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The Evolution Of Schools Of Phillips County, Kansas, Clarence A. Schamber Jul 1949

The Evolution Of Schools Of Phillips County, Kansas, Clarence A. Schamber

Master's Theses

The development of schools in the various counties throughout Western Kansas is often taken as a matter of course by many people. However, the growth that has taken place since the first school was conducted in a dugout or maybe in a sodhouse out on the prairie which had to be guarded against Indian attacks and buffalo herds, to our present elaborate and modern system of education is not a mere matter of incidence. Every student of political science considers the period of settlement on the western prairie as one of the most interesting and courageous in American history. Likewise ...


A Projected School-Community Relationship Program In Western Kansas., Joe J. Jellison Jul 1949

A Projected School-Community Relationship Program In Western Kansas., Joe J. Jellison

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine the need for a better school-community relationship, and a suggested solution of the problems involved, if there be need for improvement of the relationship of school and community.


A Study In Achievement Of College Freshmen Using The American Council Of Education Cooperative Biology Test, Elmer B. Vecera Jul 1949

A Study In Achievement Of College Freshmen Using The American Council Of Education Cooperative Biology Test, Elmer B. Vecera

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to discover significant differences in achievement , if any, of boys and girls from the three classes of high schools in Kansas . This brings one to the statement of the problem which may be stated as follows: "A Study in Achievement of College Freshmen using the American Council of Education Cooperative Biology Test . Form P. 11 The problem was to discover: (1) significant differences , if any, between boys who had biology in high school and those who did not ; (2) significant differences, if any, between girls who had biology in high school and those who ...


The Relation Of Vocabulary To Intelligence And Semester Grades Of College Freshmen, Silas W. Clifton Jul 1949

The Relation Of Vocabulary To Intelligence And Semester Grades Of College Freshmen, Silas W. Clifton

Master's Theses

Much discussion has taken place concerning the value of the vocabulary as an aid in attaining knowledge. There are those who believe an individual having a large vocabulary will also rank high in intelligence. The point bas been raised, by teachers and laymen, as to whether an individual, regardless of extreme high or low intelligence, will do better work in the subjects in which his vocabulary is large than in the subjects in which his vocabulary is scant. If a higher correlation results between the vocabulary of an individual and his final semester grades in the subjects in which he ...


A Study Of The Fort Hays Kansas State College Placement Test, Claud J. Bray Jul 1949

A Study Of The Fort Hays Kansas State College Placement Test, Claud J. Bray

Master's Theses

Among recent trends in education at the collegiate level is that which pertains to the use of placement tests for entering freshmen in college. Many colleges in different parts of the nation have made use of these entrance tests. Among these schools we find Fort Hays Kansas State College. The question of the value of the use of such tests might very properly be raised. Do placement tests really fulfill their function? Should freshmen be exempted from certain basic courses if they make or exceed stipulated scores on the tests? Or should freshmen be required to take the basic courses ...


Proposed Qualifications For Custodians In Certain Kansas Schools, Herbert A. Barkley May 1949

Proposed Qualifications For Custodians In Certain Kansas Schools, Herbert A. Barkley

Master's Theses

In recent years there has been much improvement in the quality of school buildings, equipment, and supplies . Qualifications of administrators, supervisors, teachers, and almost all other employees have been advanced. Requirements and standards for custodians have begun to show a trend upward . In the last quarter of a century, janitor-engineer schools have been held to raise the standards of custodians in the proper maintenance of the school buildings and grounds . The position of the custodian in previous years has often been given to an aged person, to a cripple, to a political friend, to some incompetent person, or to anyone ...