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The Epic Element in Hiawatha

Description: By tracing the development of the epic, oral and written, as in Chapter III, the qualities that are characteristic of the epic and the devices associated with the epic through continued usage were found to be the constant factors upon which the definition of the epic is formulated. The application to Hiawatha of the epic definition in terms of form, theme, subject matter, characters, tone, the use of the supernatural, and the use of characteristic devices, strengthens the thesis that Longfellow has written an epic.
Date: August 1953
Creator: Bass, Mary Laura
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A Study to Determine the Best Educational Policy for Interpreting the School to the Community in Latin-American Areas

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the best policy for interpreting the school to the community in Latin-American areas. Special effort will be made to develop a sound public relations policy and to apply this policy in a Latin-American situation.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Overcash, Virginia A.
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A Proposed Plan for Equalizing the Financial Burdens of Hill County Public Schools

Description: "This study consists of two phases: (1) as study of existing financial conditions of the public schools of Hill county based on assessed valuations, tax rates, expenses per scholastic, and investments per scholastic in bond and capital outlay, and (2) a proposed plan for equalizing the existing inequalities..the study includes all of the 82 public schools of Hill County,Texas. The study includes 63 common school districts, 4 independent districts under county supervision, 2 rural high schools, and 13 independent districts. These schools range in scholastic population from 27 to 1974."--leaf 1
Date: August 1937
Creator: Savage, Elijah Monroe
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Evaluation of an Activity Program

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the extent to which the results of the use of the "Evaluative Criteria" set up by the Southern Association of Secondary Schools agree with the evaluative criteria drawn from standard objectives in an activity program of the Era High School.
Date: 1941
Creator: McClendon, Carl K.
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A Comparative Study of the Content and Method of Presentation Found in Twenty-Nine Typewriting Textbooks

Description: The twenty-nine typewriting texts which form the basis for this study are a sample of those currently used in the field of typewriting instruction. The purpose of this study is to see how they agree or where they disagree in the material offered and the way in which it is presented.
Date: 1946
Creator: Graham, Doris Patricia
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A Study of the Transportation Set-up in District Five, Texas.

Description: This study is a comparative study of the transportation set-ups in the schools of District 5, Texas and attempted to determine the relationships various factors to pupil transportation cost. In light of the findings of the study, the writer made recommendations that would serve District 5 (i.e. Cooke, Grayson, Wise, Denton, and Collin counties).
Date: August 1936
Creator: Atkins, Elmer L.
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A Study of the Procedures by which the Value and Effectiveness of Geography Teaching May be Improved in the Elementary Grades of Collin County

Description: This study aimed to secure and evaluate the current practices in teaching of geography within the rural school system of Colon County, Texas. The objectives of the study were also to learn from the County rural supervisors of the state the procedures they are using together with their recommendations for the present needs in geography teaching.
Date: August 1936
Creator: Ownbey, Ethel B.
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Determining the Necessary Changes in Administration Program to Reduce Any Existing Inconsistencies Between Theory and Practice in Typical Rural High Schools in Texas

Description: A study to determine if the administrators of most rural high schools in Texas are putting their theory into practice, and if not, what changes are to be made in the administration of typical rural high schools of Texas in order that theory and practice may be brought closer together.
Date: 1942
Creator: Phillips, L. O.
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Responsibility of the Secondary School for the Social Development of its Students

Description: The problem in this study is twofold. First, there will be an attempt to determine the values that organizations in the secondary school have for the development of its students. Second, a survey will be made of the four-year accredited high schools in District Five of Texas to determine how and to what extent they are realizing their responsibilities in this respect.
Date: 1947
Creator: Baxter, Billie Otella
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A Study of the Educational Attitudes of Patrons of the Iowa Park School and Their Relation to Certain Other Factors

Description: This study attempts to determine to what extent the patrons of Iowa Park School are progressive or traditional in their educational thinking by obtaining at first hand their reactions to some of our present-day educational practices, which authorities in the field agree are progressive or traditional. It also attempts to determine whether such factors as sex and economic status influence educational attitudes of parents, and whether the parent's viewpoint affects the scholastic achievement of the child.
Date: 1949
Creator: Huneycutt, Denona
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Seasonal Survey of Actinomycetes in Twenty Denton County, Texas, Soils

Description: This investigation has had for its aim a further study of actinomycete flora of twenty Denton County, Texas, soils. The problem has evolved itself into, first, a seasonal analysis for the number of actinomycetes in each of the twenty soils; second, a determination of the types of soils that contain the greatest number of actinomycetes in each cultivated and uncultivated land; third, a determination of soil moisture and pH; and fourth, an attempt to correlate these factors with the number of actinomycetes found in each soil type.
Date: 1949
Creator: Hudgins, Gladys
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An Experiment to Show the Efficiency with Which Children of the Intermediate Grades of the Public Schools Use Their Sight-Reading Vocabularies in Their Written Self-Expression

Description: The purposes of the study are to find ways of improving children's written self-expression and to consider the economy of a more effective use of the transitional stage of learning when words recognized are becoming words used in self-expression.
Date: 1948
Creator: Grant, Bessie May
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