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The Relation Between the Sociability of Parents and the Social Success of their Children in School

Description: 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.
Date: 1940
Creator: Patrick, Flora LaRue

A Study of the Value of Phonics as an Aid in Teaching Second-Grade Reading

Description: 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.
Date: 1944
Creator: Land, Willie Mae Hurst

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

Description: 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.
Date: 1943
Creator: Brooks, Marjorie Lynn Collier

An Evaluation of Recommended Programs for Fifth Grade Social Studies

Description: 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.
Date: 1949
Creator: Ross, Emma Rebecca

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 Accuracy of Teacher Rating of Pupil Personality and Achievement as Compared with Standardized Test Scores

Description: 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.
Date: 1941
Creator: Cottrell, Lucille

How to Help Unpopular Second-Grade Pupils Become Acceptable to the Group

Description: 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.
Date: 1941
Creator: Lunday, Villa Hollingsworth

To Evaluate the Democracy of the Practices and Organization of Certain School Councils

Description: 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.
Date: 1941
Creator: McAlexander, Wellington G.

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.

The Importance and Use of the Visual Aid in the Rural High School

Description: 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.
Date: 1941
Creator: McWhirter, Aubrey

To Determine Whether the Twelve-Year System in Texas is Democratic and Sound from the Standpoint of Finance, Biological Basis, and Psychology

Description: 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.
Date: 1941
Creator: McCarroll, Manuel Ray

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

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

Description: 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.
Date: 1940
Creator: Corse, Chancy H.

The Value of the Critical Angle Board in Diagnosing Handedness

Description: 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.
Date: 1940
Creator: Cooper, William E.