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Participation In Extracurricular Activities And Academic Achievement: A Comprehensive Review, Erin Morris, Apr 2019

Participation In Extracurricular Activities And Academic Achievement: A Comprehensive Review, Erin Morris,

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

At school, students are provided numerous opportunities to use their skills and abilities to complete tasks or solve problems. Students are considered to have academic success when they meet specific criteria on outcomes such as grade point averages (GPA), scores on standardized tests, and skill acquisition across areas like reading and math. Given the importance of academic achievement (AA) as an outcome measure, researchers have attempted to study certain variables that may relate to or predict AA. Extracurricular activities (EAs) are defined as school-sanctioned activities that students can participate in outside of the traditional school day. Participation in EAs has ...


A Look Into The College Readiness Needs Of First Time College Students, Lindsey Coomer Cox Apr 2019

A Look Into The College Readiness Needs Of First Time College Students, Lindsey Coomer Cox

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study examines the college readiness needs of first year college students based on experiences from students and staff involved with a first year transitional initiative program at Western Kentucky University. The purpose of the study is to share students’ college readiness needs with public school systems in hopes to intervene with these needs before students arrive at college. A total of 45 participants volunteered to be in focus groups, an interview, and complete a survey. Two research questions were proposed: What college readiness needs still exist for first time college students upon entrance to a four year public university ...


Communication Barriers Between Teenagers & Parents About Sex & Sex-Related Topics: A Survey Of Teenagers In Sex Education Class, Karen Bonnell Apr 1990

Communication Barriers Between Teenagers & Parents About Sex & Sex-Related Topics: A Survey Of Teenagers In Sex Education Class, Karen Bonnell

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Public concern about teenage pregnancy and the threat of sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS make sex education information vital for today's teenagers. A 1986 Harris survey of 1,000 teenagers cited parents as their primary source of sex education information, but 42% said they would be too nervous or afraid to bring up the subject of contraception or birth control with their parents. States like Kentucky have mandated sex education courses for all public schools to provide necessary instruction for teenagers.

This study identifies communication barriers which teenagers say prevent communication with their parents about sex and sex-related topics ...


A Study Of Initial Educational & Occupational Activities Of Oldham County High School Seniors For The Years 1979-1983, W. Blake Haselton Aug 1985

A Study Of Initial Educational & Occupational Activities Of Oldham County High School Seniors For The Years 1979-1983, W. Blake Haselton

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

A follow-up study of five Senior Classes of Oldham County High School (Kentucky) was conducted to determine students' initial status six months after graduation. Study findings based on survey responses from slightly aver 83 % of the 2,025 students listed as seniors in the spring semester for the years 1979-1983 included the following: It was found that 58% of the respondents entered educational activities, 36% entered the work force and 6% were unemployed. Eighty-five percent of all graduates entering college did so at an in-state, state supported institution. Results further indicated that 25% of all graduates attended either the University ...


A Study Of The Holding Power And Follow-Up Of North Bullitt High School Students (Classes Of 1978, 1979 And 1980), Robert Wagoner Dec 1981

A Study Of The Holding Power And Follow-Up Of North Bullitt High School Students (Classes Of 1978, 1979 And 1980), Robert Wagoner

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Data concerning the Classes of 1978, 1979 and 1980 from North Bullitt High School, the Bullitt County School System and the State of Kentucky were compared to determine the holding power, survival rates and whereabouts of graduates. The comparison of data concerning holding power and survival rates showed that North Bullitt High School compared favorably with both the Bullitt County School System and the State of Kentucky. The data showed that for the three year period from 1978 to 1980 the holding power of North Bullitt High School increased while the holding power of both the Bullitt County School System ...


An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Required Homework Review Versus Review On Request Upon Achievement, Dolores Dick Jul 1980

An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Required Homework Review Versus Review On Request Upon Achievement, Dolores Dick

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

During the 1979-80 school year, two Algebra I classes were involved in a study to test the effects of two methods for reviewing homework problems on students' achievements and attitudes. One review procedure was to solve and explain each problem during the class period that followed the class period in which the homework assignment had been made. The other procedure involved solving and explaining only the problems that students requested to have reviewed. While one procedure was being used with one class, the other procedure was being used with the comparison class. One treatment procedure was used with a class ...


Effects Of Diad Arrangement & Use Of Audio-Visual Materials On The Achievement Of Freshmen In Quantitative Physical Science Classes, Jim Duke Sep 1979

Effects Of Diad Arrangement & Use Of Audio-Visual Materials On The Achievement Of Freshmen In Quantitative Physical Science Classes, Jim Duke

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purposes of this study were to compare the mean achievement of students in a Quantitative Physical Science class in which the members were allowed to select their own partners with students in a Quantitative Physical Science class in which partners were assigned on the basis of high-low test scores and to compare mean achievement of students in a Quantitative Physical Science class that used audio-visual material with the mean achievement of students in a Quantitative Physical Science class that used no audio-visual material.

The population consisted of sixty-eight ninth grade boys and girls enrolled in Quantitative Physical Science classes ...


A Comparative Study Of Academic Achievement Of Students From Phased-Elective Social Studies Curriculum With Students From A Traditional Social Studies Curriculum, Dennis Minnix Jul 1979

A Comparative Study Of Academic Achievement Of Students From Phased-Elective Social Studies Curriculum With Students From A Traditional Social Studies Curriculum, Dennis Minnix

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In this study, the academic achievement of two groups of University students was compared. The control group consisted of 15 students who had attended a traditional high school. The experimental group consisted of 25 students who had attended a high school which utilized a phased-elective curriculum design.

The students were observed at three points in their schooling. First, students were compared at the end of the eighth grade to determine if any significant difference existed prior to their exposure to the two high school programs. Next, students were observed at the end of their high school education by comparing scores ...


Individualized Science Instruction In The Middle Schools & Junior High Schools In Kentucky, Rita Byars Aug 1977

Individualized Science Instruction In The Middle Schools & Junior High Schools In Kentucky, Rita Byars

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

A study was made of the individualized science instruction in the middle schools and junior high schools of Kentucky. The status of the programs was investigated by an information survey. The instrument sought answers as to the size of the schools, organization of the schools, kinds of science taught and the frequency of use of individualized science approaches. Methods of financing and the administering plans, the objectives of the plans, and the strategies implemented to achieve these were parts of the study. Questions designed to elicit details about the requirements of an individualized program included the increase in laboratory activity ...


Teaching French Culture: A Unit Based Upon The Affective Value System, Carl Garrott Aug 1977

Teaching French Culture: A Unit Based Upon The Affective Value System, Carl Garrott

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was not simply to construct a unit but to provide an approach to teaching language by combining language and culture in appropriate for advanced high school students French.

For the purposes of this study seven affective values were chosen as representing the most suitable basic listings: (1) l'individualisme; (2) l'intellectualite; (3) le realisme; (4) la famine; (5) la religion; (6) is justice: and (7) la Patrie. armed with the seven values i-or the author of this project, and the grammatical skill, the next step was the actual composition of the historiettes. It became ...


Exploring Childhood: Discovering Teens, Nancy Erickson Jul 1976

Exploring Childhood: Discovering Teens, Nancy Erickson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This is a study of a practicum-based child development curriculum for eighth grade students in a middle school setting. One hundred students were tested on self-image concepts and attitudes toward young children after they had been exposed to the curriculum. The experimental group was involved in the "Exploring Childhood" course which gave them experience in actual child care agencies in the community. The control group students used the more traditional child development unit in the home economics program.

Testing showed that the experimental group made significantly higher self-concept scores than the control group. There was no significant difference between the ...


A Comparison Of The Turse Shorthand Aptitude Test Scores & Other Factors For Predicting Achievement Of Students In Beginning Shorthand Of Woodway Senior High School, Dellazine Moran Aug 1974

A Comparison Of The Turse Shorthand Aptitude Test Scores & Other Factors For Predicting Achievement Of Students In Beginning Shorthand Of Woodway Senior High School, Dellazine Moran

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The first-year shorthand class of Woodway Senior High School was given the test instrument, The Turse Shorthand Aptitude Test, to determine whether achievement in shorthand could be predicted by the percentile rank achieved on The Turse Aptitude Test. Comparison was made of the shorthand grades; SCAT-Total, and Grade Point Averages. The only significant correlation found was between first semester grades of first-year shorthand and the overall grade point average which was significant at the .03 level. The second semester grades of first-year shorthand and the overall grade point average was significant at the .13 level.

The socio-economic factors of father ...


A Comparison Of Two Methods Of Teaching Drawing To High-School Students, Olive Wittman May 1971

A Comparison Of Two Methods Of Teaching Drawing To High-School Students, Olive Wittman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In order to gain some evidence as to what difference the use of some particular instructional methods would make, an experiment was carried out. The experiment reported in this study is an example of a small investigation which an in-service art teacher can make, along with his regular teaching. It compared the effects of two instructional methods or to different teacher behaviors, on the students, in teaching drawing. Two classes of students were taught drawing by the same instructor who deliberately modified the degree of "directiveness" used in his teaching. In the "directed" group the teacher employed a strict instructor-controlled ...


A Proposed School System For Metcalfe County, Kentucky, Thomas Butler Aug 1956

A Proposed School System For Metcalfe County, Kentucky, Thomas Butler

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to propose for Metcalfe County a school system that will come nearer meeting the standards of a good educational system than the one now in use. It is by no means expected that this proposed system will be perfect and the writer fully realizes that oftentimes a scheme on paper will not work out so well when actually put into practice. However, being acquainted with the amount of money available, the geographic and economic conditions, and the roads of the county it is the best that can be done under existing circumstances.


A History Of Education In Elkton, Gertrude Lucas Jul 1956

A History Of Education In Elkton, Gertrude Lucas

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In preparing "A History of Education" in Elkton, Kentucky, it seems that considerable progress has been made in the last century. In contacting, what we consider our pioneers today, we find much has been accomplished when we compare the old school with the present day school. During this period of research, most of our older citizens connected with the educational system of Elkton, have been called upon to contribute from the recollections, carefully preserved letters, scraps of manuscripts, printed fragments, memoranda, old histories and our present day educators. Also, citizens once a part of our educational system, now living in ...


Building A Curriculum For The Rineyville School, H. L. Perkins Aug 1954

Building A Curriculum For The Rineyville School, H. L. Perkins

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

I shall approach this study, both from a survey of the vocation that the students have followed when out of school, and by what they have recommended to be offered in high school. By listing the subjects most needed when out in life, and also a list of the subjects that they would take, should they have their high school days to go over again, should help us to determine just what curriculum to offer.


A Study Of The Public School System Of Monroe County, William Goad Jul 1953

A Study Of The Public School System Of Monroe County, William Goad

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The specific aims of the study are:

  1. To survey the schools in Monroe County - the one-room rural schools, the two-teacher schools and the consolidated schools.
  2. To show the percentage of attendance and percentage of failure in different schools and the cost per pupil attending.
  3. To show the relation between teachers qualifications and teachers pay.
  4. To study the transportation system; figuring the cost per pupil per mile.
  5. To make general recommendations based on data obtained.


A Proposed Program Of Accounting For Extracurricular Activity Funds In Kentucky Schools, Samuel Alexander Jul 1952

A Proposed Program Of Accounting For Extracurricular Activity Funds In Kentucky Schools, Samuel Alexander

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Statement of the Problem - The problem of accounting for the funds raised by the various extracurricular activities of a school has been stated by many students of the problem. These writers have dealt principally with the problem of prudent management and control of these funds. The principle of prudence cannot be overlooked in any study of these funds, but closely associated with the principle of prudence are the principles of adaptability and flexibility. The accounting system used should be flexible enough to meet the needs of the student body at any one time and should be of such nature that ...


A Course In High School Music For Beginners - A Teachers Manual, Bertram Shearer Jul 1951

A Course In High School Music For Beginners - A Teachers Manual, Bertram Shearer

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The main purpose of this thesis is to provide a manual for music educators who will teach a general music course for one nine-month period which shall form the basis for one unit of high school credit. The class will meet for one forty-five minute period every day, and is designed for the students in the ninth grade.


A Guide To Teaching Materials For Industrial Arts, Russell Blowers Jul 1949

A Guide To Teaching Materials For Industrial Arts, Russell Blowers

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study, "A Guide to Teaching Materials for Industrial Arts," was prompted by the fact that the writer is concerned with teaching aids available to the shop teacher in the field. Several years teaching has brought the writer face to face with the problem of supplementary teaching materials. Knowing that complete listings of teaching aids for the teacher are not available, the writer determined to make available such a listing which would be most beneficial to the shop teachers.

The problem is fourfold:

  1. To catalogue industrial arts teaching aids.
  2. To determine the extent of the educational departments in the industrial ...


A Course Of Study For Plane Geometry, Robert Sherfey Aug 1948

A Course Of Study For Plane Geometry, Robert Sherfey

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study involves the following divisions:

  1. To build a course of study in plane geometry consisting of six units developed.
  2. To suggest some ways of evaluating a course of study.


A Health, Physical Education & Recreation Program For The Todd County Consolidated School, James Holpp Aug 1948

A Health, Physical Education & Recreation Program For The Todd County Consolidated School, James Holpp

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to outline an adequate, correlated program of health, physical education and recreation for the students of the Todd County Consolidated School of Elkton, Kentucky. The necessity for providing better programs of health, physical education and recreation in our public schools has been demonstrated in the results of the Selective Service medical examination during World War II. All our educational agencies are stressing the need for a unified, integrated, and functioning program of this type. This study makes an attempt to develop such a program in this one particular school.


A Suggested Course Of Study For The Teaching Of Speech In The Junior & Senior High Schools Of Kentucky, Charles Loudermilk Jun 1948

A Suggested Course Of Study For The Teaching Of Speech In The Junior & Senior High Schools Of Kentucky, Charles Loudermilk

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In the decade (1920-1930) that followed numerous textbooks as such appeared for the teacher of speech, and courses in public speaking were added to high school curriculums in many states.

In Kentucky, in 1929, the State Department of Public Education advised and urged the high schools to add this course to their curriculum and to encourage all students to take it. Many of the high schools established separate departments for this course; others added it to their courses in English. Nearly all the Smith-Hughes High Schools, which were established in 1917, require training in public speaking.

Since direct world communication ...


The Status Of Industrial Arts In The State Of Kentucky, Lurad England Aug 1947

The Status Of Industrial Arts In The State Of Kentucky, Lurad England

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study concerns itself with, "The Status of Industrial Arts in the State of Kentucky." This study is divided into the following three divisions:

  1. The distribution of students by grades, who are taking industrial arts.
  2. Important factors in the organization of industrial arts work.
  3. The type and scope of industrial arts subjects or activities being taught.


A Year's Choral Study For The Small High School, Martha Strawn May 1947

A Year's Choral Study For The Small High School, Martha Strawn

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This investigation is an attempt:

  1. To present the outstanding problems and difficulties which are likely to arise in the process of organizing a mixed chorus in the average small four-year high school, and in directing the chorus during its first year.
  2. To analyze these difficulties and to suggest techniques of treating them, based on the experience and recommendations of authorities in the field of choral conducting, and also based on the writer's personal contacts with the field of choral music as a student and as a director.


The Reorganization Of Hopkins County Schools, John Adams Aug 1946

The Reorganization Of Hopkins County Schools, John Adams

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Purpose of the study - Educators and lay citizens alike, in the main, want the schools to extend their services so as to meet all the educational needs of the youth. Surveys of the schools in the Hopkins County District in recent years have convincingly revealed that these services are not being rendered. At the suggestion of the Hopkins County School Superintendent H.W. Wilkey, and others this study is being made.

This is an intensive study of the schools of Hopkins County as they exist today, with suggestions for a plan of reorganization to bring them to the point of ...


Safety In The School Shop, Hubert Dupin Aug 1945

Safety In The School Shop, Hubert Dupin

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to locate some of the existing problems of safety in the shop and remedy them by furnishing some means that the teacher may use in presenting a safety program in the school shop. Too many shop teachers have not realized the importance of safety, therefore, they have not organized their program on a safe basis.


A Course Of Study In Beginning Shorthand, Kathryn Mcfarlane Jun 1944

A Course Of Study In Beginning Shorthand, Kathryn Mcfarlane

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem involves the following divisions:

  1. To build a course of study in shorthand with all the units developed
  2. To suggest means of evaluation of the course of study


Present Practices & Methods Of Supervising Student Teachers In Industrial Arts, Walter Nalbach Dec 1936

Present Practices & Methods Of Supervising Student Teachers In Industrial Arts, Walter Nalbach

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem is threefold:

  1. To determine the present practices of the programs in which student teaching is done.
  2. To analyze significant variations and to show important central tendencies in the technique of supervision of student teachers.
  3. To ascertain a means of evaluating student teaching in industrial arts.


English Majors Of Western Kentucky State Teachers College 1924-1935, Aubrey Peterson Jun 1936

English Majors Of Western Kentucky State Teachers College 1924-1935, Aubrey Peterson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In order that the objectives of this study - the ability to give more intelligent guidance, from the standpoint of the teacher-training institution, in the proper minor for an English major - the problem becomes one of determining:

  1. What minor English majors used in their college education.
  2. What number are teaching their minor subject.
  3. What subject those with teaching experience suggest that future English majors use as a minor.