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Evaluation Of A Reading Program Tri Valley Central School Grahamsville, New York, Rita Cerato Oct 1959

Evaluation Of A Reading Program Tri Valley Central School Grahamsville, New York, Rita Cerato

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new modified-Joplin-style reading program for intermediate grade students. Under this program, teachers sorted the children into groups by reading level, rather than by age/grade level. The smallest group consisted of seven members and the largest consisted of thirty. Teachers then engaged students in one hour of reading instruction every school day, with an additional half hour allotted to cultivate free reading habits. The program emphasized reading as a fun, leisure activity and focused on entertaining texts. Results for the program were mixed. The research evaluated the program ...


A Study Of Teacher Opinion Regarding Some Of The Means By Which Elementary School Science Instruction Can Be Made More Effective, David E. Czekanski Sep 1959

A Study Of Teacher Opinion Regarding Some Of The Means By Which Elementary School Science Instruction Can Be Made More Effective, David E. Czekanski

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In this master thesis the author surveys and analyzes teacher opinion on how to best improve science instruction in the elementary school. Fifty-three elementary school teachers in East Irondequoit Central School District and 35 teachers from outer districts were polled on their opinion on how to improve science in the elementary school. Polled teachers were asked to rank specific areas of improvement according to their importance. Results indicated that the most important method of science improvement was designing a science program aimed at providing children from kindergarten through the sixth grade with a basic understanding that will enable them to ...


A Determination Of The Custodial Services Required To Maintain And Operate The Watkins Glen Central Schools, David E. Ruggles Aug 1959

A Determination Of The Custodial Services Required To Maintain And Operate The Watkins Glen Central Schools, David E. Ruggles

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Maintenance and custodial staff contribute to education by optimizing the comfort of the learning environment. This paper analyzes the custodial services required to run a central New York public school in order to determine the true scope of its necessary resources. The author considers a number of estimating models, including Steen’s Method and Fildes’ Method, and uses Pyoski’s Method to determine the school’s custodial requirements. The author determines that the Watkins Glen school system does not have adequate staff to care for its grounds. He suggests expanding the staff, and he offers suggestions about how to best ...


An Inquiry Into Fundamental Qualifications For School Administration And A Survey Of The Male Graduates Class Of 1949 Brockport State Teachers College, Archie E. Freitas Jun 1959

An Inquiry Into Fundamental Qualifications For School Administration And A Survey Of The Male Graduates Class Of 1949 Brockport State Teachers College, Archie E. Freitas

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The author discusses the importance of qualified administration in the public school system given the impact of the public school system on American life and culture. First, the author explores the role of elementary school administrators, as well as the core competencies administrators need to effectively perform critical tasks. Then, the author discusses personal qualifications that allow administrators to maximize their managerial impact, as well as the positive impact of job-specific training/education/professional preparation on administrative performance. The paper concludes with the results from a survey of male teaching graduates investigating their career paths since graduation, including graduate education ...


The Development, Analysis And Appraisal Of Procedures Employed At The Various Stages Of Budget Formation In The Area Of Instructional Materials In The Penn Yan Central School System, Lawrence D. Paul Jun 1959

The Development, Analysis And Appraisal Of Procedures Employed At The Various Stages Of Budget Formation In The Area Of Instructional Materials In The Penn Yan Central School System, Lawrence D. Paul

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

A solid education is the foundation of a successful society. Because of this, it is vital that the various components of the educational system undergo continuous analysis, in order to ensure their effectiveness and constant improvement. In this paper, the author examines and analyzes the process used to form the Penn Yan Central School system budget. First he examines the major areas of expense incurred by the school, including textbook materials, supplies, and other expenses of instruction. Then he describes the responsibilities/functions of the chief administrator in this process, and compares Penn Yan’s procedures to that of other ...


A Study Of Faculty Resources For The Purpose Of Improving Curriculum Planning, Jack L. Peterson Apr 1959

A Study Of Faculty Resources For The Purpose Of Improving Curriculum Planning, Jack L. Peterson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Teachers often have interests, skills, and specialties that can enrich their students’ experience by extending their learning beyond the traditional confines of grade-level education. This paper proposes surveying faculty about their personal hobbies and interests, and creating a reference resource that will help school administrators and teachers access one another’s personal interests in order to enrich their curricula. The researcher created two surveys. The first was a simple questionnaire focusing on teachers’ resource/curriculum needs. Out of 225 teachers, 75 completed and returned the first questionnaire. This data was used to create a more detailed second questionnaire, which attempted ...