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Selected Experiences And Teaching Procedures, Using Clay As A Medium, For Developing Creativity In The Nine-To-Eleven Year-Old, Linda Claire Hohn Nov 1970

Selected Experiences And Teaching Procedures, Using Clay As A Medium, For Developing Creativity In The Nine-To-Eleven Year-Old, Linda Claire Hohn

All Master's Theses

In the opinion of the investigator, the experiment reported reinforces the hypothesis that greater imagination and creative ability can be fostered in the nine-to-eleven year-old through giving primary consideration to the developmental needs of this age group when presenting a medium. Also that a systematically structured approach to the use of the medium facilitates the child's creative growth and makes progress an unavoidable issue.


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 Washington State’S Elementary Schools On The Utilization Of Full-Time Teacher Aides, Frederick William Hasse Aug 1969

A Survey Of Washington State’S Elementary Schools On The Utilization Of Full-Time Teacher Aides, Frederick William Hasse

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine how elementary schools utilize their teacher aides; to see if such schools are following any specific or agreed upon plan for training and using aides; and to attempt to determine if size of enrollment has any bearing on the types of assignments assigned to aides.


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.


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.


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 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.


An Experimental Investigation Of The Effect On Interest Of Reading Children’S Literature To Sixth Grade Students In Aberdeen, Washington, Donald R. Grieb Aug 1969

An Experimental Investigation Of The Effect On Interest Of Reading Children’S Literature To Sixth Grade Students In Aberdeen, Washington, Donald R. Grieb

All Master's Theses

To determine the effect of a teacher's reading literature upon the interest in reading books among sixth grade students, one group (experimental) participated in a twenty-eight week program of scheduled daily time during which they listened to literature read by their teacher. A second group (control) were not exposed to literature in this manner but otherwise participated in a similar school program.


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.


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 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 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.


Effects Of Equal Periods Of Massed Exposure Versus Distributed Exposure To Systematic Exercises On The Physical Fitness Of Fifth And Sixth Grade Boys, Michael L. Nolan Aug 1969

Effects Of Equal Periods Of Massed Exposure Versus Distributed Exposure To Systematic Exercises On The Physical Fitness Of Fifth And Sixth Grade Boys, Michael L. Nolan

All Master's Theses

It was the intent of this study to investigate the effect of varied proportions of physical exercise equated in type and duration, on two equated groups of fifth and sixth grade boys.


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 To Compare The Effect Of Two Elementary Physical Education Programs On Physical Fitness, John K. Gillespie Jul 1969

A Study To Compare The Effect Of Two Elementary Physical Education Programs On Physical Fitness, John K. Gillespie

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study: (1) to compare the regular physical education program at the controlled fifth grade with an experimental physical education program of the other fifth grade; (2) to compare physical fitness of boys and girls of the two grades before and after the study; and (3) to study the effect of the programs on fifth grade fitness levels.


A Study Of The In-Service Education Programs Available To Elementary Principals In Spokane, Stevens And Whitman Counties, William Harold Bourne Jr. Jul 1969

A Study Of The In-Service Education Programs Available To Elementary Principals In Spokane, Stevens And Whitman Counties, William Harold Bourne Jr.

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the availability of in-service education programs to elementary principals in a selected geographical area, to determine who planned the programs, what types of programs were available and what areas of study were included in these programs.


A Survey Of The Effectiveness Of The Various Sizes Of Elementary School Teaching Teams In The Puget Sound Area, Norman L. Standley Apr 1969

A Survey Of The Effectiveness Of The Various Sizes Of Elementary School Teaching Teams In The Puget Sound Area, Norman L. Standley

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the study is to discover and analyze the various sizes of teaching teams, on the elementary school level, to determine their relative effectiveness with respect to the following, as perceived by teachers: 1. What team size lends itself to the greatest number of individual teacher competencies? 2. What team size contributes the most to the professional growth of teachers? 3. What team size offers the most to the student's growth and development? The purpose of the study is to discover and analyze the various sizes of teaching teams, on the elementary school level, to determine their ...


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.


An Analysis Of Washington State Elementary Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Foreign Language Instruction In The Elementary School (Files), Thomas H. Nelson Aug 1968

An Analysis Of Washington State Elementary Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Foreign Language Instruction In The Elementary School (Files), Thomas H. Nelson

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were (1) to ascertain the attitudes and opinions of 125 teachers in first class districts in the State of Washington toward the teaching of a foreign language in elementary schools; and (2) to present a summary of literature on FLES to reveal the thinking of those involved in FLES programs.


Performance Criteria For The Elementary School Principal In Curriculum Development, Harry H. Haney Jr. Aug 1968

Performance Criteria For The Elementary School Principal In Curriculum Development, Harry H. Haney Jr.

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to (1) examine current literature in the fields of curriculum development and elementary school administration to determine the role of the elementary school principal in curriculum development, (2) interpret this role into performance criteria, and (3) draw attention to areas of curriculum development in Washington State in which the elementary school principals should exert more leadership.


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 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.


An Investigation Of Five Basic Reading Programs At The Third Grade Level For Instruction In Contextual And Structural Clue Techniques Of Word-Meaning Attack, Jeanne G. Nurding Aug 1968

An Investigation Of Five Basic Reading Programs At The Third Grade Level For Instruction In Contextual And Structural Clue Techniques Of Word-Meaning Attack, Jeanne G. Nurding

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine five basic reading programs at the third grade level to identify instructional lessons presented in two categories of context clues and three types of structural clues. The two categories of contextual clues were word clues and typographical clues. The three types of structural clues were prefixes, suffixes, and inflectional endings. Identification of the variety of clues and frequency of clue lessons in each textbook series and the similarities and differences in presentation among series was also considered an important part of the purpose for this study.


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.


A Study On The Effectiveness Of The Neurological Impress Method As A Remedial Reading Technique, Anthony Cairl Embrey May 1968

A Study On The Effectiveness Of The Neurological Impress Method As A Remedial Reading Technique, Anthony Cairl Embrey

All Master's Theses

There are many students who have quite serious reading problems which are not attributable to below normal intelligence. The task of this research was to determine the effectiveness of the Neurological Impress Method of reading instruction with these kinds of students. The method was evaluated in terms of its effect on the students' reading comprehension and reading vocabulary.