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Absenteeism Trends In The North Franklin School District From 1974 To 1985, Gail A. Thompson Jul 1985

Absenteeism Trends In The North Franklin School District From 1974 To 1985, Gail A. Thompson

All Master's Theses

This study is concerned with the question: Is there a trend toward an annual increase in certificated absenteeism in the North Franklin School District, Connell, Washington, and does any such change parallel trends as identified in the literature?


Effects Of The Cle Elum Reservoir On The Ephemeroptera (Mayflies) Of The Cle Elum River, David Bruce Ainsworth Aug 1971

Effects Of The Cle Elum Reservoir On The Ephemeroptera (Mayflies) Of The Cle Elum River, David Bruce Ainsworth

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the physical and chemical effects of the Cle Elum Reservoir on the Cle Elum River and to evaluate these effects in respect to the Ephemeroptera of the Cle Elum River. Specific objectives were: (1) To determine the effects of the reservoir on current velocity, volume of flow, turbidity, and temperature. (2) To determine the effects of the reservoir on alkalinity, hardness, dissolved oxygen, and pH. (3) To evaluate the effects of the reservoir on the Ephemeroptera of the Cle Elum River.


The Effects Of Free And Forced Choice With A Time Gradient And Monetary Incentive In A Serial Learning Task, Ernest Joseph Lucier Jr. Nov 1970

The Effects Of Free And Forced Choice With A Time Gradient And Monetary Incentive In A Serial Learning Task, Ernest Joseph Lucier Jr.

All Master's Theses

This experiment was designed to determine the effects of free and forced choice within time gradients of five and eight seconds using monetary incentive on a serial learning task. A series of nonsense symbols were successively presented to thirty-six subjects whose task was to learn the serial with the least number of exposures.


Designing And Production Of Original Jewelry And Micro-Sculpture, Dick W. Chandlee Nov 1970

Designing And Production Of Original Jewelry And Micro-Sculpture, Dick W. Chandlee

All Master's Theses

It was the intent of this study to create a series of original pieces of jewelry and micro-sculpture employing new ideas with traditional methods and techniques; (1) combining common gadgets of everyday use into unusual surroundings in order to create a piece of jewelry; and (2) applying new concepts in the manufacturing of jewelry by means of experimental castings.


United States-Russian Relations, March Through November 1917: A Study Of Misunderstanding, Robert N. Estes Sep 1970

United States-Russian Relations, March Through November 1917: A Study Of Misunderstanding, Robert N. Estes

All Master's Theses

This paper will study the relationship between the newly established Russian Provisional Government and the United States, March through November of 1917. The purpose of this study is to describe the diplomatic relations between the two governments and to illuminate the shortcomings of the United States in these relations.


A Comparative Investigation Of The Affects Of Parental Cooperation And No Known Parental Cooperation In Children’S Reading Skills, Suzanne Dorothea Lorain Aug 1970

A Comparative Investigation Of The Affects Of Parental Cooperation And No Known Parental Cooperation In Children’S Reading Skills, Suzanne Dorothea Lorain

All Master's Theses

Due to the low economic area from which the subjects for this experiment were chosen, many were lacking in environmental experiences which contributed to their growth in reading skills and interests in the primary grades. This experiment was devised as a means to study reading difficulties in children from a low socioeconomic area, while, at the same time, parents were used to help overcome those problems. The main purpose of this study was to compare and contrast improvement in reading interest and reading skills in matched groups of subjects of an experimental and a control group.


Luminous Multiple And Serial Systems As An Expression Of The Infinite, James Bradley Barnaby Aug 1970

Luminous Multiple And Serial Systems As An Expression Of The Infinite, James Bradley Barnaby

All Master's Theses

The visual expression of the infinite; the feeling of endless and inexhaustable progression or the relation of all works is my primary concern.


The Grading Of Men’S Physical Education Activities In The Small Four-Year Colleges Of Oregon, Washington And California, John A. Beck Aug 1970

The Grading Of Men’S Physical Education Activities In The Small Four-Year Colleges Of Oregon, Washington And California, John A. Beck

All Master's Theses

What grading method of activity courses in small colleges is best meeting the needs of the students involved? What is the most prevalent method used? Is grading outmoded -- a thing of the past? These are the basic questions to be answered by this study.


A Study Of Selected Central Washington Secondary Principals’ Effectiveness From Teachers’ Perceptions And Principals’ Estimates Of These Perceptions, Albert E. Carpenter Jr. Aug 1970

A Study Of Selected Central Washington Secondary Principals’ Effectiveness From Teachers’ Perceptions And Principals’ Estimates Of These Perceptions, Albert E. Carpenter Jr.

All Master's Theses

The problem to be investigated was the absence of data about the degree of agreement between the principal and his staff as to his effectiveness as an educational leader.


An Outdoor Education Field Study Guidebook For The Intermediate Grades, James Arthur Asmussen Aug 1970

An Outdoor Education Field Study Guidebook For The Intermediate Grades, James Arthur Asmussen

All Master's Theses

The purpose in constructing and developing a student field study guidebook was to make the outdoor education program for the Tacoma School District, or possibly other school districts, a more complete and unified program, and a program that would encourage students to achieve the outdoor education objectives.


The Breeding Biology Of The Mountain Chickadee (Parus Gambeli), Donald Frederick Martin Aug 1970

The Breeding Biology Of The Mountain Chickadee (Parus Gambeli), Donald Frederick Martin

All Master's Theses

The breeding biology of the Mountain Chickadee (Parus gambeli) was studied in 1968, 1969, 1970 in the Robinson Canyon, 13 miles west of Ellensburg, Kittitas County, Washington.


The Effect Of Circuit Training On The Physical Fitness Of Fourth Grade Boys And Girls Compared To Traditionally Accepted Calisthenics, Larry J. Mataya Jul 1970

The Effect Of Circuit Training On The Physical Fitness Of Fourth Grade Boys And Girls Compared To Traditionally Accepted Calisthenics, Larry J. Mataya

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study: (1) To compare the regular physical education program of the fourth grade with an experimental physical education program of the fourth grade; and (2) to compare physical fitness of boys and girls of the two groups before and after the study.


A Study Of The Influence Of The Lyrical Prose Novels Of Virginia Woolf And Hermann Hesse On The Creative Process In Intaglio Printmaking, Kathleen Heather Embree Jul 1970

A Study Of The Influence Of The Lyrical Prose Novels Of Virginia Woolf And Hermann Hesse On The Creative Process In Intaglio Printmaking, Kathleen Heather Embree

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study (1) to emphasize the complementary union between literature and the visual arts; (2) to limit the exploration to those specific lyrical prose writers: Hermann Hesse and Virginia Woolf; (3) to create prints utilizing the novel as a source of image-gathering but which do not retain this identity in the finished work; (4) I to experiment with the division of the plates, as well as cutouts for the effect of creating spatial illusion or imaginary space.


Current Status Of Chamber Ensembles In The First-Class High Schools Of Washington State, Dennis C. Crabb Jul 1970

Current Status Of Chamber Ensembles In The First-Class High Schools Of Washington State, Dennis C. Crabb

All Master's Theses

The problem concerned in this paper is to establish the extent to which ensembles are used as a teaching method in music departments of the high schools of the first-class school districts of Washington State.


Tee-Ball, Merl E. Brothers Jul 1970

Tee-Ball, Merl E. Brothers

All Master's Theses

The hypothesis of this study was that boys between the ages of seven to nine playing Tee-ball would receive a significantly higher number of opportunities to learn baseball skills than boys playing in the Atom Leagues; and as a result of the greater number of opportunities to learn, Tee-ball would result in greater improvement than would Atom ball over one season.


The Community College Environment; A Comparative Study Of Perceptions And Expectations Of Liberal Arts Students In Two Community Colleges, Vann Leonzia Anane Jul 1970

The Community College Environment; A Comparative Study Of Perceptions And Expectations Of Liberal Arts Students In Two Community Colleges, Vann Leonzia Anane

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine whether there are any significant differences in the perceptions of two groups of liberal arts students or at two colleges concerning the administration of their college, curriculum, instruction, course offerings, student role in college affairs, and other questions of importance to the college student. Also, an attempt will be made to determine if there is any relationship between a group of students' perceptions of the policies and offerings of their host environment and their expectations of the environment.


The Preparation Of A Graduate Eb Alto Saxophone Recital, Thomas G. Barber Jul 1970

The Preparation Of A Graduate Eb Alto Saxophone Recital, Thomas G. Barber

All Master's Theses

For years there has been a controversy about whether a person must be a good performer to be a good teacher. It is the writer's hypothesis that the musicianship developed in becoming a better performer will help one to become a better teacher.


A Comparison Of A Block Program With The More Traditional System Of Scheduling Speech Therapy In The Public Schools, Jean Cutlip Jul 1970

A Comparison Of A Block Program With The More Traditional System Of Scheduling Speech Therapy In The Public Schools, Jean Cutlip

All Master's Theses

The study was initiated to compare the block system of scheduling speech correction services in the public schools with the traditional intermittent system of scheduling. The question this study sought to answer was: Does the type of scheduling have an effect on the progress made by children? Opinions, regarding the two methods of scheduling, were sought from the classroom teachers whose students were involved in the study.


Contingency Management In A Language Development Program, James E. Clark Jul 1970

Contingency Management In A Language Development Program, James E. Clark

All Master's Theses

The problem was two-fold. The first part of the problem was the investigation of whether a person with no formal training in speech could successfully administer Gray's (1970) language development program. The second part of the problem was the investigation of whether the two subjects involved would gain the ability to use new language structures.


An Evaluation Of Three Techniques For The Quantitative Sampling Of Marsh Invertebrates, John T. Falkenbury Jul 1970

An Evaluation Of Three Techniques For The Quantitative Sampling Of Marsh Invertebrates, John T. Falkenbury

All Master's Theses

The present study was designed to develop, compare, and evaluate three methods for quantitatively sampling the invertebrate standing crop on the water surface of dense cattail (Typha latifolia) marshes at 19 sites around the periphery of Caliche Lake in Grant County, Washington.


Characteristics Of Style In The Song Cycle Don Quichotte À DulcinéE, Bruce Gyger Dodge Jul 1970

Characteristics Of Style In The Song Cycle Don Quichotte À DulcinéE, Bruce Gyger Dodge

All Master's Theses

As Don Quichotte à Dulcinée is representative of contemporary vocal literature, an investigation into its style characteristics would seem to have value. Through the performance of the song cycle this writer has come to appreciate and recognize that an understanding of French and the style characteristics of this composer are necessary for an artistic rendition.


Group Counseling The Underachieving New College Student, Kenneth F. Burda Jul 1970

Group Counseling The Underachieving New College Student, Kenneth F. Burda

All Master's Theses

The present study will deal with underachievement on the college level. A critical examination of the progress and process of underachievers in a group setting will be attempted. The major difference will be this experiment will be geared to help underachievers before they become probationaries.


Industrial-Vocational Guidance Procedures In Washington Secondary Schools - 1970, Linden David Cole Jun 1970

Industrial-Vocational Guidance Procedures In Washington Secondary Schools - 1970, Linden David Cole

All Master's Theses

It was the intent of this study to determine the nature of the vocational guidance programs on the secondary level in the State of Washington. In so doing, it was intended to answer two questions: 1. What guidance relative to the world-of-work was being done: 2. Who was performing the vocational guidance function? With answers to the foregoing questions, it was possible to determine some changes that could be implemented across the state to improve secondary vocational guidance programs.


Cauchy Extensions Of Integrals, Donald Wayne Carlton Jun 1970

Cauchy Extensions Of Integrals, Donald Wayne Carlton

All Master's Theses

This paper presents some ideas on a different approach to the teaching of integral calculus. The method presented here, though simple in nature, requires little alteration when new topics such as probability and series are developed.


Reading Interests In Relation To Vocational, Extracurricular, And Academic Interests Of Boys In Grades Two Through Six, Diane C. Mccarty Jun 1970

Reading Interests In Relation To Vocational, Extracurricular, And Academic Interests Of Boys In Grades Two Through Six, Diane C. Mccarty

All Master's Theses

Educators are continually seeking ways of aiding children in preparation for their adult lives. There has been much research involving the interest and aspirations of the secondary and college student, often leaving the elementary child behind. The writer felt the need to explore the possibilities of a positive relationship between reading, vocational, academic, and extracurricular interests within the elementary grades. If a correlation could be established, this would aid the teacher in developing the necessary skills in a strong foundation for future use by the student. The three-part research hypothesis would determine (1) if a significant relationship exists between the ...


A Status Report Comparing Ellensburg School Facilities With Facility Regulations Established By The Washington State Board Of Education, Clayton L. Anderson May 1970

A Status Report Comparing Ellensburg School Facilities With Facility Regulations Established By The Washington State Board Of Education, Clayton L. Anderson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this research was to determine the extent to which the present quantitative facilities of Ellensburg School District No. 401 meet program needs and what tangible facilities are needed now and will be needed in the future.


Operational Expression Of Attitudes In A Self-Selecting Curriculum, James Richard Carnes May 1970

Operational Expression Of Attitudes In A Self-Selecting Curriculum, James Richard Carnes

All Master's Theses

The goal of this study was to describe the operational expression of attitudes in a self--selecting curriculum. Information was revealed concerning children's attitudes toward specific curricular areas, how those attitudes are expressed behaviorally, and how attitude changes are reflected in behavior patterns.


A Study Of The Reading Background And Current Program Practices In Reading Used By Elementary Principals In Washington's Second Class School Districts, Kenneth William Anderson Apr 1970

A Study Of The Reading Background And Current Program Practices In Reading Used By Elementary Principals In Washington's Second Class School Districts, Kenneth William Anderson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine the degree to which the training and backgrounds possessed by elementary principals affect their actions as leaders of reading instruction with their buildings.


Effect Of Alcohol On Timing Behavior In The Pigeon, Robert J. Boyd Apr 1970

Effect Of Alcohol On Timing Behavior In The Pigeon, Robert J. Boyd

All Master's Theses

Although no one knows how alcohol affects an animal's perception or why it does not appear to affect his retention of time, this study, analyzing the IRTs that were between 10 and 40 seconds, supports the conclusions of previous studies and indicates that the effect of alcohol is much the same for pigeons as it is for rats.


Effects Of Controlled Reading Reinforcement On Junior High Students, Earl Albertson Apr 1970

Effects Of Controlled Reading Reinforcement On Junior High Students, Earl Albertson

All Master's Theses

The initial purpose of this investigation was to design a motivating environment based upon operant reinforcement theory. The second purpose of this study was to show how a high degree of structure and systematic application of operant reinforcement theory works in a junior high school reading class.