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1936

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A Study Of The Attitudes & Contributions Of Organized Labor To Education Prior To 1860, H. B. Mcalister Dec 1936

A Study Of The Attitudes & Contributions Of Organized Labor To Education Prior To 1860, H. B. Mcalister

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study presents a somewhat connected narrative of the attitudes and contributions of organized labor to education prior to 1860. It has a twofold purpose: first, it is concerned with a consideration of the psychological, economic, social and political background which provided and shaped the determining factors of organized labor's earlier educational attitudes and contributions; and second, with an investigation for evidences as to the nature, extent and significance of these attitudes and contributions in evaluating labor's part in establishing our system of free public school education.


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.


Analysis Of Public School Music Curricula Of The State Teachers Colleges In The United States, Louise Jackson Funk Dec 1936

Analysis Of Public School Music Curricula Of The State Teachers Colleges In The United States, Louise Jackson Funk

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

There is very little literature pertaining to the Public School Music curriculas of the state teachers colleges in the United States.

Various questions, however, have arisen in each institution relative to the required music courses and to the number of hours that should be required of a public school music major. Music teachers disagree as to the text to be used in music courses. Of all the various public school music texts available it is difficult to find any one text that is most worthy of recognition as there seem to be many of equal value. Not only is there ...


A Study Of Majors & Minors In Western Kentucky State Teachers College, Bessie Beck Aug 1936

A Study Of Majors & Minors In Western Kentucky State Teachers College, Bessie Beck

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study has grown out of the desire of the writer to render some service to prospective high-school teachers in their selection of majors and teaching combinations, and to be of aid to the teacher-training institutions of the State - especially to Western Kentucky State Teachers College in directing prospective teachers to pursue courses that will fit them for the teaching demands of the high schools.

A number of studies of subject combinations in high-school teachers' programs have been made to determine in what fields and what subject combinations high school teachers actually teach. Clarence Nelvin Emrick1 in his Master ...


A Plan Of Supervision For Paducah Public Schools, Hazel Rigg Aug 1936

A Plan Of Supervision For Paducah Public Schools, Hazel Rigg

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem involves the following divisions:

  1. To present a study of the present plan of supervision in the Paducah Public Schools.
  2. To present a proposed plan of supervision.
  3. To suggest means of evaluation of the supervisory program.


Some Common Errors In English Made By Business College Students In Daily Transcription Work, Homer Williams Aug 1936

Some Common Errors In English Made By Business College Students In Daily Transcription Work, Homer Williams

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The present study was made for the purpose of ascertaining the particular types of errors that students make in transcribing their shorthand notes from day to day. In addition to finding out the kinds of errors and their frequency, it is earnestly hoped that some conclusions may be reached as to what instructional methods may be employed to advantage in teaching English to dictation students in such a way that they will be well prepared for the tasks that the business office will require of them.


A Contract Plan For Teaching American Literature In High School, Elizabeth Stagner Aug 1936

A Contract Plan For Teaching American Literature In High School, Elizabeth Stagner

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The plan may be characterized as follows:

  1. A definite provision for four levels of mastery.
  2. A challenge to the individual pupil, through a written presentation of contracts, to place himself satisfactorily at the grade-level he desires.
  3. Provision for a period of thirty-six weeks, in six-weeks units.


The Value Of High School Physics To The College Student, Emery White Aug 1936

The Value Of High School Physics To The College Student, Emery White

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Secondary school science consists of biology, chemistry, physics, or a combination course known as general science. General science deals only with the practical side of the laws of physics. It fails to go into detail and very often omits the law entirely. Physics in high school requires a special room in the building which is not easily adapted to other use. A large amount of expensive equipment is need to teach it efficiently. Can all of this expense be justified? Is the student who ends his school career with high school graduation sent out into life with a large amount ...


School Transportation In Kentucky 1935-36, Thomas Reynolds Aug 1936

School Transportation In Kentucky 1935-36, Thomas Reynolds

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The major purpose of this study is to determine the status of school transportation in Kentucky, with the hope that many of the local problems, conditions, and needs may be discovered, and if not solved, show the need for their solution. The State Department of Education of Kentucky, with Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction, Gordie Young, as chairman of the committee on transportation, has set up a standard program of transportation for Kentucky. The writer believes the control and regulation of school transportation by the State Department of Education is very desirable from an economical standpoint. This is shown by ...


An Analysis Of The Vocabularies Of Primers, Katie Motley Aug 1936

An Analysis Of The Vocabularies Of Primers, Katie Motley

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of the present study is threefold:

  1. To analyze the vocabulary of each of fourteen primers to determine the extent to which their vocabularies are identical.
  2. To find what percentage of words each primer has in common with the Kentucky adopted text Ben and Alice.
  3. To suggest primers which best supplement Ben and Alice for slow learners and for fast learners.


A Study Of The Frequency With Which The Small & Capital Letters Are Used, Vivian Gillespie Aug 1936

A Study Of The Frequency With Which The Small & Capital Letters Are Used, Vivian Gillespie

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Because of the fact that so little has been done to create a scientific, objective basis for a sound course of study in penmanship, it has long been the desire of the writer to develop some ideas that presented themselves several years ago. It has occurred that there is a real need for a basis of fact, rather than mere personal opinion, in the teaching of penmanship.

While the great pen artists and the great penmanship teachers of the past and present have wrought exceedingly well and have made a wonderful contribution to the improvement of handwriting pedagogy, there still ...


Implications Of School Board Membership: A Handbook For School Board Members, W. B. Owen Aug 1936

Implications Of School Board Membership: A Handbook For School Board Members, W. B. Owen

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem – A great number of pertinent and valuable contributions on the work of boards of education have been made emphasizing more particularly those aspects of establishment and organization, that are subject, more or less, to legislative action, and are consequently beyond control of the immediate board or its members. This study is concerned primarily with those phases of school board activity and relations that may be improved by the collective or individual efforts of the members constituting any board of education. They include the following:

  1. Relations with the community.
  2. Attitudes toward school administration and control.
  3. Cooperation with the state ...


An Attempt To Determine Why Teachers Fail, Ethel Craig Aug 1936

An Attempt To Determine Why Teachers Fail, Ethel Craig

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Personal efficiency is an increasing problem before the American public. Every agency that will aid in the successful accomplishment of any desirable goal should become a matter of thoughtful consideration. Success, as defined by a lexicographer, is a favorable end or result; therefore it may become an ever advancing goal toward which an individual moves.

Failure by the same authority, is the set of falling short of success. There is a divine principle within the heart of man that responds to the rhythmic progression of success; while the most callous individual retires to the sanctity of his private world to ...


Absence, Its Causes, As Found In A Study Of The City Schools Of Biloxi, Mississippi, William Pearson Aug 1936

Absence, Its Causes, As Found In A Study Of The City Schools Of Biloxi, Mississippi, William Pearson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study of non-attendance of the pupils in the city schools of Biloxi, Mississippi, was undertaken to ascertain the reasons for their absence and to determine, if possible, the remedies to be applied.


A Comparison Of The Certification Standards For Commercial Teachers In The Different States Of The Union, Lee Rothrock Aug 1936

A Comparison Of The Certification Standards For Commercial Teachers In The Different States Of The Union, Lee Rothrock

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In the present study, the writer has attempted to make an investigation of the problem of the certification of commercial teachers in the secondary school level of the several states in the Union. The study has three purposes:

  1. To tabulate the requirements made by the various states for secondary school certification of commercial teachers.
  2. To set forth, by the method of comparison and contrast, the central tendencies and the differences that exist in these requirements.
  3. To suggest principles and standards to serve as a basis for a general plan for the certification of high school commercial teachers in the United ...


A Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration Educational Camp For Unemployed Girls, Mattie Nance Aug 1936

A Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration Educational Camp For Unemployed Girls, Mattie Nance

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Statement of problem - To observe the conditions of the Sulphur Well Camp of the Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration with the aim of seeking answers to the following questions:

  1. What is the history and the purpose of the Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration Educational Camp?
  2. What type of girls compose the camp?
  3. Is it worthwhile for a girl to spend her time and effort for a period of six weeks in such a camp?
  4. What is the correlation between IQ and achievement in class work at camp?
  5. What is the correlation between IQ and English tests given in the camp?
  6. What is ...


The Reading Ability Of College Students, Nettie Harrison Aug 1936

The Reading Ability Of College Students, Nettie Harrison

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Statement of the problem - The problem of this thesis is to make a study of the reading ability of college students. Three phases of the problem are considered:

  1. How well a group of unselected college freshmen can read.
  2. What factors affect the reading ability of college students.
  3. How reading ability affects scholastic achievement.


The Status Of The County Superintendent Of Schools In Kentucky, James Depp Aug 1936

The Status Of The County Superintendent Of Schools In Kentucky, James Depp

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

It is the purpose of this study to present some of the leading facts concerning the present status of the county superintendents of schools in Kentucky, and also to compare the status of the county superintendent with that of the city superintendent as found by R.E. Stevenson's study of 1934. The same method of procedure is used in this study as was used in the study of the city superintendents in order that a reliable and worth while comparison could be made between the two groups of educational leadrs.


A Proposed Plan Of Supervision For Bethel Woman's College Demonstration School, Vera Early Aug 1936

A Proposed Plan Of Supervision For Bethel Woman's College Demonstration School, Vera Early

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study is an attempt:

1. To present the supervisory program now in use
2. To set up a proposed supervisory program

(a) To improve the instruction of teachers in service that they may be able to direct the pupils' learning activities.

(b) To train student-teachers in order that they may make better teachers.

The scope of this study is limited to the effort of Bethel Woman's College to train teachers in service and student-teachers by the use of its supervisory program in the demonstration school. It is so limited in order to make a more thorough study of ...


Promotion & Non-Promotion In The Louisville Elementary Schools, E. W. Belcher Aug 1936

Promotion & Non-Promotion In The Louisville Elementary Schools, E. W. Belcher

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

To promote or not to promote has long been a question in the minds of both administrators and teachers; however, the segregated problem of promotion and non-promotion did not receive much attention until about fifteen years ago. In the past decade and a half much time and careful, thoughtful study have been devoted to this problem by leading educators.


A Study Of The Nursery Schools Conducted At Western Kentucky Teachers College In 1934 And 1935, Ethel Barnard Aug 1936

A Study Of The Nursery Schools Conducted At Western Kentucky Teachers College In 1934 And 1935, Ethel Barnard

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

As a result of the recent rapid increase in number of nursery schools in the United States a great deal of interest in nursery education has been evinced. The purpose of this study is to present a descriptive sketch of the nursery schools conducted at Western Kentucky Teachers College in such a manner that some results of the work may be shown.


The Development Of The Commercial Curricula Of Teacher Training Institutions, Joseph Compton Aug 1936

The Development Of The Commercial Curricula Of Teacher Training Institutions, Joseph Compton

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to trace the development of the curricula for commercial teacher training in the United States in order to discover its implications for the academic and professional preparation of teachers of business subjects. An attempt will be made to trace the evolution of secondary business education in order to discover the relationships existing between the aims and curricula of secondary business education on the one hand, and the preparation of business teachers and the curricula devised for their training on the other. Recommendations based upon the findings, will be made for the purpose of harmonizing ...


The Student Worker On The Campuses Of The State Colleges & Universities In The South, Dorothy Ellis Jul 1936

The Student Worker On The Campuses Of The State Colleges & Universities In The South, Dorothy Ellis

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem arising from the study of the student worker may be considered under the following divisions:

1. To recognize the attempts that have been made to provide an educational program agreeable to both church and college.

2. To make a study of the student worker, considering his qualifications, his duties, his age, and his salary; to discover the number of student workers placed on Southern state college campuses by the Baptist, Episcopalian, Methodist and Presbyterian denominations; and to list as accurately as possible these student workers, indicating whether they are full-time or part-time workers, stating the college or university ...


Reorganization Of Meade County's Schools, Raymond Gibson Jul 1936

Reorganization Of Meade County's Schools, Raymond Gibson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to deal with the undesirable conditions of the county which could be corrected. Why should there be three high schools in the eastern half of the county and none in the western half of the county? Why should one-room schools exist with an average daily attendance of less than ten when the same school could be consolidated with other schools without causing any child to walk more than two miles? Why should there be 225 children in Meade County eligible for high school who are not attending school at any place? Why should the ...


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.


A Study Of The Higher Educational Career Of The Eighth Grade Graduates Of The Warren County Schools, Thelma Glasscock Jun 1936

A Study Of The Higher Educational Career Of The Eighth Grade Graduates Of The Warren County Schools, Thelma Glasscock

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

No abstract provided.


Social-Business Curricula For The Training Of Commercial Teachers, Carlos Steed Jun 1936

Social-Business Curricula For The Training Of Commercial Teachers, Carlos Steed

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

A necessary corollary of any progressive movement is research. In the United States business has become the chief corner-stone of our social and economic systems, and it is a recognized fact that every phase of the welfare of this nation has business implications. Since these effects are inescapable by society, and since business is so vital to the progress of our civilization, it is in the field of business education that we find one of the greatest needs for research.


The Development Of Education In Bowling Green, Kentucky, Lula Dickey Vance Jun 1936

The Development Of Education In Bowling Green, Kentucky, Lula Dickey Vance

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In recent years several articles have been written concerning education in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but the writer has been unable to discover an article that has treated the development of education from the time Bowling Green was established until now. It is the motive of this study to trace the development of education from the time Bowling Green was established until the present time.

Information for this thesis has been obtained from various sources, but the greater part of it has been secured through personal interviews, unpublished manuscripts, scrapbooks and histories.