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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?


The Effects Of Conferencing On Teacher And Pupil Verbal Behavior In The Classroom, Dwayne B. Fickel Aug 1970

The Effects Of Conferencing On Teacher And Pupil Verbal Behavior In The Classroom, Dwayne B. Fickel

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the behavioral effects of conferencing with high school teachers following observations of their behavior in the classroom. The basis of observation, feedback, and conferencing was Flanders' System of Interaction Analysis. All observations were recorded, but feedback was given only to the experimental group.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


An Attempt To Develop Automatic Sequential Language Skills In Kindergarten Children, Stanley Goodrich Jul 1970

An Attempt To Develop Automatic Sequential Language Skills In Kindergarten Children, Stanley Goodrich

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if a group of kindergarten children, after receiving instructional activities designed to develop automatic-sequential language skills, would differ from a matched control group not receiving such instruction. The design of the study called for the administration of the three ITPA subtests, Visual-Motor Sequencing, Auditory-Vocal Sequencing, and Auditory-Vocal Automatic, to both groups prior to and following the program of instructional activities.


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.


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 Descriptive Study Of Lateral Dominance And Directionality In Kindergarten Children, Sharon Gray Jun 1970

A Descriptive Study Of Lateral Dominance And Directionality In Kindergarten Children, Sharon Gray

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to (1) explore the relationship between lateral dominance and directionality, (2) determine the relationship lateral dominance and directionality have with age and intelligence quotient, and (3) gather evidence on the differences between boys and girls in the development of lateral dominance and directionality.


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.


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.


College Freshman Decisions Concerning A Teaching Career As Influenced By In-School Experience In Public Schools Of Ellensburg, Washington, Leilani Mae Bangs Jan 1970

College Freshman Decisions Concerning A Teaching Career As Influenced By In-School Experience In Public Schools Of Ellensburg, Washington, Leilani Mae Bangs

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to: (1) determine the influence of in-school experience during the freshman year upon decisions for or against a career in teaching; (2) ascertain the over-all effectiveness and efficiency of the design of the in-school experience as outlined in the Pre-Professional Preparation Program at Central Washington State College as to its relative value in equipping the Freshmen to make aforesaid decisions; and (3) briefly state and enumerate the specific values of the experience itself.


A Survey Of Changing Of Units Of Measure In First Grade Through Eighth Grade Mathematics Materials, Thomas E. Anderson Jan 1970

A Survey Of Changing Of Units Of Measure In First Grade Through Eighth Grade Mathematics Materials, Thomas E. Anderson

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare the ability of eighth grade students to change units of measure in the English system and in a fictional system of measurement; (2) to survey four mathematics textbook series, grades one through six, and four series, grades seven and eight, on changing of units of measure; and (3) to survey three college level textbooks, which could possibly be utilized in an arithmetic methods course, to see how changing of units of measure is suggested to be taught to children.


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.


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 School-Community Communication Processes In Selected Washington High Schools, Thomas R. Newell Aug 1969

A Survey Of School-Community Communication Processes In Selected Washington High Schools, Thomas R. Newell

All Master's Theses

This survey was undertaken (1) to determine whether there are problems in communication and compatibility involving secondary school faculties, and (2) if problems exist: (a) to determine whether communication and compatibility is lacking between communities and secondary school faculties; (b) to identify, if possible, the various academic areas involved in the problem; (c) to determine whether the problem is more predominant at any one time of the year; (d) to determine what age groups, if any, are involved in communication and compatibility problems; and (e) to report desirable administrative procedures.


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.


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.


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.


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.


A Survey Of Closed Circuit Television Facilities And Utilization In The Accredited Secondary Schools In The State Of Washington, Robert Lawrence Wiley Aug 1969

A Survey Of Closed Circuit Television Facilities And Utilization In The Accredited Secondary Schools In The State Of Washington, Robert Lawrence Wiley

All Master's Theses

At the present time in the State of Washington, there are no reports with detailed information about the number of secondary schools using closed circuit television, nor is there information on the type of equipment or its use in existing closed circuit television facilities. Therefore, it is the purpose of this study to assess the current facilities and uses of closed circuit television in the secondary schools of the State of Washington. The assessment of facilities throughout the state would be valuable to schools in the purchasing of equipment and the establishment of new programs in closed circuit television.


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 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.


An Analysis Of An English Curriculum Modification In A Senior High School, Patricia Jean Orris Aug 1969

An Analysis Of An English Curriculum Modification In A Senior High School, Patricia Jean Orris

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to assess the innovated elective English program at Auburn Senior High during the school year of 1967-1968 to ascertain if it did successfully: (1) enlist greater student interest in the areas of English, (2) motivate students to become more involved with their education, (3) do the above mentioned things, but not at the expense of other curriculum.