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An Analysis of Ways of Reporting Child Progress to Parents

Description: This thesis deals specifically with one phase of our educational program. It is an analysis of newer ways of reporting child progress to parents. In this study of reporting child progress to parents the problem in concern is how near our newer ways of reporting approach the present trends in education which are influenced by our modern philosophical and psychological concepts.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Phillips, David Shelby
Partner: UNT Libraries

Methods and Procedures in Determining a Recreation Program for the City of Denton, Texas

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent the existing Recreation Program of Denton, Texas provides for the leisure time needs of the citizens of Denton. After the existing program was surveyed, the results were compared with the standards set up by the National Recreation Association for a city the size of Denton. From a comparison of the present program and the standards, an effort was made to formulate a program that would meet the leisure time needs of the citizenship of Denton.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Bales, Marguerite
Partner: UNT Libraries

Quantitative Chemical Analysis of the Soils of Erath County, Texas

Description: A chemical analysis of representative samples of Windthorst sand, Denton sand, and Denton clay has been made, and this analysis shows that their composition has a strict correlation with respect to their geological origins. The analyses of the different soils have shown the Windthorst sand to be highly deficient in all of the essential elements, whereas the Denton sand is deficient in only one; namely, phosphorus. The analysis of the Denton clay showed it to be highly fertile. From the consideration of the pH and the lime content, it has been determined to some extent what crops will grow in each of the soils.
Date: June 1938
Creator: Barnes, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Children's Preferences Between Realistic and Fantastic Stories in the First and Second Grades

Description: The purpose of this study was to find the type of stories in which the children in the first and second grades were most interested. The writer wanted to determine whether or not there was a preference for fantastic or realistic stories in these grades, whether or not boys preferred one type of stories and girls another, and whether or not age and intelligence entered in as determining factors.
Date: June 1938
Creator: Ragland, Eulelia
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Influence of Emile Zola's Naturalism on the Novels of Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

Description: It is my purpose in this thesis to show any influence that Emile Zola's Naturalism had on the novels of Blasco Ibáñez.. Because the novels of the Spanish author contain many suggestions of the Zolaesque theory of Naturalism, many literary critics have assumed that he did obtain much of his inspiration from this source; they have even called him the "Spanish Zola." I shall try to determine how much he imitated Zola's Naturalism, and to show to what extent it is correct to call him the "Spanish Zola."
Date: August 1938
Creator: Blackburn, Carolee
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Denton municipal power plant

Description: It is the purpose of this study to show how successfully electric power systems were operated by smaller units of government. One of the most notable power plants is operated in Denton, Texas. In this study, the history of this system will be presented, followed by an analysis of its social and economic significance.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Collins, William W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Growth and Development of the Physical Education Program for Men in the Colleges and Universities of the United States of America

Description: The purpose of this study was to compile an account of the growth and development of physical education for men in the colleges and universities in the United States. The plan was to organize the historical literature and the material obtained from the investigation in such a way as to make it of value to the institutions of higher learning in the further development of their physical education programs.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Tergerson, Charles J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Educational and Recreational Value of Swimming in Texas as Revealed by the Municipal and Educational Institutions

Description: The purpose of this study was undertaken first, to determine, in so far as possible, the extent of the growing popularity of swimming throughout Texas; second, to discover what provisions were being made to meet the new demands for more adequate facilities and instruction; third, to reveal the extent of swimming participation in the state; fourth, to reveal data showing the extent and kind of swimming facilities in the state; and fifth, to evaluate the data found.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Woodall, Earle S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Program of Education to Fit the Needs of the Mexican Children in Wichita Falls, Texas

Description: This thesis is a report on the study of the educational opportunities, problems, and handicaps which are peculiar to the environment of the Mexican child in Wichita Falls, Texas. The purpose of this study: It is a known a fact that the educational opportunities afforded the Mexican children in Wichita Falls, Texas are inferior to those afforded the white children or Negro children. The reason for this is the unsuccessful attempt to intersperse the Mexican child with the white children after they have completed the third grade. Naturally, because of racial, differences, aptitudes, and inherent characteristics, the Mexican children are at a distinct disadvantage in attempting to compete in an educational manner with their white brother. Much has been done toward curriculum revision and in the study of needed changes in the public school program for the white children, but very little has been done to find the needs or to meet the needs of the Mexican children, although he, too, is an American citizen in most cases and is subject to the same rights, privileges, and educational advantages as the white children.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Johns, Crystine Gordon
Partner: UNT Libraries

To Determine a Plan for the Equalization of Educational Opportunities in Wheeler County, Texas

Description: This study is made to determine the educational inequalities that exist in the schools of Wheeler County and to set up a plan that will help to equalize the educational opportunities for all the children in the county, on a basis well within its financial ability. The study consists of three phases of the problem of equalizing educational opportunities in the schools of Wheeler County. The first will consist of a study of the educational conditions of the schools, based upon the general population trends, scholastic trends, the per pupil load of each elementary classroom, the subject-pupil load of each high school teacher, and the qualification of the teachers according to college work. The second will consist of a financial survey of the schools based upon assessed valuations, tax rates, cost per scholastic, and outstanding bonded indebtedness. The third will be the formulating of a plan for the equalization of educational opportunities based upon the findings of the educational and financial surveys.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Evans, Iva C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Survey of Procedures Employed and Progress made by Dallas City Schools for the Immunization of Contagious Diseases

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the progress of the immunization program for Contagious Diseases in the City Schools of Dallas, Texas, over a period of ten years, dating from September 1928, to September 1938. An endeavor was made to determine how the Health Works Program of the Dallas Public Schools developed, and the protection it gave the public children.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Manire, Vera Olivia
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Cooperative Movement and its Influence in Denton County

Description: Cooperation is a subject which has intrigued the writer for some time. A study of the philosophy, history and accomplishments of the cooperative movement was begun, due to the interest of the study. In Denton County, Texas, the cooperatives have, for the past few years, been making such rapid progress that a study of the inception, growth and success of these societies seemed indicated. In spite of the broad field of study this subjected presented, it seemed necessary to review the cooperative movement before the local cooperatives could be properly interpreted. This was Done. Numerous books and magazine articles pertaining to cooperation were read. In making this library study, the writer tried to delve into the underlying philosophy of the cooperative movement. Those countries in which cooperation has made greatest strides were given particular attention in order to try to find the secret of their success. After this library approach was completed, the various cooperative societies of Denton County were visited. The writer talked with the leaders of the societies, obtained copies of the by-laws of each organization, examined financial statements, and attempted to analyze the purposes, the accomplishments, and the possibilities of the future success of these organizations.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Cox, Eli
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparison of the White and the Colored Schools of Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the status of the educational opportunities of the white and the colored child in the State of Texas during the year of 1935-36 and to locate the inequalities with reference to: building equipment, transportation, library facilities, teachers, average daily attendance of pupils, teacher-pupil ratio, per pupil cost of instruction, age-grade distribution, and age of pupils when graduated. The study found the following conclusions: The building value per pupil enrolled in the white schools was over three times as much as the building value per pupil enrolled in the colored schools. Nearly twice as much was spent to transport a white child to school as was spent to transport a colored child to school. The libraries in the white schools had five times as many volumes per pupil enrolled as did the libraries in the colored schools. The value of libraries, per pupil enrolled, was about five times as much in the white schools as in the colored schools, along with several more.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Kattner, Bruno A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Development of a More Effective System of Transporting High School Pupils in Donley County, Texas

Description: It is the purpose of this study to show the bus transportation set up in the schools of Donley County, Texas and to show how it can be made more effective. The following factors will be considered in studying this problem: 1. Number of pupils transported, 2. Number of buses used, 3. Comfort of pupils en route to and from the school, 5. Length of bus routes, 6. Amount of time pupils spend on the bus, 7. Cost of transportation, 8. Type of equipment used, 9. Condition of roads, 10. Cooperation of home and school,11. Improvement of the above factors. Each of the above factors will be considered carefully in studying this problem.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Penick, L.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A History of Decatur Baptist College

Description: This is a brief history of Decatur Baptist College. The data concerning this subject have been taken from Wise County newspapers, college catalogs, college annuals, deed record books, Texas Baptist Annuals, literary publications, History of Texas Baptist by J. M. Carroll, letters, and personal interviews. This data has been carefully selected and taken from reliable sources. The material has been organized in a chronological manner under the following headings: origin of the college, material development, internal growth, and the conclusion. No attempt has been made to add or detract from the educational significance of the institution. An attempt has been made to tell the story of Decatur Baptist College in such a manner that both the triumphs and the adversities will be shown.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Sharp, William Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries

How Practical Arts Education has Functioned in Mexico D. F.

Description: The aim of this study was to present a condensed and authentic report of what Mexico has done toward a practical education of the nation. It is also the aim of this study to show the development, the status, and the functioning of the Federal District. The study point out the relation and the needs of this type of education to the social and economic welfare and progress of the Mexican people.
Date: June 1938
Creator: Hamilton, Tom G.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of the Bottom Fauna of four Texas Lakes

Description: This thesis attempted to study the bottom productivity both qualitatively and quantitatively with reference to the distribution of bonthos. The study of the bottom fauna in large reservior lakes is a relatively new field. This work will give more information on an unknown field than previously existed, although its scope is not intend to be exhaustive.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Lamb, Leonard D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Satire in the "Cuadros de Costumbree" de Mariano Jóse de Larra.

Description: This study discusses the life and works of Larra and many of his beliefs and ideas. The chapters have been divided into three, traeting of Larra's social, literary and political satire that deals mainly with the high cociety of Madrid (Spain).
Date: August 1938
Creator: Laramore, Flora
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effect of Facism on Italian Education

Description: This study attempts to assess the early education system of Italy (from 1870 to 1918) and shows what effect the early features had upon the lives of the Italian children.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Oatman, Justin T.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Character Development in the Quintero Brothers' Plays

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the importance of characterization in the Quinteros in developing their characters into figures possessing human qualities which give them charm and reality. In nine of the twenty plays studied, the characters are used in emphasizing other elements such as love and atmosphere, or to prove a thesis. However, the importance of characterization is shown by the fact that eleven of the plays are concerned with the character development.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Kelley, Fay Elois
Partner: UNT Libraries