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The Effects Of A Course In American Jokes On A Class Of Intermediate Level Esl Students, John R. Carruthers Jan 1987

The Effects Of A Course In American Jokes On A Class Of Intermediate Level Esl Students, John R. Carruthers

Dissertations and Theses

Teachers of English to speakers of other languages have often incorporated humor in the curriculum, yet a recent computer search revealed that there were no empirical studies which have shown that curricular humor enhances English language learning. The three specific questions of the thesis are: does the use of curricular humor 1) improve memory/recall, 2) improve over-all English proficiency, and 3) result in the subjects' having more positive attitudes towards Americans, and if so, does a more positive attitude correlate with improved memory/proficiency?


An Historical Overview Of Creativity With Implications For Education, Antoinette S. Ellis Jan 1986

An Historical Overview Of Creativity With Implications For Education, Antoinette S. Ellis

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis traced the development of the concept of creativity from the earliest works in the intellectual history of Western civilization to the late twentieth century. This historical perspective on the concept of creativity served as a backdrop to current views of the concept and as a reference source for recurrent views of the concept and as a reference source for recurrent and essential themes in the progressing debates concerning this issue.


Lesbianism In Sport From The Perspective Of The Female Team Sport College Athlete And The Female Team Sport Recreational Player, Tracy Laura Jaynes Jan 1984

Lesbianism In Sport From The Perspective Of The Female Team Sport College Athlete And The Female Team Sport Recreational Player, Tracy Laura Jaynes

Dissertations and Theses

This study was designed to determine the degree of homophobia, expressed lesbian sexual preference behavior, and attitudes toward lesbianism among the female team sport college athlete and the female team sport recreational player. It was hypothesized that the female team sport college athlete would be less homophobic, would express greater lesbian sexual preference behavior, and would possess more positive attitudes toward lesbianism than the female team sport recreational player. There were 32 female team sport college athletes representing four Utah university/college campuses and one Oregon university/college campus; 37 female team sport recreational players representing four Utah recreational team ...


A Study Of Art Education In The Elementary School Curriculum As Amplification Of Other Academic Subjects And As A Promoter Of Creativity In The Learning Process, Jana Demartini-Svoboda Jan 1982

A Study Of Art Education In The Elementary School Curriculum As Amplification Of Other Academic Subjects And As A Promoter Of Creativity In The Learning Process, Jana Demartini-Svoboda

Dissertations and Theses

The goal of this thesis was to identify teaching interrelationships between art and other subjects in the elementary school curricula and thus indicate the usefulness of art education in the educational process.


A Study To Determine The Relationship Between Interest As Measured By A Student Interest Inventory And Recreational Nonfiction Books Checked Out Of The Library Media Center By Intermediate Grade Students At Sunnyside Elementary School, North Clackamas School District Number 12, Clackamas, Oregon, Larry Charles Leedy Jan 1982

A Study To Determine The Relationship Between Interest As Measured By A Student Interest Inventory And Recreational Nonfiction Books Checked Out Of The Library Media Center By Intermediate Grade Students At Sunnyside Elementary School, North Clackamas School District Number 12, Clackamas, Oregon, Larry Charles Leedy

Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if a correlation existed between the selection of recreational nonfiction books from a school library media center by elementary school students in grades four through six and the measured interest, as generated by the Student Interest Inventory, of the students. Data for this study was collected during the period September, 1982 and April, 1983 at Sunnyside Elementary School, North Clackamas School District Number 12, Clackamas, Oregon. The raw data for the measured interest and recreational nonfiction books checked out were arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification tens. By using the Pearson product-moment correlation ...


Teaching Figure Drawing To Adolescents Within The Context To [I.E. Of] Imaginative Compositions, As A Means Of Increasing Artistic Confidence And Abilities, Christine Flavell Turner Jan 1982

Teaching Figure Drawing To Adolescents Within The Context To [I.E. Of] Imaginative Compositions, As A Means Of Increasing Artistic Confidence And Abilities, Christine Flavell Turner

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis describes a process of teaching figure drawing to adolescents which places importance on the subjective experiences of the students. Traditional figure drawing methods emphasizing the development of visual perceptual skills are integrated with activities which are designed to secure emotional participation, and develop awareness of art as a means of expression and communication. This approach seems to motivate students and to reduce the anxiety usually experienced by adolescents when they are drawing the figure.


Realism In Young Adult Literature : Criteria And Analysis, Maryjo Barnett Chinn Jan 1982

Realism In Young Adult Literature : Criteria And Analysis, Maryjo Barnett Chinn

Dissertations and Theses

This paper will study realism in young adult literature, focusing specifically on those books in which young adults accept parenting roles. First, professional literature about realism will be reviewed from a· historical perspective, then criteria for realism will be examined. New criteria will be synthesized and applied to six novels. An annotated bibliography of novels in which young adults accept parenting roles will be presented.


Advanced Decorative Ceramics Techniques For High School Students, Deborah Ann Kent Jan 1981

Advanced Decorative Ceramics Techniques For High School Students, Deborah Ann Kent

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis deals with the implementation of luster and underglaze ceramic decorating techniques into the secondary ceramic curriculum. The formation and presentation of this unit is based upon historical and contemporary research of lusters and underglazes, as well as the author's own work with the materials. An instructional unit was designed to fulfill three primary objectives. First, to acquaint the student with the basic materials and techniques; second, to introduce the student to the conceptualization of successful imagery; third, to give the student ample opportunity to explore the uses and possibilities of the materials.


An Introduction To Black And White Lithography : Two Alternatives To The Stone, Carolyn Brookhart Jan 1981

An Introduction To Black And White Lithography : Two Alternatives To The Stone, Carolyn Brookhart

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis describes two lithographic techniques that may be used to introduce black and white lithography to beginning art students. Aluminum plate and paper lithography are two relatively low cost and safe lithographic methods suitable for schools with limited budgets and limited space.

It is recommended that the instructor interested in teaching the two processes described in this thesis have some previous experience in lithography.


Introducing The Secondary Student To Sculptural Design And Form In Metal : Welding Sheet Steel Using The Oxyacetylene Torch, Philip John Smith Jan 1979

Introducing The Secondary Student To Sculptural Design And Form In Metal : Welding Sheet Steel Using The Oxyacetylene Torch, Philip John Smith

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis deals with the application of simple oxyacetylene welding techniques to the secondary art curriculum. Welded sculptural forms in sheet steel have been the focus of my own work during the past three years and these experiences formed the basis or background of the presentation of these skills to secondary students. An instructional unit was designed to fulfill three primary objectives. First, to familiarize the student with the basic tools and materials used in the construction of welded steel sculpture; second, to introduce the student to the creative concepts involved in the creation of sculptural form; third, to give ...


Landscape Painting In The Secondary Classroom, Margaret Shirley Aug 1977

Landscape Painting In The Secondary Classroom, Margaret Shirley

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis attempts to demonstrate an approach to secondary art education which will emphasize the student's own experience as the basis of his art work. Furthermore, the students' learning activities are given a broader context by the inclusion of material from the history of art within the framework of the studio course. Such an integrated approach can give meaningful insight to the adolescent as he deals with experience in a visual form.

This orientation to art education has evolved through the writer's own teaching experience and from reading the works of art educators. In preparation for the thesis ...


Supergraphics In The Portland Environment, John Earl Allgood Jun 1976

Supergraphics In The Portland Environment, John Earl Allgood

Dissertations and Theses

It is my purpose in this thesis to explore supergraphics ln the Portland area. I intend this thesis to be used as a source book for teachers wishing to implement supergraphics programs in their schools. I plan to divide my thesis into _ two areas: First, a survey of supergraphics in the Portland environment, and second, ' a survey of Portland area schools that have implemented supergraphlc projects or programs.

A substantial portion of the information compiled for this thesis comes from conversations with Portland area graphic designers, architects and teachers. I have included photographs of what I consider to be ...


Effects Of Colors, Noun Position, And Verb Proximity On The Acquisition Of Direct Objects, Ronald Michael Dohr May 1975

Effects Of Colors, Noun Position, And Verb Proximity On The Acquisition Of Direct Objects, Ronald Michael Dohr

Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine if colors can differentially be applied as teaching tools for pre-school children. Previous studies have shown that pre-school children are easily distracted in language development by external stimulation. Studies have also shown that brighter color hues can arouse and facilitate performance of subjects on given tasks. This experiment is an attempt to measure performance of word manipulation by usage of colors. Three independent variables have been selected as stimuli to measure direct object acquisition. Measurement of color, noun position, and verb proximity will be assessed in connection with subject performance on given ...


Hermann Lietz And The Landerziehungsheime, John Daniel Flanagan Jul 1974

Hermann Lietz And The Landerziehungsheime, John Daniel Flanagan

Dissertations and Theses

The subject of this thesis is Hermann Lietz and the Landerziehungsheime.

Its purpose is to discover the sources of the Heime in Lietz's life and thought. It seeks to answer the basic question, "Why did Lietz become an educator and what were his motives in establishing the Landerziehungsheime?" The thesis is divided, generally, into three sections. The first attempts to isolate and reconstruct those events in Lietz's biography which were decisive in the shaping of the educator. The second part investigates certain aspects of the thought of J. G. Fichte, P. de Lagarde end R. Eucken, the three ...


Solid Casting In Aluminum And Concrete Using The Multiple-Piece Plaster Mold: A Method Of Introducing The Adolescent Student To The Indirect Method Of Sculpture, Donald Leroy Sandblast Jan 1973

Solid Casting In Aluminum And Concrete Using The Multiple-Piece Plaster Mold: A Method Of Introducing The Adolescent Student To The Indirect Method Of Sculpture, Donald Leroy Sandblast

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis deals with an investigation of the feasibility of using the multiple-piece plaster mold as a vehicle for teaching the indirect method of sculpture to the adolescent student. It is based upon the assumption that the students involved in the processes described will have had previous experience with the tools, techniques, and materials to be used. The investigation centered around the ability of the students to express themselves through the development of a sculptural form. The teacher's role was to assist the student identifying, expressing, and evaluating his individual goals against those goals established by the teacher. Instructional ...


Increasing Visual Sensitivity In Urban School Students: A Strategy For Involving Students In Aesthetic Concerns, Harold Louis Johnson Jan 1973

Increasing Visual Sensitivity In Urban School Students: A Strategy For Involving Students In Aesthetic Concerns, Harold Louis Johnson

Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this thesis project was to investigate a way of fomenting greater student involvement in visual aesthetic concerns through the teacher taking on a partial role of artist-in-residence in order to give students direct contact with his creative ideas. A group of approximately one hundred fifty students at John Adams High School were presented with a week-long display of abandoned automobile mufflers accompanied by drawings of the mufflers in various media.


Acrylic Polymer Transparencies, Inez Allen Kendrick Apr 1972

Acrylic Polymer Transparencies, Inez Allen Kendrick

Dissertations and Theses

Brief mentions by three writers on synthetic painting media first intrigued my interest in a' new technique of making transparent acrylic paintings on glass or plexiglas supports, some of which were said to I I simulate stained-glass windows. In writing this paper on acrylic polymer transparencies my problem was three-told: first. to determine whether any major recognized works of art have been produced by this, method; second, to experiment with the technique and materials in order to explore their possibilities for my own work; and third, to determine whether both materials and methods would be suitable for use in a ...


Expanding The Visual Potential Of Subject Matter Through Two-Dimensional Design, William Paul Paxton May 1971

Expanding The Visual Potential Of Subject Matter Through Two-Dimensional Design, William Paul Paxton

Dissertations and Theses

This research problem represents an attempt to forestall the high school student's usual preoccupation with perceptive minutiae by placing an emphasis on the monumental or underlying structure of a work of art.

The author, endeavoring to afford maximum success for the students, first stripped subject matter to its most pristine quality, the silhouette. Because it was felt that it is much easier to recognize and organize an underlying structure without the added complication of perspective, emphasis was placed on a depthless surface or decorative space to be organized into a coherent whole through application of the abstractions which are ...


A Series Of Paintings Which Investigate And Present Volume Experience As An Aspect Of Spatial Tension With Hue Variations As A Prime Agent, Carl B. Clapp Jan 1971

A Series Of Paintings Which Investigate And Present Volume Experience As An Aspect Of Spatial Tension With Hue Variations As A Prime Agent, Carl B. Clapp

Dissertations and Theses

This work is concerned with volume as presented in a painting. The investigation begins with a painting of drawn geometric shapes. Each successive painting problem explores additional facets of variations from this basic problem.

There is a total of six painting problems. The general intent of these problems is to investigate the following in regard to volume of experience:

  1. color contrast in hue, value, intensity, proportion and complement
  2. pattern variations
  3. the color phenomenon of simultaneous contrast

The medium is acrylic polymer emulsion applied with brush on stretch canvas.