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A Study Of Top Executive Selection In Industry With Implications For The Selection Of College Presidents, Ramon Leonard Carroll Dec 1958

A Study Of Top Executive Selection In Industry With Implications For The Selection Of College Presidents, Ramon Leonard Carroll

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the problem area suggested by the following questions:

What have been the findings in industry concerning the selection of top executives? What implications may formal programs of selection in industry have for the selection of college presidents?

The primary concern of this investigation was to examine the literature and four programs of selection which are currently used in industry for selecting executives and at­tempt to identify and to appraise factors which appeared sig­nificant for the selection of college presidents.


A Study Of Time Use In Relation To Selected Homemaking Activities Carried On By Full-Time And Employed Rural Homemakers In Sevier County, Tennessee, Ocie Jones O'Brien Aug 1958

A Study Of Time Use In Relation To Selected Homemaking Activities Carried On By Full-Time And Employed Rural Homemakers In Sevier County, Tennessee, Ocie Jones O'Brien

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study is to compare the time used in certain homemaking activities and community participation by full-time and employed rural homemakers to determine:

1. If there are differences in the use of time for these activities by the two groups.

2. The relationship between time spent in these activities and such factors as: a. Family composition b. Ownership of household equipment c. Condition of the house d. Attitude of homemakers toward these activities

3· If employed homemakers use certain work simplification methods to a greater extent than do full-time homemakers.

4. If there is any significant difference ...


Trends In Public School Adult Education, Funson Edwards Aug 1958

Trends In Public School Adult Education, Funson Edwards

Doctoral Dissertations

Introduction: Adult education, which in recent years has attracted the attention of millions, may be found in every geographic region of the country. Adult education programs exist in various forms and have been operated in numerous financial patterns.

Adult education as treated in this study, however, concerns only adult educational activities in the public schools. More specifically, the study concerns the trends in public school adult education on the secondary level.


The Development Of Education In Roane County, Tennessee, Robert Audubon Ladd Aug 1958

The Development Of Education In Roane County, Tennessee, Robert Audubon Ladd

Masters Theses

The purpose of the study is to bring together, in logical and orderly form, information from widely scattered sources. This will enable persons who are interested in the history of Roane County Schools to acquaint themselves with the aspects of it presented in this study without long and tiresome searching of many sources of information.


A Study Of Local Sources Of Support Of Local Governmental Agencies In Twenty-Three Selected Tennessee Counties, William Bascom Stradley Aug 1958

A Study Of Local Sources Of Support Of Local Governmental Agencies In Twenty-Three Selected Tennessee Counties, William Bascom Stradley

Doctoral Dissertations

The Problem: The common uplifting, integrating force of public schools, educational opportunities for all who are desirous can capable, is at least a partial fulfillment of the American dream of freedom.

From the first individually hired tutor in Virginia, and the first community-church sponsored school in the Plymouth Colony to the present time, there have been Americans who have believed in and demanded public schools. Local community responsibility for support of and the desire for local control of education were early recognized in New England and spread across the Midwest to the West Coast as the country was settled. Class ...


A Theoretical Basis For Industrial Arts In The Public Schools, Darrell Dewitt Simons Aug 1958

A Theoretical Basis For Industrial Arts In The Public Schools, Darrell Dewitt Simons

Doctoral Dissertations

Summary: The purpose of this study was to reduce some of the confusion that appeared to exist in the areas of industrial arts. It was believed that some of the confusion may be contributed to traditional forces, but many of the difficulties stem from confusion within the more basic elements surrounding the nature of man and the nature of society. If an understanding can be conveyed within this realm, much of the existing confusion could be eliminated.

The elements that seem to be more pertinent to the nature of man and education were discussed in Chapter III. Man and his ...


A Theoretical Competency Pattern For Elementary Teachers, Ishmael F. Utley Aug 1958

A Theoretical Competency Pattern For Elementary Teachers, Ishmael F. Utley

Doctoral Dissertations

The Problem: The major concern of this study is the identification of competencies necessary for successful teaching in the elementary schools. It is proposed in this investigation to perform the following tasks:

1. To describe the competencies needed by elementary teachers for quality job performance.

2. To assemble these competencies into a behavior pattern that will reveal the job of elementary teachers in entirety, as reflected in the elements and element relationships which makeup a useful Competency Pattern.


Changes In The Characteristics Of Master's Students In Educational Administration, Helen Stratton Powers Aug 1958

Changes In The Characteristics Of Master's Students In Educational Administration, Helen Stratton Powers

Doctoral Dissertations

In 1951 the Department of Educational Administration and Supervision of the University of Tennessee in cooperation with the Southern States Cooperative Program in Educational Administration (succeeded in 1956 by the Associated Programs in Educational Administration) initiated a research project designed to improve the preparation program of the Department and to provide a basis for improving the selection of students. The research staff at the University of Tennessee has largely centered its activities around an attempt to define the characteristics needed for effective educational administration.


A Study Of The Holding Power Of The Elizabethton Community Schools, Samuel P. Hyder Aug 1958

A Study Of The Holding Power Of The Elizabethton Community Schools, Samuel P. Hyder

Doctoral Dissertations

Purpose of the Study: Because of the serious problem revealed by available statistics, the writer was urged to study the problem of school withdrawals from Elizabethton High School and its fourteen feeder schools in Carter County, Tennessee. It was hoped that the results of such a study would reveal some possibilities of increasing the holding power of these schools, and that the schools could then help more youth reach their potential or optimum development. Concern about the problem of high school withdrawal has been prevalent for some time, but little or no anxiety has been expressed for the problem of ...


A Study In The Use Of Psychological Tests In Determining Effectiveness And Ineffectiveness Among Practicing School Administrators, Michael Yates Nunnery Jun 1958

A Study In The Use Of Psychological Tests In Determining Effectiveness And Ineffectiveness Among Practicing School Administrators, Michael Yates Nunnery

Doctoral Dissertations

Introduction: In 1952 the Department of Educational Administration and Supervision of the University of Tennessee undertook a cooperative research project with the Southern States Cooperative Program in Educational Administration (since 1952 the name of the organization has been changed to Associated Programs in Educational Administration). Generally speaking, the central aim of the project was, and is, the improvement of educational leadership in the Southern States Region. To be more specific, the aims of the project at the University of Tennessee are probably best stated in terms of its original purposes.


A Study Of The Factors Involved In The Development And Establishment Of Merit Rating Programs In Public School Systems, James L. Keeney Jun 1958

A Study Of The Factors Involved In The Development And Establishment Of Merit Rating Programs In Public School Systems, James L. Keeney

Doctoral Dissertations

With the increasing shortage of teachers and pressures for more competent teachers, the question of more pay to attract trained personnel appears greatest upon the horizon. The mere mention of better pay seems to attract the attention of persons who offer panaceas for the teacher shortage problem. The best known plans are loosely catalogued under the general heading of merit rating.