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A Comparative Study of the Social and Academic Status of a Group of Kindergarten and Non-Kindergarten Children in the Second Grade of a Garland, Texas, Elementary School

Description: The problem of this investigation is to make a comparative study of a group of second grade children to determine, if possible, whether the child who attends kindergarten has any advantage over one who does not attend. Three phases of development are dealt with: behavior and social adjustment to second grade, mental maturity, and scholastic achievement in the second grade.
Date: 1950
Creator: Lyles, Leola E. Taylor
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Change in Group Responsibility in the Second Grade as a Result of Concerted Effort

Description: The problem under consideration is to determine the changes in group responsibility in a second grade as a result of concerted effort. The concerted efforts made in this experiment were telling, reading, and dramatizing stories, poems, and songs of responsibility; discussing of stories, poems, songs, and filmstrips of responsibility; the assigning of definite classroom responsibility; and the assigning of definite study responsibility. This study attempts to answer the question, how much change, positive or negative, will occur in group responsibility as a result of the above-mentioned efforts?
Date: 1949
Creator: Daniel, Wilma Thomas
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A Comparative Study of the Vocaublary, Word-Meanings, Mechanical Features, and Teaching Plans of Fifteen Second Grade Spelling Textbooks

Description: The problem of this thesis is to make a critical study of fifteen second grade spelling textbooks published since 1940. The purpose of this study is to see how they agree or where they disagree in mechanical features, vocabulary, word-meanings, and teaching plan.
Date: 1948
Creator: Stanley, Ruth, Pointer
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How to Help Unpopular Second-Grade Pupils Become Acceptable to the Group

Description: The purpose of the study was to determine the practicality of the theory that the teacher's highest function is to help each pupil to develop an agreeable, liberated, concordant, dynamic personality. In other words, the writer was interested in finding out whether it is possible, as far as can be determined, to develop an unpopular child to such an extent that he will be more social, more likable, and, in the end, more acceptable by his school group.
Date: 1941
Creator: Lunday, Villa Hollingsworth
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Helping Unsociable Second-Grade Children Become More Sociable

Description: The problem of this study is the attainment of social progress by second-grade children. In substance, the problem is "How sociability can be developed in unsociable second-grade children." Since it is generally conceded by modern educators that the most important outcome of education is the child's ability to attack his life problems and to solve them satisfactorily to himself and to the society wherein he lives, this problem is deemed worthy of consideration.
Date: 1950
Creator: Hanson, Ranghild Emily
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The Relationship of Sex and Age at Entrance to School to Second Grade Achievement

Description: This investigation compared achievement of boys and girls in second grade who were seven years old in June, July, and August of 1983 to the boys and girls in second grade who were eight years old in September, October, and November of 1983. The students were tested using the Iowa Test of Basic Skills using the following areas: reading, total math, and composite scores. The study also looked at the correlation of sex and age of students who had been retained in first grade. A comparison of teacher grades to standardized test scores and ability grouping was also presented. One way analysis of variance was applied to the test results. A chi square test of independence was conducted on students retained in the first grade to determine if interaction between sex and age was indicated. Older children scored higher in all three areas measured, while girls scored higher in reading. This may seem contradictory, but is not. Age was significant beyond the .05 level, while sex was significant beyond the .001 level. This difference is explained by the extremes in means for younger boys and older girls. Since first grade curriculum emphasizes reading, this gave girls a definite advantage over boys. Boys, however, scored significantly higher in math. The results indicate a need for restructuring curriculum to meet the needs of boys and girls. Younger boys in second grade scored the lowest in all areas tested, except math. These scores would have been even more significant if the boys who were not promoted to second grade could have been included in the second grade testing. These findings indicate that total developmental age is the most important factor when considering admission for school. A closer look should be taken at the requirements for school entrance. The factors that must be considered ...
Date: December 1986
Creator: Jernigan, Sharon Reynolds
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How Computer Use Functions as an Aspect of Literacy Development : A Qualitative Description of a Second-grade Classroom

Description: In this study, the researcher investigated how computer use functions as an aspect of literacy development within a second-grade classroom. The researcher sought to gather data to help define the role that computer use plays in the literacy development of elementary school students by concentrating on how computers are actually used in the classroom being studied, and by looking for relationships revealed by students' and teacher's beliefs about computer use in the classroom.
Date: December 1993
Creator: Kostelnik, Joyce L.
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Dark Adaptation Studies with Adults and Children, Using the Biophotometer

Description: The present study is a part of a long-time cooperative study of the Home Economics Department of the North Texas State Teachers College, begun in 1940. The purpose is to compare the dark adaptations of second and third-grade children made in 1940 with those made of the same children in 1941 and in 1942. Also included in this study is the comparison of a group of freshmen college men made in 1940 with a group of twenty-five men made in 1942. An attempt is also made to determine whether an individual has higher dark adaptation on sunshiny days than on cloudy days.
Date: 1942
Creator: Collins, Mary Margaret
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An Evaluation of the Home Room Versus Departmental Method of Teaching Second Grade

Description: The problem under consideration is to determine the difference between home-room and departmental methods of teaching second grades, as measured by educational achievement. The study attempts to answer the question, Which one of the foregoing mentioned methods will produce the greatest gain in achievement when applied at second-grade level?
Date: 1949
Creator: Lindsey, Charles A.
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What Influences Have the Changes in Concepts of Learning Had Upon Teaching of Reading and the Contents Found in Readers in the Second Grade as Illustrated by Textbooks from 1900-1950

Description: The primary purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the adopted readers for the second grade in the public schools of Texas over a period of fifty years to determine the extent that the readers reflect changes in concepts of learning and methods of teaching. A secondary purpose is to present the changes in concepts of learning over this period and the implications these changes have for the teaching of reading.
Date: 1951
Creator: Rhodes, Bessie Portwood
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A Study to Determine Factors Associated with Reading Difficulties, Remedial Procedure and Results of Remedial Instruction for Twenty Second-Grade Pupils of the Elementary School, Plano, Texas

Description: This study is an attempt to show the extent of and the probable causes for reading difficulties, to give remedial procedure, and to record results for twenty second-grade pupils of the Elementary School, Plano, Texas. An intensive study of the twenty children was made with emphasis upon the improvement of reading ability. This study deals primarily with the investigate of factors in the creation of reading disabilities.
Date: 1950
Creator: Williams, Eurilla Green
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The Effects of Discipline-Based Art Education upon Reading Test Scores of Suburban North Texas Second Grade Children

Description: This study examines the effects that discipline-based art education has upon reading test scores of public school second grade children. The progress in language arts of an experimental group and a control group were followed for two six week grading cycles. The experimental group was treated with DBAE instruction for one six weeks, while the control group received only studio production exercises. Both groups received no art instruction for another six weeks. Gains between mean pre-test and post-test scores indicated a significant difference for the experimental group but not the control group.
Date: May 1991
Creator: Stephens, Pamela Geiger
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The Relationship between Social Maturity and Personality of Primary Pupils in Eight Elementary Schools of Wichita Falls, Texas

Description: This investigation concerned two major interests of many classroom teachers today: the pupils' social maturity and their personality. The problem was to determine the apparent relationship between these two factors in pupils of the first, second, and third grades of eight elementary schools in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Date: 1942
Creator: Berry, Esther M.
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Encoding Variability and Differential Negative Transfer and Retroactive Interference in Children

Description: Second-graders were tested for negative transfer and retroactive interference using an A-B, A-D paradigm. Four-pair, word-number lists were aurally presented to the children. Subjects were classified as being whole-only encoders or multiple encoders by the use of a recall test presented after list one. Significant negative transfer and retroactive interference were found. The multiple encoders experiences less difficulty in learning the second list that did the whole-only encoders, but these two groups did no differ with regard to transfer or retroactive interference effects. The results were considered in the context of Martin's encoding variability hypothesis.
Date: August 1975
Creator: Fleming, Frederick G.
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To Revise the Program of Playground Activities for Grades One, Two, and Three for Rosemont Elementary School of Dallas, Texas, Based on the Evaluation of Twenty-Nine Playground Teachers and on the Game Choices of 750 Third-Grade Children of the Dallas City Schools

Description: The purpose of this study was to collect and tabulate material which would be embodied in a revised course of study for the playground activities for grades one, two, and three of the elementary schools of Dallas, Texas.
Date: 1949
Creator: Cannon, Ola Fae Johnson
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