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An Evaluation of Filmstrips in the Teaching of Reading in the First Grade in Tom Bean, Texas.

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the use of filmstrips as an aid in teaching reading to a group of first grade children in the Tom Bean Consolidated School. A further purpose, and probably the most important as it deals with the ultimate objective of education, is the effect that visual aid has upon the behavior of boys and girls.
Date: 1951
Creator: Odle, Neva S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Courses of Study for Teaching the Social Studies in the Primary Grades

Description: The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to read and analyze professional literature to determine criteria for an adequate social-studies program in an elementary grade, and (2) to evaluate a selected number of courses of study of large-city school systems and state departments of education to determine the extent to which they meet criteria.
Date: 1951
Creator: Alford, Katherine Elizabeth Bower
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Change in Behavior and Social Status of First Grade Children as the Result of Teaching Arts and Crafts

Description: The purpose of this study was (1) to investigate the changes in sociometric status that resulted when first grade children were taught some art or craft that they could teach to others in their class, (2) to note concomitant behavior changes as reported by their teachers and as noted by their experimenter, and (3) to compare the distribution and increase of decrease of votes received, votes given and mutual attractions in experimental groups with a control group.
Date: 1951
Creator: Carse, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

Evaluation of the Formal Versus the Informal Method of Teaching Arithmetic

Description: The problem in this investigation has a three-fold purpose: namely, (1) to determine the results of delaying formal arithmetic until the fourth grade; (2) to ascertain the results reflected in the reading abilities of children when the time ordinarily spent on drill and organized instruction in arithmetic is given to reading, the diverted time being spent in reading arithmetic stories, playing games, and in using other arithmetical processes in connection with school activities; (3) to compare the results of a behavior journal kept for each child in the experimental group and in the control group.
Date: 1942
Creator: Garrett, Atlee Margaret
Partner: UNT Libraries

Attitudes Toward Teaching and Research Among Biology Faculty in Texas Institutions of Higher Education

Description: This study investigated the attitudes toward teaching and research among biology faculty in Texas institutions of higher learning. The purposes of the study were to: 1) determine what the attitudes of Texas biology faculty were toward teaching; 2) to determine the attitudes of Texas biology faculty toward research; 3) to determine if biology faculty attitudes toward teaching vary according to faculty rank; 4) to determine if biology faculty attitudes toward research vary according to faculty rank; 5) to determine if attitudes of biology faculty in Texas toward teaching vary according to institutional type; and 6) to determine if attitudes of biology faculty in Texas toward research vary according to institutional type.
Date: December 1993
Creator: Salehi, Faiz
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from George B. Buckler to Charles B. Moore, November 7, 1873]

Description: Letter from George Buckler? saying that he had fallen off a wagon and was unable to come into town. He was no longer able to work as a teacher because the government was too unreliable to pay him a salary. He was owed for three months work already and the pay would only be $50.00 in greenbacks which was not enough remuneration.
Date: November 7, 1873
Creator: Buckler, George B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

A Study of the Local Industrial Resources, their Availability, and Extent of Use in the Teaching of Industrial Arts in the Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is fourfold: first, to study the local industrial resources; second, to assemble and analyze data concerning the availability of industrial resources for instructional enrichment of the industrial arts program; third, to assemble and analyze data concerning the extent of use of available industrial resources in teaching industrial arts in the Dallas Independent School District; and fourth, to make recommendations and conclusions based on the findings of the study.
Date: August 1957
Creator: Quast, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Adopt-A-Molecule: A guided Inquiry for Increasing Student Interest in Organic Chemistry [Presentation]

Description: Presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas. This presentation discusses research on the Adopt-A-Molecule project, a 9-week long, two-part term project, undertaken by students enrolled in the first of the two-semester sequence in organic chemistry (Fall 2009).
Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Musgrave, Paul & Dandekar, Sushama Ashok
Partner: UNT Honors College

Becoming a Teacher of Mathematics to Elementary Students [Presentation]

Description: Presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on becoming a teacher of mathematics to elementary students. The research is an auto-ethnography of a pre-service teacher during the first semester of Professional Development School, documenting the journey as a learner and teacher of mathematics for this pre-service teacher.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Walker, Wynona & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Partner: UNT Honors College

The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS [Presentation]

Description: Presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing Action Research and the inquiry part of a Professional Development School (PDS) model that all UNT elementary education, pre-service teacher/student interns complete with mentor teachers during student teaching.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Potter, Codi & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Partner: UNT Honors College