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A Comparative Study of Special Education for Exceptional Children to Determine How Adequately Texas is Meeting the Psychological and Sociological Needs of Exceptional Chidren

Description: The problem of this study may be stated as follows: (1) to establish sound and acceptable principles and criteria for the special education of exceptional children, (2) to analyze the Texas plan of special education together with the plans of certain other selected states, (3) to determine how adequately the Texas plan is meeting the psychological and sociological needs of exceptional children.
Date: 1953
Creator: Martineau, Hazel B.

The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading

Description: The purpose of the study is to discover the maladjusted children in one first-grade classroom; to diagnose the behavior problems of the pupils by means of the case study procedure; to present methods of remedial treatment to eliminate the maladjustment; to set up a guidance program that will help individual maladjusted children adjust themselves; to provide information that will he useful to teachers in dealing with maladjusted children.
Date: 1950
Creator: Leith, Beulah Thornton

A Comparative Study of the Appeal in Favorite Comics and Favorite Fiction, as Reported by Ninth-grade Pupils in the James P. Elder Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas

Description: The problem of this study is to compare certain elements of appeal in favorite comic books and favorite books of fiction read by 384 ninth-grade pupils in the J. P. Elder Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas, during a three-months period from November 7, 1949, to February 7, 1950. The purpose of this investigation is to ascertain whether the same elements of appeal are common to both types of reading, and whether they compare favorably with the findings of other investigations reported in literature on the subject.
Date: 1950
Creator: Smith, Mary Blanche

Characteristics or Practices Which Contribute to Difficulties Experienced by Certain College Freshmen

Description: The purpose of this study is to make a survey of freshman classes in four Texas colleges to determine, in the opinion of first-year college students, the weaknesses in their high-school training that have operated to make their college work more difficult. Three major fields of difficulties -- subject matter of the high schools, the high-school teacher, and the high-school's part in developing habits and influencing students -- were used as a basis for the survey.
Date: 1950
Creator: Shaw, Charles Lawson

A Study of Instruction in Television in Texas Senior Colleges and of Employee Qualifications Sought by Texas Telecasters

Description: It is the purpose of this study to determine the status of instruction in non-technical television techniques and procedures in the senior colleges of Texas as well as a corresponding investigation into the offerings of out-of-state colleges and universities. Furthermore, this study is concerned with the future plans of these Texas universities and colleges relative to non-technical television instruction, as well as with determining some of the employee-qualifications sought by commercial telecasters now operating in Texas. A third phase of this study deals with a suggested curriculum in non-technical television procedures and techniques.
Date: 1950
Creator: Helton, William Bernard

An Evaluation of the Physical Education Program and Facilities in Secondary Schools of District 10AA of the Texas Interscholastic League

Description: The purpose of this study is to make an evaluation of the physical education program and facilities in the secondary schools of District 10AA of the Texas Interscholastic League, comprising six counties in North-central Texas. The general scope of the problem is to determine how effectively the high schools of this district are conforming to certain standards for physical education as formulated by recognized authorities in the field and as outlined in courses of study issued by the Texas State Department of Education.
Date: 1950
Creator: Riola, Johnie Anthony

A Study of the Curriculi of State Institutions of Higher Learning to Determine the Effectiveness of Teacher Education in the Field of Speech

Description: The purpose of the study was to determine whether a person who was graduated from a state institution with the minimum requirements of that institution for a major in speech and who held a permanent high school certificate as prescribed by law, was qualified from the standpoint of subject matter knowledge to be a teacher of speech in the public schools.
Date: 1950
Creator: Breedlove, Margaret

An Evaluation of the Professional Training of Secondary School Principals at North Texas State College:1939-1949

Description: The purpose of the study is to trace the origin and development of the public school principalship, to present past and present certification standards for the principalship as expressed by leading educators and certifying officials in the various states, and to select a group of graduates of North Texas State College and measure their training and aptitudes against those stated.
Date: 1950
Creator: Bray, Lemuel J.

Status of Democratic Practices in the Ten Fifth Grade Groups in Denison, Texas

Description: This is a study of the democratic practices in ten fifth grade groups of Denison, Texas, in administration, methods, and curriculum. The purpose of this study is three-fold: 1. To make criteria to be used in evaluating democratic action in the elementary schools. 2. To evaluate the democratic practices in ten fifth grade groups of Denison, Texas. 3. To offer recommendations for changes that could be made for the improvement of these groups.
Date: 1950
Creator: Burris, Ethel L.

An Evaluation of Objectives, Methods, and Materials in Fourth-Grade Social Studies as Found in Ten Courses of Study

Description: The purpose of this study is to examine literature and thought in the field of elementary social studies curriculum, to establish criteria for determining the adequacy of a fourth-grade social studies program and to examine, analyze and evaluate the fourth-grade social studies programs of ten Texas public school systems in order to determine how effectively they meet these criteria.
Date: 1950
Creator: Cleveland, Willie Mae

Conservative-Progressive Tendencies in Educational Theory

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is any appreciable difference in the attitude concerning questions on tendencies in educational theory between college students in elementary education and college students in secondary education, college students in elementary education and elementary teachers, elementary teachers with less than ten years of teaching experience and elementary teachers with more than ten years of teaching experience.
Date: 1950
Creator: Conger, William R.

An Innovated Teaching Technique for Occupation Investigation

Description: This study enhances student acceptance of career investigation and contains extensive lesson plans for each day of the school year, plus one copy of each handout to be duplicated. The classroom is run as a business where students work for the instructor and are paid by check at the end of each week. Money is deposited on account and used to purchase course grades. The more money the student earns, the higher grade he can purchase. The findings show that students learn more about careers. Students became aware that the higher paying career fields required more schooling and/or training, resulting in changed attitudes about school. They were able to see how the relationship of the learning process could determine their future.
Date: December 1985
Creator: Marburger, Rodney Ging