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A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith Oct 1969

A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith

All Master's Theses

The purpose was to compare the Open Court first grade reading program with a traditional Basal Method being taught at Lakeview Elementary School in the Lake Washington School District.


A Study Of The Effect The Value-Clarification Process Had On Fifth Grade Students In Auburn, Washington, Kathleen Agnes Hagen Aug 1969

A Study Of The Effect The Value-Clarification Process Had On Fifth Grade Students In Auburn, Washington, Kathleen Agnes Hagen

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there was any significant difference in the behavior ratings of the two groups of fifth graders between those students who received the "value-clarification" process and those students who did not. The clarification process is an approach to clarifying the values of students. The teacher asks questions, during group or private individual sessions, of the students.


A Compilation Of Songs Of Polynesia For Use In The Teaching Of Music To Elementary School Students, Anne P. Medeiros Aug 1969

A Compilation Of Songs Of Polynesia For Use In The Teaching Of Music To Elementary School Students, Anne P. Medeiros

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study are (1) to provide information about the vital part that music has played in the Polynesian cultures of Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, and New Zealand, (2) to present in written form heretofore unpublished children's songs and dances from the five principal cultures of Polynesia, and (3) to provide explanatory material on the use of these songs.


A Comparison Of The Exer-Genie As A Physical Conditioning Device To Traditional Methods Of Exercise, Robert E. Parsons Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Exer-Genie As A Physical Conditioning Device To Traditional Methods Of Exercise, Robert E. Parsons

All Master's Theses

This study was composed of two problems as follows 1. To compare the Exer-Genie with a traditional developmental physical education program and a typical physical education program for developing physical fitness in elementary school boys. 2. To compare the development of specific muscular strengths in a program using the Exer-Genie with the development of the same specific muscular strengths in a traditional developmental program.


A Survey Of The Opinions Of Parents And Teachers Regarding The Reporting System Used In The Vale Elementary School In Cashmere, Washington, David Leroy Lentz Aug 1969

A Survey Of The Opinions Of Parents And Teachers Regarding The Reporting System Used In The Vale Elementary School In Cashmere, Washington, David Leroy Lentz

All Master's Theses

[T]he purpose of this study was to elicit the opinions of the Cashmere parents and teachers towards the present reporting system and reporting in general and to ascertain whether the present reporting system used in the Vale Elementary School was meeting the needs of the community and school.


An Analysis Of Parents’ Reaction To A Reporting System, Janice Louise Demmon Aug 1969

An Analysis Of Parents’ Reaction To A Reporting System, Janice Louise Demmon

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to analyze parents' reaction to a new reporting system. The system had been modified to eliminate all marks, and conferences and narrative reports were used in place of report cards.


A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard Aug 1969

A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the number of critical reading skills included in six basal reading series and how many of these skills each series contained. It was also the purpose of this study to determine the grade level at which each specific skill was introduced and further how many of these skills were introduced at the grade one level.


A Survey Of Washington State’S Elementary Schools On The Utilization Of Full-Time Teacher Aides, Frederick William Hasse Aug 1969

A Survey Of Washington State’S Elementary Schools On The Utilization Of Full-Time Teacher Aides, Frederick William Hasse

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine how elementary schools utilize their teacher aides; to see if such schools are following any specific or agreed upon plan for training and using aides; and to attempt to determine if size of enrollment has any bearing on the types of assignments assigned to aides.


A Comparison Of The Scott-Foresman Measured Reading Achievement Of The Three High And Low Socioeconomic Elementary Schools In Vancouver, Washington, Leann G. Nolan Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Scott-Foresman Measured Reading Achievement Of The Three High And Low Socioeconomic Elementary Schools In Vancouver, Washington, Leann G. Nolan

All Master's Theses

The problem in this investigation was to determine the influences of the high and low socioeconomic backgrounds upon reading achievement in the Vancouver (Washington) Public Elementary Schools. The investigator wanted to determine if the generally accepted premise that the higher socioeconomic level student's reading achievement is greater than that of the lower socioeconomic student would be substantiated in the specific area of Vancouver, Washington.


An Experimental Investigation Of The Effect On Interest Of Reading Children’S Literature To Sixth Grade Students In Aberdeen, Washington, Donald R. Grieb Aug 1969

An Experimental Investigation Of The Effect On Interest Of Reading Children’S Literature To Sixth Grade Students In Aberdeen, Washington, Donald R. Grieb

All Master's Theses

To determine the effect of a teacher's reading literature upon the interest in reading books among sixth grade students, one group (experimental) participated in a twenty-eight week program of scheduled daily time during which they listened to literature read by their teacher. A second group (control) were not exposed to literature in this manner but otherwise participated in a similar school program.


An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of Specialized Reading Treatment On The Reading Achievement Of Second Grade Students, Mary Lou Ames Aug 1969

An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of Specialized Reading Treatment On The Reading Achievement Of Second Grade Students, Mary Lou Ames

All Master's Theses

Many pupils do not achieve success in reading by the traditional instruction. A few can be helped by remedial classes offering individual children help for specific difficulties. In this study a method was explored that suggests a plan that can be used in a regular classroom to benefit all low-achieving students.


A Study Of The In-Service Education Programs Available To Elementary Principals In Spokane, Stevens And Whitman Counties, William Harold Bourne Jr. Jul 1969

A Study Of The In-Service Education Programs Available To Elementary Principals In Spokane, Stevens And Whitman Counties, William Harold Bourne Jr.

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the availability of in-service education programs to elementary principals in a selected geographical area, to determine who planned the programs, what types of programs were available and what areas of study were included in these programs.


A Study To Compare The Effect Of Two Elementary Physical Education Programs On Physical Fitness, John K. Gillespie Jul 1969

A Study To Compare The Effect Of Two Elementary Physical Education Programs On Physical Fitness, John K. Gillespie

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study: (1) to compare the regular physical education program at the controlled fifth grade with an experimental physical education program of the other fifth grade; (2) to compare physical fitness of boys and girls of the two grades before and after the study; and (3) to study the effect of the programs on fifth grade fitness levels.


A Survey Of The Effectiveness Of The Various Sizes Of Elementary School Teaching Teams In The Puget Sound Area, Norman L. Standley Apr 1969

A Survey Of The Effectiveness Of The Various Sizes Of Elementary School Teaching Teams In The Puget Sound Area, Norman L. Standley

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the study is to discover and analyze the various sizes of teaching teams, on the elementary school level, to determine their relative effectiveness with respect to the following, as perceived by teachers: 1. What team size lends itself to the greatest number of individual teacher competencies? 2. What team size contributes the most to the professional growth of teachers? 3. What team size offers the most to the student's growth and development? The purpose of the study is to discover and analyze the various sizes of teaching teams, on the elementary school level, to determine their ...


Adapting The Montessori Approach To Moderately Handicapped Children, Mary E. Croiser Aug 1968

Adapting The Montessori Approach To Moderately Handicapped Children, Mary E. Croiser

All Master's Theses

This paper is meant for the public school special education teacher of moderately handicapped children who has had some teacher training in the Montessori method. It is not the purpose of the paper to prove the Montessori method, but rather to show how some of it could be adapted for use with moderately handicapped children of primary school age.


A Study To Determine The Effect Of Picture Interpretation On The Achievement Of Culturally Deprived Second Grade Pupils, Jane Henriksen Smith Aug 1968

A Study To Determine The Effect Of Picture Interpretation On The Achievement Of Culturally Deprived Second Grade Pupils, Jane Henriksen Smith

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine whether second grade children from a low socio-economic area, taught with the use of flat pictures and the interpretation of such pictures to build vicarious experiences in the social studies program in correlation with other subject areas, will achieve as well as, or better than, second grade children from the same economic area who will be taught without such an abundant use of flat pictures.


Audio-Visual Aids, Manipulative Materials, And Arithmetic Achievement In Grade Four, Janice Cameron Mccolaugh Aug 1968

Audio-Visual Aids, Manipulative Materials, And Arithmetic Achievement In Grade Four, Janice Cameron Mccolaugh

All Master's Theses

The central problem of this study was to determine whether children using an above-normal amount of audio-visual aids and manipulative materials would achieve significantly higher in arithmetic.


An Investigation Of Five Basic Reading Programs At The Third Grade Level For Instruction In Contextual And Structural Clue Techniques Of Word-Meaning Attack, Jeanne G. Nurding Aug 1968

An Investigation Of Five Basic Reading Programs At The Third Grade Level For Instruction In Contextual And Structural Clue Techniques Of Word-Meaning Attack, Jeanne G. Nurding

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine five basic reading programs at the third grade level to identify instructional lessons presented in two categories of context clues and three types of structural clues. The two categories of contextual clues were word clues and typographical clues. The three types of structural clues were prefixes, suffixes, and inflectional endings. Identification of the variety of clues and frequency of clue lessons in each textbook series and the similarities and differences in presentation among series was also considered an important part of the purpose for this study.


An Analysis Of Washington State Elementary Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Foreign Language Instruction In The Elementary School (Files), Thomas H. Nelson Aug 1968

An Analysis Of Washington State Elementary Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Foreign Language Instruction In The Elementary School (Files), Thomas H. Nelson

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were (1) to ascertain the attitudes and opinions of 125 teachers in first class districts in the State of Washington toward the teaching of a foreign language in elementary schools; and (2) to present a summary of literature on FLES to reveal the thinking of those involved in FLES programs.


Performance Criteria For The Elementary School Principal In Curriculum Development, Harry H. Haney Jr. Aug 1968

Performance Criteria For The Elementary School Principal In Curriculum Development, Harry H. Haney Jr.

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to (1) examine current literature in the fields of curriculum development and elementary school administration to determine the role of the elementary school principal in curriculum development, (2) interpret this role into performance criteria, and (3) draw attention to areas of curriculum development in Washington State in which the elementary school principals should exert more leadership.


A Three-Year Experimental Study Of Two Methods Of Teaching Reading In The Elementary School, Merle Eugene Davis Aug 1968

A Three-Year Experimental Study Of Two Methods Of Teaching Reading In The Elementary School, Merle Eugene Davis

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a phonetic reading approach, namely that published by the Economy Company, with a traditional basal reading approach upon reading achievement in the primary grades of the Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School, in Tumwater, Washington. A secondary purpose of the study was to compare the effects of the two approaches on spelling achievement in the second and third grades in the Peter G. ·Schmidt Elementary School.


A Study On The Effectiveness Of The Neurological Impress Method As A Remedial Reading Technique, Anthony Cairl Embrey May 1968

A Study On The Effectiveness Of The Neurological Impress Method As A Remedial Reading Technique, Anthony Cairl Embrey

All Master's Theses

There are many students who have quite serious reading problems which are not attributable to below normal intelligence. The task of this research was to determine the effectiveness of the Neurological Impress Method of reading instruction with these kinds of students. The method was evaluated in terms of its effect on the students' reading comprehension and reading vocabulary.


A Study Of Show-And-Tell In Grade One, Rosetta Markovic Jul 1967

A Study Of Show-And-Tell In Grade One, Rosetta Markovic

All Master's Theses

This study was concerned with the importance of existing show-and-tell objectives and with an attempt to make this time of more value to the children. The possibility of improving show-and-tell time is examined by experimenting in the classroom with both the voluntary non-planned and the carefully planned procedure in introducing items and topics to be shared.


A Survey Of Central Washington’S Speech Correction Program As Related To The Public School Elementary Classroom Teacher’S Role In Speech Correction, Gail Twilligear Wheeler Dec 1966

A Survey Of Central Washington’S Speech Correction Program As Related To The Public School Elementary Classroom Teacher’S Role In Speech Correction, Gail Twilligear Wheeler

All Master's Theses

This study has two important dimensions. Part I consists of a survey of the 1962-1963 curriculum offerings in speech and hearing therapy available to the student majoring in elementary education at eleven of the accredited institutions of higher learning in the State of Washington. Part II of the study deals with the organization of the local speech correction programs, the qualifications of the speech correctionists, and types of contact made by the correctionists with parents and classroom teachers during the 1962-1963 school year. This portion of the study is specifically concerned with elementary grades one through six and was arbitrarily ...


The Structure And Function Of Student Councils In The Elementary Schools Of Vancouver, Washington, Claude Richard Bowen Aug 1966

The Structure And Function Of Student Councils In The Elementary Schools Of Vancouver, Washington, Claude Richard Bowen

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to compile data concerning the structure and function of student councils in the elementary schools of Vancouver, Washington. This compilation of information will be available to aid educators who are assigned the duties and responsibilities of advising student councils at the elementary level. It will also give the administrators of Vancouver, Washington, who have endorsed elementary councils, an opportunity to ascertain their councils' current structure and function.


Selected Community Resources In The Longview, Washington, Area Available For Elementary School Field Trips, William J. Neves Aug 1966

Selected Community Resources In The Longview, Washington, Area Available For Elementary School Field Trips, William J. Neves

All Master's Theses

The problem undertaken in this study may be briefly stated as follows: 1. To survey selected community resources in the Longview, Washington, area available for elementary school field trips. 2. To expand and up-date the existing file which was established in the Longview, Washington, School District in 1947.


A Study Of Vocabulary In Grade One, Carol J. Shockley May 1966

A Study Of Vocabulary In Grade One, Carol J. Shockley

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was (1) to study vocabulary developing methods in grade one, and (2) to determine if a classroom teacher could help first grade children gain a better understanding of vocabulary through extended conceptual methods.


Evaluation Of Monroe Public School Children Grades One Through Five Using The Washington State Elementary Physical Fitness Test, Joseph Redfield Aug 1965

Evaluation Of Monroe Public School Children Grades One Through Five Using The Washington State Elementary Physical Fitness Test, Joseph Redfield

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was (1) to determine the physical fitness of the elementary students in Monroe Public Schools using the Washington State Elementary School Physical Fitness Test and (2) to enlighten administrators, teachers and parents as to the physical fitness of these students.


A Study Of Teaching Procedures Used In Developing Critical Listening Skills In The Fourth Grade At Selah, Washington, Beryl Boggan Carlson Jul 1965

A Study Of Teaching Procedures Used In Developing Critical Listening Skills In The Fourth Grade At Selah, Washington, Beryl Boggan Carlson

All Master's Theses

Assuming that listening was essential to good study habits and improved methods of learning, the writer attempted to correlate critical listening instruction with the language arts program in an effort to prove that more effective listeners could be developed at the fourth grade level.


A Study Of The Pilot Reading Inventory Conducted In The Intermediate Grades At Hebeler Elementary School, Donald Edward Cain Jul 1965

A Study Of The Pilot Reading Inventory Conducted In The Intermediate Grades At Hebeler Elementary School, Donald Edward Cain

All Master's Theses

The main purpose of the study was threefold in nature: first to establish tentative norms for this inventory at this institution; second, to explore the use of this instrument as a possible base for grouping; and third, to determine whether or not the use of a tape recorder would be of help to the classroom teacher in administering and scoring the informal reading inventory.