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Comparisons Of The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test And The Wechsler Intelligence Scale For Children-Revised With Late Elementary Aged Children, David Hughes Nov 1977

Comparisons Of The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test And The Wechsler Intelligence Scale For Children-Revised With Late Elementary Aged Children, David Hughes

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of the study was to compare the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT) and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) in an effort to establish an estimate of the similarity between the two measures. The sample included 194 nine, ten, and eleven year old children referred to the University’s Psychological Clinic. There were 100 males and 94 females with a mean age of 10 years and six months. Out of the 194 children, 106 were white, 46 black and 42 of unknown race. Pearson Product Moment Correlations were performed between the PPVT IQ and the WISC-R variables ...


Development Of An Introductory Food Manual, Frances Haydon Oct 1977

Development Of An Introductory Food Manual, Frances Haydon

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Based on the need for a food manual for the introductory food course at Western Kentucky University, several .manuals from other sources were reviewed. None was found which met the need. the Food Science course, so it was decided that a manual would be developed at Western.

The purpose of the manual was to incorporate experiences which could meet the needs of any student taking the course either as an elective or as a program requirement. Since there is only one introductory course to serve all students who are interested in learning basic food preparation skills, such a manual was ...


The Effects Of Review And No Review On Underlined Material With More Or Less Able Subjects, Melvin Van Dyke Sep 1977

The Effects Of Review And No Review On Underlined Material With More Or Less Able Subjects, Melvin Van Dyke

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

A sample of high school graduate, first year technical school students was measured for retention improvement of underlined textual material under the treatment condition of no review versus review. The sample of 61 students was divided into two groups, more able and less able, subsequent to the first treatment condition of no review to provide a within group measure in the final analysis. The reading material consisted of 14 brief typewritten passages of which the core content was underlined. The criterion measure consisted of 7 multiple choice questions derived from the core content. The experiment consisted of presenting the same ...


A Status Study Of The Counseling Services Provided Fort Knox Armor School Students, Joseph Stith Aug 1977

A Status Study Of The Counseling Services Provided Fort Knox Armor School Students, Joseph Stith

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to analyze the counseling services provided by the Fort Knox Armor School to its students. Interviews and survey questionnaires were utilized to gather data for the study. Interviews were utilized to obtain information regarding the structure of the present counseling services program at the Fort Knox Armor School. Opinions regarding the present structure were twofold:

  1. The present counseling services are adequate
  2. A counseling services program comparable to a modern educational institution does not exist

Survey questionnaires were given to five different Armor School student groups.

  1. Armor Officer Basic (AOB)
  2. Armor Officer Advanced Course (AOAC ...


Guidance-Related Services Performed By Selected Classroom Teachers In Jefferson County, Kentucky, Joseph Riley Aug 1977

Guidance-Related Services Performed By Selected Classroom Teachers In Jefferson County, Kentucky, Joseph Riley

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

A selected sample of classroom teachers from the Jefferson County, Kentucky, school system, some of whom were also certified counselors, were surveyed to determine the extent to which they participated in certain teacher-pupil relationship activities.

From the survey, it was determined (1) that of the teachers surveyed those with counselor certification participated in seventy-seven percent of these selected activities; (2) that those surveyed classroom teachers that do not have counselor certification also participated in these activities although generally to a lesser extent than those with certification; (3) that both teachers without and those with counselor certification felt that a master ...


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 ...


Recreation Needs Of Pre-Adolescent Girls In Selected Public Schools, Michael Aune Aug 1977

Recreation Needs Of Pre-Adolescent Girls In Selected Public Schools, Michael Aune

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

There was a need to determine the recreation needs of girls in the pre-adolescent age range of nine through fourteen years old so that municipal recreation professionals may program activities to meet the desires of this specific population. In order to do this, a testing instrument was developed. The test, a recreation preference schedule, used closed questions exclusively, unlike many of the available checklist surveys. The recreation preference schedule was modeled after the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule that was used in counseling. The new test, containing one hundred questions, utilized ten recreation activity categories. It was checked for reliability and ...


A Study Of Achievement & Attitude Change In Seventh Grade Science Students At Sky Haven Elementary School, Dekalb County, Georgia, Using The Lecture-Demonstration-Recitation Method & The Discovery Method Of Teaching, Leslie Mcintosh Aug 1977

A Study Of Achievement & Attitude Change In Seventh Grade Science Students At Sky Haven Elementary School, Dekalb County, Georgia, Using The Lecture-Demonstration-Recitation Method & The Discovery Method Of Teaching, Leslie Mcintosh

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Because of the need for people to be scientifically literate in today's technological world, this researcher questioned whether the seventh grade students at the Sky Haven Elementary School, DeKalb County, Georgia, were learning basic science concepts in the most effective manner.

The purpose of this study was to compare the lecture-demonstration-recitation method (experimental treatment) and the discovery method (control treatment) of teaching science in the seventh grade to determine which method of instruction would result in greater student achievement and improved attitude towards science.

The sample consisted of 42 students of comparable ability (21 in each group) most of ...


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 ...


The Effect Of Parent Education Upon Parental Attitudes Toward Authority, Ruth Meredith Jul 1977

The Effect Of Parent Education Upon Parental Attitudes Toward Authority, Ruth Meredith

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study attempted to develop and evaluate the content, format and effectiveness of a parent training course which emphasized democratic child rearing methods. The course was conducted by a school counselor in an elementary school. The content was a combination of Dreikur's child-raising techniques and Gordon's communication skills embodied into a commercial program called Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. The format for each of the nine suggested group sessions began with a leader-introduced topic, followed by large and small group discussions, simulated role play, use of worksheets, handouts, audio-visuals, and homework assignments. Objective evidence of program effectiveness was ...


Laterality: Motor Learning & The Non-Dominant Hand, Rella Nase Jul 1977

Laterality: Motor Learning & The Non-Dominant Hand, Rella Nase

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The cultural design of the United States of America has caught up its left-handed individuals in a righthander's world. Daily the left-hander or sinistral is forced to cope with problems which present themselves only to sinistrals, posing no difficulty to right-handers or dextrals. It was the intention of this investigation to determine whether, as a result of this emphasis on dextrality training, sinistrals could more quickly learn motor tasks with the non -dominant hand than could dextrals.

The hypothesis upon which the investigation was founded was stated in null form: no significant difference exists between motor learning displayed by ...


A Kentucky Dressmaker, Mrs. A.H. (Carrie) Taylor: An Examination Of Her Role In Fashion At The Turn Of The Century, Janice Centers Jul 1977

A Kentucky Dressmaker, Mrs. A.H. (Carrie) Taylor: An Examination Of Her Role In Fashion At The Turn Of The Century, Janice Centers

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

One dressmaker, Mrs. A. H. Taylor of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was studied in order to draw attention to the role of the dressmaker in American fashion. A biography of Mrs. A. H. Taylor and the business history were compiled; available designs were analyzed in relation to current fashion; and an investigation of the business organization was made. It was found that the dressmaking establishment played an important role in the lives of women of that time period. Fashionable custom fit clothing was made available to local residents and to mail-order customers. The establishment was one of the few businesses which ...


An Analysis Of Weather-Related Factors & Non-Productive Learning Behaviors Of Fourth-Fifth & Sixth Grade Students, Donald Cheser Jul 1977

An Analysis Of Weather-Related Factors & Non-Productive Learning Behaviors Of Fourth-Fifth & Sixth Grade Students, Donald Cheser

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This project is a study of the relationships of weather variables and non-productive classroom behaviors. Four observers recorded behaviors of over one hundred elementary students for a period of fifty days.

The weather variables used in this study may be divided into two major categories; visible and invisible atmospheric conditions. Visible atmospheric conditions included classifying the atmosphere as sunny, fair, cloudy, stormy, rainy, and phases of the moon. Invisible conditions recorded were temperature and barometric pressure.

The non-productive behavior variables included were aggression, arguing, attitude, annoying, bathroom abuse, cheating, destructive, clowning, disobedient, disruptive, ill-mannered, inattentive, lying, name calling, playing, rule ...


A Study Of The Reasons Successful College Freshmen Voluntarily Withdraw From Campbellsville College, Annie Neil May 1977

A Study Of The Reasons Successful College Freshmen Voluntarily Withdraw From Campbellsville College, Annie Neil

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Samples of successful freshmen students voluntarily withdrawing from Campbellsville College were studied and compared to determine the reasons for leaving the College. It was anticipated that findings would help to identify some of the problems involved in student withdrawal, thus giving the College some better understanding with which to proceed in an effort to build retention.

Forty academically successful freshmen of the class 1974- 75 were surveyed using a questionnaire and telephone and personal interview. These students were grouped in three divisions: (1) those who entered with plans to transfer, (2) those who entered with indefinite plans, and (3) those ...


A Descriptive Survey Of Values Of Selected Groups Of Seventh, Tenth And Twelfth Grade Students In Kentucky & Michigan, Rachel Schmitz Mar 1977

A Descriptive Survey Of Values Of Selected Groups Of Seventh, Tenth And Twelfth Grade Students In Kentucky & Michigan, Rachel Schmitz

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This project was a study of values of selected seventh, tenth, and twelfth grade students in Kentucky and Michigan. Students were instructed to rank order ten of the twenty values listed on the Low Vocabulary Values Survey. Descriptive comparisons were made within groups and between groups relative to sex and grade level differences. "I believe in God" and "I enjoy life" were ranked highest by each of the groups. "I get an allowance" was ranked least frequently. Twelfth grade students ranked "I make my own decisions" and "I express myself" higher than did the seventh grade students. Seventh grade students ...


A Psychometric Comparison Between Inhouse Versus Externally Developed Retranslation Scales, David Peak Mar 1977

A Psychometric Comparison Between Inhouse Versus Externally Developed Retranslation Scales, David Peak

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Using a Behavioral Expectation Scale (BES) format borrowed from the psychology department at the University of California – Berkeley and a BES form developed in and for a Southeastern university psychology department, students’ evaluations of their professors’ teaching performance were examined for interrater reliability, leniency error, variability and discriminability. Results indicate that neither form was psychometrically sound at the Southeastern university. Problems in obtaining sound ratings for the BES form were discussed.