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The Relation Of The Secondary School Majors And Minors To The Majors And Minors At The Collegiate Level., Lewis Earl Naylor Jul 1942

The Relation Of The Secondary School Majors And Minors To The Majors And Minors At The Collegiate Level., Lewis Earl Naylor

Master's Theses

The preparation of the curricula for the high schools and colleges of the State of Kansas has been an interesting development of the ideas of the schools and the legislative leaders. The problem has been one that was filled with many complications, determined, on the one hand, by the traditional philosophy that education must have disciplinary value, and on the other hand that the education must be of practical value when the student takes his place in the affairs of everyday life.


The Curve Of Forgetting For Substance Material, Leslie J. Briggs Jul 1942

The Curve Of Forgetting For Substance Material, Leslie J. Briggs

Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to describe the method and analyze the results of an experiment on substance memory. The term "substance memory,” as used in the present study, refers to the retention of general ideas derived from meaningful reading material in which the facts presented require some generalization and abstraction of meaning on the part of the reader. This type of memory is to be contrasted with "factual," or "verbatim" memory, in which the task is to retain specific, detailed facts stated in the reading material, and with rote memory, which involves the memory for illogical, disassociated, discrete ...


An Evaluation Of General Science Textbooks., Cleo P. Morrissette Jul 1942

An Evaluation Of General Science Textbooks., Cleo P. Morrissette

Master's Theses

The purpose of this thesis is twofold, which will be explained later; however, the particular problem under investigation is "An Evaluation of General Science Textbooks". The textbooks to be evaluated are those used at the high school level. As a further explanation of the particular problem under investigation, it should be stated that five general science texts were selected to be evaluated. These texts were not arrived at by personal choice, or preference, but rather by selecting the five most frequently used by teachers of science in high schools in the state of Kansas.


Free Reading Interests Of The Pupils In The Seventh And Eighth Grades, Anna Dillon May 1942

Free Reading Interests Of The Pupils In The Seventh And Eighth Grades, Anna Dillon

Master's Theses

A concise statement of the problem of the thesis is β€œTo discover the Free Reading Interests of Seventh and Eighth Grade Boys and Girls.” More specifically the study is for the purpose of discovering the amount, the character, and nature of the voluntary reading done by seventh and eighth grade pupils now enrolled in the public schools of Hays, Kansas.


An Investigation Of Scholastic Achievement In Relation To Extra- Curricular Activities., Harry C. Norman Apr 1942

An Investigation Of Scholastic Achievement In Relation To Extra- Curricular Activities., Harry C. Norman

Master's Theses

The special problem of this thesis is to determine whether or not there is any difference in the scholastic achievement of students in academic subjects who participate in extra-curricular activities in comparison to those who do not participate in such activities.