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Factors That Prospective Teachers At Utah State University Considered Important In Their Decision To Enter Teacher Preparation, Kenneth Ray Powell May 1970

Factors That Prospective Teachers At Utah State University Considered Important In Their Decision To Enter Teacher Preparation, Kenneth Ray Powell

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

A critical shortage of teachers became an acute threat to society following World War II according to Jantzen (1959). Because of the shortage of teachers, many institutions of higher learning and a number of interested groups have discussed and made studies on means of recruiting prospective teachers, as brought out by Riccio(1961). The studies that have been made on prospective teachers expounded mainly on the age students decided to become teachers and influences from parents, relative-teachers, teachers, guidance counselors, and teaching experience.


A Descriptive Study Of Escuela Cenpritec, La Paz, Bolivia, Daniel C. Fahrlander May 1970

A Descriptive Study Of Escuela Cenpritec, La Paz, Bolivia, Daniel C. Fahrlander

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A descriptive study of the Escuela Cenpritec school was carried out between September 15, 1969 and November 15, 1969 in La Paz, Bolivia. All pertinent literature was reviewed and interviews were conducted with school and government personnel.

A fine physical plant has been constructed that is well lighted and equipped. It is adequately protected by a perimeter wall and by the services of a night watchman. Classes were being conducted in the four areas of electricity, plumbing, masonry and carpentry.

Few of the objectives set forth in the organizational documents were met. Classes in the construction trades were offered but ...


A Suggested Program Of Study In Distributive Education For Sevier Valley Tech, Blaine R. Wilson May 1970

A Suggested Program Of Study In Distributive Education For Sevier Valley Tech, Blaine R. Wilson

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The world of work is constantly changing. New jobs and new job descriptions are constantly being added to the work force. ' Since change is inevitable and desirable, the business curriculum, to~ must be altered to bridge the gap between school and the world of work.

Constant changes in occupational life result in a need for constant changes in training procedure. New courses must constantly be devised to meet job situations. ' When training is given without adequate planning based upon actual occupational needs it is likely to be ineffective. • In the period ahead, further occupational changes will take place resulting in ...


Teaching Style And Student Use Of Analytic Concepts In Discussions Of Controversial Issues, R. Doyle Slater May 1970

Teaching Style And Student Use Of Analytic Concepts In Discussions Of Controversial Issues, R. Doyle Slater

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study, investigating teaching style, was conducted as part of a curriculum development and research effort aimed at teaching students conceptualized skills considered useful in the analysis of public controversial issues.

Approximately 220 junior students entering into an American history-problems of democracy two-year course sequence were taught the conceptualized analytic skills. Four teachers learned three teaching styles; namely, recitation, seminar, and socratic, The teachers used the three styles with small groups of students in discussions of case studies involving public controversial issues, In the discussions students were expected to use the analytic skills taught to them.

This study investigated whether ...


School Attitude As A Cause Of School Dropout, Lawrence E. Day May 1970

School Attitude As A Cause Of School Dropout, Lawrence E. Day

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The key question being treated in this paper is the problem of dissatisfaction of delinquent-dropouts with their school and their teachers. Two aspects of the problem suggest themselves: (1) do delinquent-dropouts perceive teachers as caring about them, and (2) what implications might be noted for possible answers to the problem?


Differences And Similarities In Role Perception Among Practicing School Counselors, School Psychologists, And School Social Workers, Rodney G. Cox May 1970

Differences And Similarities In Role Perception Among Practicing School Counselors, School Psychologists, And School Social Workers, Rodney G. Cox

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Today there is much discussion about the functions of various school personnel specialists. Because of the rapid growth of these specialists—the counselor, the psychologists, and the social worker—many questions are being asked, such as: Should guidance workers be generalists or specialists? What certification requirements should be met? Should the three disciplines—counselors, psychologists, and social workers—work as a team or individually? Finally, should counselors, psychologists, and social workers teach as part of their function in the school?

An analysis of the extent of overlap between the functions of the three disciplines requires the consideration of professional preparation ...


A Counselor's Handbook Of Apprenticeable Training Opportunities In Utah, Katherine Larkin Neilson May 1970

A Counselor's Handbook Of Apprenticeable Training Opportunities In Utah, Katherine Larkin Neilson

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The purpose of this study was to create a counselor's handbook of apprenticeable training opportunities in Utah for the State Board of Education. Current manuals published by the Utah Apprenticeship Council and State Board of Education were incorporated into the new handbook along with additional materials gathered by the writer of this paper. By creating an up-to-date, usable and complete handbook of apprenticeship training opportunities in Utah for counselors, particularly in the secondary school system, it was hoped that students, as well as other people interested in apprenticeship training, would receive more direction and aid from those counselors contacted.


A Study Of Spelling Programs In The Intermediate Classes For The Educable Mentally Retarded In The Granite And Salt Lake City School Districts, Ladawn L. Keith May 1970

A Study Of Spelling Programs In The Intermediate Classes For The Educable Mentally Retarded In The Granite And Salt Lake City School Districts, Ladawn L. Keith

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The curriculum for the educable mentally retarded is based on persisting life problems and one of these, as identified by the Cincinnati Public Schools (1964), is learning to communicate ideas. To be able to communicate effectively your ideas in written form, it is necessary to know how to spell.

In order to operate effectively within a school and community, the slow learner will need to complete his development of communicative skills by l earning to write and spell. While it is true that his needs for written expression are considerably less than they are for oral communication, he will, nevertheless ...


Serial Learning In Young Children, Charlene A. Keller May 1970

Serial Learning In Young Children, Charlene A. Keller

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The effects of sex and tutorial instruction were studied as they influenced the seriation ability of pre-school children. The research was conducted at the Utah State University Child Development Laboratories with 24 four year old children enrolled at that time. Twelve of the children, six girls and six boys, were given seriation tasks. The remaining 12 children, six girls and six boys, were not given any seriation training.

It was found that the 12 children who had received individualized instruction seriated significantly better on every task than the 12 children who had received no training. The children who were trained ...


A Study Of Vocational Education In A Comprehensive High School With Recommendations For Vocational Education And Educational Specifications For Industrial Education At East High School, Salt Lake City, Utah, Frank B. Barrows May 1970

A Study Of Vocational Education In A Comprehensive High School With Recommendations For Vocational Education And Educational Specifications For Industrial Education At East High School, Salt Lake City, Utah, Frank B. Barrows

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study resulted from the selection of East High School in Salt Lake City to participate in a State Sponsored "comprehensive high school" project entitled "Project Success." The primary emphasis of the project was to encourage the development of vocational education as part of the high school curriculum.

The purpose of this study was to assist the Salt Lake City School District and East High School in the planning of vocational education programs and facilities by providing a rationale for vocational education within a comprehensive high school, making specific recommendations for vocational education programs, and by writing educational specifications for ...


A Survey Of Sixth Grade Students' Reactions To Selected Situations Involving Certain Elements Of Civil Rights, Robert Neldon Hanson May 1970

A Survey Of Sixth Grade Students' Reactions To Selected Situations Involving Certain Elements Of Civil Rights, Robert Neldon Hanson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine :

1. What actions sixth grade children think should be taken in situations that contain certain elements of c ivil rights.

2. The reasons given by the s ixth grade children for choosing these actions.

A measuring instrument was constructed from 14 court cases containing certain elements of civil rights. These court cases were then rewritten so that sixth grade students could comprehend the vocabulary and situations described. Statements for students responses were developed from the case itself, newspapers, and magazine articles. Two sixth grade classes and one fifth grade class served as ...


Educational And Family Conditions That Affect Post-High School Plans Of Intermountain Navajo Seniors, George Patrick Lee May 1970

Educational And Family Conditions That Affect Post-High School Plans Of Intermountain Navajo Seniors, George Patrick Lee

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Graduation from high school has become the accepted educational goal for most Americans and stands as the minimum requirement not only for higher education but also competitive positions in the employment market. The general public, the government, business, industry and education have great interest in the plans and decisions of high school graduates.


Reading Abilities Of Vocational Trade And Industrial Education Students In Granite School District Relative To Readability Level Of Textbooks, William E. Mckell May 1970

Reading Abilities Of Vocational Trade And Industrial Education Students In Granite School District Relative To Readability Level Of Textbooks, William E. Mckell

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The reading abilities of trade and industrial education students enrolled in the six trade and industrial education courses of automotive mechanics, building construction , drafting, electronics , machine shop, and welding in the six high school s of Granite School District were studied in relation to the rated readability of basic textbooks used in those courses . Additional relationships were studied between student reading abilities and intelligence, between course grades and intelligence, and between course grades and reading abilities.

The mean reading ability of the 388 trade and industrial education students included in the study assessed by administering the California Reading Test for ...


The Secondary School Principal's Role In Professional Negotiations As Perceived By Representatives Of Utah's Educational Enterprise, Paul H. Lefevor May 1970

The Secondary School Principal's Role In Professional Negotiations As Perceived By Representatives Of Utah's Educational Enterprise, Paul H. Lefevor

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The objective of this study was to examine the extent to which congruent role expectations on 50 selected variables were held for the secondary school principal about his role in professional administration and in collective negotiations by representatives of Utah's educational enterprise. The selected variables describe certain possible functions performed by the principal and were subgrouped into nine topic headings that were tested by use of the null hypothesis method. The nine topic variables were: (A) Instruction and Curriculum Development, (B) Personnel Staffing and Placement , (C) Pupil Arrangement and Control, (D) Public Relations, (E) School Building Management and Finance ...


American History And Teaching Critical Thinking, James M. Miller May 1970

American History And Teaching Critical Thinking, James M. Miller

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The effect of teaching critical thinking as part of a continuous progress packet in American history was studied at Cedar High School during the 1969-70 school year. An experimental group using the critical thinking packet was compared with a control group that used a continuous progress packet that taught only American history.

The dependent variables for the study were the STEP (Sequential Test of Educational Progress), Social Studies portion, and the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal. No statistically significant differences were found between the groups in either American history or critical thinking.

Differences in critical thinking ability, though not significant statistically ...


The Establishment And Comparison Of Prediction Equations For Determining Minimum Gpa's In Applied Arts Programs At Dixie College, Robert L. Cobb May 1970

The Establishment And Comparison Of Prediction Equations For Determining Minimum Gpa's In Applied Arts Programs At Dixie College, Robert L. Cobb

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was an attempt to establish and compare prediction equations for determining a minimum GPA of 2. 00 in the Applied Arts programs at Dixie College. It also attempted to compare the derived predict ion equations used to determine mini mum GPA 1 s in both the Academic Arts and Applied Arts Divisions. The study compared the derived prediction equations used to determine minimum GPA's for each vocational program in the Applied Arts Division. The study attempted to determine and compare t he most reliable predictor in the Academic Arts Division, total Applied Arts Division, and each vocational ...


Selection, Preparation, And Utilization Of Teacher Aides In The Elementary Schools In The State Of Utah, Louis D. Griffin May 1970

Selection, Preparation, And Utilization Of Teacher Aides In The Elementary Schools In The State Of Utah, Louis D. Griffin

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to compare the methods of selection, preparation, and utilization of instructional teacher aides in the elementary schools in the State of Utah with the guidelines prescribed by the Utah State Board of Education for the selection, preparation, and utilization of instructional teacher aides.

A descriptive questionnaire was mailed to each elementary school teacher in the State of Utah to whom an instructional teacher aide had been assigned during the 1969-70 school year. The questionnaire was also mailed to each elementary school principal in the state where an instructional teacher aide or aides were used during the ...


The Development Of An Educational Program To Meet The Needs Of The Adult Government Employee At Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Dix W. Cloward May 1970

The Development Of An Educational Program To Meet The Needs Of The Adult Government Employee At Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Dix W. Cloward

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Purpose

The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to determine the educational needs of the personnel of the five directorates at Hill Air Force Base; and, (2) to design an educational program to meet those needs.

Procedure

This study consisted of three phases:

Phase One. This phase consisted of identifying the behavioral items that we re us ed in developing the Q-Sort instrument. This was accomplished by a review of job requirement data, by an examination of Project Hy Production, and by personal interviews of the Air Base educational specialists.

Phase Two. This phase consisted of the development of ...


The Use Of Defensiveness As A Covariate Of Self-Report In The Assessment Of Self- Concept Among Navajo Adolescents, Bruce Leon Arneklev May 1970

The Use Of Defensiveness As A Covariate Of Self-Report In The Assessment Of Self- Concept Among Navajo Adolescents, Bruce Leon Arneklev

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The study investigated the relationship between defensiveness scores and self- report scores as they interrelate in the assessment of self - concept and its change. Data were analyzed to determine if self- report scores adjusted by regression for defensiveness would be more congruent with a criterion measure than unadjusted scores.

A secondary problem was to evaluate the extent to which the self criticism scale on the Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS) and the self report vs. objective rating discrepancy method would identify the same individuals as defensive.

Samples were drawn from a population of adolescent Navajo boarding school students. A treatment ...


Significance Of Occupational Information In The Junior High School Guidance Program, Asael Wayne Blanchard May 1970

Significance Of Occupational Information In The Junior High School Guidance Program, Asael Wayne Blanchard

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The purpose of this report is to determine what should be done by counselors to facilitate students in making future plans and appropriate goals, to determine if it is known what should be included in an occupational guidance program for junior high schools, and to set up guidelines for developing such a program.

The objective will be to search through present literature to determine what is known about junior high school vocational guidance programs in terms of content, objectives, procedures, feasibility, and success. This material will then be analyzed and used in setting up guidelines for counselors' and administrators' use ...


Soap Making, No Boil Method, Rhea H. Gardner Jan 1970

Soap Making, No Boil Method, Rhea H. Gardner

All Archived Publications

No abstract provided.