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A Study of Soil Erosion and its Control in the United States with Special Reference to Texas

Description: A study of soil erosion in the United States, especially in Texas, which brings attention to the causes of soil erosion under the existing system of farm management. The material gathered and compiled and arranged under certail main heading. Two chapters deal with present and immediate causes of erosions and their results. One full chapter takes up the history of the conservation movement and attempts to show how slow Texans have been in comparison with some of the other states of the United States. The study calls for further research, teaching of better land-use, raising awareness of soil erosion causes and conditions.
Date: June 1939
Creator: Merrell, Jesse Byron
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Importance and Use of the Visual Aid in the Rural High School

Description: This study is an attempt to show by analysis the extent to which visual aid is a contributing agency in progressive education, with particular reference to the rural high school. The study will include a resume of the development of visual aid in education; a statement of objectives which guide the use of such aids in the classroom; generalizations as to the importance of visual aid as determined by its many contributions and services rendered in school progress; a review of the criticisms and limitations that have been proposed by contemporary directors and students of research; and finally a summary and conclusion regarding the value of visual instruction.
Date: 1941
Creator: McWhirter, Aubrey
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relationship Existing between Reading and the Social Studies in the Waelder Elementary School

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine what degree, if any, relationship exists between reading and social studies in the intermediate grades of the Waelder Elementary School, and then to determine means of using reading as a tool to aid children in their social studies.
Date: 1941
Creator: Neal, Jewell
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Extent to Which the Point of View of the School Patrons of Wichita Falls, Texas, Has a Background of Progressivism or of Essentialism

Description: The purpose of this study is to learn to what extent the point of view of patrons of Wichita Falls, Texas, has a background of progressivism or of essentialism and to what extent, if possible, the children are influenced in school by the point of view held by the parents; also which part of the school system -- general education, the curriculum, the child, or the administration -- has the most progressive approval of the parents.
Date: 1944
Creator: Denton, Edith
Partner: UNT Libraries

Famous Peace Plans of History

Description: The purpose of the present thesis, is to trace the development of the idea of world organization to secure world peace. An endeavor is made to give a brief survey of the best known peace plans of history with a critical evaluation of the contribution of each to the ideas embodied in the League of Nations and the United Nations.
Date: 1946
Creator: Plummer, Marguerite K.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation and Analysis of Teachers' Codes of Ethics

Description: The problem of this thesis was to study the codes of thirteen other states and, in addition, the codes of Texas and the National Education Association, were selected because of the realization that a very small per cent of the teaching profession knows of the existence of such codes and a still smaller per cent knows anything at all of the content of the codes.
Date: 1946
Creator: Enlow, Nannie Holland
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Democratic Approach to the Problem of Educating for Life in a Changing World

Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the need for a democratic approach to the problem of educating for life in a changing world and to show, too, how this approach can be made through a democratic administration, a democratic curriculum, and democratic methods.
Date: 1946
Creator: McAlister, Elbert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Factors Influencing High School Seniors in their Decisions to Seek Further Educational or Vocational Training Following their Graduation from High School

Description: The purpose of this study is to make an investigation relating to certain factors and influences that have some bearing upon decisions made by graduating seniors in high schools to attend college or vocational school before entering a vocation or professional career.
Date: 1949
Creator: Rutherford, Raymond Riley
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of the Scholastic Achievement of Junior High School Boys Who Work after School and Those Who Do Not

Description: In this particular study the problem is to determine the influence working after school hours has upon a group of junior high school boys. This study is concerned with comparisons in subject matter achievement, self and social adjustment, and behavior records and ratings. It is the purpose of this study to make these comparisons with boys who work after school and those who do not.
Date: 1950
Creator: Trusty, Ruby
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of the Habits, Attitudes, and Opinions in Regard to Cigarette Smoking on the Part of Three Hundred Freshman and Sophomore Women Students and Three Hundred Freshman and Sophomore Men Students Enrolled in Physical Education Activity Classes during the Spring Semester of the 1948-1949 Session at North Texas State College, Denton Texas

Description: In undertaking this study the investigator had the following purposes: 1. To determine the percentage of the college women of the study who are cigarette smokers. 2. To determine the percentage of the college men of the study who are cigarette smokers. 3. To determine the carious habits of the students who participated in the study in regard to cigarette smoking. 4. To determine the students' reasons for smoking cigarettes. 5. To determine the opinions and attitudes of the students of the study in regard to cigarette smoking. 6. To compare the women students with the men students of the study in regard to cigarette smoking on the basis of the data obtained.
Date: 1950
Creator: Williams, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparison of the Educational Philosophies of Pragmatism and Essentialism and their Effects on Education

Description: The purpose of this study was to make an appraisal of the educational philosophies, pragmatism and essentialism, and their effects upon the aims, methods, and curriculum of education. No effective effort was made to branch off into the many philosophical ramifications of the question, but the practical aspects of each philosophy were studied in order to determine how it has influenced education.
Date: 1942
Creator: Womack, Vera
Partner: UNT Libraries