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The Development Of Secondary Social Studies Content In The Public Schools Of Utah From 1847-1967, George O. Rampton May 1969

The Development Of Secondary Social Studies Content In The Public Schools Of Utah From 1847-1967, George O. Rampton

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to trace the development of the content of the disciplines in the social studies curriculum in the public secondary schools of Utah from 1847 to 1967. The factors considered in dealing with the development of the social studies curriculum were: textbooks, courses of study, and associated teacher materials used by the students in the public secondary schools of the Utah territory and state. The school subjects within the social studies curriculum included: history, geography, civics, economics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. These school subjects were examined chronologically for the period, 1847-1967, to determine events that ...


A Survey Of The Present Status And The Potential For Future Organization Of Business Youth Organizations In Utah High Schools, Roman S. Salazar May 1969

A Survey Of The Present Status And The Potential For Future Organization Of Business Youth Organizations In Utah High Schools, Roman S. Salazar

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to determine the present status and the potential for future organization of business youth organizations in Utah high schools.

Questionnaires were mailed to Utah high school business teachers and to Utah high school principals.

Sixty-six per cent of the responding teachers bad never served as a business youth club sponsor; and 69 per cent of the teachers had never belonged to a business youth organization in high school or in college.

Fifty-one per cent of the teachers expressed an interest in attending a regional meeting to discuss the organization of additional business youth organizations ...


A Study Of Adequacy And Cost Of Secondary School Guidance Programs In Utah, Richard Roland Wootton May 1969

A Study Of Adequacy And Cost Of Secondary School Guidance Programs In Utah, Richard Roland Wootton

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The study attempted to determine the current expenditures for secondary school guidance programs in Utah. In addition, the study attempted to evaluate the adequacy of selected guidance programs and to determine if a relationship existed between guidance expenditures and adequacy of guidance programs.

Fiscal data were collected, tabulated, and analyzed using financial reports from the Utah Office of Education. Further, response forms were administered to students, school administrators, counselors , and teachers in an attempt to elicit responses from these persons relative to their perceptions of guidance program adequacy in their respective schools.

Results indicated that Utah districts, as a group ...


An Appraisal Of Music Programs In The Public Schools Of Utah, Jarvis Page Palmer May 1969

An Appraisal Of Music Programs In The Public Schools Of Utah, Jarvis Page Palmer

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was based upon the assumption that there was a need to discover current practices in Utah music education programs. The purpose of the study was to gather data relevant to the status of music programs in the elementary, junior high, and senior high schools of Utah and to evaluate and interpret the data in relation to selected criteria.

School size and geographic location were established as variables upon the assumption that large schools generally provide more comprehensive programs than smaller schools and that schools located in large population and cultural centers generally provide more comprehensive programs then those ...


The Use Of Programmed Texts For Remedial Mathematics Instruction In College, Charles C. White May 1969

The Use Of Programmed Texts For Remedial Mathematics Instruction In College, Charles C. White

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Many universities and colleges have a considerable number of students enroll whose entrance examination scores indicate deficiencies in high school and pre-high school mathematics. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of programed texts, as compared with conventional procedures, for teaching basic mathematics to remedial mathematics students. The effects of mental ability, study skills and attitudes on achievement through the use of programed texts also carne under investigation.

For one quarter an experimental group of 73 subjects used a set of three linear programed texts for their sole mode of instruction in mathematics. A control group of ...


Introducing Contemporary Music: A Method For Young Bands, Farrell Dean Madsen Jr. May 1969

Introducing Contemporary Music: A Method For Young Bands, Farrell Dean Madsen Jr.

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The introduction of contemporary music to elementary and junior high school students in performance classes is hindered by a shortage of such music playable by young students. For example, in Contemporary Music for the Schools (Music Educators National Conference, 1966) which is the major source of contemporary music for school bands, 85 band pieces are listed, but only five are designated as suitable for junior high school bands, and only two are designated as suitable for elementary school bands.

In this project, five original band pieces (Bodo, Whispers and Shouts, Malcolm, Fission and Fusion, Newton's Number Three,) of a ...


A Comparison Of The Drinking Behavior Of Delinquent Youth Versus Non-Delinquent Youth In The States Of Idaho And Utah, Henry Dean Garrett May 1969

A Comparison Of The Drinking Behavior Of Delinquent Youth Versus Non-Delinquent Youth In The States Of Idaho And Utah, Henry Dean Garrett

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A questionnaire on drinking behavior and attitudes was administered to 292 delinquent youth confined in youth detention homes in St. Anthony, Idaho, and Ogden, Utah, and to 466 students i n the secondary schools of the Pocatello. School District, Pocatello, Idaho.

Using a Chi Square analysis, comparisons were made of responses between the delinquent and non-delinquent groups to questions regarding first drinking experience, present drinking behavior, attitudes toward drinking, criminal acts while drinking alcoholic beverages, age, race, sex, family income, population of area lived in, with whom the students lived, and parents' drinking behavior. Significant differences at the .001 per ...


A Forecast And Analysis Of Educational Events Identified By Utah Educators, David Thatcher Handley May 1969

A Forecast And Analysis Of Educational Events Identified By Utah Educators, David Thatcher Handley

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to determine how Utah educators and school board members view the future of education in the state. This was done by comparing the ratings for importance and the predictions on the time of occurrence of 53 educational events. An event was an incident or happening which might effect the education of the state . The hypotheses were based on the assumption that the various educational groups would hold differing views concerning the future of Utah education.

Procedure

The study provided data on the perceptions of 236 individual s representing five groups of educational participants ...


A Survey Of The Cedar City High School Graduates Who Have Taken The One-Year Gregg Shorthand Course, Richard Manning Webster May 1969

A Survey Of The Cedar City High School Graduates Who Have Taken The One-Year Gregg Shorthand Course, Richard Manning Webster

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Statement of Purpose: The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to ascertain the value of the training received in the one-year shorthand program at the Cedar City High School, Cedar City, Utah, as indicated by the graduates of the program; and (2) to suggest ways in which the Cedar City High School business education department may improve the curricula insofar as the one-year shorthand program is concerned.

Methods and Sources Used: A follow-up study in the form of a survey was made of the graduates of Cedar City High School who participated in the one-year shorthand program. Permission to ...


The Legal Authority Of Local School Boards In The State Of Utah With Respect To Teaching Personnel, John Claud Haws May 1969

The Legal Authority Of Local School Boards In The State Of Utah With Respect To Teaching Personnel, John Claud Haws

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Problem: The problem of this study was to: (1) identify those laws, court decisions, legal opinions of the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Utah, the legal opinions and policies of the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Utah, trends and extra legal practices of local school boards in the State of Utah with respect to teaching personnel, (2) organize such data into topical categories in terms of subject matter , and (3) develop some suggested guidelines and recommendations for local school board policies and legislative enactments in the State of Utah ...


A Follow-Up Study Of The Business Students Who Graduated From Intermountain School From 1966-68, Clark B. Child May 1969

A Follow-Up Study Of The Business Students Who Graduated From Intermountain School From 1966-68, Clark B. Child

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Brigham City, Utah, is the location of the largest boarding school sponsored by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs~l This institution, Intermountain School, is for the disadvantaged navajo student who has resided on the Navajo reservation, wh~ch is located in the states of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Intermountain School is divided into different departments, such as guidance, elementary, high school, and vocational. Within the Vocational Department are several training programs. One of these programs is the Business Department. Students who select business as their vocational training program enroll during their junior year for three hours each ...


Retention Of Conservation Acquired By Instructional Methods, Eight Months After Termination Of Instruction, Wenden W. Waite May 1969

Retention Of Conservation Acquired By Instructional Methods, Eight Months After Termination Of Instruction, Wenden W. Waite

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study attempted to determine if subjects that had been instructed in the principle of conservation, maintained conservation after termination of instructions. Using subjects from kindergarten to third grade that had received instructions by use of both concrete example and mental imagery methods. Those S's that received instructions were compared with S's that had received no instructions. A test of conservation was administered to a total of 96 S's approximately eight months after termination of instructions to determine if the scores received on a test of those students that had received instructions exceeded those S's that ...


Comparison Of Methods Used To Predict Success In Ninth Grade Elementary Algebra, Sherry Slade May 1969

Comparison Of Methods Used To Predict Success In Ninth Grade Elementary Algebra, Sherry Slade

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A study was conducted at North Cache Junior High School in Richmond, Utah, during the 1967-68 school year to determine an effective method of predicting which students would be able to succeed in algebra in the ninth grade. Eighth grade marks in mathematics, two algebra aptitude test scores, and student self-success ratings were compared with the final algebra grades to determine the best single predictor of success in algebra and to determine the best combined predictors of success.

The best single predictor of success in algebra was the student's final mark in eighth grade mathematics. The best combined predictors ...


An Evaluation Of Vocational Shorthand Competency Attained In Utah High Schools, Alden A. Talbot May 1969

An Evaluation Of Vocational Shorthand Competency Attained In Utah High Schools, Alden A. Talbot

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A sample U. S. Civil Service shorthand test was given to 2,336 students of 66 Utah high school shorthand instructors to determine the efficiency of shorthand students in taking shorthand at 80 words per minute and transcribing it with 95 per cent accuracy. The test was also used to compare shorthand achievement through the use of typewriters in shorthand instruction, the location of the school, the size of class by number of students, and the length of the class period. Test scores were used as the means of comparison.

The test results were coded and punched into cards. These ...


Survey Of 1968 Graduates Of Home Economics Programs At Intermountain School In Brigham City, Utah, Aty Bakker Bitton May 1969

Survey Of 1968 Graduates Of Home Economics Programs At Intermountain School In Brigham City, Utah, Aty Bakker Bitton

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Home Economics Program of Intermountain School in Brigham City, Utah was studied by a survey of graduates of the program of the year 1968. Research data was obtained from two sources: (1) a questionnaire to students who had graduated from the Home Economics Programs of Intermountain School in Brigham City in the year 1968, and (2) a questionnaire to employers of these students.

Findings of the study were that Home Economics education is useful to students in their personal life as well as in post high school training and employment and that a majority of the employers questioned rated ...