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An Extension Of The Reinforcement Contiguity Issue – The Effect Of Retention In The Goal Box After Reinforcement, Marilyn L. Grey Dec 1966

An Extension Of The Reinforcement Contiguity Issue – The Effect Of Retention In The Goal Box After Reinforcement, Marilyn L. Grey

All Master's Theses

This study investigated one prediction of Guthrie's theory of learning (1936, 1952)--that retention in the goal box after reinforcement increases the likelihood of incompatible responses to the goal stimuli and, thus, decreases learning. Three measures of learning were used: number of trials to criterion, total number of correct trials in the first twenty trials, and number of subjects who met criterion of five successive correct responses within forty trials.


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.


Reading In The Kindergarten: A Comparative Study Of Opposing Views, Geneva Nevius Dec 1966

Reading In The Kindergarten: A Comparative Study Of Opposing Views, Geneva Nevius

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to attempt to bring together differing opinions and research concerning the teaching of formal reading skills to children of kindergarten age. In order to establish evidence relevant to the problem, the following question was considered: Should the teaching of formal reading skills be a part of the kindergarten curriculum? In view of the question, this paper attempted to study from the literature whether formal reading skills should be taught to children in kindergarten classes.


A Study Of The Relationship Between Extracurricular Activities And The Success Of College Women, Sherrill Ann Ortman Dec 1966

A Study Of The Relationship Between Extracurricular Activities And The Success Of College Women, Sherrill Ann Ortman

All Master's Theses

The four purposes of this study are: 1. To determine the correlations between: a. extracurricular participation hours and predicted GPA, b. extracurricular participation hours and actual GPA, and c. predicted GPA and actual GPA, for those CWSC women majors in physical education who met the criteria for inclusion in this study; 2. To determine the magnitude of the effect of predicted GPA upon the correlational relationship between extracurricular participation hours and actual GPA; 3. To determine the correlations between: a. extracurricular participation hours and predicted GPA, and b. extracurricular participation hours and actual GPA, both for successful and for non-successful ...


A Survey Of Central Washington’S Speech Correction Program As Related To The Public School Elementary Classroom Teacher’S Role In Speech Correction, Gail Twilligear Wheeler Dec 1966

A Survey Of Central Washington’S Speech Correction Program As Related To The Public School Elementary Classroom Teacher’S Role In Speech Correction, Gail Twilligear Wheeler

All Master's Theses

This study has two important dimensions. Part I consists of a survey of the 1962-1963 curriculum offerings in speech and hearing therapy available to the student majoring in elementary education at eleven of the accredited institutions of higher learning in the State of Washington. Part II of the study deals with the organization of the local speech correction programs, the qualifications of the speech correctionists, and types of contact made by the correctionists with parents and classroom teachers during the 1962-1963 school year. This portion of the study is specifically concerned with elementary grades one through six and was arbitrarily ...


Women Teacher Turnover Problems In The Lutheran Schools Of The Northwestern Sector Of The United States, Fred H. Mantey Oct 1966

Women Teacher Turnover Problems In The Lutheran Schools Of The Northwestern Sector Of The United States, Fred H. Mantey

All Master's Theses

The following fundamental points form the nucleus of the hypothesis of this problem. 1. Women teachers in Lutheran schools are underpaid. 2. The absence of desirable working conditions for women prevails. 3. The absence of desirable working relationships exists. These contributing factors of women teacher turnover may or may not be true but the writer shall attempt to clarify them by his research.


Individualized Instruction In Reading, Sunny Murdock Aug 1966

Individualized Instruction In Reading, Sunny Murdock

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to describe methods, procedures, techniques, and problems in the utilization of individualized instruction in reading through a review of literature and a practical application of this method in the classroom.


A Historical Study Of The Selah And Moxee Irrigation District, Alfred C. Moss Aug 1966

A Historical Study Of The Selah And Moxee Irrigation District, Alfred C. Moss

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this historical study is formally: (1) to recognize the development of the Selah and Moxee Irrigation District; (2) to show the importance of water to the East Selah and Moxee valleys; (3) to show the enterprise and struggle of the people of the East Selah and Moxee valleys in bringing the water to their lands; and (4) to show the Selah and Moxee Irrigation District's independent operation, yet dependency on the Yakima Project for storage water.


Federal Funds Under Title I Of The Elementary And Secondary Education Act Will Help The High School Dropout Complete His Education, Jeanne E. Mccarl Aug 1966

Federal Funds Under Title I Of The Elementary And Secondary Education Act Will Help The High School Dropout Complete His Education, Jeanne E. Mccarl

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine if federal aid to education under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will help the potential dropout student to complete his education.


An Experimental Investigation Of The Movement Known As Op Art, Florence Sterling Taylor Aug 1966

An Experimental Investigation Of The Movement Known As Op Art, Florence Sterling Taylor

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to explore, analytically and aesthetically, the recent movement in the art world known as Op art; (2) to investigate the principles of perception which are utilized in such work; and (3) to produce in painting and construction media examples of these optical gymnastics.


A Study Of Orientation Practices Of Beginning Teachers And A Proposed Program Of Induction For Kennewick School District Number 17, Jack Shopbell Aug 1966

A Study Of Orientation Practices Of Beginning Teachers And A Proposed Program Of Induction For Kennewick School District Number 17, Jack Shopbell

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to describe practices and aids of orienting new and beginning teachers, (2) to view the needs of first-year teachers in relation to their initial teaching experience, (3) to review the principles of a good orientation program, and (4) to propose a ten-day pre-service orientation program that could be tested in the Kennewick School District Number 17, Kennewick, Washington.


A Motion Picture Presentation Of Techniques And Progressions Of Support Skills On The Side Horse, Ronald James Cultum Aug 1966

A Motion Picture Presentation Of Techniques And Progressions Of Support Skills On The Side Horse, Ronald James Cultum

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to record on film, in a logical teaching progression, the techniques of proper movement on the side horse.


The Development Of An Experimental And Cooperative Pilot Program In Elementary Guidance In Walla Walla County, Lora Mae Bowles Aug 1966

The Development Of An Experimental And Cooperative Pilot Program In Elementary Guidance In Walla Walla County, Lora Mae Bowles

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study (1) to make an evaluation of an NDEA grant at the end of its first year, (2) to revise and amend the original objectives, and (3) to make recommendations pursuant the knowledge gained through the experimental and cooperative efforts of those involved.


The Construction And Use Of Eight Millimeter Single Concept Films In Industrial Arts, Lyle R. West Aug 1966

The Construction And Use Of Eight Millimeter Single Concept Films In Industrial Arts, Lyle R. West

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study (1) to investigate the local production and use of silent eight millimeter loop films and (2) to construct a film to demonstrate the possibility of local production.


Criteria, Anthology, And Explication Of Poetry For First Grade, Echo Mae Kime Aug 1966

Criteria, Anthology, And Explication Of Poetry For First Grade, Echo Mae Kime

All Master's Theses

In recognition of this multi-faceted problem of selecting poems to use with first grade, it is the purpose of this study (1) to establish criteria of evaluation and selection, relating that criteria to the bases of poetry criticism, (2) using that criteria, to compile an anthology for use with first grade, and (3) to explicate each of the selected poems in such a manner as to help the teacher better understand and appreciate the particular poetic qualities of that poem, and hence be more effective in using that poem in the classroom.


A Study Of The Influencing Factors Causing Teachers To Change Teaching Positions, John A. Mckay Aug 1966

A Study Of The Influencing Factors Causing Teachers To Change Teaching Positions, John A. Mckay

All Master's Theses

Since there is an annual migration of teachers from one school district to another, the purpose of this study will be to discover some valid answers and to determine some sound hypotheses concerning teacher turnover.


The Impact Of Remedial Language Arts Instruction On The Language Skills Of Slow-Learning Fifth And Sixth Graders, Elsie D. Thompson Aug 1966

The Impact Of Remedial Language Arts Instruction On The Language Skills Of Slow-Learning Fifth And Sixth Graders, Elsie D. Thompson

All Master's Theses

This study is undertaken to determine the impact of remedial language arts instruction on the language skills of slow learning fifth and sixth graders. It will seek to determine whether slow learning fifth and sixth graders, receiving remedial instruction in the language arts, will achieve as well as, or better than, slow learning fifth and sixth grade students in a regular heterogeneous classroom situation.


Job Descriptions And Job Specifications For Directors Of Special Education, Andrew D. Ray Aug 1966

Job Descriptions And Job Specifications For Directors Of Special Education, Andrew D. Ray

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to analyze the available literature in the area of special education in an effort to compile a descriptive taxonomy of job descriptions and job specifications for directors of special education.


An Investigation Of Professional, Legal, And Economic Factors Requisite To Consideration Of A Teaching Career In British Columbia, Joy Alton Nygaard Aug 1966

An Investigation Of Professional, Legal, And Economic Factors Requisite To Consideration Of A Teaching Career In British Columbia, Joy Alton Nygaard

All Master's Theses

The basic purpose of this study is to investigate professional, legal, and economic factors teachers consider before changing from one teaching position to another. The more specific purpose is to determine whether opportunities for teachers are better in British Columbia than in Washington.


A Background Study For The Preparation Of A Handbook Recommended For Use By The A-V Building Coordinators In The Junior High Schools Of Tacoma, Ray R. Richards Aug 1966

A Background Study For The Preparation Of A Handbook Recommended For Use By The A-V Building Coordinators In The Junior High Schools Of Tacoma, Ray R. Richards

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to (1) consider the many related problems that confront the audiovisual building coordinator in the operation of a well-organized audiovisual program; (2) consider the policies and procedures of the Audiovisual Education Department of Tacoma Public Schools; and (3) prepare text material for a handbook for the audiovisual building coordinators in the junior high schools of Tacoma.


Selected Community Resources In The Longview, Washington, Area Available For Elementary School Field Trips, William J. Neves Aug 1966

Selected Community Resources In The Longview, Washington, Area Available For Elementary School Field Trips, William J. Neves

All Master's Theses

The problem undertaken in this study may be briefly stated as follows: 1. To survey selected community resources in the Longview, Washington, area available for elementary school field trips. 2. To expand and up-date the existing file which was established in the Longview, Washington, School District in 1947.


Concept Attainment Through Negative Instances, David Allen Isom Aug 1966

Concept Attainment Through Negative Instances, David Allen Isom

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is twofold: 1. To investigate the reported conclusions of several experiments in the area of concept attainment that have utilized the Hovland (1952) information processing model; 2. To explore implications of the above model, specifically those pertaining to subjects concept attainment performance over successive presentation of different concepts derived from the same experimental universe.


An Evaluation Of An Experiment In Instruction In Junior High School Beginning Woodworking, Donald L. Hayes Aug 1966

An Evaluation Of An Experiment In Instruction In Junior High School Beginning Woodworking, Donald L. Hayes

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to measure the effectiveness, based on fundamental woodworking knowledge gained, of a method of teaching junior high school woodworking through teacher-controlled projects.


A Comparative Study Of Individualized Reading And Basal Reading (Ability Grouping) For Progress In Comprehension, Quantity, And Word Meaning, John Arnold Moffitt Aug 1966

A Comparative Study Of Individualized Reading And Basal Reading (Ability Grouping) For Progress In Comprehension, Quantity, And Word Meaning, John Arnold Moffitt

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this paper (1) to study the individualized reading group and the basal reading group, as to their progress in comprehension, quantity and word meaning; (2) to compare the two groups to see which group produces the greater amount of progress in comprehension, quantity, and word meaning; (3) to compare the amount of progress of the boys as to the progress of the girls in comprehension, quantity, and word meaning; and (4) to compare the amount of progress of slow, average, and fast readers.


Shaping Creative Verbal Behavior In Six Fourth Grade Children, Joan S. Mckean Aug 1966

Shaping Creative Verbal Behavior In Six Fourth Grade Children, Joan S. Mckean

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to shape creative verbal behavior in six fourth grade subjects through the use of positive social reinforcement delivered by a mechanical talking dummy. Dummy approval was contingent on the emission of a creative verbal response to verbal stimuli provided by the dummy in a series of training sessions.


The Ecology Of Aplodontia Rufa In King And Snohomish Counties, Washington, Richard A. Martin Aug 1966

The Ecology Of Aplodontia Rufa In King And Snohomish Counties, Washington, Richard A. Martin

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to investigate some aspects of the ecology of Aplodontia rufa in greater detail than in previously published accounts. I have concentrated my investigation on the areas of reproductive activity and burrowing habits, but will comment on other aspects of their ecology when pertinent. I have also attempted to correlate this material with studies done in other areas of the range.


A Study Of The Expressive Qualities Of Non-Objective Form In Painting, Gordon E. Stalder Aug 1966

A Study Of The Expressive Qualities Of Non-Objective Form In Painting, Gordon E. Stalder

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was (1) to clarify the candidate's understanding of the expressive qualities of non-objective form; (2) to apply these understandings of the expressive qualities of nonobjective form to a creative method in making a series of paintings; and (3) to evaluate the effect of the study in its enrichment of the expressive quality of the non-objective forms in the candidate's paintings.


A Comparative Study Of Maintenance And Operation Receipts Of The High School Districts Of Grant County Under The “Washington Foundation Plan” And The Pre-1965 State School Support Formula, Henry J. Milhofer Aug 1966

A Comparative Study Of Maintenance And Operation Receipts Of The High School Districts Of Grant County Under The “Washington Foundation Plan” And The Pre-1965 State School Support Formula, Henry J. Milhofer

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to investigate the merits of the "Washington Foundation Plan" as opposed to the supplanted state apportionment formula of 1965. Procedures of the foundation approach to state support will be applied to operating school districts to compare funds available under that system with those available under the previous method. This study intends to apply the plan to the high school districts of an entire county so that the financial impact of the newly-adopted approach upon small as well as large districts will be thoroughly understood.


The Structure And Function Of Student Councils In The Elementary Schools Of Vancouver, Washington, Claude Richard Bowen Aug 1966

The Structure And Function Of Student Councils In The Elementary Schools Of Vancouver, Washington, Claude Richard Bowen

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to compile data concerning the structure and function of student councils in the elementary schools of Vancouver, Washington. This compilation of information will be available to aid educators who are assigned the duties and responsibilities of advising student councils at the elementary level. It will also give the administrators of Vancouver, Washington, who have endorsed elementary councils, an opportunity to ascertain their councils' current structure and function.


The Theme And Variations As Used By Four Important Piano Composers In Four Periods Of Music History, James Patrick O'Brien Aug 1966

The Theme And Variations As Used By Four Important Piano Composers In Four Periods Of Music History, James Patrick O'Brien

All Master's Theses

The intent of this study was to give a brief background and history of the theme and variations in early periods of music history, as well as to analyze more specifically and compare in some depth the use of the form by four composers of later periods, in a keyboard work of each. Each of the following composers represents a different period of music history: (1) Handel, late Baroque; (2) Mozart, Classic; (3) Beethoven, early Romantic; and (4) Norman Dello Joio, Modern. Although the form under study has been used in many media of writing, the compositions in this analysis ...