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A Study to Determine an Adequate Program of Readiness for Texas History
This study will attempt to determine an adequate program of readiness for Texas History.
A Study of Unsatisfactory Adjustment of Pupils in a Third Grade
The purpose of this study is to find the factors that cause maladjustment for third-grade pupils and to find means of eliminating or reducing the causal factors, thereby eliminating the unsatisfactory adjustment.
An Evaluation of Achievement Scores and Teacher Ratings of Boys and Girls in the Fourth Grade
The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the total achievement scores and teacher ratings of pupils in three fourth grades in Chico and Decatur elementary schools to determine differences, if any, in the rate of progress between boys and girls and in teacher ratings. A secondary purpose was to make a study of individual differences in achievement and to make a number of case studies of pupils in one school.
An Evaluation of Methods of Reporting Grade Progress in a Selected Number of Schools
The purpose of this study is to make an evaluation of the type of reports on pupil progress made by a selected number of elementary schools in Texas to determine the extent to which the reports meet criteria for reporting grade progress to parents.
The Evaluation of a Library Service Program Designed to Increase Recreational Reading Among Elementary School Age Children
The problem in this study is to evaluate a library service program designed to increase recreational reading among elementary school age children.
Integrating Art with Other Subjects in a Fifth Grade of the Robert E. Lee School in Denton, Texas
The purpose of this study was threefold: (1) to develop an integrative program using art as its core which was put into effect in one of two fifth grades in the Robert E. Lee School in Denton, Texas, (2) to develop criteria for evaluating an art program used as an integrating agent, and (3) to evaluate the program in terms of the criteria and in outcomes in achievement in subject matter.
The Value of the Tachistoscope in the Reading Program on the Seventh Grade Level
The problem of this study is to determine the value of the tachistoscope in the reading program of students at the seventh-grade level.
Criterion Analysis: a Factorial Study of School Grades
It is the purpose of this paper to present a technique for analyzing grades and other criteria, and by so doing, arrive at the factors which will explain the variance of the criteria. This technique is not new; however, it has received very little use. The technique is simply that of factor analyzing a matrix of intercorrelations of variables which include the grades and related measures necessary to define the factors. The selection of the related variables is the crucial problem.
A Sound Basis for Interaction among Community Agencies
The purpose of this study is (1) to determine the need for a creative program of interaction among the various community agencies, and (2) to determine the sound processes to be used in bringing about desirable social change through interaction among the agencies. Improving social conditions that affect the welfare of youth in the community is the primary concern of this study.
A Study of the Personal Problems of the Ninth-Grade Students in the Schools of Denton, Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine what problems the ninth-grade students of the North Texas Demonstration School at Denton, Texas, and the Denton Junior High School, say concern them most and to make some recommendations for helping students solve these problems.
Helping Unsociable Second-Grade Children Become More Sociable
The problem of this study is the attainment of social progress by second-grade children. In substance, the problem is "How sociability can be developed in unsociable second-grade children." Since it is generally conceded by modern educators that the most important outcome of education is the child's ability to attack his life problems and to solve them satisfactorily to himself and to the society wherein he lives, this problem is deemed worthy of consideration.
The Relationship between Intelligence Test Results and Achievement in Latin-American Children
The purpose of this study is to investigate the accuracy of intelligence tests when they have been prepared for Anglo-American children and applied to Latin-American children and to find the type of test that is best for Latin-American children.
A Comparative Analysis of the Methods and Factors Employed in Grading Students in Physical Education, Typing, and English in Fifty Class "A" High Schools of Texas for the Year 1949-1950
The problem of this study was to make a comparative analysis of the methods and factors employed in grading students in physical education, typing, and English in fifty Class "A" high schools of Texas for the school year of 1949-59. This analysis was of two pars. One phase gave consideration to various methods used in grading pupils. The other considered factors that go to make the whole of student grades and the percentage attached to each factor. The two phases were so interrelated that it was felt that this study would not be complete without the inclusion of both.
The Effects of a Democratic Program on the First-Grade Children, Houston School, Mineral Wells, Texas
The problem in this study is two-fold: (1) to determine the effects of a democratic curriculum upon the educational growth of first-grade children; and (2) to show that, through living the democratic life, the first-grade children developed behavior patterns that fitted them to live more wholesome lives.
An Evaluation of an Evolving Curriculum in the Dallas Elementary Schools
The problem of this study is a critical evaluation of some of the objectives and practices in the development of an evolving curriculum in the Dallas Elementary Schools. The criteria are based on the implications found in the study of the ideals of a democracy and the psychology of human growth and learning.
The Organization, Place and Significance of a Rhythm Band in the Elementary School Curriculum
The need for more efficient and comprehensive teaching in the field of rhythms justifies the writer in making a more thorough study of the organization, place and significance of a rhythm band in the elementary school curriculum.
Improving Reading in a Third Grade
The purpose of this study is to determine and evaluate a third grade reading program that will increase the individual child's reading ability and will stimulate maximum progress during a period of nine months. It is believed that through the development of this program a larger number of the children in this particular group will be able to make the transition from the primary type of reading to the intermediate level at the end of their third year in school.
A Beginning Program of Vocational Guidance through the Commercial Department of Sweetwater High School
The purpose of this thesis is to present a beginning program of vocational guidance through the commercial department of the small high school. Guidance, whether in the field of personality, education, health, financial, or occupational guidance, must be developed over a period of months and years. This study will deal only with the personnel, activities, and materials needed to introduce such a vocational guidance program.
The Present Practices of School Business Managers in the Schools of Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine the present practices with respect to business managers in the school systems of Texas. This study attempts to determine from present practices what the business manager's duties and qualifications are; what the scholastic population of a school should be in order to employ a business manager; what the relationship of the business manager to the superintendent and the school board is; what experience and training the business managers have had; what the salaries of business managers are; what the trends in the employment of business managers are; and from what fields business managers are drawn.
A Measurement of the Popularity of the Extra-Curricular Activities in Cleburne High School, Cleburne, Texas, with the Relationships of Certain Factors to that Popularity
The purposes of this study are: (1) to determine the popularity of extra-curricular organizations existing in the school as a means of indicating the successful and the unsuccessful groups in the school, (2) to establish the relationships of certain factors to the popularity of the activities so that efforts may be made to improve less successful activities, (3) to discover the extent and the popularity of social activities provided by the city of Cleburne, Texas, for the high school students in order that administrators of the school may have more insight into the extent of the need of high school students for social activities sponsored by the school.
A Comparative Study of the Scholastic Achievement of Junior High School Boys Who Work after School and Those Who Do Not
In this particular study the problem is to determine the influence working after school hours has upon a group of junior high school boys. This study is concerned with comparisons in subject matter achievement, self and social adjustment, and behavior records and ratings. It is the purpose of this study to make these comparisons with boys who work after school and those who do not.
Interest and Personality Patterns of Experienced Teachers
The purpose of this study is to determine and analyze interest and personality patterns of experienced teachers as measured by certain standardized tests.
A Comparative Analysis of Adopted Textbooks in Social Studies in Texas from 1913 to 1949
The purpose of this study is to make a comparative analysis of the adopted textbooks for the sixth and seventh grades in social studies in the public schools of Texas from 1913 until the present time, 1949, to determine changes in concepts of presenting and teaching social studies during this time.
Relationships Between Physical Skills and Total Adjustment of Junior High School Boys
The problem in this study is to show the possible relationship between improved physical skills and the total adjustment of boys at the junior high school level. A limited number of boys selected from the seventh and eighth grades who were without adequate physical skills were given special assistance for improving such skills, and a record was kept of the procedure and possible results of this instructional program.
A Study of Dropouts in the Secondary Schools of Port Arthur, Texas
The purpose of this study was to investigate the problem of dropouts or withdrawals among the pupils of the secondary schools of Port Arthur, Texas. It was hoped that some significant information could be compiled as to the reasons why such students in this particular city leave school before high-school graduation, and that academic, environmental, and personal factors might be identified in their relationship to the causation of dropouts or withdrawals.
A Report and an Evaluation of an Internship Program in Speech Education
This thesis describes the experience of a graduate speech student as an intern during the 1949-1950 school year at North Texas High School.
An Evaluation of the Gilmer-Aikin Law as to Its Soundness Financially and Administratively
The problem of this study is to determine the soundness of the Gilmer-Aikin Law financially and administratively. No attempt will be made to apply the principles of the law to any particular area or school district, but the law will be considered as a whole as it will apply to the schools of Texas in general.
A Survey of Supervisory Practices to Determine the Extent to Which they Meet Recommended Practices and Procedures
The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the qualifications and supervisory practices of a selected number of supervisors in counties, cities, and special subjects, to determine the extent to which they meet recommended practices and procedures in supervision. Attention is directed to the types of supervisors, to training and experience, to planning the supervisory program, to methods of facilitating teacher growth, to methods of improving instruction, and to methods of evaluating instruction.
A Study to Determine a Sound Approach for Curriculum Improvement
The purpose of this work is to determine a sound approach for curriculum improvement. In fulfilling that purpose, it is proposed: (1) to survey the various historical approaches to curriculum construction and to review briefly present curriculum practices; (2) to establish sound criteria of curriculum improvement based on the outside approach or the approach from without; (3) to apply these principles and criteria to a program of curriculum improvement.
An Evaluation of the Elementary School Program of Carlsbad, New Mexico
The purpose of this study was to make an evaluation of the elementary school program of Carlsbad, New Mexico, so that as clear and accurate a picture as possible might be obtained of present practices, to compare these practices with acceptable educational information and philosophy of the present time, and to make recommendations for improving the school program. The results of the study should be beneficial to administrators and teachers alike in the improvement of the schools.
A Study of the Relationship Between Social Class Status and Social Acceptance in the Classroom
It is the purpose of this investigation to determine within the limitations of the study the relationship in the classroom between social class status as measured by an accepted instrument and social acceptance as measured by a sociometric test.
An Evaluation of the In-Service Education Program of Johnson County, Texas
This study proposes to show the progress made in the in-service education program of Johnson County and to determine the effectiveness of its newly adopted in-service program.
A Comparative Study of Personality and Achievement of Latin-American and Anglo-American Children in the Intermediate Grades of one Elementary School
The purpose of this study was to compare the achievement and personality development of Latin-American and Anglo-American school children of similar intelligence in the Washington Height School, Fort Worth, Texas. This was done in order to determine if the Latin-American children had as great a chance of success in school as did the Anglo-American children.
A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Traditional and Experience Methods of Teaching Percentage in Seventh-Grade Arithmetic
The purpose of this investigation is to make a comparative study of compiled data obtained from the results of three standardized tests that were given to six classes of pupils enrolled in seventh-grade arithmetic and to determine, within the limits established for this study, the relative effectiveness of each of the two teaching methods employed: traditional and experience.
A Study of Peer Acceptance in the Newly-Consolidated Northwest High School at Justin, Texas
The primary problem of this study is to investigate statistically the degree of social integration in a newly-consolidated rural high school formed from four previously existing high schools. The sociometric technique is to be used to determine the peer acceptance for the component parts of the school population, to find out, if possible, if the process of combining the four schools has created an atmosphere which is contributing to the more effective social adjustment of all the students.
A Study of the Relationship of a Mother's Age and the Child's Intelligence, Achievement, Personality, and Behavior
The primary purpose of this study is to determine what influence, if any, the age of the mother at the time of a child's birth has on the child's intelligence, educational growth, personal characteristics, and behavior.
An Experimental Study in Developing Initiative in Children
The problem of this study is to find the causes for lack of initiative in a group of second grade pupils in the Era School, and to discover, from reading books and magazine articles, what techniques are most successful in developing initiative in the children.
The Association of Sex, Age, and Environment to Children's Interests in the Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Seventh Grades of the Lometa Independent School, Lampasas County, Texas, 1940-1941
The purpose of this study was to determine the association of sex, age, and environment to children's interests in the third, fourth, fifth, and seventh grades of the Lometa Independent School, Lampasas County, Texas.
An Evaluation of the Public Relations Functions and Training of Non-Professional Staffs of Texas Independent School Districts
The problem involved in this study is an investigation of (1) the part played by the non-professional staff of a school in the development of a favorable public relations program, and (2) the needed training and qualifications for effective performance of the duties of non-professional personnel in this important phase of the public school program.
The Value of Filmstrips in the Third Grade
The purpose of this study is to determine the possible influence of the use of filmstrip material upon a group of third-grade pupils as compared with another group of third-grade pupils not using filmstrip materials.
A Study of Achievement in Second and Third Grades of Different Size Schools in Coleman County
This study is concerned primarily with comparisons in subject matter achievement between the pupils in the small rural schools and the pupils in the city schools.
A Comparative Study of Athletic Coaches in Class "A" and Class "B" High Cchools of North and East Texas
The purpose of this study is to make a comparative analysis of a representative number of coaches in selected Class "A" and Class "B" high schools of North and East Texas.
Security Within the Family in Relation to Reading Achievement of the Second-Grade Child
The purpose of this study is to determine some of the effects of child security within the family in relation to the achievement in reading in the second grade.
The Relationship of Coaches and Administrators in Class A Schools of Region Three of the University Interscholastic League of Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine what should be the relationship between coaches and administrators in Class A schools of Region Three. The study attempts to accumulate and interpret information relative to the duties, the responsibilities, the policies, the procedures, the professional status, and the social and personal relationship of coaches and administrators in this region.
The Development of the Motion Picture Program in South Marshall School, Marshall, Texas, and an Evaluation of Motion Pictures in Coordination with Third- and Sixth-Grade Social Studies
The purpose of this study is to show the development of the motion picture program as a teaching aid in South Marshall School, Marshall, Texas, to determine the value of the motion pictures in the social-studies program, with special emphasis upon learning and retention of facts and general information at the third- and sixth-grade levels, and to induce all teachers of the faculty to use the motion picture as a tool for a happier and more meaningful learning experience for boys and girls.
A Study to Determine the Apparent Extent to Which the 1949-1950 Curriculum of the Richland Springs Secondary School Met Certain Educational Needs of Youth
The purpose of the study was to locate and emphasize the strong and weak areas of the local high-school curriculum with a view toward instituting a better program, if needed.
Factors Contributing to the Transiency of Elementary-School Principals in the State of Texas
It is the purpose of this study to discover factors contributing to the transiency of elementary-school principals by a study of (1) educational experiences of principals, (2) academic and professional qualifications of principals, (3) tenure of principals, and (4) motives for changes made by elementary-school principals.
An Evaluation of Fourth-Grade Social Studies Courses of Study
The problem of this study is to determine what is recommended for fourth-grade social studies. An evaluation of these findings will be made in order to make suggestions for a program for this grade level.
The Interests and Activities of the Seventh Grade, Huey School, Wichita Falls, Texas
Interest is a guiding force in helping an individual to realize the pattern he is making through his day by day experiences. All children have not had the same experiences. They may or may not be interested in the same activity. It has been said that behavior is caused. If behavior is caused, then, to know the interests of children may be very valuable in diverting or guiding their activities which are desirable to help them better fit themselves to the society in which they live. Thus, the problem of this thesis is to discover the interests and activities of a seventh-grade group of boys and girls attending Huey School, Wichita Falls, Texas.
The Significance of an Enriched and Concentrated Reading-Readiness Program on Children's Progress in Learning to Read in the Richland Springs School
The problem of this investigation was to determine the apparent significance of an enriched and concentrated reading-readiness program on first-grade pupils' progress in learning to read. The purpose of the study was twofold: first, to increase the evidence of the need for readiness to read; and second, to formulate and administer an enriched and concentrated program that would contribute to the development of readiness.