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Academic theses

Curriculum and Social Inquiry

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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in the Polynesian cultures of Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, and New Zealand, (2) to present in written form heretofore unpublished children's songs and dances from the five principal cultures of Polynesia, and (3) to provide explanatory material on the use of these songs.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 Study Of School Library Service To The Disadvantaged, Judith E. Bell Jul 1969

A Study Of School Library Service To The Disadvantaged, Judith E. Bell

All Master's Theses

This thesis was written to provide an annotated bibliography of recent periodical material concerning the school librarian's role in serving both teacher and student in a school containing disadvantaged pupils. The newly trained school librarian or one already established needs a compilation of materials suited to his specific needs.


A Survey To Determine The Number And Types Of Office Machines Used In The Ellensburg, Washington Area And Implications For The Teaching Of Office Machines, Ruth Anne Bopp Jul 1968

A Survey To Determine The Number And Types Of Office Machines Used In The Ellensburg, Washington Area And Implications For The Teaching Of Office Machines, Ruth Anne Bopp

All Master's Theses

This survey of randomly selected business firms was an effort to determine the kinds of office machines being used in Ellensburg, Washington. The study was also directed towards identifying the training necessary for initial employment and the extent to which office machine training should be offered by the Ellensburg Senior High School.


Concepts Which May Be Used In A Study Of Transportation In Elementary School Social Studies, Flora Jean O'Neill Dec 1966

Concepts Which May Be Used In A Study Of Transportation In Elementary School Social Studies, Flora Jean O'Neill

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to identify concepts applicable to a unit on transportation in an elementary school social studies program.


A Study Of The Revival And Suggested Reforms Of The German School System Since World War Ii (Emphasis At The Secondary Level), Wilbert A. Young Aug 1966

A Study Of The Revival And Suggested Reforms Of The German School System Since World War Ii (Emphasis At The Secondary Level), Wilbert A. Young

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to (1) investigate what influences the American Military Government had on the German education system after World War II, (2) develop an understanding of the general structure of the German school system, and (3) analyze some of the forces affecting changes in the German educational philosophies, practices, and curriculum.


An Empirical Study Of Factors Associated With Physical Fitness Of Sixth Grade Students, Richard D. Cornwell Oct 1965

An Empirical Study Of Factors Associated With Physical Fitness Of Sixth Grade Students, Richard D. Cornwell

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine if there was a relationship between the scores achieved on the Elementary School Fitness Test and the following factors: (1) the economic level of the neighborhood in which the schools were located; (2) family size; (3) achievement scores on the Iowa Basic Skills Test; (4) absenteeism of the students; and (5) health history of students.


An Enumeration Of Historical Accounts Selected To Facilitate The Teaching Of Key Historical Concepts, Juanita Colobong Sarandi Aug 1964

An Enumeration Of Historical Accounts Selected To Facilitate The Teaching Of Key Historical Concepts, Juanita Colobong Sarandi

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to (1) ascertain from the literature a number of key core values basic to an understanding of American democracy and (2) to enumerate various counts from United States History, which could be used with elementary school pupils to develop an understanding of these core values.


A Study Of The Federal School System Of Alaska Concerning Its Role And Administrative Problems, John E. Coffee Aug 1964

A Study Of The Federal School System Of Alaska Concerning Its Role And Administrative Problems, John E. Coffee

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were (1) to discover the reasons for the development of the dual system of education in Alaska; (2) to study how this system grew and still persists; (3) to show the importance of the Bureau of Indian Affairs schools in Alaska; and (4) to discover administrative problems facing the Bureau of Indian Affairs school administrator.


The Effects Of Cultural Influences On Achievement In Language Usage, Robert Anderson Kellman Aug 1964

The Effects Of Cultural Influences On Achievement In Language Usage, Robert Anderson Kellman

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study (1) to evaluate the results of certain standardized achievement tests given in the Selah, Washington school system; and (2) to attempt to explain why this school district consistently produced a pattern of relatively low achievement in the area of language usage.


Relationship Of Physical Fitness To Success In Junior High Among Sunnyside Junior High Boys, Jerry St. George Aug 1964

Relationship Of Physical Fitness To Success In Junior High Among Sunnyside Junior High Boys, Jerry St. George

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to show what relationship, if any, exists between the characteristics of physical fitness and success, as measured by grade achievement, attendance, and social prestige, among Sunnyside Junior high boys.


Some Creative Processes Involved In An Original Children’S Play, Tarry L. Lindquist Jun 1964

Some Creative Processes Involved In An Original Children’S Play, Tarry L. Lindquist

All Master's Theses

The purpose was to provide the writer with an opportunity to write, produce and evaluate the creative processes involved in an original children's play. It provided insights into writing, directing, producing an original script, and to children's plays in general.


A Follow Up Study Of Dropouts From East Valley High School, Margaret E. Ray Aug 1960

A Follow Up Study Of Dropouts From East Valley High School, Margaret E. Ray

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to survey former students of East Valley High School (formerly Moxee Consolidated High School) who terminated their education prior to graduation during the school years 1956-1957 to 1959-1960 inclusive in order to determine the reasons for their withdrawal. It is hoped that this information will be used by school personnel to plan a better educational program. If this study should indicate some shortcomings within the school, recommendations for an improved guidance program and/or curriculum changes could prove profitable to the students, the Moxee School District, the community, and society.


A Study Of Attitudes Toward Aviation Education, Ben B. Johnson Mar 1959

A Study Of Attitudes Toward Aviation Education, Ben B. Johnson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of parents, administrators and high school teachers, junior and senior high school students and air craft executives toward an aviation program in high school with flight instruction as the culminating activity.


A Survey Of Practices And Attitudes Of Elementary Educators Regarding Playground Supervision In Douglas And Chelan Counties, Vern L. Huffman Aug 1957

A Survey Of Practices And Attitudes Of Elementary Educators Regarding Playground Supervision In Douglas And Chelan Counties, Vern L. Huffman

All Master's Theses

The purposes for this study were: (1) to discover existing playground practices in selected elementary schools in Central Washington, (2) to discover existing attitudes of teachers in selected schools in Central Washington, and (3) to gather information that would aid teachers and administrators in the elementary school playground supervisory problem.


The United States Army Dependents Schools In Germany, Edward L. Treick Aug 1957

The United States Army Dependents Schools In Germany, Edward L. Treick

All Master's Theses

Never before in the history of the world has one country spent so much time and money in an attempt to educate all of its citizens. The United. States government realizes that the service personnel work better and are happier if their families can be with them. The men that make the laws also know that their children must be educated, hence this great overseas school system was initiated in the various services.


Manuscript Writing Present Practices And Extension Trends Within Schools Of The State Of Washington, John W. Wingate Jr. Aug 1956

Manuscript Writing Present Practices And Extension Trends Within Schools Of The State Of Washington, John W. Wingate Jr.

All Master's Theses

In assuming this study, the author purported to ascertain both the potential and the limitations of manuscript-style hand-writing. A more important goal was to probe the existing fallacies and beliefs that surround one of the most controversial areas in the field of language arts, manuscript-style handwriting. The most important goal was to diagnose the usage and extension trends of manuscript writing within the elementary schools of the state of Washington.


A Study Of Change In Student’S Critical Thinking In The Social Studies As Related To A Modification Of The Curriculum, Donald F. Mclarney Aug 1955

A Study Of Change In Student’S Critical Thinking In The Social Studies As Related To A Modification Of The Curriculum, Donald F. Mclarney

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to discover the extent to which the social studies curriculum of the Highline Public Schools for Sixth Grade creates constructive critical thinking on the part of the students in relation to preconceived attitudes and concepts directed toward people in other lands. More specifically the problem was to determine how modifications in the social studies course content affect critical thinking and attitudes of students.


An Informal Experiment With The Small Group Technic, Mildred E. White Dec 1952

An Informal Experiment With The Small Group Technic, Mildred E. White

All Master's Theses

The primary purpose of this informal experiment in group work with children in a fourth grade classroom is two-fold: first, to describe and amplify the use of the small group technic in a classroom situation, and second, to show what relationship there may be between the use of the small group technic and changes in group belongingness and individual behavior.


School Excursions, Phoebe Jones Ulery Aug 1951

School Excursions, Phoebe Jones Ulery

All Master's Theses

The use of school excursions has become widespread in recent years. This is a result of the desire to capitalize on all instructional opportunities and materials, a new appreciation of the educational possibilities of the school trip, and a wider knowledge of the mechanics of the excursion technique.