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A Survey Of The Procedures Used In The Selection Of Social Studies Textbooks In The Public Schools, Wayne D. Pringle Dec 1964

A Survey Of The Procedures Used In The Selection Of Social Studies Textbooks In The Public Schools, Wayne D. Pringle

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to (1) survey the procedures used in the selection of social studies textbooks in the public schools; (2) to determine the qualities considered in the selecting a textbook in social studies.


The Relationship Between The Ordinal Position In The Family And Reading Achievement Of Third Graders In Yakima, Washington, Merle Klavano Dec 1964

The Relationship Between The Ordinal Position In The Family And Reading Achievement Of Third Graders In Yakima, Washington, Merle Klavano

All Master's Theses

Since many children fall in the category of reading below grade level, there is a constant desire on the part of educators to determine the factors of causation. If any reasons for a child's inability to read satisfactorily can be analyzed, it is to the child's advantage to have this done as early as possible.


A Comparative Study Of The Traditional And The Scott, Foresman Approaches To The Teaching Of Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions, Austa L. Daverin Nov 1964

A Comparative Study Of The Traditional And The Scott, Foresman Approaches To The Teaching Of Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions, Austa L. Daverin

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the achievement of a control group of children taught addition and subtraction of fractions in the traditional way with that of an experimental group taught by the Scott, Foresman approach. The factors under consideration were the ability to perform the basic operations required in adding and subtracting fractions, and the retention of ability to perform these skills.


A Comparison Of Isometric And Isotonic Exercises As Methods Of Building Strength, Arnold Scott Oct 1964

A Comparison Of Isometric And Isotonic Exercises As Methods Of Building Strength, Arnold Scott

All Master's Theses

In view of today's emphasis on the need for physical strength, and the concern of the leaders of the Physical Education progression for greater physical fitness of our youth, the author felt more research should be conducted which might indicate ways of building strength. It was the purpose of this study to compare the results of selected isotonic exercises (weight lifting) with selected isometric exercises against a control group as means of building strength.


The Economic Importance Of Fungus Diseases Of The Tree Fruits In The Wapato Area, Rodney O. Phillips Oct 1964

The Economic Importance Of Fungus Diseases Of The Tree Fruits In The Wapato Area, Rodney O. Phillips

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to (1) determine which, if any, fungus diseases were affecting tree fruits in the Wapato area; (2) determine what control measures are being used against the diseases; (3) determine the costs for control of the diseases, and/or replacement of affected trees.


The Algae Of Two Soil Types, Eugene D. Fairchild Sep 1964

The Algae Of Two Soil Types, Eugene D. Fairchild

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to identify and describe the algal flora of two different soil types; a sandy soil, Plot I, and an alkali soil, Plot II.


Basic Cursive Writing: Development Of A Self-Instructional Program, Bobbie Nell Parson Aug 1964

Basic Cursive Writing: Development Of A Self-Instructional Program, Bobbie Nell Parson

All Master's Theses

The great majority of self-instructional programs which have been reported are concerned with the learning of cognitive material and/or perceptual skills. This study is concerned with the development and evaluation of a program teaching motor skills relevant to the learning of cursive writing. The accompanying perceptual skills are essentially of the visual and kinesthetic type.


Growth In Geometric Skills Made By Students In Grade Four, Gail Crum Aug 1964

Growth In Geometric Skills Made By Students In Grade Four, Gail Crum

All Master's Theses

For the first time in School District Number Seven, Yakima, Washington, a structured geometry course is included in the fourth grade mathematics program. The purpose of this study was to determine the growth in geometric skills made by the students enrolled in this program. It is a study to help determine which learnings fourth graders grasp, which only a few grasp, and, if there are some, none grasp.


A Survey Of Reading Methods Suitable For Use With Remedial Pupils, Louie W. Cava Aug 1964

A Survey Of Reading Methods Suitable For Use With Remedial Pupils, Louie W. Cava

All Master's Theses

This study will research and present a description of methods which may be used with those students who are having difficulty reading via the basal reader and phonetic approaches.


An Evaluation Of The Sra Reading Laboratory I-A Used As A Supplementary Reading Program In The First Grade, Doris R. Ayyoub Aug 1964

An Evaluation Of The Sra Reading Laboratory I-A Used As A Supplementary Reading Program In The First Grade, Doris R. Ayyoub

All Master's Theses

This study was conducted with a group of first grade children to ascertain the value of the SRA Reading Laboratory I-a when used as a supplement to the basic reading program. Comparisons were made with another group of first grade children who used an informal reading program as a supplement to the basic reading program.


The Effect Of Verbal And Nonverbal Reinforcing Stimuli On The Conditioning Of Word Choices, Barbara Jean Dafoe Aug 1964

The Effect Of Verbal And Nonverbal Reinforcing Stimuli On The Conditioning Of Word Choices, Barbara Jean Dafoe

All Master's Theses

The present study was undertaken to determine if a specific nonverbal reinforcing stimulus was more effective than a specific verbal reinforcing stimulus in bringing about a change in behavior in a verbal conditioning experiment.


Criteria For Evaluating A Good Reading Program For Grades Five Through Eight From Research And Literature As They Apply To Battle Ground, Washington, Charles D. Strunk Aug 1964

Criteria For Evaluating A Good Reading Program For Grades Five Through Eight From Research And Literature As They Apply To Battle Ground, Washington, Charles D. Strunk

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to develop criteria that will help Battle Ground schools in planning their fifth through eighth grade reading program.


“Weep You No More, Sad Fountains” An Original Choral Work Displaying Certain Archaic Compositional Devices, Ray Bert Johnson Aug 1964

“Weep You No More, Sad Fountains” An Original Choral Work Displaying Certain Archaic Compositional Devices, Ray Bert Johnson

All Master's Theses

A study of selected contemporary choral music revealed that modern composers, seeking new sounds, frequently use archaic compositional devices. The problem for the writer became the composition of an original choral work utilizing archaic devices.


The Development Of The Song Literature Of Hugo Wolf, Edward J. Sand Aug 1964

The Development Of The Song Literature Of Hugo Wolf, Edward J. Sand

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to gain a perspective of the history of Hugo wolf, the composers that influenced his work, and to identify and explain the pertinent elements of his Lieder that helped to make him reign as a master in this field.


Point Of View As Key To The Narrative Structure, Symbolism, And Theme Of Moby Dick, Delma Ward Tayer Aug 1964

Point Of View As Key To The Narrative Structure, Symbolism, And Theme Of Moby Dick, Delma Ward Tayer

All Master's Theses

This paper has attempted to prove that a close study of point of view in Moby-Dick is useful as a key to narrative structure, symbolism, and thematic intention.


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.


Identification Of Personality Traits Of Various Academic Interests, Jerry Maurice Gower Aug 1964

Identification Of Personality Traits Of Various Academic Interests, Jerry Maurice Gower

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine if students exhibit unique personality patterns specific to various areas of study in education.


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.


Teaching General Music Through Harmonic Experience In The Seventh Grade At Ritzville, Washington, Elmer A. Peters Aug 1964

Teaching General Music Through Harmonic Experience In The Seventh Grade At Ritzville, Washington, Elmer A. Peters

All Master's Theses

Prior to the school year 1963-64, general music at Ritzville Junior High School was primarily music listening-oriented. There was an obvious need for a more balanced music program that included singing, playing instruments, creativity, listening, and rhythms to provide the students with a broader concept of music. A general music program was sought, therefore, that would offer a balance of the above activities, and one that would create more enthusiasm than was apparent in the previous course of study. The importance of this study will be twofold: to determine whether or not the method of teaching resulted in the students ...


An Experimental Study Of Fear: Test Of An Alleged Innate Sign Stimulus, Paul Dawson Aug 1964

An Experimental Study Of Fear: Test Of An Alleged Innate Sign Stimulus, Paul Dawson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the present study was to test the Tinbergen hypothesis that specifically shaped sign stimuli innately arouse fear behavior in certain species of birds.


Existential Thought: Its Contributions To Psychotherapy, John Joseph Mitchell Ii Aug 1964

Existential Thought: Its Contributions To Psychotherapy, John Joseph Mitchell Ii

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to present a basic introduction to the general concepts of existential philosophy and to illustrate how these concepts are integrated into psychology and psychotherapy.


An Assessment Of The Current Status Of High School Psychology Teaching In The State Of Washington, G. James Mullen Jr. Aug 1964

An Assessment Of The Current Status Of High School Psychology Teaching In The State Of Washington, G. James Mullen Jr.

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the current status of high school psychology teaching in the State of Washington. Specifically, the paper attempted to gain information regarding course content, frequency, and objectives.


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.


Individualizing Instruction Through The Use Of Classroom Groups, Ardeth Rae Barnfield Aug 1964

Individualizing Instruction Through The Use Of Classroom Groups, Ardeth Rae Barnfield

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to identify those problems classroom teachers meet when organizing groups within the classroom to provide for individual differences in rates of learning, instructional and/or personal needs, and interests; second, to develop some generalizations which are supported by the findings of educational research and experience, and which will give educators some guidance in the area of grouping for instruction.


The Study Of The Influence Of The Family, Peer Group, And The Community On Adolescent Smoking, Gordon David Martinen Aug 1964

The Study Of The Influence Of The Family, Peer Group, And The Community On Adolescent Smoking, Gordon David Martinen

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to discover the influence exerted by the family, the peer group, and the community, on adolescent smoking. The study will attempt to prove that (1) the environment with the greatest discontinuity, as reflected in the variation of standards and attitudes toward adult and adolescent smoking, will be the most conducive to adolescent smoking; (2) that the frequency of adolescent smoking is directly related to the feeling and attitude his peer group holds toward adolescent smoking.


Palestrina: His Time, His Life And His Music, Wilford W. Whitaker Aug 1964

Palestrina: His Time, His Life And His Music, Wilford W. Whitaker

All Master's Theses

To perform the music of Palestrina (and the music of other composers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries) a conductor should understand the prevailing style of the music of Palestrina's time.


An Inquiry Into The Effect Of Art Enrollment On Grades In Other Subjects, Roy B. Schonewill Aug 1964

An Inquiry Into The Effect Of Art Enrollment On Grades In Other Subjects, Roy B. Schonewill

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to measure the number of instances where enrollment in art may have had an influence on the success in the other subjects the students were taking while enrolled in art classes.


An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Weight Training On The Speed, Strength, And Endurance Of Junior High School Boys, Kenneth Duane Edwards Aug 1964

An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Weight Training On The Speed, Strength, And Endurance Of Junior High School Boys, Kenneth Duane Edwards

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to attempt to determine the effect, if any, that the introduction of weight training programs in the physical education classes would have on the speed, strength and endurance of the boys.


A Study Of Oral And Written Reports To Parents At The Elementary And Junior High School Levels, Christopher Frederick Darling Aug 1964

A Study Of Oral And Written Reports To Parents At The Elementary And Junior High School Levels, Christopher Frederick Darling

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to (1) study the types of oral and written communication on the elementary level; (2) study the types of oral and written communication on the junior high level; (3) examine which of these two types have developed the better means of rapport through communication; and (4) develop better means of rapport on the junior high school level of Renton, Washington.


Mines And Miners Of The Swauk, Josee Ann Jordan Aug 1964

Mines And Miners Of The Swauk, Josee Ann Jordan

All Master's Theses

This paper is presented as an investigation into the history of the gold field lying in the mountains of northern Kittitas county and known as the Swauk.