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Basic Educational Experiences Program Utilizing Individualized Instruction In Auditory And Visual Perception Phase Ii, Peggy L. Stapleton Oct 1969

Basic Educational Experiences Program Utilizing Individualized Instruction In Auditory And Visual Perception Phase Ii, Peggy L. Stapleton

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to develop Phase II in the Basic Educational Experiences Program, Phase I (6) of which was already in use in Yakima's Elementary Schools. Phase I was a minimal program in motor-sensory development. Phase II was a program in sequential perceptual activities contributing to and supporting the perceptual needs of the individual child through personal involvement in its activities.


A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith Oct 1969

A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith

All Master's Theses

The purpose was to compare the Open Court first grade reading program with a traditional Basal Method being taught at Lakeview Elementary School in the Lake Washington School District.


A Comparison Of The Scott-Foresman Measured Reading Achievement Of The Three High And Low Socioeconomic Elementary Schools In Vancouver, Washington, Leann G. Nolan Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Scott-Foresman Measured Reading Achievement Of The Three High And Low Socioeconomic Elementary Schools In Vancouver, Washington, Leann G. Nolan

All Master's Theses

The problem in this investigation was to determine the influences of the high and low socioeconomic backgrounds upon reading achievement in the Vancouver (Washington) Public Elementary Schools. The investigator wanted to determine if the generally accepted premise that the higher socioeconomic level student's reading achievement is greater than that of the lower socioeconomic student would be substantiated in the specific area of Vancouver, Washington.


A Discriminative Study Of Boys’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Burdon R. Daugherty Aug 1969

A Discriminative Study Of Boys’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Burdon R. Daugherty

All Master's Theses

As in any other part of the curriculum, physical education requires equipment, facilities, and personnel in order to help assure a successful program. The degree of attainment of this success will be shown by the opinions of those whose judgments are considered valid. In contrast with this will be the performance capabilities of the students who take part in the program in terms of physical fitness performance, physical fitness knowledge, and neuromuscular skills. Finally, attitudes about physical education are also held to be important and should also be judged.


The Value Of Outlined Worksheets In Developing Beginning Basic Mechanical Drawing Skills In Seventh Graders At Curtis Junior High School, Tacoma, Washington, Paul Earl Van Valkenburg Aug 1969

The Value Of Outlined Worksheets In Developing Beginning Basic Mechanical Drawing Skills In Seventh Graders At Curtis Junior High School, Tacoma, Washington, Paul Earl Van Valkenburg

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to: (1) critically examine the value of outlined worksheets in developing beginning mechanical drawing skills in seventh grade students; (2) examine the difference, if any, between basic skills acquired by use of outlined worksheets and the conventional method; (3) examine the amount of increased problem solving experiences and the wider range of material presented to the student through the efficient use of time.


A Study To Determine The Contribution Of Laboratory Training To Student Activities In Auburn High School, Howard Conway Webb Iii Aug 1969

A Study To Determine The Contribution Of Laboratory Training To Student Activities In Auburn High School, Howard Conway Webb Iii

All Master's Theses

The purposes of the study are (1) to develop a practical rating scale to evaluate the activity program, and (2) to determine the contribution of laboratory training to student activities in Auburn High School. This study was conducted at Auburn High School during the 1968-1969 school year.


Techniques To Help Disadvantaged Intermediate Elementary Children Learn To Read, Myrtle J. Stoutenburg Aug 1969

Techniques To Help Disadvantaged Intermediate Elementary Children Learn To Read, Myrtle J. Stoutenburg

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is two-fold. The first objective is to review research done in the area of helping disadvantaged elementary children learn to read, the importance of this research to scholastic growth and whether or not it merits the time required for development of techniques and activities. The second objective is to formulate a collection of techniques and activities for helping disadvantaged elementary children learn to read.


A Study To Determine The Anticipated Qualifications And Competencies Of Audiovisual Specialists In The Community Colleges Of The State Of Washington, Garred Allen Giles Aug 1969

A Study To Determine The Anticipated Qualifications And Competencies Of Audiovisual Specialists In The Community Colleges Of The State Of Washington, Garred Allen Giles

All Master's Theses

The problem considered in this study is to determine the relationship between the responsibilities and duties of the audiovisual services administrator and the competencies and qualifications necessary to perform those responsibilities and duties satisfactorily and professionally.


Comparison Of A Movement Exploration Program To A Traditional Physical Education Program Using Junior High School Special Education Students, Dale W. Lanegan Aug 1969

Comparison Of A Movement Exploration Program To A Traditional Physical Education Program Using Junior High School Special Education Students, Dale W. Lanegan

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not a scheduled program of Movement Exploration would show an effective means of improving the physical fitness and motor skill abilities of a group of junior high school special education students. For means of analyses, the Movement program was compared to a traditional program of physical education for a Control group of junior high school special education students.


An Experiment In Teaching Perfect Pitch With Programmed Learning, Harry Ross Nelson Aug 1969

An Experiment In Teaching Perfect Pitch With Programmed Learning, Harry Ross Nelson

All Master's Theses

Ten college students were subjects of an experiment dealing with the teaching of perfect pitch through programmed learning. The experiment was based on a similar study by Dr. Robert W. Lundin. An attempt was made to use equipment readily available in public schools, and to make the lessons as nearly self-teaching as possible.


Individualizing Junior High Geography, George L. Barrus Aug 1969

Individualizing Junior High Geography, George L. Barrus

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was to determine if changes would occur in the academic achievement of a class and if student attitude would change towards geography as a subject after being taught under an individualized instructional program. Student scholastic performance in geography since the third grade was compared to achievement under the individualized program in the seventh grade and student opinions about geography were solicited before and after the study. After the completion of the study, the class was also asked to anonymously express their individual opinions concerning the teaching method they were exposed to the second semester of ...


A Study Of Deterrents To Effective Teaching And Learning At Granite Falls Junior-Senior High School, Harry Arnold Raab Aug 1969

A Study Of Deterrents To Effective Teaching And Learning At Granite Falls Junior-Senior High School, Harry Arnold Raab

All Master's Theses

Through the use of a set of questionnaires it was the intention of the writer to identify some deterrents to effective teaching and learning that exist in Granite Falls Junior-Senior High School.


The Use Of Video Tape Replays To Modify Student Behavior In An Elementary Classroom, Robert Lawrence Ewing Aug 1969

The Use Of Video Tape Replays To Modify Student Behavior In An Elementary Classroom, Robert Lawrence Ewing

All Master's Theses

This study was conducted to see whether behavioral responses in a school classroom setting could be altered in young children as a result of viewing themselves on video tape recordings.


The Relationship Of Work Experience To Industrial Arts Teaching, Gerald John Smith Aug 1969

The Relationship Of Work Experience To Industrial Arts Teaching, Gerald John Smith

All Master's Theses

This study will attempt to answer two major questions: (1) What type of work experience in industry Washington industrial arts teachers have had, and (2) whether work experience in industry is related to their teaching of industrial arts subjects.


A Survey Of Washington State High Schools For Information Concerning Social Studies Curriculum Changes Since “Project Social Studies” Of 1962, James Lee Maw Aug 1969

A Survey Of Washington State High Schools For Information Concerning Social Studies Curriculum Changes Since “Project Social Studies” Of 1962, James Lee Maw

All Master's Theses

The problem to be researched was to determine if the commercially published programs listed in Appendix B are being implemented in secondary schools in the state of Washington, A further problem was to find whether implementation of new social studies programs was greater in the large high schools of Eastern or Western Washington.


A Study Of Dropouts From Continuation High School In Spokane From September, 1967, To November, 1968, Albert D. Brown Aug 1969

A Study Of Dropouts From Continuation High School In Spokane From September, 1967, To November, 1968, Albert D. Brown

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of students who dropped out of Spokane Continuation High School. A great deal has been written on the subject of dropouts, and as part of this study the writer reviewed and reported on the most current material available.


Development Of The Teacher’S Self For Effective Teaching, June Bach Hill Aug 1969

Development Of The Teacher’S Self For Effective Teaching, June Bach Hill

All Master's Theses

The recognition of adequate development of the teacher's self is seen by the researcher and shown by literature as a major problem for teacher education in the near future. Teaching is a helping profession; the ultimate goal of teaching is to better hear and relate to the needs of human growth and development of children in the classroom. Since the way one views himself greatly affects how he sees others, the importance of a positive teacher self-concept can hardly be overemphasized.


The Study Of An Attempt To Improve Motor Abilities Of Kindergarten Children In The Pasco Public Schools, Elaine Keller Banks Aug 1969

The Study Of An Attempt To Improve Motor Abilities Of Kindergarten Children In The Pasco Public Schools, Elaine Keller Banks

All Master's Theses

The results of the study lead to the conclusion that if motor activity of some kind underlies all behavior, including higher thought processes, then educators must be more vigorous in the approach to the physical education programs of children at an early age.


An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of Specialized Reading Treatment On The Reading Achievement Of Second Grade Students, Mary Lou Ames Aug 1969

An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of Specialized Reading Treatment On The Reading Achievement Of Second Grade Students, Mary Lou Ames

All Master's Theses

Many pupils do not achieve success in reading by the traditional instruction. A few can be helped by remedial classes offering individual children help for specific difficulties. In this study a method was explored that suggests a plan that can be used in a regular classroom to benefit all low-achieving students.


A Survey Of Family Life And Sex Education Programs In Washington Secondary Schools, James Bernard Darcy Aug 1969

A Survey Of Family Life And Sex Education Programs In Washington Secondary Schools, James Bernard Darcy

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this project was to measure the incidence of family life and sex education in Washington secondary schools; to discover what departments or academic areas include such education in the curriculum; who the teachers are, and the nature of their preparation; to gain a definitive description of what kind of education is attempted under this heading; and to evaluate needs and opportunities for expanded and improved family life and sex education in the State of Washington.


A Survey Of The Opinions Of Parents And Teachers Regarding The Reporting System Used In The Vale Elementary School In Cashmere, Washington, David Leroy Lentz Aug 1969

A Survey Of The Opinions Of Parents And Teachers Regarding The Reporting System Used In The Vale Elementary School In Cashmere, Washington, David Leroy Lentz

All Master's Theses

[T]he purpose of this study was to elicit the opinions of the Cashmere parents and teachers towards the present reporting system and reporting in general and to ascertain whether the present reporting system used in the Vale Elementary School was meeting the needs of the community and school.


Education In The Marshall Islands Under United Nations Trusteeship Administered By The United States, Vernell C. Pinson Aug 1969

Education In The Marshall Islands Under United Nations Trusteeship Administered By The United States, Vernell C. Pinson

All Master's Theses

The lack of a handbook in the schools of the Marshalls District has resulted in valuable information and history being lost in each successive turnover of personnel in the Trust Territory. Every year brings a group of new recruits into the educational system. This particular handbook contains valuable information on the past history and specific terminology required of one who will teach in this area. Special emphasis was given to the educational system in the Marshall Islands.


A Compilation Of Songs Of Polynesia For Use In The Teaching Of Music To Elementary School Students, Anne P. Medeiros Aug 1969

A Compilation Of Songs Of Polynesia For Use In The Teaching Of Music To Elementary School Students, Anne P. Medeiros

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study are (1) to provide information about the vital part that music has played in the Polynesian cultures of Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, and New Zealand, (2) to present in written form heretofore unpublished children's songs and dances from the five principal cultures of Polynesia, and (3) to provide explanatory material on the use of these songs.


A Cross-Comparison Of The Contributions Of Obstacle Course Training And Extended Motor Ability Development To Physical Fitness And Motor Ability, Arthur K. Ellis Aug 1969

A Cross-Comparison Of The Contributions Of Obstacle Course Training And Extended Motor Ability Development To Physical Fitness And Motor Ability, Arthur K. Ellis

All Master's Theses

This study measured the changes in physical fitness and motor ability that occurred among comparable groups who participated in two different physical education programs. Specifically the study determined what changes in physical fitness and motor ability development occurred among sophomore boys at Central Kitsap High School who participated in two different programs.


A Comparison Of The Exer-Genie As A Physical Conditioning Device To Traditional Methods Of Exercise, Robert E. Parsons Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Exer-Genie As A Physical Conditioning Device To Traditional Methods Of Exercise, Robert E. Parsons

All Master's Theses

This study was composed of two problems as follows 1. To compare the Exer-Genie with a traditional developmental physical education program and a typical physical education program for developing physical fitness in elementary school boys. 2. To compare the development of specific muscular strengths in a program using the Exer-Genie with the development of the same specific muscular strengths in a traditional developmental program.


A Survey Of Existing Programs For Problem Students In The First-Class Districts Of Washington State, Gerard A. Mcelholm Aug 1969

A Survey Of Existing Programs For Problem Students In The First-Class Districts Of Washington State, Gerard A. Mcelholm

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine what programs were being used in the first-class school districts of Washington State for students who had problems that had caused, or could have caused, their removal from the regular classes, and to analyze these programs in light of other programs that seem to be successful throughout the nation.


An Analysis Of Parents’ Reaction To A Reporting System, Janice Louise Demmon Aug 1969

An Analysis Of Parents’ Reaction To A Reporting System, Janice Louise Demmon

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to analyze parents' reaction to a new reporting system. The system had been modified to eliminate all marks, and conferences and narrative reports were used in place of report cards.


A Study Of The Effect The Value-Clarification Process Had On Fifth Grade Students In Auburn, Washington, Kathleen Agnes Hagen Aug 1969

A Study Of The Effect The Value-Clarification Process Had On Fifth Grade Students In Auburn, Washington, Kathleen Agnes Hagen

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there was any significant difference in the behavior ratings of the two groups of fifth graders between those students who received the "value-clarification" process and those students who did not. The clarification process is an approach to clarifying the values of students. The teacher asks questions, during group or private individual sessions, of the students.


A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard Aug 1969

A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the number of critical reading skills included in six basal reading series and how many of these skills each series contained. It was also the purpose of this study to determine the grade level at which each specific skill was introduced and further how many of these skills were introduced at the grade one level.


A Comparative Investigation Of The Effects Of Precision Of Response In Two Ninth Grade Algebra Classes, James Henry Krack Aug 1969

A Comparative Investigation Of The Effects Of Precision Of Response In Two Ninth Grade Algebra Classes, James Henry Krack

All Master's Theses

One of the areas of concern in mathematics education is that of communication of ideas and procedures. Since language plays the key role in the communication process, it is of value to examine its effect in the mathematics learning situation. The particular topic discussed in this paper concerned itself with various levels of precision in language usage in the mathematics classroom.