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The Status of the Part-time Elementary School Principal in Texas

Description: It is proposed in this study (1) to make a brief survey of educational thought describing the functioning of elementary part-time principals in some selected administrative activities; (2) to analyze some pertinent features of the administrative organization and the part-time principal's schedule of work in the elementary schools selected for this study.
Date: 1951
Creator: Cloud, Robert L.
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Anxiety in Elementary School Children as a Function of Intelligence, Self-Concept and Ordinal Birth Position

Description: It shall be the purpose of this study to continue this delineation of the dynamics of anxiety. An attempt shall be made to study the nature of anxiety, especially in elementary school children, as it relates to three other factors: namely, intelligence, self-concept and ordinal birth position.
Date: August 1961
Creator: Scott, Myrtle M.
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Preparation of the Weatherford, Texas, Elementary Teacher to Teach Art in the Self-Contained Classroom

Description: This paper is concerned with the preparation needed by the elementary classroom teacher to teach art in the self-contained classroom and with improving the program of art education in the elementary schools of the Weatherford Independent School District of Weatherford, Texas.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Law, Frances B.
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A Study of Physical Education Programs of Negro Elementary Schools of Texas

Description: The study is an evaluation of the physical education programs of ninety-one elementary Negro schools of Texas. The following purposes were established for the study: 1) to obtain information concerning the administration, conduct, and scope of physical education programs in Negro elementary schools of Texas; 2) to evaluate the physical education programs of selected Negro elementary schools of Texas on the basis of criteria such as Texas Education Association and documentary sources; and 3) to make recommendations for future development of the physical education programs in the Negro elementary schools of Texas.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Holmes, Charles Murphy
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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
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An Evaluation of the Training and Preparation of Elementary-School Principals in the Light of Certain Duties They Perform

Description: It is the purpose of this study to determine the value of the academic preparation and the in-service experience of the elementary-school principals as it pertains to three phases of the principals' duties--organization and administration, supervision, and community relationships.
Date: 1941
Creator: Bennett, Lowell Dean
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Relationships between Personality and Leader Behavior of Elementary School Principals

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between certain personality traits and leadership actions of elementary school principals. To achieve this purpose it was necessary first to obtain a description of the leadership actions of elementary school principals. Second, it was necessary to obtain data concerning the personalities of these elementary school principals. Third, the significance of the relationships between personality and leadership actions was tested statistically. Fourth, the significant relationships between personality and leadership actions were expressed in the form of mathematical equations so that predictions concerning leader behavior could be made.
Date: August 1961
Creator: Fox, Augusta Meredith, 1930-
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A Study of the Elementary School Principalship in Texas

Description: It was the purpose of this study to determine the present general status, thought, and practice of the elementary school principalship in Texas public school districts. More specifically, the problem was fourfold in nature: 1. To study the professional characteristics of the Texas elementary principal through an analysis of factors related to (1) his position, {2) his professional characteristics, and (3) his major responsibilities. 2. To evaluate certain aspects of the status, thought, and practice of the Texas elementary principal in light of what is considered most desirable in recent literature in the field to determine to what extent the Texas principal reflects the moat desirable characteristics. 3. To compare certain aspects of the present principalship with similar characteristics as found in previous studies of the Texas elementary principalship in order to determine trends. 4. To compare certain aspects of the Texas elementary principalship with the same aspects of the elementary principalship as described in a recent national study, in order to determine similarities and differences.
Date: August 1961
Creator: Youngblood, Chester Edward
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Evolution of the leadership behavior of a newly assigned principal and the organizational climate of the school

Description: The purposes of this study were to investigate the evolution of the school climate during the first year of a new principal's assignment to the school as perceived by the principal and the teachers; and to investigate the relationship between the school climate and the leadership behavior of the principal as perceived by the principal and the teachers. In addition, an investigation was made of the relationship between the teachers' perception of the principal's leadership behavior and the self-evaluated leadership behavior of the principal.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Echols, Robin W.
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Improving the Acceptance of Isolated Elementary School Children

Description: The purposes of this study were: (1) to develop a program based upon a combination of previously tested techniques, (2) to adapt these techniques for use by school personnel within the classroom situation, (3) to test this program upon an all-black, multi-age kindergarten and a first-grade classroom in an inner-city school, and (4) to evaluate the effectiveness of this program.
Date: August 1972
Creator: Fallis, Patricia J.
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The Effect of Regular Employment of Mothers on three Phases of Student Progress in the Elementary School

Description: This study attempted to ansewer, among other issue, the following questions: Did out of the home employement of the mother have any effect upon the child? If it had any effect, could it be determined and measured in such a manner as to draw reasonable conclusions?
Date: August 1938
Creator: Capps, Maud
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A Study of Relationships Between Teachers' Knowledge of and Attitude Toward Selected Teaching Strategies and Their Implementation in the Elementary Classroom

Description: The purpose of this study was to explore the variables of content knowledge, individual attitude, and span of time from initial training with regard to implementation of selected teaching practices in the elementary classroom. The sample consisted of thirty-two elementary classroom teachers who teach reading or mathematics in a large suburban school district in the Dallas Metropolitan Area. After completion of the second day's training in an inservice program on teaching strategies, the teachers were given a test to measure content knowledge of and attitude toward the teaching strategies. The test results were used in determining four groups for follow-up classroom observations four weeks and eight weeks after the in-service sessions. Using three-way analysis of variance, the data were analyzed. Results indicated that teachers with high content knowledge of the teaching strategies implemented these strategies to a greater degree than did teachers with low content knowledge. No significant relationship with regard to implementation was found for the variables of attitude or span of time. It can be concluded that teachers who know the content of inservice training are able to and do implement the training in their classrooms. Of equal significance is the conclusion that teachers who do not know the content do not demonstrate teaching skills which duplicate the training concepts. It can also be concluded that training of this type is beneficial to teachers regardless of their attitude, and that teachers who implement training will do so with knowledge of the content not affected by the factor of time. It is suggested that additional studies be conducted using these and other variables and combinations of variables which may have a relationship to the teachers' use of inservice training in the classroom.
Date: August 1987
Creator: Speak, Lynda Overton
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An Analysis of the Objectives and Suggested or Illustrative Methods and Materials on the Subject of Reading in the Elementary Schools as Found in Seven State Courses of Study

Description: The problem of this study was to analyze the objectives and methods for teaching reading in the elementary grades as they appeared in the latest available courses of study in certain states for the purpose of determining their uniformity or lack of uniformity. An effort was made to compile data on teaching reading in order to determine certain modern trends as supplementary material for the writer's teaching aids.
Date: 1942
Creator: Bradley, Grace
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Factors Contributing to the Transiency of Elementary-School Principals in the State of Texas

Description: It is the purpose of this study to discover factors contributing to the transiency of elementary-school principals by a study of (1) educational experiences of principals, (2) academic and professional qualifications of principals, (3) tenure of principals, and (4) motives for changes made by elementary-school principals.
Date: 1950
Creator: Jackson, William Everett
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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.
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How Sociability can be Developed in the Elementary School

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine whether boys and girls who were not accepted by the group could be developed and trained to such an extent that they would become acceptable. Secondarily, the purpose was to discover what types of classroom and extra-curricular activities were desirable and beneficial in a program of social development for fifth-grade pupils.
Date: 1941
Creator: Hollingsworth, Lila
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