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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
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Association of Sex, Age, and Environment to Children's Interests in the Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Seventh Grades of the Lometa Independent School, Lampasas County, Texas, 1940-1941

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the association of sex, age, and environment to children's interests in the third, fourth, fifth, and seventh grades of the Lometa Independent School, Lampasas County, Texas.
Date: 1942
Creator: Herring, Evelyn
Partner: UNT Libraries

Children's Preferences Between Realistic and Fantastic Stories in the First and Second Grades

Description: The purpose of this study was to find the type of stories in which the children in the first and second grades were most interested. The writer wanted to determine whether or not there was a preference for fantastic or realistic stories in these grades, whether or not boys preferred one type of stories and girls another, and whether or not age and intelligence entered in as determining factors.
Date: June 1938
Creator: Ragland, Eulelia
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effects of Two Types of Teaching Reading Upon Reading Progress, Social Maturity Progress, and Arithmetic Reasoning and Computation

Description: The problem of this thesis is to evaluate the progress in general reading efficiency of a group of children taught by the socialized group plan, as compared to a group of children taught by the traditional reading plan and to determine whether the socialized group plan aids in the development of certain other general attributes, such as arithmetic reasoning, arithmetic computation, and social maturity growth.
Date: 1942
Creator: Mathis, Floye
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of the Social and Academic Status of Private Pre-school and Public School Children in the Second Year of a Dallas Elementary School

Description: This study will endeavor to make a comparative study of seventeen children in the second grade in an elementary school in Dallas that attended private schools and omitted the first year of the public school, and seventeen children that are in the second grade after completing the first grade in the public school. The purpose of the study in comparing the social and academic status of the two groups is to determine if the non-scholastic child after a year of private school is able to adjust and accomplish an academic and social status on the level of the second year of the public school as compared with children of school age that have been through the first year and are now in their second year.
Date: 1947
Creator: Aldredge, Ruby
Partner: UNT Libraries

Reading Readiness as Related to the Mental, Physical, Personal, and Social Factors of a Group of Low First-Grade Pupils of Plano Elementary School, Plano, Texas during the First Five Months of 1949-1950

Description: This study was selected to determine the relation of reading readiness to the mental, physical, personal, and social factors of a group of low first-grade pupils of the Plano Elementary School, Plano, Texas during the first five months of the school year 1949-1950. This study involves consideration of (1) mental readiness, (2) physical readiness, and (3) personal and social readiness as factors of child development.
Date: 1950
Creator: Evans, Tommie
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of Forty-Five Freshmen at Southwestern Junior College Showing What Influence Intelligence, Socio-Economic Status, Mental Health, Personality, and Manual Work Load Have upon Grades Received

Description: The purpose of this study is to see to what extent the factors of intelligence, socio-economic status, personality, condition of mental health, and manual work load have influence the grades received by forty-five freshmen at Southwestern Junior College.
Date: 1950
Creator: Craw, Frances
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Development of the Motion Picture Program in South Marshall School, Marshall, Texas, and an Evaluation of Motion Pictures in Coordination with Third- and Sixth-Grade Social Studies

Description: The purpose of this study is to show the development of the motion picture program as a teaching aid in South Marshall School, Marshall, Texas, to determine the value of the motion pictures in the social-studies program, with special emphasis upon learning and retention of facts and general information at the third- and sixth-grade levels, and to induce all teachers of the faculty to use the motion picture as a tool for a happier and more meaningful learning experience for boys and girls.
Date: 1950
Creator: Melton, Grady
Partner: UNT Libraries

Children's Reading Interests as Shown by the Books Checked from the Huey School Library in Wichita Falls, Texas, and the Relation of These Interests to Classroom Work

Description: This study has four main purposes: 1. To determine whether there is a preference for certain types of stories. 2. To find whether boys prefer one type story and girls another. 3. To determine whether the physical make-up or format of the book has any influence on the selection of books. 4. To find how these interests are related to classroom work.
Date: 1949
Creator: Latimer, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of Two Methods of Teaching Eighth-Grade Social Studies in the Granbury Elementary School

Description: The major purpose of this study was to compare the progress made by a group of children taught by the experience method of teaching with a group taught by the old textbook method, to determine whether the experimental group would show as much gain in academic knowledge as the control group, and in turn gain the other desired traits of the present-day personal and social needs.
Date: 1950
Creator: Baccus, Nettie
Partner: UNT Libraries

Comparative Value of Two Types of Teaching Reading

Description: The major purpose of this study is to compare the progress in the general reading ability of a group of pupils taught by the phonic method of word recognition, with the progress of a group taught by the same method plus the study of stories to determine whether the study of stories aids word recognition ability and, in turn, general reading ability.
Date: 1943
Creator: Evans, Lucy
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Production of Material Suitable to the Reading Level of Dull-Normal First-Grade Children

Description: The purpose of the study was five-fold: (1) to discover what criteria have been set up by recognized authorities for teaching dull-normal children; (2) to determine the interests and needs of the dull-normal children under consideration; (3) to determine their vocabulary range; (4) to produce interesting, easy reading material for them and to determine their response to the reading material produced, based upon their activities and interests; and (5) to recommend a reading program for the dull-normal children in the Memphis, Texas, public school in the future.
Date: 1943
Creator: McElrath, Esta
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Modern Philosophy and Modern Psychology of Education

Description: The purpose of this study is three-fold: 1. To make a study of modern philosophy and modern psychology of education. 2. To show by comparison how well the Gainesville elementary schools comply in a modern philosophy and a modern psychology of education. 3. To make recommendations for changes that could be made for the improvement of the Gainesville elementary school system.
Date: 1947
Creator: Clements, Bess
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study to Determine if there are Significant Interacting Physical, Mental, and Emotional Factors Developed by Parents of Sherman, Texas, which Influence Readiness for Beginning Reading

Description: The purpose of the study is to approach the problem from a practical and workable angle in determining which definite and significant influences have been of benefit to the first-grade pupils of Sherman, Texas, in preparing them for reading readiness.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Kelley, Clella D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of the Reading Interests of Junior and Senior Students in Ten Texas High Schools

Description: The problem undertaken in this study was that of making an effort to determine, in so far as was possible, the reading interests of the students enrolled in the high school at Nocona, Texas, during the 1954-1955 school session. A secondary phase of the problem was to compare these reading interests with those of students enrolled in nine other typical high schools of comparable size in other sections of Texas, as determined by means of a questionnaire survey.
Date: May 1955
Creator: Mitchell, Aubrey Thera
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Determination of the Relationship between Reading Skills and Personality Development

Description: The purpose of the study is to show that personality adjustments and reading skills have a decided connection in the development of the individual, for with enunciation, pronunciation, and oral interpretation of the printed page come greater confidence, self-expression, and poise.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Chapman, Pat
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effect that Socio-Economic Status has upon the Intelligence and Achievement of 120 Fourth-Grade Pupils

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the effect that socio-economic status has upon the intelligence and achievement of 120 fourth-grade pupils. Ninety of the fourth-grade pupils were enrolled in the Denison Elementary Schools, Denison, Texas, and thirty of the fourth-grade pupils were enrolled in an independent school, one mile outside the Denison city limits.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Porter, Goldie Dillingham
Partner: UNT Libraries