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High School Teachers' Perceptions of Giftedness, Gifted Education, and Talent Development

Description: In the field of gifted education, there is little research on the perceptions of high school teachers of the gifted about giftedness, good gifted education practices, and the nature and needs of gifted learners. The purpose of this study was to form a deeper understanding of how those educators who guide gifted learners out of high school and into adulthood perceive giftedness and gifted education. This qualitative study, conducted in two phases, took place in a large suburban school district with three large high school systems and was focused on the responses of high school teachers to assess their attitudes, feelings, and opinions about the nature and needs of gifted learners using a grounded theory model of analysis. Data collected from the 11 participants in the first phase of the analysis was combined with that collected from the 13 participants in phase two and validated throughout with continual comparison through memoing. Participants reported a general lack of engagement with scholarly work in the gifted education field as well as a dependence on the school district for effective training in classroom practice. Evidence also suggested a view of giftedness among the participants as an inherent quality of some people who needed to be properly trained in the instructional environment. Implications from this study suggest further research, both qualitative and quantitative, needs to focus on clarifying the perception of giftedness among high school teachers as well as how the delivery of effective training to those teachers can be implemented.
Date: May 2017
Creator: Russell, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Twenty-one original prose selections for use in teaching oral interpretation in junior high and high school

Description: Twenty-one original prose selections were written for use by junior high school students of oral interpretation. A survey of textbook publishers and junior high school teachers revealed a need for material of appropriate length and of suitable reading and interest levels for oral reading in the junior high school classroom. The selections were read and evaluated by a group of junior high students and a junior high teacher of speech. The responses indicate that the selections are effective and usable as an instructional aid in teaching oral interpretation in junior high school.
Date: May 1982
Creator: Bohlcke, Diane
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A Study to Determine the Relationships between Growth in Interest and Achievement of Hight School Science Students and Science Teacher Attitudes, Preparation, and Experience

Description: The problem of this study is to determine the relationships between (1) growth in interest and achievement of high school science students and (2) attitudes, preparation, and experience of science teachers. The study encompasses grades nine through twelve, inclusive, in a sample of Texas accredited public high schools.
Date: August 1957
Creator: Taylor, Thomas Wayne
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The Relationship of Leadership Experiences in High School to Leadership Participation in Community Activities

Description: The problem of this study was stated in the form of a question: What is the relationship of leadership roles occupied in high school to leadership roles occupied during the first ten post graduate years and what are the possible implications for the improvement of education for leadership? The accepted hypothesis was that the occupying of leadership roles in high school does lay the foundation for occupying community leadership roles.
Date: August 1958
Creator: Marks, Melvin Glenn
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The Organization, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Organized Guidance Program during the First Year in a Metropolitan High School

Description: The problem of the present investigation was to study the soundness of guidance practices in a metropolitan high school approximately one year after the initiation of a program of guidance services. The purposes of the study were: 1. To determine to what extent the objectives of the guidance program were met. 2. To determine to what extent students, parents, and faculty considered that the guidance program had made a contribution to the school program. 3. To determine what objective measures revealed as to the effectiveness of the guidance program.
Date: May 1964
Creator: Moses, Morgan Clay
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The Relative Effectiveness of Two Methodologies in High School Senior English in the Development of Composition Skills

Description: The problem with which this research is concerned is a comparison of two methodologies in the teaching of high school senior English with regard to their relative effectiveness in developing certain composition skills believed to be important in college academic success. The two methodologies compared in this study are (1) a traditional approach and (2) an experimental approach consistent with certain recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Hopkins, Kathryn Huggins, 1912-
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The Extent to which Texas High School Woodworking Laboratories Comply with Standards of the Texas Occupational Safety Board

Description: The purpose of this study is threefold: (1) to identify and compile recommended safety standards for woodworking laboratories concerning guarding of machines, electrical wiring, fire prevention, flooring materials, and aisles; (2) to identify the standards that pertain to the physical facility and equipment used in industrial arts laboratories and to make them available to teachers and administrators for use in renovation of existing facilities and planning new ones; and (3) to determine the extent to which industrial arts woodworking laboratories in Texas high schools are in compliance with the safety standards set forth by the Texas Occupational Safety Board.
Date: December 1972
Creator: Moss, Joe C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Validity of Brace's Football Achievement Tests as a Measure of Real Playing Ability of Individual Players of the Quanah and Childress High Schools

Description: The investigator undertook a study to determine the validity of the Brace Football Achievement Tests as a measure of real playing ability of individual members of the 1948 football squads of the high schools of Quanah and Childress, Texas.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Edmondson, O. K.
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The Effect of Relationship Films on the Attitudes of Homemaking Girls

Description: Films have been used with varying degrees of success to influence the attitudes of pupils of different ages and interests. Little has been done, however, to measure the attitudes of girls in high school homemaking classes. It is the purpose of this study to use films as an integral part of a group relationships unit and to determine what attitude changes, if any, are directly attributable to film content.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Brown, Mary Angeline
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Out-of-School Character-Building Organizations for High-School Boys and Girls

Description: The purpose of this study of the out-of-school character-building organizations for high-school youth is fourfold: (1) to discover the problems peculiar to adolescents growing up in the disturbed social environment of this country at the present time; (2) to determine the part reputable youth-serving organizations have in quipping young persons for meeting these problem; (3) to investigate a specific situation in an effort to determine the extent to which high-school students take advantage of the services offered by these organizations; and (4) to suggest ways of reaching more of the young people by gaining from them a knowledge of the kind of program they desire.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Butler, Nora
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The Value of Commercial Art as an Area of Instruction in the High School

Description: For several years the author has considered the problem of commercial art instruction in high school. As a graduate art major, high-school art teacher, and free-lance artist in the advertising art field, it has been his opportunity to investigate and evaluate a program which offers more specialized training in commercial art than is now being offered in most of the secondary schools.
Date: August 1953
Creator: Neale, Bill R.
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Survey of Physical Education in Texas High Schools

Description: The first purpose of this study was to determine whether the physical education programs of Texas high schools met the recommended minimum requirements of the Texas Education Agency in the following areas: 1. Appraisal of fitness 2. Body mechanics 3. Conditioning exercises 4. Gymnastics 5. Weight training (modified for girls) 6. Rhythms 7. Minimum of two team sports 8. Minimum of two individual-dual activities 9. Track and field. The second purpose of this study was to determine whether the small high schools in Texas were meeting the recommended minimum requirements of the Texas Education Agency to the same degree as large Texas schools. The third purpose of this study was to determine whether the boys' physical education program in Texas high schools were meeting the recommended minimum requirements of the Texas Education Agency to the same degree as girls' programs.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Norris, Melvin Leon, 1930-
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A Survey of Social Studies Programs in Texas High Schools, Grades 9-12, 1964-65

Description: The problem of this study was a survey of social studies programs in Texas high schools during the 1964-65 academic year. The purpose of the study was to determine the extent to which the recommendations of the Texas Education Agency as outlined in Principles and Standards for Accrediting Elementary and Secondary Schools and Description of Approved Courses, Grades 7-12 had been followed and to obtain data pertaining to offerings, innovations, supervisory services and written courses of study.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Scott, Dorothy Marie
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A Study of Physical, Mental and Musical Characteristics of Selected Band Members

Description: The study was concerned with physical, mental and musical characteristics of selected band members. Certain purposes of the study were defined. They were 1. To determine if physical, mental and musical differences existed between sections of the high school band. 2. To determine if these differences were existent at three grade-level groupings of high school and college band members.
Date: June 1967
Creator: Wagner, Hilmar Ernest
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A Comparison of Certain Personality Characteristics of Selected Secondary Students in Special English Classes Who Score High on a Standardized Achievement Test with Those Who Score Low

Description: This study was undertaken to determine what differences are found among personality characteristics of superior students, in special English classes, who score high on a standardized achievement test and superior students in the same classes who score low on this test. A second dimension of the study was to determine whether the same personality characteristics are evident among superior students in these classes at the eighth, tenth and twelfth grade levels.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Hittson, Robert J.
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A Study to Determine the Need for Additional Programs in Vocational and Industrial Arts Education at Lawrence D. Bell High School

Description: The purpose of this study was to indicate if there exists a need for additional learning experiences in the area of vocational and industrial arts education at Lawrence D. Bell High School. The information acquired from the check list, combined with other related studies, should help establish valid guide lines for curriculum development in this area. This study should provide information as to whether or not the needs of the terminal student and the college preparatory student are dissimilar.
Date: January 1968
Creator: McNeese, Charles H.
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Predicting Burnout In High-school Journalism Teachers: An Exploratory Study

Description: This research investigated high-school journalism educators’ use and teaching of convergence technology, as well as their self-efficacy, job satisfaction, job dissatisfaction, and burnout. In general, instructions and uses of multimedia tools were not as prevalent as traditional-journalism instructions and tools. One-third of the teachers expressed moderate or strong levels of burnout in terms of their emotional exhaustion. Although both job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction were strong predictors of burnout, self-efficacy was not. Job dissatisfaction was the strongest predictor of burnout, but contrary to the past research, gender turned out to be the second strongest predictor. Qualitative in-depth interviews with a controlled random sampling of survey respondents revealed that maternal mindset and gender roles strongly contribute to female high-school journalism teachers’ expressed burnout and emotional exhaustion.
Date: December 2011
Creator: Sparling, Gretchen B.
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A Comparative Analysis of the Development of High School Library Standards and Certain Associated Factors

Description: The purpose of this study is to make a comparative analysis of the development of high school library standards since 1918 by taking into consideration the factors of rapid growth of high school enrollments, modifications of the basic philosophy of education, and the development of secondary school libraries.
Date: 1956
Creator: Callaway, Ruthie Lee
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A Comparison of the Physical Development, Motor Capacity, and Strength of Anglo-American and Spanish-American Boys in El Paso High School, El Paso, Texas

Description: The problem of the present investigation may be briefly stated as follows: To make a comparison of the physical development, motor capacities, and strength of the Spanish-American and Anglo-American boys of the El Paso High School, El Paso, Texas.
Date: 1952
Creator: Yarbrough, Terrell
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An Analytical Study of the Instructional Procedures Utilized by the Coaching Staff at the Grand Prairie High School, Grand Prairie, Texas, in the Teaching of the T-Wing Football Formation

Description: The purposes of this study may be stated as follows: 1. To analyze the instructional procedures utilized by the coaching staff in the development of the T-wing football formation at the Grand Prairie High School, Grand Prairie, Texas. 2. To gain a better understanding of the functions of the T-wing football formation as it is taught at the Grand Prairie High School. 3. To make recommendations and to propose further developments for the instructional procedures used in coaching the T-wing football formation at the Grand Prairie High School.
Date: 1953
Creator: Pruett, Tom
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Validity of the Brace Basketball Achievement Tests for Girls as a Measure of Real Playing Ability of Individual Players of District 30 B University of Texas Interscholastic League for the 1954 Season

Description: The investigator had the following purposes in undertaking the present study: 1. To determine the accuracy of the Brace Basketball Achievement Test in measuring a girl's real playing ability. 2. To determine to what extent the Brace Basketball Achievement Test can be relied upon to rank the players of a girls Interscholastic League basketball squad. 3. To determine to what extent the Brace Basketball Achievement Test can be relied upon to rank girls basketball squads in an Interscholastic League district. 4. To determine the degree to which the Brace Basketball Test can be relied upon as an aid for the selection of players for a high school girls basketball squad.
Date: 1954
Creator: Greer, Alfred E.
Partner: UNT Libraries