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Development and Evaluation of Teacher Retirement Systems in the United States

Description: The purpose of this study is to collect, organize, and present information pertaining to the development of teacher retirement systems in the United States, with special emphasis upon the benefits and services such systems can render to the thousands and thousands of teachers who have given their lives to the cause of teaching the youth of America.
Date: 1947
Creator: Robertson, Martha Fairfax

Education in Ellis County, Texas

Description: This primary purpose of this thesis is to explore the progression of education within Ellis County. The first two chapters focus on how the county was founded, the first settlements, the formation of towns and economic developments. The rest of the paper gives the history and development of education, specifically the early schools of the county, the beginning of public schools, and the more recent trends of education.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Parker, Wilna

Educational Opportunities in the West Independent School District and the Surrounding Common School Districts could be Improved through Consolidation

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the extent of educational inequalities existing in the West Independent School District and the eight surrounding rural school districts, and to suggest changes that might improve educational opportunities for all children involved.
Date: 1947
Creator: Kennedy, G. D.

The Effect of Media Constituents on Growth and Pigment Production of Mycobacterium Phlei, Pseudomonas Fluorescens, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus Citreus

Description: Little is known concerning the production and significance of bacterial pigments. There is seemingly an open field for studying the effects produced by varying the nutritive content of culture media upon which organisms are grown. This has led to an especial interest in, and the purpose of this investigation.
Date: 1947
Creator: Robbins, Finis E.

An Evaluation of Audio-Visual Instruction in Low-First Grade Reading

Description: The problem of this investigation was two fold: first, to obtain information on available auditory and visual aids adaptable to teaching reading on the low-first-grade level; and second, to determine the progress in general reading efficiency of three groups of beginning readers who were taught by three different methods.
Date: 1947
Creator: Keith, Flora Fay

Evaluation of Materials now Available for Teaching Spanish-Speaking Children to Speak and Read English

Description: The purpose of this study is to discover and evaluate materials available to teachers attempting to solve the problems of teaching Spanish-speaking children to read English, and to make some suggestions as to the effective ways of selecting materials to be used in a locality where Spanish-speaking children attend the public schools.
Date: 1947
Creator: Read, Jennie Mae

An Evaluation of Methods and Objectives in Speech Teaching

Description: The problem of this thesis is to determine whether speech teachers' objectives and methods are in line with educational objectives and certain sound psychological practices and whether speech training has made any contribution to the general education of the ninth grade students in the Odessa Junior High School.
Date: 1947
Creator: Jinkins, Imogene

An Evaluation of the Newbery Medal Books

Description: The writer's purpose in this study has been to make a thorough investigation of the Newbery Medal books to determine if they represent the best literature suitable for children's reading that has been published since 1922, and to investigate carefully the group as a whole to see if the books possess those rare qualities and characteristics which, deservedly, would set them apart from the ordinary type of books usually designated as suitable for children's reading.
Date: 1947
Creator: Lewis, Katherine

An Evaluation of the Psychological Principles of Learning Used in the Social Studies Curriculum of the Elementary Grades

Description: The problem of this study is to establish criteria of psychological factors that should be included in a social studies educational program of the elementary grades to measure the program planned for the social studies of the elementary grades of the Houston, El Paso, Fort Worth, and Amarillo, Texas, public schools.
Date: 1947
Creator: Stucker, Myrtle

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

An Experimental Study of Student Progress in General Mathematics

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to make an experimental study of the compiled data obtained from the results of three standardized tests that were administered to two groups of general mathematics students during one semester; and to determine, if possible, by the scores, whether the prescribed course in mathematics makes for any significant increases, or losses in student progress.
Date: 1947
Creator: Christian, Jewel Morris