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Factors Affecting Daily Stress In Siblings Of Children With Special Needs, Todd Blackwill May 2013

Factors Affecting Daily Stress In Siblings Of Children With Special Needs, Todd Blackwill

Master's Theses

For families who have a children with disabilities, a great amount of stress are put on not only the primary caregivers but all members of the family unit. This study examined what factors influence stress experienced by siblings of children with disabilities. These factors included severity of the children’s disabilities, gender of the siblings, how much help the siblings provide in the care of the children with disabilities, and the number of people in the families. The purpose was to raise awareness of the participants and pinpoint certain characteristics that affect how frequent and how intense stress is experienced ...


Influence Of University Level Direct Instruction On Educators' Use Of Technology In The Classroom, Angie M. Garner May 2012

Influence Of University Level Direct Instruction On Educators' Use Of Technology In The Classroom, Angie M. Garner

Master's Theses

Previous research regarding technology integration in education has indicated that when technology is integrated into the classroom with fidelity it can enhance educational experiences ranging from academic achievement to student attitudes toward education and student self-concept. Research has also indicated, however that despite the growing presence of technology in classrooms, it is not being effectively utilized. Further research investigating this disparity between presence of technology and integration of those technologies for student-centered learning opportunities has revealed that there are several underlying factors related to effective educational technology integration. Those factors which are considered to be most influential are (a) time ...


Private Versus Public Schools: A Comparison Of The Percentage Of Third- And Fifth-Grade Students Who Meet Kansas State Proficiency Standards In Reading And Mathematics, Kyle D. Carlin Jul 2011

Private Versus Public Schools: A Comparison Of The Percentage Of Third- And Fifth-Grade Students Who Meet Kansas State Proficiency Standards In Reading And Mathematics, Kyle D. Carlin

Master's Theses

The present study examined the relationship between school sector and academic achievement as measured by the mathematics and reading portions of the Kansas State Assessments. Archival data were used to obtain the percent of third-grade and fifth-grade students who were proficient in mathematics and reading for 919 schools (813 public, 106 private) across Kansas. The data were analyzed to identify extraneous variables that affect academic achievement and to determine if attending private or public schools resulted in higher academic achievement. Results indicate that, after extraneous variables are statistically controlled for, students who attend public schools achieve equal to or higher ...


Procedures And Techniques For Conducting A Fort Hays Kansas State College Curriculum Evaluation In The Public Schools, Betty J. Aubel Aug 1963

Procedures And Techniques For Conducting A Fort Hays Kansas State College Curriculum Evaluation In The Public Schools, Betty J. Aubel

Master's Theses

The Educational Field Service at Fort Hays Kansas State College was organized to provide service to schools in western Kansas. Much of the research, calculation, and evaluation is done by graduate students under the guidance of college consultants and this paper is designed to show a step by step procedure of the processes involved in carrying out an Educational Field Service Survey. It is hoped that this report will be of particular value to those students working with the Fort Hays Kansas State College Educational Field Service but it may also offer suggestions for any studies requiring the conducting of ...


A Study In Individualized Reading With Nine- And Ten-Year-Old Pupils, Ruth Steinke Jul 1963

A Study In Individualized Reading With Nine- And Ten-Year-Old Pupils, Ruth Steinke

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to measure the effectiveness of individualized reading with a group or nine- and ten-year-old pupils. The study was carried out in the Fort Hays Kansas State College Summer Laboratory School. Subjects participating in the study were twenty-one nine- and ten-year- old pupils enrolled in the laboratory school. Initial and final reading tests were administered to determine (1) the approximate initial reading status of each pupil and (2) growth in reading skills occurring during the period of instruction. Throughout the five-week period continuous evaluative and diagnostic techniques were employed to secure data for improvement of ...


A Study To Predict The Success Of Students In Plane Geometry In Worland High School, In Worland Wyoming, Joseph S. Kienlen Jul 1963

A Study To Predict The Success Of Students In Plane Geometry In Worland High School, In Worland Wyoming, Joseph S. Kienlen

Master's Theses

The purpose of this report was to develop measurements that can be used for predicting success in Plane Geometry in the Worland High School. The specific purposes of this report were (1) to determine coefficients of correlation between Plane Geometry grades and Algebra I grades, between plane Geometry and Algebra II grades, between Plane Geometry grades and scores on the Orleans Geometry Prognosis Test, and between Plane Geometry grades and the scores on the Henmon-Nelson Test Mental Ability; and (2) to develop expectancy tables to predict the success of students in Plane Geometry. Since this is a report to predict ...


Factors Necessary In Developing A Functional Shop And Home Mechanics Course For Junior High Girls, Dale Fisher Jul 1963

Factors Necessary In Developing A Functional Shop And Home Mechanics Course For Junior High Girls, Dale Fisher

Master's Theses

The primary purpose of the investigation was to develop a functional shop and home mechanics course for junior high school girls. A secondary purpose was the determining of the grade level in which to present the course to junior high school girls. A questionnaire was used to gather data from seventy-two former girl students who had taken shop for at least one year during the school years 1952 through 1963. Fifty-two girls returned the questionnaire which was a response of 71.1 per cent. Eighty-five activities were included in the survey. This questionnaire was developed from a review of the ...


A Critical Analysis Of School Building Insurance, Arthur J. Krannawitter Jul 1963

A Critical Analysis Of School Building Insurance, Arthur J. Krannawitter

Master's Theses

The purpose of this report was to present information in regard to school building insurance. This study was planned to acquaint, through an exposition of available literature, administrators, school board members, teachers, and interested parties with the variables of school building insurance.


A Survey Of Materials Available For The Development Of A Handbook For School Custodians, Kenneth Habig Jul 1963

A Survey Of Materials Available For The Development Of A Handbook For School Custodians, Kenneth Habig

Master's Theses

The purpose of this report was to survey the literature available for the school custodian. In beginning the survey a request was mailed to the State Department of Public Instruction in each of the fifty states. The response indicated that a relatively small number of handbooks are made available to custodians by State Departments of Education. Of the forty-one replies received, only eighteen handbooks were received; five handbooks for custodians, and six handbooks on the operation and maintenance of the school plant. Seven replies were received from State Departments of Public Instruction which included materials for custodians such as leaflets ...


A Study To Predict 01/01/1963-01/01/1970 Enrollments At Fort Hays Kansas State College, Rose Howard King Jun 1963

A Study To Predict 01/01/1963-01/01/1970 Enrollments At Fort Hays Kansas State College, Rose Howard King

Master's Theses

In this study, the problem was to predict enrollments at Fort Hays Kansas State College from 1963 to 1970, inclusive, so as to aid in preparing for future enrollments and to provide useful information for succeeding studies of this nature. The main prediction method employed in the study was founded on enrollments in the elementary and secondary schools in the geographical area of Kansas which supplies the College with the majority of its students. The College geographical area was limited to the forty-eight counties which sent fifteen or more freshmen to the College in a recent fall semester, since this ...


Determining The Relative Responsibilities For Educational Objectives In Four Selected Schools Of Western Kansas, Glenn D. Brown May 1963

Determining The Relative Responsibilities For Educational Objectives In Four Selected Schools Of Western Kansas, Glenn D. Brown

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the most important relative responsibilities of four selected schools in Western Kansas. An identification of the responsibilities for each of the participating schools was achieved through an analysis of a Relative Responsibility questionnaire. The questionnaire used consisted of sixty statements of desirable behavior of school students. The faculty and patrons of each school were requested to indicate the agency responsible for the achievement of each of the sixty statements. A review of the related material revealed that professional educators feel the school should be responsible for the development of: (1) a command ...


A Study Predicting Course Grade In English And Mathematics From Selected Subtests Of The Differential Aptitude Test And The American College Test In Plainville Rural High School, Ray Kurtz May 1963

A Study Predicting Course Grade In English And Mathematics From Selected Subtests Of The Differential Aptitude Test And The American College Test In Plainville Rural High School, Ray Kurtz

Master's Theses

The problem in this study was to find out how well the Differential Aptitude Test (DAT) and the American College Test (ACT) predict grades in English and mathematics at Plainville Rural High School. In addition it was intended to determine how much better two subtests used jointly would predict than would one subtest singly.


The Ungraded Primary As An Administrative Device, Irene L. Thompson Jul 1962

The Ungraded Primary As An Administrative Device, Irene L. Thompson

Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was to appraise the ungraded primary as an administrative device providing for individual differences of pupils through the media of instruction. The study was confined to Miller Elementary School, Dodge City, Kansas, where the ungraded primary has been in operation for two years; however, the study includes reports from other schools having similar organizational plans. In order to obtain the desired information two questionnaires were prepared. The first questionnaire was used with the teaching staff of Miller Elementary School. The purpose was to gather information as to how the ungraded primary had helped each teacher ...


A Study To Develop Expectancy Tables And Correlations For Prediction Of Grades In English, Algebra, And General Mathematics From Selected Subtests Of The Differential Aptitude Test, Marjorie B. Simons Jul 1962

A Study To Develop Expectancy Tables And Correlations For Prediction Of Grades In English, Algebra, And General Mathematics From Selected Subtests Of The Differential Aptitude Test, Marjorie B. Simons

Master's Theses

A testing program is considered one of the important tools of counseling. Although test results should never be used as the only evidence of intellectual ability and aptitude of the student, they do play an important part in the evaluation of the student in the counseling experience.


A Study To Predict Success In Mathematics For Students In The Secondary Schools Of Dodge City, Kansas, Lucille D. Wilson Jul 1962

A Study To Predict Success In Mathematics For Students In The Secondary Schools Of Dodge City, Kansas, Lucille D. Wilson

Master's Theses

In the United States equal educational opportunities for every child is an ideal and within this ideal is the implication that, with these educational opportunities, each child will develop his own capacities to their maximum level. However at various periods in the educational process, the school through the administrator, teacher, or counselor makes recommendations which may or may not lead the student into a selection of a course of study commensurate with his aptitudes. These recommendations are not always based upon the best available estimate of the student's ability when compared with the requirements of the course under question ...


A Study Of The Opinions Of High School And College Students Of Western Kansas Regarding Science Teachers And Science Courses, Henry A. Levin May 1962

A Study Of The Opinions Of High School And College Students Of Western Kansas Regarding Science Teachers And Science Courses, Henry A. Levin

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to evaluate, on the basis of student opinion: 1. The outstanding characteristics of the effective science teacher. 2. Student preference as to instructional procedures. 3. The attitudes of students toward science courses. 4. The areas of science that students consider especially interesting and important. II. Procedure: This study was undertaken with the assumption that student opinions and reactions are valid to use as criteria in judging the suitability of science courses and the characteristics of the effective science teacher. After surveying the related studies, four questionnaires were prepared and submitted to 2098 junior high ...


Methods Of Assessing Child Growth, Jerry Jerome Mccollough Aug 1961

Methods Of Assessing Child Growth, Jerry Jerome Mccollough

Master's Theses

The purpose of this report is to review some of the available literature pertaining to methods of assessing child growth in the elementary and secondary schools. Since the administration of a child growth assessment program often becomes the responsibility of the classroom teacher, this report could be used as a guide in the selection of an assessment device.


An Evaluation Of A Speed-A-Way Knowledge Test, Wendell Palmer Aug 1961

An Evaluation Of A Speed-A-Way Knowledge Test, Wendell Palmer

Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to perform an item analysis on a women's physical education test concerning speed-a-way. The analysis will determine the difficulty and discrimination of each individual item in the test. From this analysis it can be determined: (1) which items discriminate between the high and low ranking groups, (2) which responses in the multiple-choice and matching items do not function properly, and (3) which items in the test should be revised or disregarded in further measurement processes. METHODS OF RESEARCH: The subjects utilized in this study were 279 women students enrolled in the Fundamentals ...


A Comparative Study Of Secondary Teacher Education In The United States And Thailand, Sombat Sangrungruang May 1961

A Comparative Study Of Secondary Teacher Education In The United States And Thailand, Sombat Sangrungruang

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare American and Thailand education for secondary school teachers, with an attempt to gain insight into the practices of the teacher education in the two countries, for the benefit of improvement of secondary teacher preparation in Thailand. A survey of literature pertaining to secondary teacher education was made. Supplementary information was obtained through a questionnaire from six secondary schools in Thailand. In addition, a number of bulletins from colleges in the United States were utilized to corroborate information gleaned from the literature. The findings were (1) professional education in the teacher ...


The Comparability Of A Scholastic Aptitude Test And A Study Skills Test For The Prediction Of Student Grade Point, Dorth Hibbs Jul 1960

The Comparability Of A Scholastic Aptitude Test And A Study Skills Test For The Prediction Of Student Grade Point, Dorth Hibbs

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to discover the value of the School and College Ability Test and the Tyler-Kimber Study Skills Test in predicting grade point averages. In addition, it was intended to determine whether the two tests used jointly would lead to a better predictor of college success than just the scores of the SCAT alone. In order to find answers to these questions the following correlations were felt to be necessary: (1) Correlations between the SCAT and the Tyler-Kimber, (2) Correlations between the SCAT and student grade point averages, (3) Correlations between the Tyler-Kimber and student grade ...


A Survey Of Phonics In Primary Grades, Colleen Pivonka May 1960

A Survey Of Phonics In Primary Grades, Colleen Pivonka

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the adequacy of phonics in our reading programs by analyzing and comparing the phonics programs of eleven of the most widely used basal readers.


A Comparative Study Of Selected Legislative Provisions In The Field Of Special Education, Wilma Corn Jul 1959

A Comparative Study Of Selected Legislative Provisions In The Field Of Special Education, Wilma Corn

Master's Theses

The purpose of this report was to make a comparative study of selected legislative provisions and to give emphasis to Kansas’ position in that comparison. A form letter was composed which would provide complete coverage (as nearly as possible) of the state’s legislation and board of education rulings. This letter was then printed and mailed out to each of the state’s superintendents of education. Answers were eventually received from all the states. There were five general areas in which comparisons were made. These were: (1) personal attributes of the special education teacher, (2) general qualifications of the special ...


A Status Study Of The Kansas Elementary School Principal, Charles O. Stones Jul 1959

A Status Study Of The Kansas Elementary School Principal, Charles O. Stones

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the status of the Kansas elementary principal for the school year 1958- 1959, to determine what the status of the Kansas elementary principal should be and to make a comparison between the two. The study was limited to only those public elementary principals who spent the entire day in the elementary school. After the necessary omissions were made present status information concerning 901 Kansas elementary principals was used. The areas of information concerning each principal, as found in “The Kansas Elementary Principal’s Building Report”, Form 94, were as follows: salary; degrees ...


A Study Of The Curriculum And Personal Of Physical Education For Boys In The Secondary Schools Of Kansas With 300 To 400 Students For The Year 01/01/1958-59, Art Newcomer Jul 1959

A Study Of The Curriculum And Personal Of Physical Education For Boys In The Secondary Schools Of Kansas With 300 To 400 Students For The Year 01/01/1958-59, Art Newcomer

Master's Theses

Evaluation is a vital part of good teaching. It is finding out where you are and carefully analyzing how you got there in relationship to where you want to go. It is a process of self-discovery, of stock taking, so that we can find new and better ways to gain desired goals with renewed zest. This study will attempt to inventory and evaluate the curriculum and personnel of physical education for boys in our high schools of Kansas. The real purpose of this study is to reveal some of the facts concerning the curriculum and personnel of the high schools ...


Stated Factors Influencing Men To Leave The Teaching Profession In The State Of Kansas, Norman Sawin Jul 1958

Stated Factors Influencing Men To Leave The Teaching Profession In The State Of Kansas, Norman Sawin

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to discover some of the factors causing men teachers of Kansas to leave the teaching profession. No previous study or survey was located which dealt with this problem in Kansas. The procedure employed in this study was to contact several hundred teachers who had recently left the profession in Kansas. This was accomplished with the help of M. M. Rose, executive secretary of the Kansas State School Retirement System. Under the direction of Mr. Rose and his staff, the names and last known addresses of 366 men teachers who had withdrawn from the retirement ...


The Pre-Service Preparation Of High School Mathematics Teachers In Selected High Schools Of Kansas, Carl O'Hair Jan 1958

The Pre-Service Preparation Of High School Mathematics Teachers In Selected High Schools Of Kansas, Carl O'Hair

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the amount of pre- service preparation in mathematics that had been completed by mathematics teachers in Class A high schools of Kansas as based upon the criteria of semester hours in mathematics and course work; to determine the opinions of high school mathematics teachers, college mathematics instructors, and high school administrators pertaining to the certification requirements of Kansas for teaching high school mathematics; to determine what college mathematics courses and how many semester hours these three groups of educators believe are necessary for a teacher to be well prepared to teach mathematics ...


Curriculum Guides For Physical Education In The Elementary School, Donald Shaw Jan 1958

Curriculum Guides For Physical Education In The Elementary School, Donald Shaw

Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to present guides for elementary school physical education, which may be used by teachers, administrators and supervisors. Specifically the guides are intended to reveal the opinions of prominent authorities regarding physical education in the elementary school. THE PROBLEM: The problem is "What are the guides that can be used in the teaching of elementary physical education?" The problem may be divided further into the following: 1. Teaching guides 2. Guides for the curriculum to be used in elementary physical education 3. Guides for evaluation