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Liberality toward the Negro as Related to Classification and School of Study
The purpose of the present study is to measure the amount of liberality of college students, freshman through graduate, in the schools of psychology and business administration at North Texas State University, toward the Negro. This purpose was accomplished through the use of a variation of the semantic differential which was developed by C. E. Osgood to measure the meaning of various concepts.
Evidence for Specific Responding in a Transposition Situation
Subjects were presented with choices between stimuli which differed along some dimension.The present study investigates whether a relational or absolute theory best predicts the results in a transposition situation.
An Evaluation of the Tolar Elementary School, Tolar, Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine the weak points and the strong points of the Tolar Elementary School, and to offer suggestions for improvement where needed.
The Probable Effect of the 1936 and the 1940 Ruling of the State Board of Education of the State of New Mexico on the High School Principal
The purposes of this study, dealing primarily with the principals of the four-year high school who are affected by the administrative requirements, are to determine (1) the probable effect of the higher standards upon the principals as judged by their responses in meeting the requirements of the 1936 ruling, (2) whether the State, the principal, or both are paying for the improvement of the administration in the public schools resulting from the 1936 ruling, (3) attitudes that resulted from the conditions arising from the demands of the standards of the 1936 ruling, and (4) the probable result of the 1940 ruling.
An Analysis of Certain Factors Associated with School Progress
This thesis is an analysis of certain factors associated with school progress of students of the graduating class of the Hillsboro Junior High School for 1940. The study is limited to considering the effect of age, attendance, environment, and economic status on progress during four years that these students attended junior high school.
Developing and Evaluating a Community Social Science Program for the Seventh Grade
The purpose of this study is to develop and to evaluate a community social science program for the seventh grade. The control group was taught in the traditional method, while the experimental group was taught with the community as the basis of all activities.
Analysis of the Interscholastic League Activities in the Elementary Schools of Texas
The purpose of this study is to present an analysis of University Interscholastic League activities in the light of modern objectives and principles and to evaluate the reaction of the elementary school teachers and principals to the League activities as they affect children, teachers, and the community. It will attempt to point out and analyze the objectives and principles for elementary school activities. It is hoped that it will cause elementary school teachers and principals of the state to cooperate in solving the problem of Interscholastic League activities in the elementary schools of Texas.
A Study of some Aspects of Homogeneous Grouping and their Implications for Democracy
The purpose of this thesis is to determine the implications of certain aspects of homogeneous grouping in the school and their relationship to the American conception of democracy.
A Survey of the Children's Magazines Published in America during the Nineteenth Century
It is the purpose of this work to compile and organize available material dealing with children's magazines published in the nineteenth century in America, and present it in a usable form.
Pragmatism in the Modern School
This study proposes to (1) set forth, in a brief way, the gradual evolution of pragmatism from about 1905 down to the present, (2) to clearly define pragmatism and to differentiate between it and some other "isms" having philosophical significance, (3) and to show how pragmatism has made for itself a place in the modern school curriculum.
A Review of Literature on the Consumption of Vegetables in America
This thesis is a review of thirty-two investigations made from 1917 to 1944 relative to vegetables in the diet of the American people.
Certain Ideas of Child-Parent Companionship as Expressed by Second-Grade Pupils in the Sam Houston School, Denton, Texas
This purposes of this study were to discover what the second grade children seemed to consider as desirable companionship between themselves and their parents, and to recognize the apparent needs for parental companionship that seemed to exist among the pupils.
The Relation Between the Sociability of Parents and the Social Success of their Children in School
The purpose of this study is to determine what relation, if any, exists between the social interests and participation of parents and the social success of their children in elementary school. An additional purpose is to determine the relationship between occupational status of parents and social success of children.
A Study of the Value of Phonics as an Aid in Teaching Second-Grade Reading
The purpose of this study was (1) to determine the need of phonics as a tool in word recognition; (2) to find out the opinions of outstanding educators concerning the value of phonics in primary reading; (3) to know present trends in the teaching of phonics in primary grades; and (4) to ascertain by actual experiment the results of phonetic training.
Remedial Reading in a First-Grade Section of the Gladewater Elementary School
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of a teaching technique which involves grouping of students on their ability in reading for the improvement of reading in the school.
Problems in Producing Visual Materials for Classroom Use
The general purpose of this study and investigation is to prepare a suitable reference work on production and use of visual educational material. This study will aid the teacher who wishes to produce material in his community to serve as an aid to teaching.
A Survey of the Public School System of Denton, Texas, with Reference to the Financial Status, the School Plants, the Instructional Staff, the Pupil Personnel, and the Libraries
The purpose of this study is to report a survey which the writer made of the public school system of Denton, Texas, dealing with the financial status, the school plants, the teaching personnel, the pupil personnel, and the libraries. The goal was to evaluate the schools in light of accepted standards for the factors considered, and to make certain recommendations regarding improvements.
Organization and Administration of a Youth Center
The purpose of the study is to make an investigation of the need for youth centers, the factors which are necessary for the successful operation of a youth center, and to evaluate the youth center at Denton, Texas, in the light of the information developed in the research.
An Evaluation of Recommended Programs for Fifth Grade Social Studies
The purpose of this study is: (1) to determine a criteria for evaluating proposed social studies programs; (2) to review fifth grade bulletins in social studies from five widely separated school systems in the United States, to make an analysis of their aims, methods, and materials, and to determine whether they meet accepted professional standards; (3) to make suggestions for improving the fifth grade social studies as a result of this analysis.
The Educational and Professional Preparation of the County Superintendents of Texas with a Suggested Criterion of Qualifications and a Plan for Effecting the Criterion
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.
The Accuracy of Teacher Rating of Pupil Personality and Achievement as Compared with Standardized Test Scores
This study has the following purpose: (1) to find the relationship between teacher rating of pupil personality and standardized test results; (2) to find the relationship between teacher rating of pupil achievement and standardized test results; and (3) to determine where more emphasis should be placed in order to better evaluate the child and his work.
A Critical Analysis of the Role of Speech in General Education
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A Comparison of the Philosophical Concepts of Leading Philosophers with those of Certain Southern Oklahoma Educators
This investigation proposes to present a comparison of two compendiums of philosophy, and in the light of this comparison determine the prevailing types of educational philosophy and practice used in certain schools of southern Oklahoma.
A Study to Determine the Science Interests of Children of the North Elementary School at Odessa, Texas
It is the purpose of this thesis to determine the science interests of the pupils of the North Elementary School of Odessa, Texas, during the school year of 1940-1941.
The Educational Value of the Bookmobile in the Schools of Texas
The purpose of this study is to analyze the educational value of the bookmobile in the schools of Texas. In order to make the study, two Texas counties, Denton and Young, which have bookmobiles in use in the schools, were surveyed and a comparison made with a survey of Jack County which has no bookmobile.
How to Help Unpopular Second-Grade Pupils Become Acceptable to the Group
The purpose of the study was to determine the practicality of the theory that the teacher's highest function is to help each pupil to develop an agreeable, liberated, concordant, dynamic personality. In other words, the writer was interested in finding out whether it is possible, as far as can be determined, to develop an unpopular child to such an extent that he will be more social, more likable, and, in the end, more acceptable by his school group.
To Evaluate the Democracy of the Practices and Organization of Certain School Councils
The problem of this thesis is to evaluate the democracy of the practices and organization of certain school councils. As the problem is thus stated, it is necessarily two-fold in scope. The first approach is to devise some method of evaluating the practices and organization of school council work. The second approach is to apply these evaluative criteria to the practices and organization of the above mentioned school councils.
A Descriptive Evaluation of the Reading Experiences of Certain Children
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.
The Importance and Use of the Visual Aid in the Rural High School
This study is an attempt to show by analysis the extent to which visual aid is a contributing agency in progressive education, with particular reference to the rural high school. The study will include a resume of the development of visual aid in education; a statement of objectives which guide the use of such aids in the classroom; generalizations as to the importance of visual aid as determined by its many contributions and services rendered in school progress; a review of the criticisms and limitations that have been proposed by contemporary directors and students of research; and finally a summary and conclusion regarding the value of visual instruction.
Evaluation of an Activity Program
The problem of this study was to determine the extent to which the results of the use of the "Evaluative Criteria" set up by the Southern Association of Secondary Schools agree with the evaluative criteria drawn from standard objectives in an activity program of the Era High School.
To Determine Whether the Twelve-Year System in Texas is Democratic and Sound from the Standpoint of Finance, Biological Basis, and Psychology
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the twelve-year system in Texas is democratic and sound from the standpoint of finance, biological basis, and psychology. This problem originated through the adoption of the twelve-grade system for Texas schools by the State Department of Education. The administrator is desirous to choose and to organize the plan most profitable for the child. From this study it is hoped that an adequate educational program can be established.
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
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.
An Evaluation of the Educational Qualifications and Functions of the Business Managers in the School Systems of Texas with a Scholastic Population of One Thousand or More
The purpose of this study is to examine the educational qualifications and functions of the business managers in the school systems of Texas with a scholastic population of one thousand or more. This study attempts to determine from the findings what the business managers' duties should be and the needed qualifications, educational and otherwise, for performing these duties.
The Value of the Critical Angle Board in Diagnosing Handedness
The present study addresses some of the problems in human handedness studies by noting the manual choices of one hundred twenty elementary pupils in the first through fifth grades. It discusses the value of the Van Riper critical angle board, the correlation indices of handedness based upon different types of activities, and the divergence with respect to degree and pattern of hand preference in the children.
To Determine the Effect that a Course in Design has on Skill in Judging Structural and Decorative Design
The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not courses in design have better equipped prospective teachers of industrial arts to recognize good design as applied to woodworking projects.
A Comparative Study in Remedial Reading for Junior High School Students to Determine Whether the Word-Clue Method of Vocabulary Building Improves General Reading Ability
The major purpose of this study is to evaluate the progress in the general reading ability of a group of pupils taught by remedial methods of teaching, as compared with the progress of a group taught by the same methods plus vocabulary building through the definite study of word-clues and their meanings, to determine whether the word-clue method of vocabulary building aids general reading ability.
The Relation of Achievement to Two Different Methods of Providing for Individual Differences
The purpose of this study is to determine the relation of achievement to two different methods of providing for individual differences. Achievement means educational growth or achievement in subject matter and personality development. The two methods are the qualitative, that is, the degree of difficulty of the work assigned, and the quantitative, which means the amount of work done or the minimum-maximum assignment.
The Philosophy of the Activity Movement
The problem of this research is to analyze the philosophy of the activity movement in the United States from a sociological point of view. Specifically, the purpose of the study is to discover whether or not the activity movement grew out of the social conditions of the times and was designed to meet the staggering problems of social development and reconstruction in America.
An Evaluation of the Approaches to the Social Studies
This study involves the examination of the major approaches to the social sciences in order to discover whether they are so arranged as to insure democratic practices that are implied or expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the preamble to the Constitution, and the Constitution. It involves the study of the philosophy underlying American democracy of "the yesterdays" and today. A further exploration is made to determine whether the various approaches are based on what psychology has discovered as to the way in which effective learning takes place.
The Relation of the Mathematical Vocabulary of the Sixth and Seventh Grades to Skill in Problem Solving
The purpose of this study was to make a comparison of the relative mastery of mathematical vocabulary with skills in general problem solving between two groups of sixth and seventh grade arithmetic students. An effort was made to determine to what extent knowledge of the mathematical vocabulary influenced skills in general problem solving.
An Analysis of Practices for Teaching Conservation of Natural Resources
The problem of teaching conservation resolves itself into two major aspects--one concerned with content material; the other with school and classroom procedures. The author intends to approach the problem from three viewpoints. First, a need for teaching conservation will be shown. Second, the present practices will be discussed. Third, potential methods and materials will be discussed.
An Analysis of Approaches to Curriculum-Making in the Social Studies Program of the Junior High School
The general purpose of this problem is to set forth needed information necessary to the progress of the social studies program in the junior high school.
The Relationship Between Mental Ability and Reading Achievement
The purpose of this study is to determine, by actual classroom experiment, the relationship between mental ability and reading achievement; and to ascertain the best methods of increasing reading ability. A secondary purpose in connection with this study was the critical evaluation of a testing program.
The Philosophical Beliefs and Practices of the Sherman Elementary Teachers
The purpose of this study was to find what the philosophies and actual practices of the Sherman elementary teachers are; and how they practice or do not practice their philosophical concepts.
An Evaluation of the Public-Relations Programs of the Four-Year Affiliated High School Districts in McLennan County, Texas
In this study, the purpose is to ascertain the types and media of public-relations programs in effect, to determine the uses being made of these types and media, to evaluate the findings of the methods in use, and to make suggestions and recommendations for an effective public-school relations program in the schools included in the survey.
How the Senior Colleges of Texas are Meeting their Student-Teaching Problems
The purpose of this study was to discover how the senior colleges of Texas are meeting their student-teaching problems.
Evaluation of Trends in Teaching Elementary Literature as Found in Articles in The Elementary English Review, Years 1929 to 1939
The purpose of this study is to analyze the trends in the teaching of literature in the upper elementary grades as outlined in articles in The Elementary English Review, volume VII to XVI, years 1930 to 1939, inclusive.
An Evaluation of the Influence of Certain Factors upon Popularity
The problem of this study was to determine what influence intelligence and school achievements, personality traits, physical achievements, physical attractiveness, general health, home background, and number of times absent have upon the popularity of students.
An Experimental Comparison of Pupil Progress in Seventh-Grade Arithmetic on the Basis of the Formal and the Activity Programs of Teaching Procedure
This thesis describes the experiment made by the author in two of her seventh-grade arithmetic classes comparing the effectiveness of the formal and activity methods of teaching on the progress of the students.
To Determine as Many Distinguishing Characteristics as Possible of Wood-Carving Designs of Other Nations
The purpose of this study is to determine the characteristic wood-carving designs of England, France, Italy, Germany, and China. It attempts to present the findings in a form which will be of assistance to both college and public school teachers of wood-carving and to aid in classification of typical types of furniture.