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What Influences Have the Changes in Concepts of Learning Had Upon Teaching of Reading and the Contents Found in Readers in the Second Grade as Illustrated by Textbooks from 1900-1950

Description: The primary purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the adopted readers for the second grade in the public schools of Texas over a period of fifty years to determine the extent that the readers reflect changes in concepts of learning and methods of teaching. A secondary purpose is to present the changes in concepts of learning over this period and the implications these changes have for the teaching of reading.
Date: 1951
Creator: Rhodes, Bessie Portwood

An Evaluation of Courses of Study for Teaching the Social Studies in the Primary Grades

Description: The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to read and analyze professional literature to determine criteria for an adequate social-studies program in an elementary grade, and (2) to evaluate a selected number of courses of study of large-city school systems and state departments of education to determine the extent to which they meet criteria.
Date: 1951
Creator: Alford, Katherine Elizabeth Bower

Effectiveness of the Problem-Solving Method in Developing Thinking Ability in Homemaking Students

Description: This study attempts to compare the thinking abilities of homemaking girls with the thinking abilities of girls not taking homemaking. By emphasizing the problem-solving method in the teaching of an experimental unit, it proposes to determine whether homemaking students show greater gains in thinking ability at the end of the school year than non-homemaking students. The investigator proposes to find out if the student taught by techniques of problem-solving forms thinking habits superior to habits formed by those students who have not been taught by this method as extensively as homemaking students.
Date: 1951
Creator: Baker, Frances Basye

A Study of the Use of Motion Pictures and Film Strips in the Coaching of Athletics in a Selected Group of Texas High Schools

Description: The purpose of this study was to make an investigation of the use of motion pictures and film strips in the coaching of athletics in a selected group of high schools in Texas. It was proposed, also, to formulate conclusions as to the practices utilized in connection with these visual aids in the coaching technique and to make recommendations for their use by coaches as outgrowths of the study.
Date: 1951
Creator: Workman, Mayfield

The Isolation, Cultivation and Testing of Organisms Anatagonistic to a Streptomycin Resistant Strain of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Description: The problem of finding an efficient antibiotic against Pseudomonas aeruginosa which can be used in the clinical treatment of genito-urinary tract infections resistant to treatment by streptomycin has not yet been solved. Therefore, this problem has consisted of first, the acquisition of possible inhibitors of the streptomycin resistant strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa; second, the selection and identification of those which show a marked antagonism toward this organism; third, the determination of the antibiotic spectra of the inhibitors; fourth, the determination of whether the streptomycin resistant strain could also acquire a resistance to the antibiotic produced by its inhibitors; and last, an attempt to evaluate the therapeutic possibilities of the antibiotics demonstrated.
Date: 1951
Creator: Banister, Jack Warren

A Study of the Philosophy of Froebel Concerning the Practical Arts and His Influence on the Philosophy of Modern-Day Industrial Arts in the United States

Description: This is a comparative study of Friedrich Froebel's educational philosophy concerning the practical arts and the philosophy of modern-day industrial arts. The study does not attempt to present new ideas concerning these philosophies, but it merely endeavors to co-ordinate the ideas of various educators in relation to the subject.
Date: 1951
Creator: Peters, Lowell D.

The Geometric Analysis of Four German Paintings in the National Gallery of Art

Description: In a recent study of the geometric analysis of various masterpieces of many periods dating from early Egyptian to contemporary times, the author noted with particular interest the structure of the paintings of the German Renaissance masters. It seemed that the Germans used a simpler geometric plan in their compositions than did the Italian Renaissance painters. The writer was inspired to make further investigation to determine if such a theory were true.
Date: 1951
Creator: Reid, Ana Perle Huffhines

Albert Gallatin: His Position in American Legislation and Diplomacy

Description: It shall be the purpose of this study to present an accounting of the career of public service of Gallatin as a legislator and as a diplomat, showing the great value of his service to the country of his adoption. The presentation shall be divided into several sections, namely those of Gallatin's early experiences in America, his activities while Secretary of the Treasury, while a commissioner at the Treaty of Ghent, and that part of his period of public service following Ghent.
Date: 1951
Creator: Seabrook, John Cotton

An Evaluation of the Business Department of the Pilot Point High School to Study its Adequacy for Meeting Student and Community Needs

Description: In order to teach the desirable business courses in the Pilot Point High School, it is necessary to discover what courses would be most practical for the students and also the training that business firms require of their employees. The future can be based upon the present and the past. This study attempts to determine the future needs by probing into the present and the past.
Date: 1951
Creator: Bevers, Gertrude

A Study of the Relationship Between the Responses Given by Paretics and Mixed Schizophrenics on the Bender-Gestalt Visual Motor Test

Description: The purpose of this study is to present quantitative findings of the Bender-Gestalt Visual Motor Test which will indicate the effectiveness of this media as an instrument of differential diagnosis when applied to General Paresis and Mixed Schizophrenia.
Date: 1951
Creator: Blackwell, Dale W.

Certain Procedures for the Improvement of Reading Skills in the Middle Grades

Description: The problem of this study was to demonstrate the effectiveness of certain recommended procedures for the improvement of reading skills in one fourth grade and one fifth grade class in the Jacksboro Elementary School. The purpose was to discover through testing and observation the level of each student and his specific reading needs.
Date: 1951
Creator: Clark, Sarah Elizabeth

The Use of Character Portrayal in the Short Poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson

Description: This thesis is a study of Robinson's general mental and philosophical development and the forces which contributed to it, the kinds and sources of Robinson's characters and the method and importance of their portrayal, Robinson's single portraits of men, Robinson's portrayal of women characters, Robinson's historical portraits, and the relationship of the short poems to Robinson's total work.
Date: 1951
Creator: Burks, Julia Mudd

A Study of the Change in Behavior and Social Status of First Grade Children as the Result of Teaching Arts and Crafts

Description: The purpose of this study was (1) to investigate the changes in sociometric status that resulted when first grade children were taught some art or craft that they could teach to others in their class, (2) to note concomitant behavior changes as reported by their teachers and as noted by their experimenter, and (3) to compare the distribution and increase of decrease of votes received, votes given and mutual attractions in experimental groups with a control group.
Date: 1951
Creator: Carse, William T.