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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.


A Research Survey On The Introduction Of Individualized Reading In The Elementary School, Eugene C. Wiltfong Jul 1962

A Research Survey On The Introduction Of Individualized Reading In The Elementary School, Eugene C. Wiltfong

Master's Theses

The purpose of this research was: (1) to examine more fully the literature on individualized reading in order to gain a concrete understanding of the issues and problems involved; and (2) to learn some steps which are necessary for developing an individualized reading program in the classroom. Since the present emphasis on individualized reading has become nationally recognized in the last ten years, the study was limited chiefly to periodicals containing studies and writings of proponents of the individualized reading program. An individualized reading program is to be distinguished from a basal reading program in that no reliance is placed ...


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 ...


Role Playing As An Approach To Parent Teacher Conferences, Dorothy Owen Aug 1961

Role Playing As An Approach To Parent Teacher Conferences, Dorothy Owen

Master's Theses

The two purposes of this study were first, to study parent conferences as a means of reporting pupil progress; and second, to obtain background material in order to write a play which could be used to depict parent-teacher conference techniques. The procedure followed included a survey of literature relating to parent-teacher conferences, the development of a list of principles, and the writing of a play utilizing these principles. The study reveals that older reporting methods cannot be utilized to report progress effectively in schools where opportunity is stressed for fullest development of the social, physical, emotional, and intellectual abilities of ...


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 Study Of Factors Which Contribute To Teacher Turnover In Forty-Nine Selected High Schools In Western Kansas, Terry Dean Keeley Jul 1959

A Study Of Factors Which Contribute To Teacher Turnover In Forty-Nine Selected High Schools In Western Kansas, Terry Dean Keeley

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to find contributing factors influencing teachers in selected high schools of Western Kansas to change teaching positions. 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 secondary teachers who had changed teaching positions between 1955-1960. Questionnaires were sent to teachers in forty-nine selected high schools of Western Kansas, inviting them to participate in this study. There were 300 questionnaires sent out and 203, or 67 per cent, usable responses were received. Of this number, there were sixty women ...


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


Action Research: A Clinical Case In Remedial Reading, Birdene Jane Cox May 1957

Action Research: A Clinical Case In Remedial Reading, Birdene Jane Cox

Master's Theses

In setting up the problem, it was necessary to propose a plan of action, try the plan or plans, gain evidence, and write the results. The report would be anecdotal, descriptive, and so organized as to give, as much as possible, a lucid and over-all picture of what had taken place. To maintain anonymity, the child would be given another name and the terms examiner, researcher, and other similar general references would be used. The problem then became the factual account of an ongoing project in remedial instruction under competent guidance in the hope of arriving at assumptions and recommendations ...


Survey Of The Qualifications Of Kansas High School Coaches With Recommendations For Certification, John J. Roth May 1957

Survey Of The Qualifications Of Kansas High School Coaches With Recommendations For Certification, John J. Roth

Master's Theses

The question, should athletic coaches be required to have basic qualifications, has been a very controversial one for a number of years. With the increased knowledge of youth and better education methods, has come the certification of instructors in other fields. Along with this has progressed the idea that athletic coaches should have sane type of basic requirements, because they have as their responsibility the health and welfare of our youth for a number of hours almost daily. Due to the shortage of teachers in Kansas, people in the education 2 and coaching fields have been rather reluctant to enforce ...


A Research Survey In The Current Trends In Grouping For The Learning Of Reading In The Elementary School, Lola Carter May 1957

A Research Survey In The Current Trends In Grouping For The Learning Of Reading In The Elementary School, Lola Carter

Master's Theses

The organization of the classroom procedures will depend upon the objectives and aims of the school, the community, the administrators, the teachers, and the students. If one of the objectives is the development of responsible behavior the classroom planning and organization will be different from what it would be if the objectives were the acquisition of knowledge and skills. The newer and broader concept of education makes interaction and democratic living a part of any classroom program. With the ultimate goal of attaining the proper balance between learning necessary fundamentals and democratic behavior, three definite purposes for grouping in the ...


Teacher Effectiveness And The Use Of The Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory With Special Class Teachers Of The Mentally Retarded In Kansas., James E. Marshall Jul 1956

Teacher Effectiveness And The Use Of The Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory With Special Class Teachers Of The Mentally Retarded In Kansas., James E. Marshall

Master's Theses

The problem, as presented in this paper, was to explore some possible values of the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory as a tool to predict teacher effectiveness in special classes for the mentally retarded.


The Frequency Of Occurrence Of Five Factors Which Tend To Interfere With The Home Training Of Pre-Kindergarten Mentally Handicapped Trainable Children, Herbert Munderloh May 1956

The Frequency Of Occurrence Of Five Factors Which Tend To Interfere With The Home Training Of Pre-Kindergarten Mentally Handicapped Trainable Children, Herbert Munderloh

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to ascertain how frequently five factors, which tend to interfere with the hone training of pre-kindergarten mentally handicapped trainable children occur. The five factors were: (1) the unrealistic search for medical or surgical cure, (2) the unawareness of the retarded child's trainability, (3) the interference with training on the part of relatives, neighbors, friends, and neighborhood children, (4) the emotional involvement of the parents with their retarded children, and (5) indifference to the need for training the child. In order to obtain this information the following procedure was adopted: 1. The parents of ...


An Analysis Of Objectives Adopted By Teachers Of Beginning Speech Courses In Western Kansas High Schools And Selected College Instructors Of Speech, Quentin Joseph Bogart Jan 1956

An Analysis Of Objectives Adopted By Teachers Of Beginning Speech Courses In Western Kansas High Schools And Selected College Instructors Of Speech, Quentin Joseph Bogart

Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to study and determine types of objectives selected by teachers of beginning speech courses in Western Kansas high schools and to compare these selections with those of certain college speech instructors. An information blank was employed to obtain data from 44 high school speech teachers. Thirteen instructors from colleges and universities in Kansas and bordering states participated in the study also. Sixty percent of the high school group returned completed information sheets, while 50 percent of the college instructors supplied data. Institutions and personnel participating comprised a representative sample of the population. Analysis of ...


A Teacher Evaluation Of In-Service Education Practices In Western Kansas Elementary Schools., Roland D. Nelson Jul 1954

A Teacher Evaluation Of In-Service Education Practices In Western Kansas Elementary Schools., Roland D. Nelson

Master's Theses

The problem in this investigation is to discover teacher reaction to various in- service education practices and techniques utilized by administrators and teachers in the development of in-service education programs in the elementary schools of Western Kansas. In order to arrive at general evaluations concerning in-service education, an opinionnaire was sent to 300 selected teachers in graded elementary schools having a designated principal and at least three teachers. Data were obtained from 120 returned opinionnaires which represents a 40 per cent response to the survey. For the purpose of comparison, a study was also made of authoritative literature relevant to ...


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 ...


A Study Of Administrative Practices In School Lunch Programs In Kansas, Clyde D. Hargadine Jul 1954

A Study Of Administrative Practices In School Lunch Programs In Kansas, Clyde D. Hargadine

Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to study state- supervised school lunch programs in city schools of Kansas to disclose some of the more common administrative practices and to determine the degree of satisfaction with these same programs as measured by school administrators who were associated with them. The questionnaire was used to gather data from all school lunch programs in cities of the first and second classes and programs in one third of the cities of the third class. Usable responses were received from 79 percent of first-class city schools, from 85 percent of second-class city schools, and from ...