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A Study In Application Of Positive Reinforcement For Improving Listening Achievement, Ernest J. Bobko Dec 1968

A Study In Application Of Positive Reinforcement For Improving Listening Achievement, Ernest J. Bobko

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to (1) determine the effectiveness of utilizing positive reinforcement techniques to improve listening awareness during the process of receiving verbal instructions; (2) evaluate the use of reinforcement schedules with and without positive reinforcement; (3) determine to what extent a formal program utilizing reinforcement procedure compares with the absence of such procedure in a classroom.


A Study Assessing Changes Occurring In Kindergarten Children At Central School, Hoquiam, Washington, During The School Year 1967-1968 In Terms Of Readiness And Academic Growth, Elizabeth Pinkley Morris Dec 1968

A Study Assessing Changes Occurring In Kindergarten Children At Central School, Hoquiam, Washington, During The School Year 1967-1968 In Terms Of Readiness And Academic Growth, Elizabeth Pinkley Morris

All Master's Theses

A group of fifty-one kindergarten children (23 boys and 28 girls) from Central School in Hoquiam, Washington, were studied for the purpose of evaluating changes occurring during the school year in terms of readiness and academic growth. A series of tests were given in October and November as an inventory of the child's background of skills and readiness in the fall, and the tests were repeated in May to measure any change occurring during the school year.


Designing A Music Listening Program For The Junior High School General Music Class Of Columbia View Intermediate School, Patricia Jeanne Baker Aug 1968

Designing A Music Listening Program For The Junior High School General Music Class Of Columbia View Intermediate School, Patricia Jeanne Baker

All Master's Theses

Faced with the need for providing a listening program without the assistance of an available curriculum guide in junior high school music for the Reynolds School District No. 7, it was the purpose of this writer to construct a design for a program of instruction in music listening. The suggested design is based upon an examination of literature related to listening and is illustrated by sample materials provided in the appendices.


Adapting The Montessori Approach To Moderately Handicapped Children, Mary E. Croiser Aug 1968

Adapting The Montessori Approach To Moderately Handicapped Children, Mary E. Croiser

All Master's Theses

This paper is meant for the public school special education teacher of moderately handicapped children who has had some teacher training in the Montessori method. It is not the purpose of the paper to prove the Montessori method, but rather to show how some of it could be adapted for use with moderately handicapped children of primary school age.


A Three-Year Experimental Study Of Two Methods Of Teaching Reading In The Elementary School, Merle Eugene Davis Aug 1968

A Three-Year Experimental Study Of Two Methods Of Teaching Reading In The Elementary School, Merle Eugene Davis

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a phonetic reading approach, namely that published by the Economy Company, with a traditional basal reading approach upon reading achievement in the primary grades of the Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School, in Tumwater, Washington. A secondary purpose of the study was to compare the effects of the two approaches on spelling achievement in the second and third grades in the Peter G. ·Schmidt Elementary School.


A Comparative Study Of Handwriting Practices In The Intermediate Grades, Evelyn Elaine Eisenman Aug 1968

A Comparative Study Of Handwriting Practices In The Intermediate Grades, Evelyn Elaine Eisenman

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was to show that teachers in the elementary middle grades were providing functional practices in their handwriting instruction as set forth in the literature published since 1960.


An Empirical Study To Determine The Effect Of A Physical Fitness Program On Academic Achievement And Reading Ability, E. Douglas Garland Aug 1968

An Empirical Study To Determine The Effect Of A Physical Fitness Program On Academic Achievement And Reading Ability, E. Douglas Garland

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the measured effect of a physical fitness program on reading ability and academic achievement among sixth grade boys and girls.


A Study Of The Effects Of Certain Physical Activities On The Progress Of Reading Comprehension, Word Knowledge, And Rate, Neil Allen Cummings Aug 1968

A Study Of The Effects Of Certain Physical Activities On The Progress Of Reading Comprehension, Word Knowledge, And Rate, Neil Allen Cummings

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this paper (1) to study the affects of certain physical activities (creeping, crawling, balancing and rhythm) related to the improvement of comprehension, vocabulary, and rate of reading; (2) to compare the amount of progress in reading of the boys to the progress of the girls; and (3) to compare the amount of progress of the high, middle, and low reading groups.


The Identification Of Concepts, Concept Clusters, Objectives, And Suggested Organizational Patterns For The Teaching Of American History At Mount Si High School, M. Dale Leavitt Aug 1968

The Identification Of Concepts, Concept Clusters, Objectives, And Suggested Organizational Patterns For The Teaching Of American History At Mount Si High School, M. Dale Leavitt

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to assist in the evaluation of the social studies by identifying concepts, concept clusters, and objectives. Suggestions for scheduling and grouping consistent with instructional objectives and which may be used as models for planning and organizing for the teaching of American History at Mount Si High School are presented.


A Study Of Teacher Awareness Of Interest Factors Contributing To Success In Reading Among Intermediate Grades In Eighteen Elementary Schools In California’S Rio Linda Union School District, Charles Ralph Dykstra Aug 1968

A Study Of Teacher Awareness Of Interest Factors Contributing To Success In Reading Among Intermediate Grades In Eighteen Elementary Schools In California’S Rio Linda Union School District, Charles Ralph Dykstra

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of classroom teachers concerning factors involved in the development of greater interest in reading among intermediate grade children.


An In Depth Study Of A Child With Visual Perceptual Problems And An Attempt To Determine The Effectiveness Of Configuration Analysis As Related To Visual Perception, Gail Hintze Aug 1968

An In Depth Study Of A Child With Visual Perceptual Problems And An Attempt To Determine The Effectiveness Of Configuration Analysis As Related To Visual Perception, Gail Hintze

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to work closely with one child who had been diagnosed as a disabled reader with visual perception problems to determine if the intensive use of visual perceptual training in the use of configuration analysis would improve the subject's reading power.


A Survey Of Teacher Aides Under Title I Of The Elementary And Secondary Act Of 1965 In The State Of Washington, Richard Lee Evans Aug 1968

A Survey Of Teacher Aides Under Title I Of The Elementary And Secondary Act Of 1965 In The State Of Washington, Richard Lee Evans

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to survey teacher aides in the state of Washington in an effort to obtain factual information about their background, duties performed, and attitudes toward the teacher aide program.


Audio-Visual Aids, Manipulative Materials, And Arithmetic Achievement In Grade Four, Janice Cameron Mccolaugh Aug 1968

Audio-Visual Aids, Manipulative Materials, And Arithmetic Achievement In Grade Four, Janice Cameron Mccolaugh

All Master's Theses

The central problem of this study was to determine whether children using an above-normal amount of audio-visual aids and manipulative materials would achieve significantly higher in arithmetic.


A Comparison Of Self-Concept Scores Before And After Three Months Job Corps Experience, Alan I. Marshlain Aug 1968

A Comparison Of Self-Concept Scores Before And After Three Months Job Corps Experience, Alan I. Marshlain

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine if a significantly more positive self-concept is developed after approximately three months of Job Corps experiences.


A Proposed Industrial Arts Guide For Kusaie High School, Eastern Caroline Islands, Malcolm H. Lindquist Aug 1968

A Proposed Industrial Arts Guide For Kusaie High School, Eastern Caroline Islands, Malcolm H. Lindquist

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the study is to provide the writer an opportunity to propose an Industrial Arts guide for Kusaie High School, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. This particular guide has never been proposed for this high school. Kusaie High School is rapidly enlarging its enrollment, expanding its staff, and planning a new campus. To educate adequately the increasing number of students and effectively plan the new campus, an Industrial Arts guide is a paramount necessity.


A Survey Of Small School Districts’ Junior High School Summer Program Offerings, Donald W. Moore Aug 1968

A Survey Of Small School Districts’ Junior High School Summer Program Offerings, Donald W. Moore

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to obte.in details of summer school programs, including practices which were considered by the districts to be innovative.


A Comparison Of Two Methods Of Teaching Place Value, Bruce Alan Pennington Aug 1968

A Comparison Of Two Methods Of Teaching Place Value, Bruce Alan Pennington

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to determine how children who have been taught place value of number by number base systems on the fifth grade level achieve on two standardized achievement tests and a teacher-made test as compared to those children who have been taught using several ideas and techniques of the traditional approach.


Development Of An Automated Program To Teach Auditory Discrimination, Lawrence A. Porter Aug 1968

Development Of An Automated Program To Teach Auditory Discrimination, Lawrence A. Porter

All Master's Theses

The study was initiated to determine whether or not certain skills which are necessary to the development of good speech could be programed. Students utilizing programed instruction techniques would be able to practice skills which were formerly acquired during regular therapy sessions and, therefore, have the benefit of therapeutic services at their own discretion. The particular phase of speech therapy selected was auditory discrimination ability.


Subtraction - - Whole Numbers When The Minuend Contains Fewer Units Than The Subtrahend, Naida Ruth Pino Aug 1968

Subtraction - - Whole Numbers When The Minuend Contains Fewer Units Than The Subtrahend, Naida Ruth Pino

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was to answer the question: Which method or methods of teaching subtraction are being used in the elementary school today? An attempt also was made to answer the question: Why?


A Comparison Of Academic Achievement Between Slow Learning Grouped And Non-Grouped Seventh Grade Students In West Puyallup Junior High School, William George Selig Aug 1968

A Comparison Of Academic Achievement Between Slow Learning Grouped And Non-Grouped Seventh Grade Students In West Puyallup Junior High School, William George Selig

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare the academic achievement of seventh grade slow learning students in the modified learning program with those not in the program; (2) to determine if there is any difference in the academic achievement of the two groups. It was the investigator's hypothesis that there would be no significant difference in achievement due to grouping.


A Survey And Evaluation Of Creative Writing Through The Media Of Individualized Movies In The Seventh Grade, Loy Victor Sutton Aug 1968

A Survey And Evaluation Of Creative Writing Through The Media Of Individualized Movies In The Seventh Grade, Loy Victor Sutton

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine if creative writing could be improved through the motivation of individualized movies as compared to the standard creative writing assignment.


Integration Of Library Skills With The Teaching Of The Common Curriculum, Vernie M. Young Aug 1968

Integration Of Library Skills With The Teaching Of The Common Curriculum, Vernie M. Young

All Master's Theses

The problem is to develop and field test some integrated library skills for grades four, five and six for the teachers and the librarian to use in cooperatively developed lessons emphasizing the various library skills appropriate to the pupils in the intermediate grades of the Wapato School System.


A Study To Determine The Effect Of Picture Interpretation On The Achievement Of Culturally Deprived Second Grade Pupils, Jane Henriksen Smith Aug 1968

A Study To Determine The Effect Of Picture Interpretation On The Achievement Of Culturally Deprived Second Grade Pupils, Jane Henriksen Smith

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine whether second grade children from a low socio-economic area, taught with the use of flat pictures and the interpretation of such pictures to build vicarious experiences in the social studies program in correlation with other subject areas, will achieve as well as, or better than, second grade children from the same economic area who will be taught without such an abundant use of flat pictures.


An Analysis Of County And Community Resources Available For Social Studies And Science Classes In The Bisbee, Arizona, Area, Lulu G. Smith Aug 1968

An Analysis Of County And Community Resources Available For Social Studies And Science Classes In The Bisbee, Arizona, Area, Lulu G. Smith

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to determine some county and community resources available for use in the social studies and science classes of the elementary schools in the Bisbee, Arizona, area.


A Survey Of Teachers’ Attitudes Regarding The Effectiveness Of The Nongraded Elementary School, Merton L. Thornton Aug 1968

A Survey Of Teachers’ Attitudes Regarding The Effectiveness Of The Nongraded Elementary School, Merton L. Thornton

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine teachers' expressed attitudes regarding the effectiveness of the nongraded elementary school in the state of Washington, as revealed through a questionnaire study.


An Analysis Of Teachers’ Perceptions Of Classroom Management, Edward A. Anderson Jul 1968

An Analysis Of Teachers’ Perceptions Of Classroom Management, Edward A. Anderson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to compile data supplied by educators of the Tacoma Public School District who responded to questionnaires designed to report information related to classroom management; and (2) to analyze the above mentioned data in an effort to determine how beginning teachers perceive classroom management practices and procedures, and to note changes of practice during initial teaching experiences.


The Relationship Between Achievement, Intelligence, Personality, And Sociometric Test Scores And The Number And Types Of Questions Asked By Students Of A Fifth-Sixth-Grade Class, Howard Morris Call Jul 1968

The Relationship Between Achievement, Intelligence, Personality, And Sociometric Test Scores And The Number And Types Of Questions Asked By Students Of A Fifth-Sixth-Grade Class, Howard Morris Call

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to systematically gather data based on actual classroom episodes, which would verify or deny previous findings. More specifically, the purpose was to evaluate questions asked by a fifth-sixth-grade class through a pre-determined classification, to show the relationship between questioning and the following measures: achievement, intelligence, personality, and sociometric measures, and to determine if age or sex is a relative factor in question asking.


A Study Of Grading Art Work Concerning Secondary Art Instructors In The State Of Washington, Darwin Dean Evans Jul 1968

A Study Of Grading Art Work Concerning Secondary Art Instructors In The State Of Washington, Darwin Dean Evans

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to assess in a controlled manner the extent of concurrence among secondary art instructors in the State of Washington with respect to the grading of certain art work produced by juniors in a secondary school.


A Summer Conservation Education Program For Intermediate Grade Children, Alfred John Palm Jul 1968

A Summer Conservation Education Program For Intermediate Grade Children, Alfred John Palm

All Master's Theses

The writer will develop a three-week program of class study in the areas of conservation of our outdoor natural resources and recommended camping skills. The three-week class session will be followed with a one-week camping program. During the course of this study, the major objective will be to design a program of conservation for intermediate school students. The study should also present some of the possible social values to be gained from such a program.


A Comparative Study Of A Linguistic And A Traditional Approach To Spelling, Dale Henry Sayler Jul 1968

A Comparative Study Of A Linguistic And A Traditional Approach To Spelling, Dale Henry Sayler

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to compare a modern linguistics method in spelling instruction to a previously used traditional method to answer the question: Is the linguistic method more effective than the traditional method in teaching spelling?