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An Evaluation of Two Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Junior High School

Description: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of two methods of teaching the social studies to junior high school pupils. An attempt has been made to ascertain the relative progress in the studying efficiency of a group of children in social studies taught by the basic-study-skills plan, as compared to that of a group of children taught by the assign-study-recite-test plan so commonly employed.
Date: 1950
Creator: King, Oma Allie
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relation of Certain Environmental Factors to the Personality Development of the Third-Grade Child

Description: This study, the relation of certain environmental factors to the personality development of the third-grade child, has been made in an effort to determine the part played by the various environmental conditions found within the homes as causative factors in personality adjustment or maladjustment.
Date: 1950
Creator: Laney, Evelyn Taylor
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study to Determine the Effect of Classroom Guidance on Personal and Social Adjustment at the Third-Grade Level

Description: This study examines the effects of classroom guidance on personal and social adjustment at the third grade level. The problem in this study is to determine the effectiveness of classroom guidance upon the personal and social adjustment of a group of third-grade children. It is the purpose of this study to compare the effects of a planned program of activities upon the personal adjustment of a third-grade group with a similar group who did not participate in such a program of activities.
Date: 1950
Creator: Lederer, Julia
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An Analysis of the Public-Relations Practices of One Hundred Texas Public-School Systems

Description: The purpose of this study has three aspects. These are, (1) to determine what constitutes sound public-relations practices as recommended by recognized authorities in this field; (2) to determine the extent to which certain public-relations practices are employed by one hundred Texas public school systems; and (3) to determine whether the public-relations programs of one hundred Texas public-school systems meet the requirements of a sound public-relations program.
Date: 1949
Creator: Baker, Garth Elmo
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study to Examine Individual Failure at the Elementary Level in a Small Texas Community, and to Determine, if Possible, the Relative Importance of Emotional Disturbance and Other Factors as Causes of Such Failures

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the complete number of failures for the school year, 1948-1949, in the elementary school of a small Texas town in an effort to determine the relative weight of emotional maladjustment and other factors as causes of such failures; and, if possible, to advance suggested remedies for such failures.
Date: 1949
Creator: Browning, Alta Edwards
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Relationships Between Sociometric Scores and Personality Self-Ratings

Description: There is at present no way to tell what the correlations between personality self-rating scores and sociometric scores. One might suppose, as a rule of thumb, that such a correlation would be higher than .50 in most groups. This relationship, between sociometric scores and scores on personality self-rating scales, is the subject under investigation in the present study.
Date: 1949
Creator: Christy, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Significance of Classroom Environmental Control in the Azle Elementary School

Description: The objective of this investigation was to make two surveys relating to environmental control in the Azle Elementary School, Azle, Texas. The first survey was designed to furnish a list of favorable and unfavorable factors in classroom environment as they existed in the Azle Elementary School at the close of the school session of 1946-1947, and the second survey , conducted in the same school approximately a year later, was for the purpose of ascertaining what improvements had been made in the interim in order to increase the educative values in the classroom environment of this school.
Date: 1949
Creator: Wood, Roy
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of the Big Spring, Texas, Elementary Schools

Description: The problem of study is a critical evaluation of the Big Spring, Texas, Elementary Schools using The Handbook for Self-appraisal and Improvement of Elementary Schools published in September, 1945, under the direction of Edgar Ellen Wilson, Director of Elementary Education in Texas. The parts in this evaluation under consideration are the children, the teacher, and the program of school life, eliminating the other headings under which a school may be placed.
Date: 1949
Creator: Burnam, Ruth Arnold
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Wife and Family Finance

Description: The problem for this study consists of determining what a wife should know about family finances in order to share the burden of family living with her husband and for protection against the probability she may be left with all the responsibilities and decisions.
Date: 1949
Creator: Curry, Mary K.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

Comparison of a Traditional and an Integrated Program of Instruction in an Elementary School

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine if elementary school children progress faster in academic or tool subjects when taught through interest units in an integrated curriculum or when taught the separate subjects by a traditional method. Reading, spelling, and handwriting are used as illustrative subjects in the sixth grade with reading only in the second grade.
Date: 1949
Creator: Elder, Franklin L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relationship of Specific Background Factors upon English Usage

Description: The problem of the present study is to investigate specific background areas of pupils who show average use of English, and of pupils who are recognized as having below-average use of English. The study will attempt to bring out certain tendencies, by the use of standardized tests, which the two groups investigated possess in varying degrees. The aim of the study will be to bring out and evaluate the differentiating background factors as revealed by the results obtained on the standardized tests used in the investigation.
Date: 1949
Creator: Hamilton, Harlan E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of the School Program of the White Settlement Junior High School, Tarrant County, Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is two-fold: (1) to formulate criteria for evaluating the activities of a junior high school, and (2) to determine the extent to which the program of the White Settlement Junior High School, Tarrant County, Texas, meets these criteria. In so doing, attention is given to many phases of the school and its program.
Date: 1949
Creator: Jolly, Louise
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Experimental Study on the Reading of Comics

Description: It is the purpose of this study to (1) determine the history and status of the comic book; (2) to find out how many and what kinds of comic books two groups of fourth graders of the Perryton school are reading; (3) to set up a well-planned reading program in one of these groups; (4) to compare the amount and kinds of comic books read by the two groups at the end of the experimental period.
Date: 1949
Creator: Pinckley, Marie
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