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The Reorganization Of Hopkins County Schools, John Adams Aug 1946

The Reorganization Of Hopkins County Schools, John Adams

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Purpose of the study - Educators and lay citizens alike, in the main, want the schools to extend their services so as to meet all the educational needs of the youth. Surveys of the schools in the Hopkins County District in recent years have convincingly revealed that these services are not being rendered. At the suggestion of the Hopkins County School Superintendent H.W. Wilkey, and others this study is being made.

This is an intensive study of the schools of Hopkins County as they exist today, with suggestions for a plan of reorganization to bring them to the point of ...


Unit Procedure Versus The Traditional Procedure In Teaching Social Science, Uberto Price Jun 1946

Unit Procedure Versus The Traditional Procedure In Teaching Social Science, Uberto Price

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem is to determine which is more effective in teaching social science, the unit procedure or the traditional procedure, the assign-study-recite-test.


A Study Of The Public School System Of Nelson County, Earl Huber Aug 1945

A Study Of The Public School System Of Nelson County, Earl Huber

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Only seven years more than one hundred years ago, 1838, Kentucky’s public school system was established. Few Kentuckians conceived of a state-wide public school system. Many of the citizens were conservative and inclined to look upon a scheme of public education with doubt and disfavor; they were accustomed to the traditional plan of private education. In Nelson County, as in the rest of Kentucky, the early sponsors of public education were confronted with the problem of building sentiment for such a public service. Their task was one of establishing schools. Their chief goal was one of providing a school ...


The Mcguffey Readers, Louise Lively Jun 1945

The Mcguffey Readers, Louise Lively

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The textbook, an important factor in public school education, is nowhere so wonderfully developed as in the United States. It occupies a more important position in our educational system than it does in the systems of many foreign countries. In fact, most of the teaching in our schools today revolves around the textbook - the cause of much criticism by many writers. They deplore the fact that both our teachers and pupils are dependent on textbooks.


A Study Of The Effect Of Growth In Reading Achievement Upon The Total Personality Of The Child, Lillie Nix Aug 1944

A Study Of The Effect Of Growth In Reading Achievement Upon The Total Personality Of The Child, Lillie Nix

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of reading achievement as measured by a standardized test of reading, upon the total personality of the child, as measured by a standardized test of personality.


An Experiment In Teaching Sight Reading By Shaped Notes, Coralie Runyon Aug 1944

An Experiment In Teaching Sight Reading By Shaped Notes, Coralie Runyon

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to make an attempt to apply in the elementary grades of the public schools the principle of shaped notes with the purpose of fostering sight reading.


A Course Of Study In Beginning Shorthand, Kathryn Mcfarlane Jun 1944

A Course Of Study In Beginning Shorthand, Kathryn Mcfarlane

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem involves the following divisions:

  1. To build a course of study in shorthand with all the units developed
  2. To suggest means of evaluation of the course of study


An Improved Program For The Equalization Of Educational Opportunity In Kentucky, Hubert Wilkey Aug 1943

An Improved Program For The Equalization Of Educational Opportunity In Kentucky, Hubert Wilkey

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The one purpose of this study has been to produce a program for the improvement of Kentucky's effort to equalize the opportunities for education throughout the commonwealth. As a means of accomplishing this purpose investigations have been the following:

  1. Other state plans for meeting this problem of equalization.
  2. Kentucky's present plan and the inequalities that still exist.
  3. The factors that must be considered in an equalization program for Kentucky.


An Analysis Of Basal Preprimers In Terms Of Factors Determining Their Difficulty, Virginia Brunson Aug 1943

An Analysis Of Basal Preprimers In Terms Of Factors Determining Their Difficulty, Virginia Brunson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of the study is twofold:

I. To make a comparative analysis of recently published preprimerrs from the standpoint of:

A. Relation of the content of the picture to the content of the printed text.

B. Style of writing

C. Elements of interst

D. Vocabulary burden

II. To evaluate the difficulty and relative merit of the preprimers analyzed.


An Experimental Study Of Leisure Reading In The Eighth Grade, Georgia Mcelwain Aug 1942

An Experimental Study Of Leisure Reading In The Eighth Grade, Georgia Mcelwain

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem of the study was: To test the effect of free reading in the eighth grade, having materials provided with a range of difficulties suited to the differences in ability of the pupils.


Mechanical Drill & Meaningful Drill In Arithmetic For The Primary Grades, Mary Schell Jan 1937

Mechanical Drill & Meaningful Drill In Arithmetic For The Primary Grades, Mary Schell

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis has been written to emphasize the differences in two methods of teaching arithmetic - mechanical drill and meaningful drill - and attempts to present a psychologically and theoretically sound proposal for instruction in number skills in the primary grades of the elementary school.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 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 ...


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.


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.


A Comparison Of Teachers' Marks In One-Room & Two-Room Schools With Those In The Seventh, Eighth & Ninth Grades In Larger Schools, Orbrie Morris Aug 1935

A Comparison Of Teachers' Marks In One-Room & Two-Room Schools With Those In The Seventh, Eighth & Ninth Grades In Larger Schools, Orbrie Morris

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In this study the records examined showed that the per capita cost of instruction in the one-room and the two-room schools varied from three to six times that of the larger schools. The one-room school is the most expensive means of education, yet it offers far fewer advantages and opportunities. The decline in the number of these schools has been in progress for a number of years. This has been true in the rural sections that have a larger number of improved roads. The lack of sufficient roads has seemed to be the greatest obstacle in the consolidation of schools ...


The Solution Of Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations In Series, Kenneth Wood Aug 1935

The Solution Of Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations In Series, Kenneth Wood

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this thesis is to compile and discuss some of the methods of solution of both ordinary and partial differential equations, whose solutions are expressible in the form of a series. An exhaustive study is not attempted. A few of the methods of most common occurrence for finding solutions in series are discussed and examples illustrating these methods are presented.


Remedial Measures Suggested By A Diagnosis Of The Eighth Grade Tests In Warren County Schools, Carl Chaney Aug 1935

Remedial Measures Suggested By A Diagnosis Of The Eighth Grade Tests In Warren County Schools, Carl Chaney

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

It is the prime motive of this study to present an unbiased picture of the achievement of eighth grade pupils in the public schools of Warren County, Kentucky, for the years 1934 and 1935 and to recommend remedial measures for teaching in these schools. The data used have been treated with a strict regard for statistical procedure so that no prejudice on the part of the writer might influence the results.


A Comparative Study Of The New-Type & Old-Type Assignment, Mary Tanner Aug 1935

A Comparative Study Of The New-Type & Old-Type Assignment, Mary Tanner

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The assignment is the teacher's one best chance of stimulating children with a desire for the work that is to follow. For this reason it should be carefully and methodically given and should be definite and clear. Study increases in intelligence somewhat in the degree that the main or salient features of the material to be studied are emphasized in the assignments.


Typewriting, Shorthand, Business Correspondence, & Office Training In Secondary Schools & The Need For Correlation, Fannie Harrington Jun 1935

Typewriting, Shorthand, Business Correspondence, & Office Training In Secondary Schools & The Need For Correlation, Fannie Harrington

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

It is the purpose of this thesis to show the need for correlation of these subjects because they are so closely related. It may also bring about an awakening of commercial educators to the many things a typewriting teacher must teach and that other subjects are repetitions to a large degree of what the student has already been taught in typewriting.


Psychological Tests And College Success, George Helm Jan 1935

Psychological Tests And College Success, George Helm

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to determine the predictive value of the psychological examination when applied to college grades, with the motive of establishing standards by which students may be guided in their selection of college work.