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Status Of Women Committee Meeting, Carolyn Steel May 1972

Status Of Women Committee Meeting, Carolyn Steel

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A Study Of A Portion Of The Distributive Education Teacher Preparation Program At Utah State University, Darrel Q. Dixon May 1972

A Study Of A Portion Of The Distributive Education Teacher Preparation Program At Utah State University, Darrel Q. Dixon

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The major purpose of distributive education is to prepare the student for entry-level employment in distributive occupations. This preparation should help workers become successful and advance in their chosen field of distributive occupations.

No matter how instruction is organized, when it is identified as vocational distributive education, there are no differences in the results desired. Students are to be able to meet employment qualifications with the confidence and the competencies necessary to begin marketing and management careers.

To meet this goal, the student should qualify himself to receive satisfaction and contentment in his work. Sidney P. Marland's deep expression ...


The Indentification Of Work Adjustment Problems Of The 1970 And 1971 Manpower Development And Training Program Trainees At Utah State University, Mary Ann Jensen May 1972

The Indentification Of Work Adjustment Problems Of The 1970 And 1971 Manpower Development And Training Program Trainees At Utah State University, Mary Ann Jensen

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

There is a tradition in vocational education which emphasizes teaching technical knowledge and skills while neglecting the development of attitudes and social skills which have been shown to be important causes of problems for office workers. The terms in general use to identify these skills and attitudes are work adjustment and occupational adjustment. Borow calls them " ... the work ethos, a set of attitudes, rules of etiquette, and interpersonal skills involving relations with fellow workers, supervisors, and clients." He goes on to say that:

It is astonishing to what degree the school and the community assume that any student who is ...


Organization And Administration Of Student Government - Particular Reference To Intermountain Indian School, Maurice C. Whitaker May 1972

Organization And Administration Of Student Government - Particular Reference To Intermountain Indian School, Maurice C. Whitaker

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The student council idea is now widely accepted in secondary schools in the United States; its full potential in contributing to the education and lives of students has not been realized fully in a great many instances.

The student council is a dynamic movement and because it is dynamic it is capable of change to meet new conditions. Hence, it cannot remain basically the same year in and year out. The changing dimensions of the student council can be realized only if students, faculty and principals work at it.


An Analysis Of Area Interests And Employment Projections With A Recommended Program Of Study And Educational Specifications For An Area Vocational Center For San Juan County, Utah, Loren Martin May 1972

An Analysis Of Area Interests And Employment Projections With A Recommended Program Of Study And Educational Specifications For An Area Vocational Center For San Juan County, Utah, Loren Martin

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the needs of San Juan County, Utah , in regard to an overall program of vocational education including ancillary services and new facilities for an area vocational center. Literature was reviewed concerning the need for vocational education, recent developments and trends in vocational programs, and other refinements in educational theory which influence instruction . Several groups of people were surveyed to determine the needs and interests of area residents with special attention given toward the Navajo Indian population.

The overall program which was developed incorporates aspects of the career education theme as it relates ...


Some Background Considerations To The Establishment Of A Consortium Of Four Intermountain States, In The Area Of Independent Study, Suresh C. Kaushik May 1972

Some Background Considerations To The Establishment Of A Consortium Of Four Intermountain States, In The Area Of Independent Study, Suresh C. Kaushik

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The growth of Independent Study divisions of the state-supported educational institutions of the area covered by the states of Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming, and the increasing demands for the establishment of new curricular offerings, coupled with these states' limited financial resources, make the exploration of possible cooperative offerings a rather crucial necessity.

The purpose of this study was to develop and appraise the climate for developing a consortium of the Independent Study divisions of Utah State University, University of Utah, University of Nevada, University of Idaho, and University of Wyoming. A systematic sequence of approach for accomplishing the stated ...


Inferred Values Of Clothing Related To Adjustment Among Pregnant Women, Violet Elizabeth Dowdeswell May 1972

Inferred Values Of Clothing Related To Adjustment Among Pregnant Women, Violet Elizabeth Dowdeswell

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The first objective of this study was to investigate the adjustment of women during pregnancy through various indices, namely: level of anxiety, attitudes to pregnancy, and perception of body-image boundaries, and to investigate the relationship among these indices. A second objective was to determine if a significant rank order of values inferred through clothing exists among pregnant women, and to relate these values to the measures of adjustment. The comparison of women by trimester and gravidity on the measures of adjustment and the inferred values, was a third objective. The theoretical framework proposed that adjustment to the stress of pregnancy ...


A Survey To Determine Methods Used By Selected Employers Of Cache County, Utah, To Assess Desirable Personal Characteristics Need By Typists, Stenographers, And Secretaries, Gail Verderamo Benson May 1972

A Survey To Determine Methods Used By Selected Employers Of Cache County, Utah, To Assess Desirable Personal Characteristics Need By Typists, Stenographers, And Secretaries, Gail Verderamo Benson

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

One major aspect of business education has always been character training. In many cases, businessmen feel that the technical skills are not as important as good character. Therefore, business educators must consider the wishes of the businessman and train their students to fill the jobs he offers. By trying to instill many of the desirable personal characteristics in students, business educators may help meet this goal.

The character traits needed by business would depend on the needs of the individual business and the personal preferences of the person in charge of hiring. There are differences, both in quantity and quality ...


A Work-Study Program For Educable Mentally Retarded In Lincoln Junior High--Salt Lake City, Utah, Jay Elmo Christensen May 1972

A Work-Study Program For Educable Mentally Retarded In Lincoln Junior High--Salt Lake City, Utah, Jay Elmo Christensen

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

In the spring of 1968 this writer was assigned to teach a group of seventh, eighth and ninth grade students who had been labeled Educable Mentally Retarded at Lincoln Junior High School. The students ranged from twelve to sixteen years of age, and many of them were from lower income homes.

In attempting to set up a work-study program the administration had decided that they preferred a work-study orientation program for these pupils. It was hoped that this type of program would motivate the students to become more involved in the school program.


Organization And Administration Of The State Aaa Wrestling Tournament Held At Utah State University, Robert Duane Carlson May 1972

Organization And Administration Of The State Aaa Wrestling Tournament Held At Utah State University, Robert Duane Carlson

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Amateur wrestling is one of our finest interscholastic sports. Although it is one of many sports that involves both individual and team competition, the individual wrestler classified according to weight, seems to receive more recognition than in many other sports .

Hence, the ultimate of individual expression in wrestling is the tournament. The growing emphasis on multi-team wrestling tournaments, has presented a problem in organizing and administering such a tournament. Little has been done in the past to help the inexperienced coach obtain the necessary information needed to help him feel confident about volunteering to direct and host a tournament.

It ...


Coordination Activities Of Distributive Education Coordinators In The Secondary Schools Of Utah In The Development Of Training Stations And Training Sponsors, Joseph D. Stephens May 1972

Coordination Activities Of Distributive Education Coordinators In The Secondary Schools Of Utah In The Development Of Training Stations And Training Sponsors, Joseph D. Stephens

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

One aim of education is to provide a curriculum that will give practical experience needed to fulfill the goals of the student . Nolan, Hayden, and Malsbary have stated this goal as follows: "The curriculum must be kept up-to-date in order to provide students with the best opportunity to develop those knowledges, skills, attitudes, and understandings needed to gain entrance into and succeed in the business world ."A program in the broad field of Vocational Education which is trying to meet the needs of the student is Distributive Education. The keynote in Distributive Education (D. E.) is expressed as, 'We train ...


Educational Mathematical Games As An Aid To Learning With Seventh Grade Mathematics Students At Wahlquist Junior High, Lewis Riley Taylor May 1972

Educational Mathematical Games As An Aid To Learning With Seventh Grade Mathematics Students At Wahlquist Junior High, Lewis Riley Taylor

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

One of the trends in mathematics has been the introduction of educational games as learning devices . A student's attitude toward mathematics is recognized to be very high when games are used. Walter Cronkite, on CBS television, summed up the promise of educational gaming when he said, "By participating, by playing a game , an other - wise dull subject becomes fascinating and unforgettable to the student." (Nesbitt, 1971, p. 2) Bradfield states it in this manner:

Many teachers of mathematics are unbelievably boring in their approach to teaching. Consequently , many potentially strong students never develop any great liking for mathematics. This ...


Instructional Costs In The School Of Graduate Studies At Utah State University, Evan N. Stevenson May 1972

Instructional Costs In The School Of Graduate Studies At Utah State University, Evan N. Stevenson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Institutions of higher learning are presently experiencing budget constraints unparalleled in recent times. The desire to reduce unnecessary expenditures has extended from administrators to the faculty and even to students. However, one of the greatest difficulties seems to be in identifying those specific areas where economies might be effected.

Business and industry have experienced the critical need for effective methods of analyzing their costs in order to survive in a competitive economy. Cost accounting techniques have been developed and have assisted in pinpointing both strengths and weaknesses. However, the administrator in higher education has been reluctant to accept similar approaches ...


Visual Perception In Pre-School Children, Howard Mark Bardwell May 1972

Visual Perception In Pre-School Children, Howard Mark Bardwell

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was undertaken to determine if sessions in discrimination tasks with the aid of instructional cues would influence the visual perceptual abilities of pre-school children. The research was conducted in the Child Development Laboratories at Utah State University. Twenty children were used--ten in the experimental group and ten in the control group. The ten children in the experimental group were given training in performing tasks that required ability in visual perception. The ten children in the control group received no such training.

It was found that the ten children who received the individualized instruction scored significantly higher on post-test ...


Evaluating Effectiveness Of Using Business Education Department Prepared Video Tapes In The Teaching Of Intermediate Typewriting At Utah State University, William C. Lauer May 1972

Evaluating Effectiveness Of Using Business Education Department Prepared Video Tapes In The Teaching Of Intermediate Typewriting At Utah State University, William C. Lauer

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to compare the relative effectiveness of teaching intermediate typewriting at Utah State University during the Spring and Fall Quarters, 1971, utilizing a system incorporating prepared video tapes with the conventional teacher presentation method.

There were 60 experimental and 60 control students used in the experiment. Those students in the experimental group received all their instruction via prepared video tapes while the control group received all their instruction in the conventional teacher presentation.

The final measure utilized for comparing learning programs in the two groups was student performance in the following areas: straight copy timed ...


Administration Of Utah's Governmental Immunity Act By Utah's School Districts, Steven Howard Peterson May 1972

Administration Of Utah's Governmental Immunity Act By Utah's School Districts, Steven Howard Peterson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Purpose

Since the Utah Governmental Immunity Act went into effect on July 1, 1966, the experience of Utah's school districts under the law was not known. For the purpose of determining the experience of Utah's districts in administering the law and to determine the adequacy of the law, this study was undertaken.

Procedures

To accomplish the purpose of this study, a questionnaire was sent to each of Utah's 40 school districts. Instructions were sent with the questionnaire indicating that the writer would be making contact either by telephone or a personal interview to assist in filling out ...


Replication: A Teaching Technique And Its Impact On Student Open-Closedmindedness, Dale H. Decker May 1972

Replication: A Teaching Technique And Its Impact On Student Open-Closedmindedness, Dale H. Decker

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The problem for the study was the lack of research on the effect of the empirical replication technique on student closedmindedness. The replication technique requires the student to repeat, or replicate, studies originally conducted by social scientists. In this sense, replication is roughly analogous for the social sciences to what laboratory experiments are for the natural sciences. Additionally, the relationship between college student adjustment-maladjustment and open-closedmindedness were explored while controlling for sex and academic achievement.

The control group (N•61) attended two lectures and a discussion section per week which dealt with introductory social science materials. The experimental group (N ...


Dogmatism And Philosophy: Their Relation To Teacher Acceptance And Understanding Of The New Social Studies, Donald E. Anctil May 1972

Dogmatism And Philosophy: Their Relation To Teacher Acceptance And Understanding Of The New Social Studies, Donald E. Anctil

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This research project was a study to determine the relationship of two characteristics--dogmatism and educational philosophy--to teachers' acceptance and understanding of the New Social Studies (NSS).

The sample consisted of 222 secondary social studies teachers from three counties in tho San Francisco Bay Area. Questionnaires were mailed to schools selected at random and were administered by an agent, in most cases, the department chairman, to all social studies teachers in the school, during a single administration period.

The questionnaire utilized four measurement scales. Trolldahl and Powell's Short Form Dogmatism Scale and Curran's Short Test of One's Educational ...


A Study Of The Effectiveness Of Tune-Ups In Controlling Vehicle Emissions In Salt Lake County, Howard B. Mcintosh May 1972

A Study Of The Effectiveness Of Tune-Ups In Controlling Vehicle Emissions In Salt Lake County, Howard B. Mcintosh

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Federal Government has placed stringent standards on the manufacturers of automobiles to control vehicle emissions. Few states standards have been set for used vehicles to insure the vehicle continues to meet this standard.

Studies have shown that vehicles that are properly tuned are emitting less harmful pollutants from the exhaust. Additional studies are needed to determine if cars are being adequately turned to meet exhaust emissions.

The study showed 93 per cent of the new 1971 model cars were not meeting the standard established by the Environmental Protection Agency. Eighty-seven per cent of the 1970 model cars and 83 ...


A Study Of The Relative Importance Of Training On The Employability Of The Mentally Retarded As Rated By Employers And Educators In Cache County, Utah, John F. Hurst May 1972

A Study Of The Relative Importance Of Training On The Employability Of The Mentally Retarded As Rated By Employers And Educators In Cache County, Utah, John F. Hurst

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Relative differences in attitudes between educators and employers concerning training of the mentally retarded within Cache County were studied by analyzing their responses to 40 questions dealing with Academic, Personal, Social, and Vocational Skills.

Academic Skills were found to show no statistical significance in terms of attitude differences expressed by educators and employers as they relate to successful employability criterion.

Personal Skills were found to show no statistical significance in terms of attitude differences expressed by educators and employers tested as they relate to successful employability criterion.

Personal Skills were found to show no statistical significance in terms of attitude ...


The Usefulness Of 4-H Project Manual As Seen By Members Parents And Adult Leaders In Cache County, Vichit Viasayanunt May 1972

The Usefulness Of 4-H Project Manual As Seen By Members Parents And Adult Leaders In Cache County, Vichit Viasayanunt

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The primary objective of this study was to survey the usefulness of the 4-H members' project manual according to the opinions of members, parents, and adult leaders in Cache County, State of Utah.

Two USU Extension Agents, 140 4-H members, 119 parents, and 30 leaders cooperated in this survey. A separate questionnaire accompanied by a cover letter by the Extension Agents and a letter of explanation by the author was sent to each person in the three categories mentioned. Questionnaires were mailed to 200 4-H male members, 190 parents and 46 adult leaders. Evaluation of the usefulness of the manuals ...


An Experiment To Determine The Effectiveness Of A Remedial Reading Program With Students At Utah State University, Judith J. Ivarie May 1972

An Experiment To Determine The Effectiveness Of A Remedial Reading Program With Students At Utah State University, Judith J. Ivarie

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of 20 hours of remedial reading instruction as compared with 20 hours of vocabulary instruction on a select group of university freshmen in the Remedial English Program. Three measures of effectiveness used were comprehension, rate, and effective reading rate. The effective reading rate was determined by computing the arithmetic product of level of comprehension and rate of reading. The results indicated that for this particular population, using the materials and instructional techniques described, neither group increased reading rate at the .01 level of significance. The effective reading rate of the ...


Development Of Environmental Education Field Trip Guides For Elementary School Teachers In Cache Valley, Utah, Sandra T. Brown May 1972

Development Of Environmental Education Field Trip Guides For Elementary School Teachers In Cache Valley, Utah, Sandra T. Brown

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was two-fold. The first was the development of environmental education field trip guides to areas in Cache Valley for teachers in grades three through six that would provide learning activities that cannot be structured in the classroom. Six field trip guides to areas of Cache Valley with accompanying activities and discussion questions were constructed. The guides were tested in the field by three groups of teachers and students and teachers not participating in the field test evaluated the guides for difficulties they would encounter in using the guides.

The second study purpose was to determine ...


Status Of Women Ad Hoc Committee Meeting, Carolyn Steel Apr 1972

Status Of Women Ad Hoc Committee Meeting, Carolyn Steel

ADVANCE Library Collection

No abstract provided.