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An Evaluation of Twenty Modern Elementary Arithmetic Textbooks

Description: The purpose of this study is threefold: (1) to review briefly important studies and recommendations relating to curriculum construction in elementary arithmetic; (2) to develop a set of criteria for judging elementary arithmetic textbooks; and (3) to apply the criteria to a selected number of elementary arithmetic textbooks.
Date: 1950
Creator: Murphree, Bessie
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Treatment of Forensic Ethics in Argumentation and Debate Textbooks

Description: The purpose of this study has been to survey textbooks for debate and argumentation courses in order to determine their treatment of forensic ethics. Both the extent to which modern debate and argumentation textbooks concern themselves with ethical considerations as well as the degree to which these texts correlate with recognized problems and authoritative views have been of concern.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Buice, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries

Gender bias in textbooks in selected kinesiology courses in Texas colleges and universities

Description: The purposes of this study were to analyze current kinesiology literature to determine if gender bias was present and if so, was the gender of the author associated with the presence of bias. A third purpose was to compare the results of this study with previous related research.
Date: August 1991
Creator: Munt, Glada C. (Glada Carole)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Representations of New Technologies and Related Terminology in Textbooks for Learners of French and Spanish

Description: The purpose of the thesis is to look at the presentation of vocabulary related to new technologies in four French and four Spanish textbooks for first-year university students to examine the relevance of the language presented in terms of its authenticity to French and Spanish as it is used today. The focus is on authenticity to show the correlation between what is presented to students versus what they will need to communicate effectively in ways that are linguistically, socially, and sociopragmatically appropriate with native speakers. The thesis also provides teachers with a pedagogical framework that will help them integrate new technologies and their related vocabularies into curriculum when textbooks fail to do so.
Date: August 2011
Creator: Allred, Michael Kay
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Analysis of Adopted Textbooks in Social Studies in Texas from 1913 to 1949

Description: The purpose of this study is to make a comparative analysis of the adopted textbooks for the sixth and seventh grades in social studies in the public schools of Texas from 1913 until the present time, 1949, to determine changes in concepts of presenting and teaching social studies during this time.
Date: 1950
Creator: Thompson, Mary Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Development and Application of a Rating Scale for the Evaluation of Business Arithmetic Textbooks

Description: The purpose of this study was to prepare a rating scale to be applied as an objective basis in the selection of business arithmetic textbooks. After the rating scale was developed, it was then applied to a number of recently published texts to demonstrate its use and practical value.
Date: 1941
Creator: Adams, Raymond
Partner: UNT Libraries

OER Snapshots [Lightning Talks]

Description: Video recording of a lightning talks session at the 2016 Library Publishing Forum. In this session, presenters discuss Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives at local and international levels.
Date: May 17, 2016
Creator: Ruen, Matt; Walz, Anita & Stranack, Kevin
Partner: UNT Libraries

OERs: How and Why? [Panel]

Description: Video recording of a panel presentation session at the 2016 Library Publishing Forum Open Educational Resources (OER) Preconference. This panel discussess the need for OER, and examples from institutional initiatives.
Date: May 17, 2016
Creator: Filiatreau, Amy; Chussler, Jordan; Pitcher, Katherine; Brown, Allison P.; Bjork, Karen & Billings, Marilyn
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Survey of the Citation of Research in Modern Public Speaking Texts

Description: In view of the quantity of research related to communication, the purpose of this study was to see, first, to what extent the results of this research are made available to beginning students of public address through their public speaking textbooks, and second, to seek to determine if, or to what extent, modern public speaking text writers make use of the often-praised inductive method of teaching.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Myers, Carol Owen
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Suitability of Available Industrial Arts Textbooks for the Subject Area of Metalworking

Description: From a previous study, criteria were developed for use in evaluating industrial arts textbooks for several subject areas in the field of industrial arts. This study is concerned with two of these areas, general metalworking and machine metalworking. It is evident that there are many books published in the United States in the field of industrial arts. The availability and suitability of these textbooks for industrial arts courses in general metalworking or machine metalworking provide the basis of this study.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Dunn, Chancey Elmer
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Suitability of Available Industrial Arts Textbooks for the Subject Area of Woodworking

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the degree of suitability of the available industrial arts textbooks for classroom use in the subject area of woodworking. In order to arrive at satisfactory conclusions relative to the problem, it was necessary to seek answers to the following questions. 1. What textbooks are available for teachers of industrial arts for the subject area of woodworking? 2. How can the textbooks be classified according to subject area and grade level? 3. Are criteria available for use in determining the suitability of woodworking textbooks for a sound industrial arts program? 4. Are the available textbooks suitable for classroom use in the area of woodworking?
Date: August 1961
Creator: Ludeman, Richard Milton
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Survey of All American History Textbooks Adopted for the Public High Schools of Texas from 1919 to 1970

Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is the contextual changes which have occurred in American history textbooks adopted for use in the public high schools of the state of Texas from 1919 to 1970. The purpose of the study is to trace the development of high school American history textbooks by analyzing the following five areas: verbal aids, graphic aids, subject content, three areas of historiography, and the prefaces.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Durham, Kenneth Reuben
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Content Analysis of School Reading Textbooks in Taiwan and in Texas

Description: The purpose of this study was to analyze and compare the values, beliefs, and ideas in school reading textbooks (Readers) in Taiwan and in Texas. It intended to examine the social control function of school Readers, with which a culture deliberately molds its young generation. This study employed primarily qualitative methods. The collection of data used the technique of content analysis, student surveys, and teacher expert panel discussions. The analysis of data followed a constant comparative approach. The themes shared by the two sets of Readers included family, friends, humans and living creatures, political ideals, reading/writing, appreciation of nature, science, indomitable spirit, turning danger into safety, setting goals, education, desirable and undesirable qualities or behaviors. Despite the similarities of these themes, the substance or focus of them may vary. The themes unique to the Texas Readers were content knowledge, cultural diversity, dilemma and choice, observations about people, words, tomorrow's technology, winning, and general truth. The themes unique to the Taiwan Readers included life philosophy, learning, necessary difficulties, sensitivity, and military strategies. The theme occurring most frequently in both sets of Readers was the desirable qualities or behaviors. The values advocated in the Taiwan Readers were idealistic and had a society-centered focus (for example, patriotism, appreciation of others, serving others, and honesty). Absolute moral principles were taught. A group orientation and altruism were evident. In contrast, the Texas Readers did not have such an emphasis on the concept of group. Personal feelings, individual accomplishments, and self-centered values (for instance, effort, courage, determination, talent, and independence) received more attention. The values were perceived to be relative to the situation. The Taiwan Readers, produced by a national education system, transmitted traditional Chinese beliefs and values. The Texas Readers, with the publishers' intent to avoid controversies, presented more general or universal values. Although the ...
Date: August 1993
Creator: Wang, Sheue-shya
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Content Analysis of the Writing Assignments Contained in the Four Basal Mathematics Textbook Series Adopted by the State of Texas

Description: The purpose of this study was to identify and compare specific writing assignments provided in the four basal mathematics textbook series, grades six through eight, accepted by the state of Texas in 1990. The student and teachers' editions by each publisher were analyzed (1) for the total number and types of writing assignments provided, (2) to compare how the writing assignments compared with the four purposes of writing mandated in the English Language Arts Framework, Kindergarten through Grade 12 for the state of Texas, (3) to compare how the writing assignments compared with the recommendations for communication opportunities stated in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics for grades five through eight, and (4) to compare the number and types of writing assignments among the four publishers. The total number of writing assignments varied among publishers ranging from 151 to 316 in the student editions and from 147 to 523 in the teacher's editions. The findings of this study indicate that from 80 to 98 percent of the writing assignments in the student editions and from 72 to 96 percent of the writing assignments in the teacher's editions corresponded to the Informative purpose of writing. Very few writing assignments were provided corresponding to the Literary, Expressive, and Persuasive purposes of writing. The writing assignments corresponding to the NCTM recommendations varied among publishers. Writing assignments dealing with modeling mathematical situations ranged from 14 to 66 percent in the student editions and from 24 to 39 percent in the teacher's editions. Writing assignments focusing on understanding and definitions ranged 15 to 61 percent in the student editions and from 31 to 53 percent in the teacher's editions. Writing assignments focusing on interpretation and application ranged from 5 to 29 percent in the student editions and ...
Date: May 1993
Creator: Irvin, Barbara Bando
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Some Changes in the Nature and Use of Geographical Material Available to Fourth Grade Teachers During the Past Two Decades

Description: The problem of this study is to make an analysis of some changes that have occurred in fourth grade geography books over a period of twenty years to determine the extent to which they have been influenced by educational psychology. Implications of these changes will be drawn for the teacher.
Date: 1949
Creator: Moore, Juanita Godfrey
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

Farmers' Reading Courses

Description: Report discussing the main features of the farmers' reading courses that have become popular in several states through agricultural colleges and experiment stations. The reading courses are designed to provide farmers with a systematic approach to their work through the study of a scientifically sound and accessible textbook curriculum.
Date: 1900
Creator: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Critical Evaluation of the Course for General Mathematics in Meeting the Needs of Youth as Revealed by Several Courses of Study and the Adopted Textbooks for Texas Schools

Description: This study is an attempt to determine how a course in general mathematics can satisfy some of the needs of youth. The purpose of this study is to find out how the course in general mathematics can be made to contribute effectively to pupil growth, and how well the present course is contributing to pupil growth.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Armstrong, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries