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Federal Tax Benefits for Families’ K-12 Education Expenses in the Context of School Choice

Description: This report focuses on proposals offered to amend the federal income tax code to subsidize the expenses of families with children enrolled in the K-12 school of their choice. It begins with a discussion of K-12 education reform efforts to provide a context for the proposed tax subsidies. Next, it reviews existing federal tax provisions that could help families pay for the cost of their children’s K-12schooling. The report then analyzes the kind of proposals that have been introduced to expand existing federal tax benefits or to authorize new ones for families incurring K-12 education expenses.
Date: January 27, 2006
Creator: Levine, Linda & Smole, David P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Differences in Experiences and Outcomes of Transfer and Native Students in an Elementary Education Program: an Exploratory Study

Description: This research targeted elementary education graduates of a large Southwestern university who were transfer students, and compared them to native students on selected variables. These variables included retention in teaching, and perception of supports and obstacles at the university. The sample consisted of 143 respondents: 73 native and 70 transfer students. Data were collected through submission of online surveys and through postal mail. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were used to answer the research questions. Astin’s input-environment-outcome model provided the conceptual and theoretical framework for this study. Native and transfer students considered student teaching to be the “most helpful” course or service during their time at the university, yet both felt they lacked elements of preparation for teaching in the real world. Transfer students reported the following as supports during their transition from community college to university: academic advising, finances, support network, and the university. They reported these obstacles: university bureaucracy, credit transfer, expenses, and adapting to campus. There was no significant difference between the two groups’ intentions to remain in teaching (p = .249), and a statistically non-significant higher percentage of transfer students than native students reported to be teaching at the time of survey completion (p = .614). The findings support further inquiry into support systems for transfer students, as well as further examination of teacher preparation curricula.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Tucker, Tami L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study to Determine the Social Attitudes and Behavior Problems in a Given Elementary School

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to study a given school situation with which the writer is familiar to determine as objectively as possible the various social attitudes present and their resultant behavior. To what extent these attitudes depend upon the home environment of the child is to be studied. The influence of the age-grade range in the development of various attitudes is to be considered, and the influence of the school environment as a factor in the process of attitude formation and social adjustment is to be determined.
Date: August 1944
Creator: Scott, Gladys M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Common Core State Standards and Assessments: Background and Issues

Description: This report provides background information on current law regarding common core and discusses development of the Common Core State Standards and state adoption of the standards. The report provides an analysis of the RTT State Grant competition and how the structure of the grant application process may have incentivized state adoption of the Common Core State Standards.
Date: September 2, 2014
Creator: Skinner, Rebecca R. & Feder, Jody
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The relationship of selected variables to math achievement in a computer-assisted instructional setting

Description: The purpose of this study was to explore the variables of I.Q., sex, instructional organization, classroom instructional time, and time in computer assisted instruction (CAI) in the third and fifth grades in order to determine which of these variables or combinations of variables were the best predictors of mathematics computation and concepts achievement.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Rigg, Lynne P. (Lynne Porter)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Role of the Teacher in the Administration of an Adequate Guidance Program in the Elementary School

Description: The problem of this study is to determine the part the elementary teacher should and could have in the administration of an adequate guidance program. An effort was made to present the needs for guidance in the elementary school and that these needs can be met largely by classroom teachers trained in the field of guidance.
Date: 1948
Creator: Wilson, Sylvia O.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of Personalities of Elementary and Secondary Education Majors

Description: The problem in this investigation has a three-fold purpose; namely, (1) to reveal, by means of comparison, the likenesses and differences in the personalities of elementary and secondary education majors of N. T. S. T. C.; (2) to determine to what extent the individual is adjusting himself to the problems and conditions confronting him, and how these problems are affecting the development of a normal, happy, and socially effective personality; (3) to interpret the data collected correctly, in order that better adjusted personalities may be developed.
Date: 1941
Creator: Walker, Elsie Meine
Partner: UNT Libraries

Determining the Extent to Which the Purposes of Radio Educational Broadcasts are Being Achieved in the Elementary School

Description: This study seeks to furnish school administrators and teachers with information about the (1) historical background of radio in the public schools of America; (2) equipment needed for radio reception; (3) plans that are necessary for efficient use of the radio; and (4) finally, to show the status of radio in the schools of Texas.
Date: 1943
Creator: Douglas, Truman B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The present status and need of an adequate music program for the first seven grades in the rural schools of Coryell County, Texas, with a proposed music program

Description: This study is designed to reveal the existing status of public school music in the rural elementary schools of Coryell County, Texas. It is also intended to serve as a tool for the teachers in those schools as they formulate and initiate their music programs.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Lamb, LaFayette
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Investigation of Sturctured Aural, Sturctured Visual, and Unstructured Group Counseling Techniques with Elementary School Children

Description: The purposes of this study were as follows: (1) to ascertain and compare the effect on self-concept, sociometric status including an index of emotional expansiveness, teacher-rated behavior and grades of three group counseling techniques (a structured aural stimulus approach, a structured visual stimulus approach, and an unstructured approach) upon sixth-grade subjects; (2) to compare the subjects involved in these three types of group counseling sessions with subjects in an control group; (3) to compare the differences in effects of the three techniques separately upon girls and upon boys; and (4) to analyze the implications of these findings for elementary school counselors and teachers.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Crow, Mary Lynn Cox
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Practices of Social Studies Teachers in Selected Texas Elementary Schools

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the relationship between practices reported by elementary school teachers of social studies in selected Texas counties and practices recommended by national social studies education specialists, and college professors of elementary education in selected texas colleges and universities.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Blesh, Robert Heltman
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of the Creative Art Activities of the First Four Grades of the Bowie Elementary Schools, Bowie, Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the creative arts program of the first four grades in the Bowie Public Schools to determine the extent to which it meets, or fails to meet, criteria developed for a creative arts program in a democratic form of education.
Date: August 1953
Creator: Dickey, Ruby Callaway
Partner: UNT Libraries

Influence of computer use on attitudes toward computers, motivation to study, empathy, and creativity among Japanese first- and second-grade children

Description: This study investigated the changes in attitudes of Japanese first and second grade children who were exposed to microcomputers in school. Eight hundred and three first-and second-grade children were selected from six Japanese public schools. Approximately half of the subjects were selected from urban, suburban, and rural schools using computers, while the remaining subjects were from schools not using computers.
Date: December 1991
Creator: Miyashita, Keiko
Partner: UNT Libraries

To Determine the Value of a Cumulative Record in a Guidance Program

Description: The purposes of this investigation were to help teachers to a better understanding of children, to help each pupil to discover and to develop his potentialities for his personal good and social usefulness, to facilitate the administration of the guidance program, and to improve classroom instruction.
Date: 1948
Creator: Smith, Carrye Cornelia
Partner: UNT Libraries

The development of an elementary class method of band instruction and theory

Description: The purpose of this study is to create a curriculum for beginning instrumentalists who have no background in music and are young students not yet capable of deciphering highly technical and academic sentences, phrases, and terms. This method is designed to give the student a foundation in theory without taking undue time from the instrumental phase of the curriculum and at the same time to increase the tempo of training in both phases.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Ford, Benjamin D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A study of color preferences of the children in the demonstration school of the North Texas State Teachers College

Description: This study was made in the Demonstration School of the North Texas State Teacher's College, using the children of Grades I to V inclusive as subjects of the investigation. The problem was taken to try to discover if children of a certain age group have definite color preferences and other related questions such as if these preferences remain constant, if they are influenced by other factors such as intelligence, sex, or grade, and if there is consistency noticeable in the preferences of a group at any given grade level.
Date: August 1937
Creator: Bookman, Anne
Partner: UNT Libraries

The history and development of the program of playground activities in the Dallas elementary schools

Description: This study was made to determine when and why the program of playground activities began in the elementary schools of Dallas, Texas, and how this program has developed. A study was made of the platoon school system to determine the necessity for supervised play periods, and the influence of this need on the growth of the playground activity programs.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Guy, Sue Hazel
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Analysis of the Reasons for and the Lack of Attendance at the Parent-Teacher Association of the Robert E. Lee School, Denton, Texas

Description: The problem of this study is to analyze the reasons for attendance and lack of attendance at Parent-Teacher Association meetings of sixty selected parents of the Parent-Teacher Association in the Robert E. Lee School, Denton, Texas.
Date: 1947
Creator: Lowe, Mary Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries