial arts textbooks in a sound industrial arts program in the public secondary schools of Texas.
The Relationship between Personality Traits and Preferences for Instructional Methods
The purpose of this study is to develop an instrument that will measure student preference toward different classroom teaching methods; and to test whether significant differences exist between each of the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey scales for individuals preferring group-oriented and lecture-oriented instruction.
Effectiveness of the Undergraduate Curriculum in Teacher Education in Developing Desired Teaching Competencies
The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate the competencies that a person who desires to teach should possess in order to be an effective classroom teacher. Identification of these competencies will be made from evidence obtained through a consensus of student's opinions, these opinions to be solicited from students currently enrolled in courses required for a major in elementary education, and from the consensus of faculty members who ware currently teaching these courses.
The Academic Dean and His Role in the Improvement of Instruction
The purpose of this study was to determine changes in practices and beliefs which would be needed by certain academic deans to provide a sound program for the improvement of college instruction.
Family Occupational Status of Elementary Public School Teachers and Differential Behavior of Teachers Toward Children of Different Occupational Status Families
Are elementary public school teachers who have been upwardly mobile occupationally more helpful, as measured by Anderson-Brewer "Dominative-Socially Integrative" observation scheme, to children of lower and upper occupational status families than teachers who have not engaged in upward occupational mobility?
An Analysis of Junior Executive Training Programs in Department Stores in Texas
The problem was to determine the significance of various relationships between job-performance ratings and selected factors associated with the college curricula of junior executive trainees. Job-performance ratings were made by personnel directors and immediate supervisors of college graduates enrolled as participants in junior executive training programs in department stores in Texas.
An In-Service Educational Program for Beginning Teachers of Spanish in the Elementary Grades
The problem of the study was to determine the effectiveness of an in-service education program as a means of providing qualified foreign language teachers for elementary schools. Specifically, the problem was concerned with a statistical comparison of the achievement of two groups of pupils. One group was composed of fourth-grade pupils who were taught Spanish by teachers who had had a maximum of three college hours in Spanish and who had participated in an in-service education program. The other group was composed of fourth-grade pupils whose teachers had had a minimum of twelve college hours in Spanish but had not participated in an in-service education program.
A Study to Determine the Differences in Gains in Reading Ability between Two Methods of Instruction in Language Arts
The purpose of this study was to determine the differences in gains in reading ability for two seventh-grade groups taught by two different methods of instruction in language arts. The two methods were: 1) instruction with a reading-improvement program utilizing the SRA Reading Laboratory, and 2) regular instruction in language arts.
Considerations in Selecting, Developing, and Validating Laboratory Experience Units in General Biology for Prospective Elementary School Teachers
The primary purpose of this study was to develop the considerations and techniques for the selection, development, and validation of laboratory experience units in general biology for prospective elementary school teachers. The completed laboratory experience unites developed in this study may serve as resources of activities for college instructors who teach general biology to undergraduate majors in elementary education. For purposes of this study the laboratory experience unites were centered about those principles of general biology which an elementary school teacher should understand in order to teach about plants and animals.
Relationship between Aptitudes and Major Fields of Study
As new measures of aptitude are devised, their implications to education are a fertile source for research. All facets of aptitudes as they relate to education are explored. This study is concerned with such exploration in that it investigates the relationships between aptitudes, as measured by the General Aptitude Test Battery and selected major fields of study at North Texas State College, Denton, Texas. The major fields of study selected for this research are Accounting, Business Education, Elementary Education, Industrial Arts and Marketing.
A Plan of Christian Higher Education for Arkansas Baptists
The primary problem in this study was to develop a comprehensive long-range plan for Arkansas Baptists to use as a guide in meeting their needs in the field of Christian higher education. These needs were viewed in two ways: 1. Need as related to the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education of Southern Baptists; 2. Need as related to the number of persons to be served.
An Analytical and Descriptive Technique for Rating Student Teachers
The problem of this study was to develop an analytical and descriptive technique for rating the performances of student teachers. In order to arrive at a solution to this problem, the following sub-problems were to be solved; namely, 1. To develop and validate a set of criteria for describing and rating the performances of student teachers; 2. To develop and validate a descriptive rating scale utilizing those criteria; 3. To develop a technique for using this descriptive rating scale; 4. To establish reliability of the instrument and to demonstrate the ability of the instrument to perform its intended functions.
A Study to Determine the Relationships between Growth in Interest and Achievement of Hight School Science Students and Science Teacher Attitudes, Preparation, and Experience
The problem of this study is to determine the relationships between (1) growth in interest and achievement of high school science students and (2) attitudes, preparation, and experience of science teachers. The study encompasses grades nine through twelve, inclusive, in a sample of Texas accredited public high schools.
The Relationship of Leadership Experiences in High School to Leadership Participation in Community Activities
The problem of this study was stated in the form of a question: What is the relationship of leadership roles occupied in high school to leadership roles occupied during the first ten post graduate years and what are the possible implications for the improvement of education for leadership? The accepted hypothesis was that the occupying of leadership roles in high school does lay the foundation for occupying community leadership roles.
A Study of Certain Variabiles and their Implication in the Vocational Rehabilitation Training of Veteran Trainees
When one group of disabled individuals finishes their vocational rehabilitation training programs and another group, almost as large in number, fails to complete their courses one wonders whether there are significant differences in the two groups. The problem in this study is to determine if the two groups differ significantly in certain identifiable characteristics. The identifiable characteristics are some important objective variables that are utilized in the vocational rehabilitation training of disabled veterans.
An Evaluative Study of Physical Education Activity Programs for Boys in Selected Junior High Schools of Texas
The problem undertaken in this study was to evaluate the activity phase of boys' physical education programs in selected junior high schools of Texas. As a result of visitation and observation in a number of public junior high schools in the capacity of supervising teacher for physical education majors, it appears that many physical education programs were little more than loosely supervised play periods. Apparently there was room for improvement of these programs but a method for making judgments and recommendations required some type of measuring device. However, an examination of several existing measuring techniques failed to reveal any one devoted to the junior high school level or one concerned primarily with the activity program. As a means of improving existing programs, it was concluded that some new form of evaluation must be designed.
Measures of Local Fiscal Ability to Supoort Public Schools
The primary purposes of this study are fourfold, namely: (1) to summarize the writings of specialists in school finance and public finance which are judged to have significance concerning the nature, source, control, and measurement of local fiscal ability; (2) to develop an analytical evaluation of the "bases" of the proposed measures; (3) to develop a criterion of the relative taxpaying ability of Arkansas counties in terms of the actual valuation of real property; and (4) to determine the significance of the association among the three measures and the relative significance of the degree of relationship of each measure to the criterion.
The Relationship between Dominative-Integrative Classroom Behavior and Selected Measures of Socio-Civic Attitudes of Students Preparing to Teach the Social Studies
The purpose of this study was to make as analysis of the relationship between dominative-integrative classroom behavior and the mean scores on selected measures of socio-civic attitudes of students at North Texas State College preparing to teach the social studies during the year 1960-61.
An Analysis of the Utilization of the Sick Leave Program by Teachers in a Large City School System and a Test of the Program's Adequacy
This study was designed to determine the utilization of the sick leave program of a large city school system by teachers according to sex, age, experience, tenure, training, residence, and teaching assignment, and to determine if current sick leave allowances were adequate.
The Relationship between Developmental Task Situations and Children's Interests in Stories
The problem of this study was to determine what relationship, if any, exists between middle-grade children's general and expressed interests in certain stories contained in selected reading textbooks and the developmental value of the stories. Specifically, three sub-problems were involved, as follows: 1. To determine the developmental value of certain stories found in selected reading textbooks. 2. To determine the general and expressed interests of children in the stories. 3. To compare the general and expressed interests of the children in the stories with the developmental value of the stories.
A Study of the Elementary School Principalship in Texas
It was the purpose of this study to determine the present general status, thought, and practice of the elementary school principalship in Texas public school districts. More specifically, the problem was fourfold in nature: 1. To study the professional characteristics of the Texas elementary principal through an analysis of factors related to (1) his position, {2) his professional characteristics, and (3) his major responsibilities. 2. To evaluate certain aspects of the status, thought, and practice of the Texas elementary principal in light of what is considered most desirable in recent literature in the field to determine to what extent the Texas principal reflects the moat desirable characteristics. 3. To compare certain aspects of the present principalship with similar characteristics as found in previous studies of the Texas elementary principalship in order to determine trends. 4. To compare certain aspects of the Texas elementary principalship with the same aspects of the elementary principalship as described in a recent national study, in order to determine similarities and differences.
A Comparative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Group Guidance and Individual Counseling with Freshmen
The primary objective was to investigate the effectiveness of short-term group guidance and short-term individual counseling with freshman college students. The design utilizes the method and procedure of comparing similar groups of students who received group guidance, students who received individual counseling, and students who received no counseling or guidance. A comparison of the ratio between self-ratings and objectively evaluated test scores before and after the study served as the basis for determining the effectiveness of the experimental variables.
The Relationship between Achievement Motivation and Academic Achievement in Elementary School Children
This study was made to determine the relationship between n Achievement, the McClelland technique measure of achievement motivation obtained from picture-story protocols, and academic achievement in elementary school children. The California Achievement Tests Battery was used as the criterion for academic achievement.
The Evaluation of Youth Workers in Institutions for Juvenile Delinquents
The purpose of the study was to determine trends between selected factors in the study. Trends between thirty position qualifications and proficiency with children, proficiency with staff, education, age, sex, and length of service were examined, trends between the type of institution, areas of duty, and general proficiency were also examined.
Requirements for Successful Ministerial Service in the South Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Church
The major problem of this study is to identify through the use of the Critical Incident Technique the main requirements for successful ministerial service in the South Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Church, insofar as these requirements can be determined through lay observations and judgments. The following sub-problems are closely related to the major problem: 1. What special demands are made upon the minister by special subgroups within the church--e.g., youth, women's groups--in regard to pastoral behavior? 2. How important are the roles assigned to the minister by the church itself--e.g., preacher, teacher, counselor, visitor, administrator, priest? 3. Do churches of varying sizes differ in their expectations of the Ministerial office--e.g., do large churches place greater emphasis upon preaching? 4. Does educational training and/or the salary of the minister correlate with the number of successful incidents reported by respondents?
The Effects of Selected Auditory Stimulation upon Learning Typewriting
The problem of this study was to determine the effects of typewriting practice with selected auditory stimulation on student achievement in typewriting. It included the following sub-problems: 1. Determining the extent to which typewriting practice with selected auditory stimulation affected ability to compose at the typewriter. 2. Determining the extent to which typewriting practice with selected auditory stimulation affected ability to typewrite from dictation. 3. Determining the extent to which typewriting practice with selected auditory stimulation affected ability to typewrite from copy.
The Appropriateness of Teaching Certain Religious Concepts to Children Between the Ages of Six and Twelve
The problem for this study is to determine the appropriateness of presenting the concepts contained in the "Objectives of Christian Teaching and Training" to children ages six through twelve. The appropriateness of presenting these concepts will be based upon a comparison of research figures with the "Objectives of Christian Teaching and Training."
A Comparison of Learner-Centeredness in Teacher Attitudes and Verbal Behavior
The problem of this study was to determine whether teachers' attitudes as revealed by responses to an attitude instrument reflect teachers' classroom behaviors as implied by a behavior record of verbal comments to pupils. This research, in effect, was a check on the predictive validity of the attitude instrument used in the study, the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory.