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Understanding Modern Art., John Kenneth Davis Aug 1950

Understanding Modern Art., John Kenneth Davis

All Master's Theses

This study was motivated by the Author’s frequent experience of being questioned as to the everyday functional values of modern art and its purpose in relation to the betterment of individual and group living. The inability to present reasonable and concrete factors in a saleable capacity instigated a desire to conduct research in the interest of self enlightenment and the promotion toward a better understanding of our contemporary unfamiliar art. This leads directly into the problems of this study; how can society better understand modern art as a functional value in everyday living?


The Relationship Between Socio-Economic Status And Personal-Social Adjustment In A Sixth Grade Class In A Small Western City., Ina Dewees Davis Aug 1950

The Relationship Between Socio-Economic Status And Personal-Social Adjustment In A Sixth Grade Class In A Small Western City., Ina Dewees Davis

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine the social and personality adjustment of thirty-five children in a Sixth Grade class room in a small Western city, and the socio-economic status of their family in the community to determine if there is any evidence of relationship between personal-social adjustment and socio-economic status in this room.


A Proposed Basic Curriculum For Elementary Vocal Music For Use In Bremerton Public Schools, Ronald Keith Gillespie Aug 1950

A Proposed Basic Curriculum For Elementary Vocal Music For Use In Bremerton Public Schools, Ronald Keith Gillespie

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is threefold: (1) to state and define the philosophy of the music program in the Bremerton schools; (2) to establish the major goals of the total music program; (3) to organize and present materials with which to attain these goals.


Education Through Camping, Claude C. Pollock Aug 1950

Education Through Camping, Claude C. Pollock

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this report was to provide a brief history of camping in the United States, an account of the Auburn, Washington School District’s elementary summer school pilot and first year camping program, the first in Washington State, and to present the education benefits of such a program.


The Classification And Annotation Of Free And Inexpensive Health Teaching Materials, Patricia C. Miller Aug 1950

The Classification And Annotation Of Free And Inexpensive Health Teaching Materials, Patricia C. Miller

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to classify and annotate free and inexpensive health teaching materials that might aid the health teacher in choosing those materials that would best fit a particular teaching situation. Since the health teacher has such an excellent array of source materials, the problem seems to be in the proper selection of these materials. Included in the paper are suggestions concerning; determining needs for health teaching materials, the techniques employed when requesting health materials, and the use of health materials. There is also a brief history and philosophy on the health education movement.


The Use Of Local Photographic Material In The Development Of Social Studies Units For The Intermediate Grades, Myrtle E. Larrabee Aug 1950

The Use Of Local Photographic Material In The Development Of Social Studies Units For The Intermediate Grades, Myrtle E. Larrabee

All Master's Theses

There has been a double purpose in preparing and writing this thesis. One purpose was to meet the needs of the teachers and pupils of North Central Washington for materials to be used in carrying out local units in the social subjects fields. A second purpose was to provide for the interests that children have in other cultures, such as the study of American Indian life; of information and data concerning pioneer life, and to foster and appreciation of what the generation before has done to make life in North Central Washington what it is today.


Teacher-Pupil Relationships, Lela Virginia Watson Aug 1950

Teacher-Pupil Relationships, Lela Virginia Watson

All Master's Theses

Do teacher personalities affect the behavior of pupils? The problem of this investigation is twofold. (1) To study the teaching procedures in the elementary grades of the South Kitsap Schools. (2) To determine the effect of teacher personalities upon the behavior of pupils.


A Study Of Spelling Growth In Two Different Teaching Procedures, Richard Norbert Louis Aug 1950

A Study Of Spelling Growth In Two Different Teaching Procedures, Richard Norbert Louis

All Master's Theses

The primary purpose of this study is to determine the amount of spelling growth made by children in two distinct teaching procedures. These two procedures which are being studied and evaluated are the ”learning of spelling by listening ”, and the “learning of spelling by the pre-test method”.


Classroom Lighting, Walter Andrew Hotsko Aug 1950

Classroom Lighting, Walter Andrew Hotsko

All Master's Theses

The amount of light needed to produce the most efficient work is still subject to controversy. An adequate amount is recommended by everyone, but the definition of adequate varies as is evidenced in the amount of foot-candles suggested. But the emphasis now has shifted from "how much light should we have" to "how well can we see." Quantity and quality may now be regarded as the twin requirements for good lighting. This new look in school lighting can be summarized in two words--brightness control. It involves the control of brightnesses of everything in the visual field. This new emphasis not ...


Today's Junior High School, William R. Oliver Aug 1950

Today's Junior High School, William R. Oliver

All Master's Theses

The writing of this paper provides a means for the survey of the principles of organization and the ways of meeting the needs of junior high school students. It is the intention of this paper to present the functions, the principles and the methods of instruction prevalent in the junior high school.


A Critical Analysis Of The Training Of The Homeroom Music Teacher, Ivan A. Hill Jul 1950

A Critical Analysis Of The Training Of The Homeroom Music Teacher, Ivan A. Hill

All Master's Theses

A study of the background and development of the teaching of homeroom music shows that there is an ever-increasing need for an understanding of the many problems which face the administrators, the teachers, and the teacher education institutions. This study of the training of the homeroom music teacher was made for the purpose of defining and analyzing these problems, as they apply to situations in the state of Washington, and determining, from the opinions of teachers and principals now concerned with the situation, what might be best done to improve present conditions in order to insure effective continuation of the ...


A Study Of Failure And Non-Promotion In The Yakima Elementary Schools, Willis Grayer Graham Jun 1950

A Study Of Failure And Non-Promotion In The Yakima Elementary Schools, Willis Grayer Graham

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to ascertain the incidence of pupil failure and non-promotion of a group of elementary school children. This can be determined by (1) finding the number and percentage of pupils who failed at some point from First Grade through Fifth Grade, and who now are enrolled in the Sixth Grade of the elementary schools of Yakima, Washington, (2) finding the annual rate of failure of this group of children, (3) determining the number of pupil failures the occurred, including a record of failing pupils who failed once, twice, or three or more times, and (4 ...


A Survey Of Opinions Of Recreation Leadership Needs In The Public Schools In The State Of Washington, Robert Hodges Jun 1950

A Survey Of Opinions Of Recreation Leadership Needs In The Public Schools In The State Of Washington, Robert Hodges

All Master's Theses

The primary purpose of this study is to determine what the needs of the public schools in the state of Washington are in relation to recreation leadership so that the higher educational institutions of the state may have some basis for the planning and organization of their teacher training programs. The secondary purpose of this study is to enable the students who are preparing themselves for entering this field to have some idea of the opportunities and the disadvantages that prevail in this area of work.


A Study Of Teacher Constructed Audio-Visual Aids, Marvin Joseph Schroeder Jun 1950

A Study Of Teacher Constructed Audio-Visual Aids, Marvin Joseph Schroeder

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine which teacher constructed audio-visual aids, as evaluated by a sample of audio-visual coordinators, are considered to be the most valuable for classroom use and which materials and equipment are needed for the construction and utilization of these aids.


A Summary Of Practices In Sex Education In Various Schools Throughout The United States., George Bernard Brain Apr 1950

A Summary Of Practices In Sex Education In Various Schools Throughout The United States., George Bernard Brain

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this investigation to prepare the way for the understanding of a problem that is highly controversial today, namely, sex education and its place in our public school system. Through a thorough study of the literature in this field and sex education programs currently in operation, the writer will attempt (1) to outline the need for a program of sex education; (2) to show how schools today are meeting the problem; and, (3) to demonstrate how both adults and children are reacting to instruction in sex education within the public school systems of our country. It ...


The Role Of The Lay Educational Advisory Council, Larry Dorman Langseth Mar 1950

The Role Of The Lay Educational Advisory Council, Larry Dorman Langseth

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to (1) trace the historical development of the advisory council; (2) to determine what the current practices in lay councils are; and (3) to synthesize the evaluations and recommendations of school administrators and school boards who are using lay councils.