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The Effects Of A Short Term Preacademic Total Approach Program On The Language Development Of Disadvantaged Children, Doug Richter Aug 1974

The Effects Of A Short Term Preacademic Total Approach Program On The Language Development Of Disadvantaged Children, Doug Richter

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This research tests a short term total academic language development program on the development of language delayed children. It was hypothesized that an increase in vocabulary and response length after a six week treatment program would be reflected on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and the Mean Length of Response Test. The treatment program utilized both the group and tutorial approach emphasizing the basic skills associated with listening, language, reading, writing and arithmetic. The subjects were nine-preschool Head Start children participating in a summer program at Western Kentucky University. A comparison of the performance on pre and post test revealed ...


Perceptions Of Selected Counselor Services By Ninth-Grade Public School Students Of Jefferson County, Kentucky, Marian Yates Aug 1974

Perceptions Of Selected Counselor Services By Ninth-Grade Public School Students Of Jefferson County, Kentucky, Marian Yates

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

A selected sample of six hundred ninth-grade public school students from six schools of the Jefferson County, Kentucky, school system was surveyed to determine their perceptions regarding selected counselor services. A questionnaire was designed made up of questions related to the hypotheses being tested. No distinction was made between male and female responses and students from all socio-economic classes and the various ability groups were included. Based on the data obtained from this study the following conclusions were drawn: (1) secondary school counselors are identified as persons who can give assistance in the areas of educational and vocational planning as ...


The Effects Of Certain Group Guidance Procedures Upon The Attitudes Of Selected Eighth Grade Students Toward School, Self & Family, Donald Nall Aug 1974

The Effects Of Certain Group Guidance Procedures Upon The Attitudes Of Selected Eighth Grade Students Toward School, Self & Family, Donald Nall

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

There is considerable evidence indicating great interest on the part of school counselors in the use of group procedures, but their reactions are mixed as to the effectiveness of such procedures. One reason for these mixed feelings is that many counselors question whether the group approach is a natural and appropriate way of being helpful to young people.

This study was made in an effort to measure the effect of group guidance activities upon the attitudes of certain selected middle school students. A planned group guidance program was initiated. Eighth grade students were divided into a control group (N=56 ...


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 Position Paper Of Environmental Education For Nelson County, Geneva B. Hunt Aug 1974

A Position Paper Of Environmental Education For Nelson County, Geneva B. Hunt

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The results of a survey, concerning environmental education taken of the educators of the Nelson County School System, indicated a need for environmental education workshops and classes.

The status of environmental education in the nation and in Kentucky were studied and compared. A research was done of the status of environmental education in Nelson County, and implications were drawn for implementing environmental education in the Nelson County School System.

A tentative program for implementing environmental education in the Nelson Country schools was given, and a bibliography of resources and materials to be used in said program was included.


The Metcalfe County Supervisory In Action, Sue Tempest Hume Aug 1974

The Metcalfe County Supervisory In Action, Sue Tempest Hume

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

It is the plan of this study to present an accurate picture of the work done by Miss Eva Barton in her effort, through supervision, to establish for the rural schools of the county increasingly effective teaching. The writer hopes that from this study other counties may through comparing their program gain suggestions that will aid in their development.


A Study Of The Effect Of Youth Tutoring Upon Attitude & Achievement Of Tutors & Tutees, Sarah Harrison Jul 1974

A Study Of The Effect Of Youth Tutoring Upon Attitude & Achievement Of Tutors & Tutees, Sarah Harrison

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The general problem to which this study was directed was the effect upon attitude and achievement of eighth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students, some of whom were underachievers themselves, tutoring other underachieving elementary school students.

In order to analyze this general problem, answers were sought to the following questions:

  1. Will the tutors demonstrate greater improvement than pupils in the control group in specific attitudinal and achievement areas?
  2. Will the tutors demonstrate greater improvement than the tutees in specific attitudinal and achievement areas?
  3. Will the tutors who are underachieving at the outset of the program demonstrate greater improvement than the tutors ...


A Status Study Of The Counseling Services Programs In Selected Church-Related Small Colleges, Vivian Bowles Jul 1974

A Status Study Of The Counseling Services Programs In Selected Church-Related Small Colleges, Vivian Bowles

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Thirty-one selected church-related colleges with an average enrollment of fewer than 2000 students were surveyed regarding the status of their counseling service programs. The areas covered in the survey included the following: (1) a description of the counseling situation in each college; (2) the academic and professional background of the counselor; (3) the extent of the counselor's teaching responsibilities; (4) the adequacy of the counseling and clerical staff; (5) the role of the clergy-counselor; (6) the support accorded the counseling services; (7) the scope of counseling services rendered; (8) recommendations of the counselors regarding counseling services; and (9) the ...


Counselor Opinion As A Predictor Of Academic Success For Entering College Freshmen, Billy Dicken May 1974

Counselor Opinion As A Predictor Of Academic Success For Entering College Freshmen, Billy Dicken

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine if high school counselors' predictive opinions of freshman college academic success were reliable indicators of actual college academic success achieved by freshman students.

Eleven null hypotheses were tested which involved high school counselors' opinions of college freshman grade point average and actual college grade point average achieved by freshmen in regard to the following variables: (1) sex of the counselor, (2) high school location, (3) sex of the student, (4) high school size, and (5) high school accreditation. All except one of the null hypotheses were rejected at the .05 level of ...


A Comparison Of The Intellectually Gifted, Average, And Below Average High School Subjects On The Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey, Lyda Parker May 1974

A Comparison Of The Intellectually Gifted, Average, And Below Average High School Subjects On The Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey, Lyda Parker

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between intellectual ability of 276 high school students and personality as measured by the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey (GZTS) factors. The 10 GZTS traits utilized were: General Activity, Restraint, Ascendance, Sociability, Emotional Stability, Objectivity, Friendliness, Thoughtfulness, Personal Relations and Masculinity. The study was designed to test for the relationship between three IQ groups (high, middle and low) and each of 10 GZTS personality factors. A multiple groups design was used, in which the three groups of subjects were blocked across intelligence. Ten one-way analyses of variance were performed to determine if ...


An Appraisal Of The American College Test As A Proficiency Examination At Western Kentucky University, Cheryl Chambless Mar 1974

An Appraisal Of The American College Test As A Proficiency Examination At Western Kentucky University, Cheryl Chambless

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Since the initiation of the proficiency testing program at Western Kentucky University, there had not been a comprehensive report of the performance of students who received academic credit on the basis of the American College Test as a proficiency examination. American College Test standard scores, American College Test composite scores, specific course grades, and overall grade point averages of selected students were examined to determine the effects of awarding academic credit on the basis of the American College Test standard score in English on a student's subsequent academic performance and to examine the feasibility of extending the use of ...