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All Master's Theses

1959

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A Survey Of The Physical Education Program For Girls In High Schools In First And Second Class School Districts In The State Of Washington, Ruby Gomer Norman Dec 1959

A Survey Of The Physical Education Program For Girls In High Schools In First And Second Class School Districts In The State Of Washington, Ruby Gomer Norman

All Master's Theses

One purpose of this investigation is to determine the present status of the girls’ physical education programs in high schools in first and second class school districts in the State of Washington.


Enriching The Curriculum For The Gifted Child In A Fifth Grade Classroom, Margaret Frances Hotsko Dec 1959

Enriching The Curriculum For The Gifted Child In A Fifth Grade Classroom, Margaret Frances Hotsko

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was twofold: to get a better understanding of the gifted child and to find out how a fifth grade classroom teacher could best meet the needs of this child. The problems were: (1) identification of the gifted child, (2) placement of the gifted child, and (3) determining the teaching procedures to be used in working with the gifted child.


A Survey Of Selected Attendance Problems In The Toppenish Junior High School, Bruce K. Comer Aug 1959

A Survey Of Selected Attendance Problems In The Toppenish Junior High School, Bruce K. Comer

All Master's Theses

The field of attendance is very broad in scope. This is not a study of a single problem. The main part of the research deals with the relationship between absences and grades, and the question frequently comes up, “Are absences the cause of poor grades, or are poor grades the cause of absences?”


A Study Of Some Children’S Drama In Denmark In 1952 And 1953, Ruth R. Miller Aug 1959

A Study Of Some Children’S Drama In Denmark In 1952 And 1953, Ruth R. Miller

All Master's Theses

When colleges and universities recognize theater as a vital part of a liberal arts education and support productions worthy the attention of students, faculty, and community, theater will become more important to Americans. When the prices of fine productions are kept within the grasp of most people, general recognition of the value of theater will increase. Not bound by tradition, American schools, colleges, and universities have an opportunity to develop an American educational theater, culturally influential.


Parent-Teacher Conference Practices Of The Elementary Schools In Chelan And Douglas Counties, Washington, Gene Anderson Aug 1959

Parent-Teacher Conference Practices Of The Elementary Schools In Chelan And Douglas Counties, Washington, Gene Anderson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was threefold: (1) to attempt to disclose how frequently and to what extent parent-teacher conferences are being used as a means of reporting to and counseling with parents in the elementary schools of Chelan and Douglas counties in Washington State; (2) to examine contemporary literature regarding parent-teacher conferences, and (3) to draw implications about current practices in Chelan and Douglas counties.


Duties Of Vice-Principals In First Class Districts Of The State Of Washington, Randolph J. Anderson Aug 1959

Duties Of Vice-Principals In First Class Districts Of The State Of Washington, Randolph J. Anderson

All Master's Theses

The best person to define the duties of the vice-principal is the vice-principal himself. This, then, is our problem: to survey the duties of the vice-principals in the larger districts of Washington where the secondary school enrollments would be great enough to hire an administrative assistant.


Basic Characteristics Of Photography Courses In Washington State High Schools, Gordon Keith Irle Aug 1959

Basic Characteristics Of Photography Courses In Washington State High Schools, Gordon Keith Irle

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were (1) to determine whether photography is being taught as a high school class; (2) to determine the factors which influence the offering of such a class; and (3) to discover the characteristics of such a class when offered.


A Study Of Some Effects Of Commercial Television On Seventh And Eighth Grade Students In The Chehalis Public Schools, James W. Pomerenk Aug 1959

A Study Of Some Effects Of Commercial Television On Seventh And Eighth Grade Students In The Chehalis Public Schools, James W. Pomerenk

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate some effects of television viewing on the seventh and eighth grade students of Chehalis, Washington.


A Survey Of Public High School Journalism Departments In The State Of Washington, James Wesley Scott Aug 1959

A Survey Of Public High School Journalism Departments In The State Of Washington, James Wesley Scott

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to obtain an understanding of the current practices and procedures now in effect in the high school journalism programs throughout the State of Washington and to provide data for educators on the present status of the journalism departments for curriculum study and improvement.


An Experimental Study In Reporting Pupil Progress Through Parent-Teacher Conferences As A Supplement To Report Cards In The Wishram, Washington, Elementary School, Orville G. Ransford Aug 1959

An Experimental Study In Reporting Pupil Progress Through Parent-Teacher Conferences As A Supplement To Report Cards In The Wishram, Washington, Elementary School, Orville G. Ransford

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine if the values derived from parent-teacher conferences used as a supplement to report cards would be worth while in the Wishram, Washington, Elementary School.


The Use Of The California Test Of Personality In Identifying Children’S Personality Problems, Grace Montgomery Aug 1959

The Use Of The California Test Of Personality In Identifying Children’S Personality Problems, Grace Montgomery

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether the California Test of Personality was of any benefit to the teacher as a testing device to help detect personality adjustment problems of the children.


Investigating The Feasibility Of An Extended School Year For Teachers Of The Yucaipa School District, J. Denton Palmer Aug 1959

Investigating The Feasibility Of An Extended School Year For Teachers Of The Yucaipa School District, J. Denton Palmer

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine whether an extended school year for teachers (1) would solve the need for career teachers, (2) would be feasible to operate, and (3) would meet the needs of the teacher and community.


The Effects On Washington State Industrial Arts Program Of Eliminating The Practical Arts Requirement For High School Graduation, James Walter Thiele Aug 1959

The Effects On Washington State Industrial Arts Program Of Eliminating The Practical Arts Requirement For High School Graduation, James Walter Thiele

All Master's Theses

The study attempted to determine whether the detriments or gains to industrial arts are caused by the elimination of the Practical Arts Requirement or by other influences. The study was made to enable teachers of industrial arts, school administrators, and school boards to fit the industrial arts program of their schools to the changes caused by the elimination of the Practical Arts Requirement.


A Development Of Catalog Form And Content For Community Resource Materials, Alva L. Shriner Aug 1959

A Development Of Catalog Form And Content For Community Resource Materials, Alva L. Shriner

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to develop a format to assist in a more adequate cataloging of community resource materials for use in the public school curriculum of Yakima, Washington. More specifically, the problem was to find answers to the following questions: (1) What information is needed in a community resources catalog, and (2) How can the information be organized to be most useful?


A Survey Of The Literature Of The Oboe And English Horn, Virginia Downing Snodgrass Aug 1959

A Survey Of The Literature Of The Oboe And English Horn, Virginia Downing Snodgrass

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to list all available method books for oboe and English horn; (2) to compile a graded list of all available solos for the oboe and English horn; (3) to compile a graded list of all available ensembles involving oboe or English horn; and (4) to list available recordings of any of the music listed in this study.


A Folk Dance Program For Fourth, Fifth, And Sixth Grades, Alene Johnson Wesselius Aug 1959

A Folk Dance Program For Fourth, Fifth, And Sixth Grades, Alene Johnson Wesselius

All Master's Theses

This study was made (1) to determine the present folk dance trends in the elementary grades of public schools in the City of Yakima, Washington, (2) to point out the value of folk dance in elementary education, and (3) to help teachers present to boys and girls in grades four through six the dances suitable for these grades.


School Insurance And The Schools Insurance Program Of Ellensburg School District No. 401, Wallace Gilbert Auty Aug 1959

School Insurance And The Schools Insurance Program Of Ellensburg School District No. 401, Wallace Gilbert Auty

All Master's Theses

This research was an investigation of school insurance and related factors such as legal sanction, seven types of insurance, insurance rates, the amount of insurance to carry, the terms of policies, placing the insurance, insurance records and reducing hazards, and investigation of the insurance program in Ellensburg School District No. 401.


An Evaluation Of Current Homework Practices In Grades 4, 5, And 6 Of The Bremerton Public Schools, Donald M. Fujimoto Aug 1959

An Evaluation Of Current Homework Practices In Grades 4, 5, And 6 Of The Bremerton Public Schools, Donald M. Fujimoto

All Master's Theses

The values of homework have been the subject of considerable debate for many years. Considering the inadequate amount of research and the varied views of parents and teachers on this issue, the writer felt that a research study at the local level would prove to be worthwhile. It was also felt that such a study would help to ease some of the misunderstandings between parents and teachers and to foster better relationship between the school and community.


An Investigation Of The Demonstration Method For Teaching Critical Thinking In Elementary School Science, John Gilbert Eyres Aug 1959

An Investigation Of The Demonstration Method For Teaching Critical Thinking In Elementary School Science, John Gilbert Eyres

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine (1) the effectiveness of the demonstration method, as used in science on the elementary school level, in teaching the critical thinking ability; (2) whether a reliable testing device could be designed to measure critical thinking ability at the elementary school level; and (3) whether there exists a relationship between the mental ability of elementary school children and their ability to do critical thinking.


An Attempt To Organize Criteria Into A Self-Evaluation Form For The Elementary Teachers (Grades 1-8) In Lewis County, Rollyn Lee Tucker Aug 1959

An Attempt To Organize Criteria Into A Self-Evaluation Form For The Elementary Teachers (Grades 1-8) In Lewis County, Rollyn Lee Tucker

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to find criteria used in teacher evaluation; (2) to evaluate the criteria for a self-evaluation form; (3) to organize a self-evaluation form for elementary teachers (Grades 1·8) in Lewis County; and (4) to assist, in any way possible, in keeping the professional standards of teachers equal to or above the standards of other professions.


The Principal’S Role In Developing And Maintaining A Good Public Relations Program, Leon Louis Abhold Jun 1959

The Principal’S Role In Developing And Maintaining A Good Public Relations Program, Leon Louis Abhold

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to analyze the fundamental basis of a sound public relations program; (2) to describe in practical terms how principals may develop good school-community relations; and (3) to utilize to advantage the facilities available for influencing public opinion.


Guide To Assist Districts In Organizing A Program For Mentally Retarded Children, Dorothy Lillian Riser Jun 1959

Guide To Assist Districts In Organizing A Program For Mentally Retarded Children, Dorothy Lillian Riser

All Master's Theses

This guide is presented with the hope that it will help districts organize a well-coordinated program in the light of present perceptions of the needs of the mentally retarded. Three methods were used to gather pertinent information: (1) a search of current literature; (2) interviews with personnel in special education; and (3) visits to key programs in the State of Washington.


An Interpretative Analysis Of A Selected List Of Choral Music In The Contemporary Idiom For Senior High School, Frank Lyle Prather Jun 1959

An Interpretative Analysis Of A Selected List Of Choral Music In The Contemporary Idiom For Senior High School, Frank Lyle Prather

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is (1) to determine to what degree music in the contemporary idiom is used in the senior high schools of the State of Washington, (2) to determine how receptive high school choral directors, high school choral members, and the listening public are to this music, and (3) to analyze phenomena peculiar to music in general and phenomena peculiar to choral music only in selected examples using this idiom.


A Survey Of Parental Attitudes Toward Problems Relating To Family Living, Lorene Black Walker Jun 1959

A Survey Of Parental Attitudes Toward Problems Relating To Family Living, Lorene Black Walker

All Master's Theses

How may understanding the attitudes of parents be helpful in planning a program of Family Living in High school? How may this understanding be helpful in strengthening the classes? Attitudes of parents relating to the units of Family Living were secured by sending a questionnaire to parents of eighth, ninth, and twelfth grade students of West Valley High School.


A Study Of The Creative Use Of Discarded Light Metal For The Secondary School Art Program, Alma Eastwood Mcconnell Jun 1959

A Study Of The Creative Use Of Discarded Light Metal For The Secondary School Art Program, Alma Eastwood Mcconnell

All Master's Theses

Now that metal sculpture has become a recognized art form, some opportunity for work with this medium properly belongs in the school art class. A readily available source of supply for light metal material is discarded metal containers. The problem which has been dealt with in this study has been to adapt to creative expression this waste metal from cans, using only the most simplified processes.


An Investigation Of The Worth Of Educational Lay Advisory Committees In The State Of Washington, William Alden Gallacher Jun 1959

An Investigation Of The Worth Of Educational Lay Advisory Committees In The State Of Washington, William Alden Gallacher

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to get the opinions of a sampling of superintendents in this state concerning the worth of their educational lay advisory committees; (2) to get similar opinions from lay persons serving on educational lay advisory committees; and (3) to compare the end results of these opinions and attempt to determine the work of lay committees.


A Study Of Attitudes Toward Aviation Education, Ben B. Johnson Mar 1959

A Study Of Attitudes Toward Aviation Education, Ben B. Johnson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of parents, administrators and high school teachers, junior and senior high school students and air craft executives toward an aviation program in high school with flight instruction as the culminating activity.