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Academic theses

1966

Educational Methods

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Relationship Between Physical Fitness And Academic Achievement, John Gary Gregor Aug 1966

The Relationship Between Physical Fitness And Academic Achievement, John Gary Gregor

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to show what relationship exists, if any, between physical fitness and academic achievement among eighth grade junior high school boys.


The Effects Of Two Conditioning Programs On The Physical Fitness Level Of Ninth Grade Boys, Joseph H. Buckley Aug 1966

The Effects Of Two Conditioning Programs On The Physical Fitness Level Of Ninth Grade Boys, Joseph H. Buckley

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of two different methods of presenting conditioning programs on the physical fitness level of ninth grade boys at Lincoln Junior High School.


An Investigation Of Five Methods Of Inter-Class Grouping In The Elementary School, Jack D. Henderson Aug 1966

An Investigation Of Five Methods Of Inter-Class Grouping In The Elementary School, Jack D. Henderson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper will be to research five (5) methods of elementary school inter-class grouping,which can make available a climate for learning. These five methods are: 1. Graded Elementary School 2. Dual-Progress Plan 3. Departmentalization 4. Non-graded Organization 5. Team Teaching


A Relationship Between Physical Fitness And Social And Academic Achievement Of Junior High School Girls, Shirley Mae Oakes Aug 1966

A Relationship Between Physical Fitness And Social And Academic Achievement Of Junior High School Girls, Shirley Mae Oakes

All Master's Theses

This study was made to determine the relationship between scores made on the Californis Physical Performance Test and the Academic Achievement of seventh grade girls in Springstowne Junior High School, Vallejo, California. A second purpose was to determine the relationship between the physical fitness test scores and social preference scores as indicated by a sociometric test.


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.


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.


The Effectiveness Of The Remedial Physical Education Program At Foster Junior-Senior High School, Werner Leonard Neudorf Jul 1966

The Effectiveness Of The Remedial Physical Education Program At Foster Junior-Senior High School, Werner Leonard Neudorf

All Master's Theses

The study was composed of three problems, as follows: 1. To determine the amount and significance of change in posture as a result of special posture training. 2 . To determine the amount and significance of change in physical fitness as a result of systematic training. 3. To determine the effect of the order of training upon posture scores.


Developing Auditory Discrimination Skills In First Grade, Myrna Harrison Weinman Jul 1966

Developing Auditory Discrimination Skills In First Grade, Myrna Harrison Weinman

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was two-fold. The first objective was to review research done in the area of auditory discrimination to discover how auditory discrimination is related to reading, its importance to reading and whether or not it merits the time required for developing auditory discrimination skills. The second objective was to formulate a collection of games and activities for developing skills in the auditory discrimination of consonants and consonant blends, and present them to a class of first grade children to see if they would aid in developing the required skills. A simple test would be given to ...


The Measurement Of Religious Attitudes Of Men In Residence Halls At Walla Wall College And Whitman College, Norman James Woods Jul 1966

The Measurement Of Religious Attitudes Of Men In Residence Halls At Walla Wall College And Whitman College, Norman James Woods

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is (1) to ascertain from data gathered whether there is a measurable difference of religious attitudes among the residence hall men at Walla Walla College as compared to residence hall men at Whitman College; and (2) determine to what extent the Walla Walla College group subscribes to a position based on the dogma of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


Wrestling Takedowns And Counters: An Instructional Film Designed For Use In The Physical Education Class, The Intramural Program, And The Athletic Program, Charles Seagrave Jul 1966

Wrestling Takedowns And Counters: An Instructional Film Designed For Use In The Physical Education Class, The Intramural Program, And The Athletic Program, Charles Seagrave

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this project was to develop and produce a sixteen millimeter motion picture, in color, that will aid in the instruction of the phase of amateur wrestling known as takedowns and their counter movements.


The Effects Of Motor Ability Grouping In Physical Education On The Improvement Of Physical Fitness And Certain Game Skills, James D. Black Jul 1966

The Effects Of Motor Ability Grouping In Physical Education On The Improvement Of Physical Fitness And Certain Game Skills, James D. Black

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to evaluate the effects of motor ability grouping in physical education on the improvement of physical fitness and certain game skills. The subjects were boys in the eighth and ninth grades at Baker Junior High School in Tacoma, Washington.


The Relationship Between Agility And Strength Tests And High School Football Ability, Herbert Jerome Richey Jul 1966

The Relationship Between Agility And Strength Tests And High School Football Ability, Herbert Jerome Richey

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a positive correlation between scores on a series of agility and general strength tests and the best prospective players in high school football.


An Inquiry Into Teaching About Communism In Southwest Washington Senior High Schools, Bertrams Voldemars Keire Jul 1966

An Inquiry Into Teaching About Communism In Southwest Washington Senior High Schools, Bertrams Voldemars Keire

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to review the national trends in teaching about Communism in the secondary schools and (2) to determine the nature and extent of instruction about Communism in the public secondary schools of Southwest Washington.


Isometric Exercise Versus Isotonic Exercise As A Means Of Building And Retaining Strength, Rodney L. Waddell Jul 1966

Isometric Exercise Versus Isotonic Exercise As A Means Of Building And Retaining Strength, Rodney L. Waddell

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to compare results from the selected isotonic exercises as recommended by Steinhaus, the selected isometric exercises as recommended by Karpovich, and a non-directed exercise program on the seventh and eighth grade male students of Monroe Junior High School as a means of building and retaining strength which was measured by the Roger's Strength Test.


The Relative Effectiveness Of An Eight-Week Summer Training Program For Culturally Deprived Preschool Children, Jim L. Weems Jun 1966

The Relative Effectiveness Of An Eight-Week Summer Training Program For Culturally Deprived Preschool Children, Jim L. Weems

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this investigation to measure and interpret the effects of preschool experiential training on a sample of culturally deprived pre-first grade children in Yakima, Washington, in the areas of intellectual ability, visual perceptual development, and social maturity. It was felt that organized data regarding the effects of this training would be helpful in making a determination as to the value of the training itself, and in providing information which would be of use in developing similar programs in the future.


A Case Study Of Two Disabled Readers Using An Eclectic Remedial Reading Approach, William J. Harrison Jun 1966

A Case Study Of Two Disabled Readers Using An Eclectic Remedial Reading Approach, William J. Harrison

All Master's Theses

This study was conducted with two disabled readers to ascertain the value of an eclectic remedial reading program. No comparisons were made between the two subjects or any other group. The purpose of the study was to fully explain the diagnostic and remedial techniques used on two disabled readers and to relate the success of the eclectic remedial approach.


The Mirroreading Board Technique Used With Eight Third Grade Problem Readers Who Showed Evidence Of A Mixed Lateral Dominance, Gene Ferguson Knox Jun 1966

The Mirroreading Board Technique Used With Eight Third Grade Problem Readers Who Showed Evidence Of A Mixed Lateral Dominance, Gene Ferguson Knox

All Master's Theses

This experiment is concerned with certain problem readers who possess the physiological problem of having a mixed lateral dominance.


A Study Of Three Nine-Year Old Boys, Retarded In Reading, Who Were Taught Reading, Writing, And Spelling By A Remedial Teacher, Emily Ellen Leslie Jun 1966

A Study Of Three Nine-Year Old Boys, Retarded In Reading, Who Were Taught Reading, Writing, And Spelling By A Remedial Teacher, Emily Ellen Leslie

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the methods and materials best suited to the improvement of the reading, writing, and spelling skills of three boys, and to discover and alter, if possible, the factors contributing to the reading deficiency and lowered school achievement.


Confirmation Of Creativity, Dorothy N. Phillips Jun 1966

Confirmation Of Creativity, Dorothy N. Phillips

All Master's Theses

Investigated was the accumulated knowledge of what is known or surmised about creativity; practiced was the skill of becoming the kind of person who, while working with children, can establish an atmosphere where creativity is likely to flourish.


A Study Of Vocabulary In Grade One, Carol J. Shockley May 1966

A Study Of Vocabulary In Grade One, Carol J. Shockley

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was (1) to study vocabulary developing methods in grade one, and (2) to determine if a classroom teacher could help first grade children gain a better understanding of vocabulary through extended conceptual methods.