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Educational Theories And Curriculum Aspects Of American And Cyprus Secondary Schools, Andreas M. Kazamias Jul 1954

Educational Theories And Curriculum Aspects Of American And Cyprus Secondary Schools, Andreas M. Kazamias

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare American and Cyprus secondary education, in regard to purposes, content, organization and presentation in an attempt to arrive at unbiased generalizations whereby the two systems might be viewed more critically. In order to obtain reliable information on the American and Cyprus secondary education the following procedures were adopted: 1. Fourteen American states were selected, two from each of the s even divisions as listed in the Research Bulletin of t he National Education Association entitled Trends in City School Organization. A letter was sent to the superintendent of public instruction in each ...


Elements Of Difficulty In Arithmetic Experienced By High School Mathematics Students, Merril F. Durr Jul 1954

Elements Of Difficulty In Arithmetic Experienced By High School Mathematics Students, Merril F. Durr

Master's Theses

Many pupils experience a more-than-ordinary difficulty with the fundamental processes of arithmetic. This study is an attempt to determine what problems lead to this difficulty in understanding common mathematical concepts.


The Progress Of The Life Adjustment Education Program In Kansas., Galen Munsinger May 1953

The Progress Of The Life Adjustment Education Program In Kansas., Galen Munsinger

Master's Theses

The particular problem of this thesis is to trace the growth of the Life Adjustment Education Program from two points of view: (1) national and (2) in the State of Kansas. In particular the purpose is to discover the extent that secondary schools in Kansas have inaugurated curriculum change of any sort to meet the challenge of the Life Adjustment Education program for Kansas youth.


Public Textbook Selection In Forty-Eight States, Victor A. Durrance May 1951

Public Textbook Selection In Forty-Eight States, Victor A. Durrance

Master's Theses

The specific objective of this study is to determine, if possible, the method by which each state selects its textbooks. The problem of public textbook selection thus resolves itself into two parts, i.e., the selection of textbooks for the elementary schools and the selection of textbooks for the high schools.


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 ...


Achievement In Physical Science In Relation To The Type Of High School Attended, Joseph A. Stremel Jul 1948

Achievement In Physical Science In Relation To The Type Of High School Attended, Joseph A. Stremel

Master's Theses

Certain standards set up oy the State Board of Education upon the recommendation of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction must be met by a class “ A” , “ B “ or " C" school. Administrators in class "A" and "B" high schools are required to hold a Kansas administrator's certificate, and this requirement must also be met by all administrators in class "C" schools by September 1 , 1952. At the present time, teachers in class “ A” schools must have at least fifteen semester hours of preparation in a teaching field , in class "B" schools at least twelve hours , and in class "C ...


The Evolution Of The Junior High School In Kansas, Vernald Charles Rowe May 1948

The Evolution Of The Junior High School In Kansas, Vernald Charles Rowe

Master's Theses

To be specific, the problem of this thesis is to trace the origin and development of junior high schools in the state of Kansas. This study is concerned, basically, with the historical aspects of the problem. Diversions into administration, curriculum, and other elements, while constituting fruitful fields of study, are avoided in order to retain objectivity and continuity of thinking relative to the central theme.


The Measurement Of Retention Of Selected Terms In Constitution Textbooks For High Schools, Roy R. Hoff May 1948

The Measurement Of Retention Of Selected Terms In Constitution Textbooks For High Schools, Roy R. Hoff

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis was to determine the extent of retention and understanding of selected terms found in certain textbooks in Constitution for Kansas high schools. Sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school were tested in a four - fold way: first, to ascertain the knowledge retained by students in each of three classes of high schools in Kansas; second, to determine how well students understand terms found in Constitution textbooks; third, to ascertain the extent of retention by boys and the amount retained by girls in each of the three school classifications; fourth, to discover the extent of correlation ...


A Comparative Study Of Four Recent U. S. History Textbooks For The Secondary Schools, Fred P. Unruh Jul 1947

A Comparative Study Of Four Recent U. S. History Textbooks For The Secondary Schools, Fred P. Unruh

Master's Theses

It is the purpose of the author to compare qualitatively, quantitatively, and structurally four recent American history textbooks of the senior high school level with reference to their study aids and suggestions.


A Guidance Program For The Junior-Senior High School, Clarence G. Hubbart Jul 1946

A Guidance Program For The Junior-Senior High School, Clarence G. Hubbart

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is to set up a guidance program for the junior-senior high school. A program especially workable for the small junior-senior high school is desirable since these are most frequently found in this section of the state.


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.


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.


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.


The Growth Of Elementary And Secondary Education In Russell County, Kansas, Elmer L. Dougherty Aug 1940

The Growth Of Elementary And Secondary Education In Russell County, Kansas, Elmer L. Dougherty

Master's Theses

Throughout this work we shall carry one phase of the growth of education as it applies to a restricted geographical area. We must note from the beginning that the available material is very fragmentary even in a country whose existence spans only slightly more than half a century. No attempt was made by school administrators to keep an accurate history of their school systems. Records have been lost or misplaced. As a result, at this date it is impossible to clearly picture every part of the whole educational system within this restricted area , but the evidence which is still available ...


A Survey Of Guidance Practices In The Secondary Schools In The State Of Kansas, Randall W. Gallion Jul 1940

A Survey Of Guidance Practices In The Secondary Schools In The State Of Kansas, Randall W. Gallion

Master's Theses

The general problem of this thesis is an investigation of what is now being done in secondary schools of the State of Kansas in fulfilling their obligation as stated. More specifically, the thesis investigates what the high schools of the state are really doing with the problem of guidance.


A Study In The Adaptability Of Text Book Content In Meeting Present Rural School Pupil Achievement In Music, Otto Weigel May 1939

A Study In The Adaptability Of Text Book Content In Meeting Present Rural School Pupil Achievement In Music, Otto Weigel

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is this: the writer believes that the present level of achievement of rural school pupils is somewhat below what it should be to successfully master materials in the ordinary music textbooks as now written and adapted in this state. He believes that study of this problem will be beneficial in the matter of writing future materials or in rearranging the program in music for rural school pupils.


A Comparative Study Of Textbooks In Citizenship For High School., Trellie Albert James Sep 1938

A Comparative Study Of Textbooks In Citizenship For High School., Trellie Albert James

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is to make a comparative study of textbooks to be used in citizenship classes in high schools. It consists of two parts: first, the establishment of a measuring scale to be used for selecting the texts and, second, the comparison of the texts.


The Administration Of The Finances Of Extra-Curricular Activities In High Schools Of North Central Kansas., Martin H. Isaacson Sep 1938

The Administration Of The Finances Of Extra-Curricular Activities In High Schools Of North Central Kansas., Martin H. Isaacson

Master's Theses

School administrators and the public in general are realizing the important place that extra-curricular activities have in the modern high school. Witness for example the large number of discussions and the many articles written on various phases of this subject. A steadily growing appreciation of their value as a means of training pupils in the practical arts of citizenship is among the factors which account for this conviction. It is natural for the high school boy or girl to be interested in the organization and management of extra-curricular activities. Under such conditions there is splendid opportunity for developing desirable character ...


A Study Of The Administration And Organization Of The High School Band In Western Kansas, Paul H. Andree May 1938

A Study Of The Administration And Organization Of The High School Band In Western Kansas, Paul H. Andree

Master's Theses

This study is a scientific investigation to determine the educational values of band instruction as a part of the curriculum as well as the accepted methods of procedure, organization and administration of the high school band in Western Kansas. It is obvious that in such an extensive survey as this, it is necessary that the factors involved be limited to certain particular phases of the problem. For this reason and since the greatest outward appearance of advance in the band movement has been made in the past decade in Western Kansas the present survey will present the situation as found ...


A Study Of The Relative Achievement Of Pupils In Class A, Class B, And Class C High Schools In The State Of Kansas, Edgar Reed Jul 1937

A Study Of The Relative Achievement Of Pupils In Class A, Class B, And Class C High Schools In The State Of Kansas, Edgar Reed

Master's Theses

This thesis attempts to come to some conclusions as to the relative achievement of pupils in class A, class B, and class C high schools in Kansas. The Department of Education of the State of Kansas classifies high schools of the State into three groups based on teaching staff, supervision and administration, furnishings and equipment, records and reports, and promotion and graduation. The public is generally of the opinion that pupil achievement in a class A high school is better than in a class B high school, and in a class B high school better than in a class C ...


The Mathematics Required In Vocational Courses In Kansas High Schools And A Projected Course Of Study To Meet Those Requirements, Nova Grant Moody May 1937

The Mathematics Required In Vocational Courses In Kansas High Schools And A Projected Course Of Study To Meet Those Requirements, Nova Grant Moody

Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation is (1) to identify the mathematical knowledge requisite to efficient participation in Kansas high school vocational courses; then (2) to arrange this mathematical knowledge into an outlined course of study for teacher guidance in a mathematics course of unit credit for high school students.


A Comparison Of The Content Of Text Books In Geography In Relation To The Major Objectives To Be Obtained, Milo G. Stock May 1936

A Comparison Of The Content Of Text Books In Geography In Relation To The Major Objectives To Be Obtained, Milo G. Stock

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is to determine how nearly certain selected textbooks of recent date in geography are adapted to attain objectives of geography found listed in published authoritative sources in the field of geography. The thesis is limited in its scope in that it uses only the second book of the series, in the texts thus in a measure getting the same level of material in each case.


A Study Of The Relative Effectiveness Of The Use Of The Workbook In Learning Certain Selected Subjects In The Junior-Senior High School, Hugh E. Farquharson May 1936

A Study Of The Relative Effectiveness Of The Use Of The Workbook In Learning Certain Selected Subjects In The Junior-Senior High School, Hugh E. Farquharson

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis was to determine the relative effectiveness of the use of the workbook as a teaching device in teaching certain high school subjects in the Junior-Senior High School of Garden City, Kansas. The investigation was carried on through the full cooperation of the city superintendent of schools and also with certain selected teachers in certain selected subjects, in grades seven to twelve inclusive.


State Legislation And State Board Rulings Relating To Superintendents Of Schools, C. A. Clark Aug 1933

State Legislation And State Board Rulings Relating To Superintendents Of Schools, C. A. Clark

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is to show what specific legislation the states now have in force relating to superintendents of schools and also to what extent state board rulings now in effect relate to them. No attempt is made to determine what legislation or rulings should be made by the states or state boards. It is merely a compilation of laws and regulations as they now exist. The thesis embraces a study of the latest available school laws of each state and additional information relating to state board rulings, secured from letters or pamphlets received from the offices of ...


A Comparative Analysis Of State Courses Of Study In Character Education, Robert Burnett May 1933

A Comparative Analysis Of State Courses Of Study In Character Education, Robert Burnett

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine what the state Departments of Education have done to carry out definite programs in character education in elementary and secondary schools. This problem is limited to special courses of study in character education issued by certain State Departments of Education. According to the United States Bureau of Education at Washington, D. c., only six of the forty-eight states have prepared special courses of study in this field. In this study a comparative analysis is made of these courses of study as to character traits and objectives, methods of procedure in developing the ...


A Survey In The High Schools Of Western Kansas On The Relation Of Training And Experience Of Teachers Of Commercial Subjects To The Achievement Of Pupils Enrolled In These Classes, Melvin Wilbur Torrey Aug 1932

A Survey In The High Schools Of Western Kansas On The Relation Of Training And Experience Of Teachers Of Commercial Subjects To The Achievement Of Pupils Enrolled In These Classes, Melvin Wilbur Torrey

Master's Theses

While assisting in the work of the commerce department of the Fort Hays Kansas State College, the writer frequently had called to his attention the degree of thoroughness, or lack of it, with which high school students are being prepared for college work. This degree of preparation presented itself frequently in the matter of preview tests given to beginning college students in commercial courses, the purpose of which was to discover the placement of these students in college classes. For instance, many classes in the commercial department of the college require for entrance on the part of the student, certain ...


A Comparison In The Efficiency Of The Teaching Of Arithmetic In Grades Four To Eight, Inclusive, In The Standard And Non-Standard, One-Room Rural Schools Of Western Kansas, Roy Ernest Mohr May 1932

A Comparison In The Efficiency Of The Teaching Of Arithmetic In Grades Four To Eight, Inclusive, In The Standard And Non-Standard, One-Room Rural Schools Of Western Kansas, Roy Ernest Mohr

Master's Theses

Considerable discussion regarding the effectiveness of the teaching in the one-room rural school versus the standard school has been going on for some time, and it is hoped that the results of this study will throw some light on this subject which appears to be more or less perplexing at the present time. Education has become a science and its accomplishments can be quite definitely measured by the use of standardized tests. Before their time, the task of comparing schools in educational achievement was practically impossible; with age-grade and achievement norms scientifically determined, it became a simple matter to make ...