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Planning a Sound High School Testing Program

Description: A major consideration in this study has been given to the establishment of the criteria by which the soundness of a testing program could be evaluated as its role in the secondary school. This problem was limited to the planning and administering of a progressive and comprehensive long-range testing program designed to meet the needs and problems common to most school administrators within the economic limits of a small high school. It was not the purpose of this study to anticipate the problems peculiar to particular teachers, high schools, or localities. However, the testing program if properly directed will result in the formation of subsidiary testing programs undertaken by particular teachers or groups of teachers for the purpose of throwing light on the specific problems raised by a large general testing program.
Date: July 1948
Creator: Campbell, Claude W.

An Analysis of the Service of the Children's Division of the Dallas Public Library

Description: The general purpose of this study is to make a survey of children's library work in the United States with special attention to recent trends and developments in this field as revealed in current practice. The specific purpose is to make an evaluation of the services rendered by the children's division of the Dallas Public Library and to determine how this department measures up to the standards set up by the American Library Association and by individual authorities.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Walker, Tommie

An Analysis of the Activity Program Offered at El Centro, Denton's Youth Center

Description: "The problem of this thesis is to determine through survey and comparative study the effect of the activity program of Denton's El Centro, the youth center, on the youth of the City of Denton...methods of operation and internal organization of youth centers, the purpose of the centers and the results of some of the activities are outlined. Members of the Denton youth center were interviewed; the information gained from the interviews was recorded on prepared questionnaires. Various types of activities at Denton's youth center are discussed. The study also attempts to reveal by means of tables those activities which are more important to the male youth of Denton. A discussion of the treatment of the youth problem is given with conclusions based upon the principles and practices set forth in the foregoing chapters."-- leaf 2.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Anderson, Douglas Stevens

An Evaluation of the Texas State Board of Education's List of Approved Library Books for Elementary Grades

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine how well the list published by the Texas Board of Education meets the requirements established by studies in the field by comparing it with a number of other lists of known value, which have been compiled by experts on the basis of the studies mentioned.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Powell, Helen M.

Plastics, Their History and Use

Description: Since the civilization, population and living standards of the peoples of the world have increased in such gigantic proportions, especially in the last fifty years; and since the supply of natural resources cannot meet the demand, we have of necessity had to find new materials to take their place. These new materials must fulfill two purposes; namely, to take the place of the natural resources so wantonly destroyed and to meet requirements that the natural materials are not able to meet. Foremost among these new materials are the synthetic resinous materials known as plastics. Plastics are one way of getting around the fact that Nature has not thought of everything. The ability of man to imagine things that he does not see and to fashion these things from what he finds around him is responsible for what we call progress -- and for plastics.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Sealy, Emma L.

A Comparative Study of Environmental Conditions and Their Relations to Achievement, Personality, and Intelligence of Seventh Grade Pupils

Description: The purpose of this study is to give the results of a testing program in the low seventh grade of an urban school wherein intelligence, personality, achievement, and socioeconomic tests were given. The primary purpose of the tests was to determine what influence, if any, the environmental factors played in the individual learning process, but attention was given to other phases of the learning process as well.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Rohde, Hazel S.

A Physical Education Program for the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Boys in the Elementary School of Jacksboro, Texas

Description: The problem is to prepare and administer a physical education program for the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys in the elementary school of Jacksboro, Texas. The need for this study developed after the investigator had studied the few activities in which the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys in the elementary school of Jacksboro, Texas, were participating. It is the aim of the investigator to construct a physical education program that will give more boys an opportunity to participate in desirable activities.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Elenburg, Howard Melton

An Evaluation of the Influence of Parent Interest on Child Achievement

Description: A number of investigations of pupil progress in school have definitely shown that the percentage of failure in the first grade is much higher than in the other grades. In the light of these investigations, it is safe to assume that there must be a number of contributing factors to this failure in grade progress. The nature of these factors and what the school can do, if anything, to mitigate their influence on pupil progress in the first grade constitute a challenge to educational research. The present study undertakes an investigation along these lines. The purpose of this study is threefold: (1) to investigate the need for a pre-school program; (2) to study the reported values of such a program; and (3) to survey a certain number of schools to determine the extent and nature of preschool programs if any.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Clayton, Jewell

To Determine Some Fundamental Principles Basic to an Effective Democratic Organization of Schoolteachers and Administrators

Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze and to determine some fundamental principles basic to an effective democratic organization of school teachers and administrators. In so doing, attention will be given to the need for such an organization, to the shortcomings of present organizations, and to the fundamental principles which should underlie any effective organization.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Rhea, Authur F.

Comparison of One Hundred Non-Veteran Freshmen with One Hundred Veteran Freshmen in Scholastic Achievements and Personality Traits During the Fall Semester of 1946 at North Texas State Teachers College

Description: "The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is a significant difference between non-veterans and veterans in certain scholastic achievements and personality traits."--1.
Date: June 1947
Creator: Petrash, Johnny J.

A Proposed Guidance Program for the Denton, Texas Senior High School

Description: Since this is the study of a proposed guidance program for the Denton Senior High School, the problem of the study may be stated as follows: (1) to survey related literature in the field of guidance in order to determine the best educational thought as to what constitutes a good guidance program; (2) with the literature and thought of educational authorities as guideposts, to establish certain principles and criteria of a sound guidance program; and (3) to set up for the Denton, Texas, Senior High School a proposed guidance program which will observe the principles and meet these established criteria of soundness in guidance.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Hall, Opal Roderick

To Determine the Extent to Which the Denton County Library is Meeting the Recreational Reading Interests of the Elementary Pupils of the Rural Schools of Denton County, Texas

Description: "In order to determine the extent to which the Denton County Free Library is meeting the needs of the elementary school children for recreational reading, an analysis was made of the reading interests of the elementary-school children of twelve common school districts of Denton County, Texas. The ages of these children ranged from nine to fourteen years. A second analysis was made by checking various acceptable authors in the field of children's reading interests as read by the children in this group and age level. This information was secured by having each child in the schools check the items listed in a school survey sheet. This information was tabulated and the results are shown in tables presented in Chapter III. A third analysis was made of library material found in the reading lists that were supplied by the county; and lastly, a comparison was made of the results of the last analysis with the two preceding ones." -- leaf 3
Date: August 1948
Creator: Lambert, Benjamin Carter

An Analysis of One Hundred Divorce Suits Filed in Dallas County, Texas, May and June, 1948

Description: The problem is limited to an analysis of the first one hundred divorce suits involving children filed in Dallas County, Texas, during the months of May and June, 1948. The general factors considered are: (a) family background; (b) age; (c) educational background; (d) economic status; (e) previous marital relations; and (f) the number of children.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Gibson, Harville

A Comparative Study of the Academic Achievement of Three Hundred and Eighty Athletes and Non-Athletes at North Texas State Teachers College from 1930 to 1938

Description: It is the objective of the writer to compare the grades of the athletes and non-athletes as well as to consider factors other than intelligence to show the difference in Academic Achievement at North Texas State Teachers College between athletes and the average student.
Date: June 1947
Creator: Davis, Harold L.

An Evaluation of the Work Habits and Personal Traits of a Group of Graduates of the Commercial Department of Sunset High School, Dallas, Texas

Description: The problem in this study has a three-fold purpose: to evaluate the work performance, as ranked by employers and teachers, of a group of employed graduates of business education of the sunset high School of Dallas, Texas; to evaluate the personality traits demonstrated by the employees on the job in relation to the personality traits demonstrated in school; and to analyze these evaluations to secure suggestions for improving the course of study, including the amount of emphasis which should be placed on the various phases of the instructional program.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Hudson, Frances Merle

To Determine Whether Changes Are Needed in the Recreation Program of Secondary Schools of Hill County Texas

Description: "It is the purpose of this study to attack one phase of the leisure-time problem: that phase which deals with the recreation program of secondary schools. As effort will be made to determine whether changes are needed in the recreation program of the secondary schools of Hill County Texas in order that they may meet the demands of the new leisure in the light of young people's activities and interests and accepted standards of the present day."--leaf 1.
Date: August 1937
Creator: Savage, Flora Strickland

Some of the Effects That the Development of Oil in Young County Has Had on the Educational Program of the County

Description: "The problem in this study is to determine some of the effects that oil development in Young County has had on the educational program of the county. Some significant effects on the valuations for school purposes, bond rates, maintenance rates, salaries of the teachers in the common and independent schools, per capita cost of instruction, rural aid, enrollment per teacher, and total enrollment in the schools of Young County will be investigated. For comparative purposes, a study of the independent and common schools of Denton County was made for the years 1918 to 1939 inclusive."-- leaf 1.
Date: August 1940
Creator: Emanuel, James R.

A Comparative Study of the Educational and Economic Status of Fifty Government-Aided Men and Fifty Employed Men in Denton, Texas

Description: "The problem of this thesis is a comparative study of the educational and economic status of fifty government-aided men in Denton, Texas and fifty employed laborers in the same city. The term 'government-aided men' refers to men who receive direct aid from Federal relief in order to live and to support their dependents. Many are members of the CCC camp; but others receive their aid from the old-age pension fund, from W.P.A. projects, or other Federal organizations. Laborers are interpreted as men who do not hold 'white-collared' jobs...educational status is used to indicate the highest grade completed in school...the term economic status means the income of the men under consideration..This study is confined to certain men in Denton, Texas, and deals with only male whites between the ages of 21 and 65 years. The problem is not concerned with what the state should do or should not do, nor does it lead to any solution of existing conditions. It is only hoped that the findings may shed some light on whether or not the educational and economic status of these men under consideration appear to have any correlation." --leaves 1-4.
Date: June 1940
Creator: Sinclair, Marguerite