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All Master's Theses

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A Comparative Study Of Two Methods Of Teaching Reading, Alan R. Bergstrom Aug 1961

A Comparative Study Of Two Methods Of Teaching Reading, Alan R. Bergstrom

All Master's Theses

One purpose of this study was to compare a reading program taught using a basic reading text, supplemental books, and teacher motivation to a reading program designed as an independent, developmental, multi-level program that utilizes graphic and ego motivation. Another purpose was to find out if pupils in the program will show a significantly greater gain in reading achievement than do pupils in the other.


Uses And General Educational Benefits Of A Student Newspaper In The Elementary School, H. Roger Salisbury Aug 1961

Uses And General Educational Benefits Of A Student Newspaper In The Elementary School, H. Roger Salisbury

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was (1) to determine the utilization, supplementation, and general educational benefits derived from the student published newspapers of a selected group of elementary schools in the state of Washington; (2) to examine the position that the student publication now holds in the elementary curriculum; and (3) to determine the number of those selected elementary schools that have had and/or now have a pupil published newspaper.


A Survey Of The Life, Cost, And Storage Of Textbooks In The First Class Districts Of The State Of Washington, Grades One Through Six, Haven K. Crum Aug 1961

A Survey Of The Life, Cost, And Storage Of Textbooks In The First Class Districts Of The State Of Washington, Grades One Through Six, Haven K. Crum

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare the cost of textbooks for grades one through six for the first class school districts in the State of Washington; (2) to establish an ideal textbook budget for optimum learning; (3) to find the useful life of a textbook as limited by durability and need for revision in certain subject areas, and (4) to investigate storage procedures, particularly central storage versus individual building storage, to determine the most efficient use of the basic and supplemental texts owned by a district.


A Study To Determine The Effect Of Three Elementary Physical Education Programs On Physical Fitness, Thomas Pattillo Aug 1961

A Study To Determine The Effect Of Three Elementary Physical Education Programs On Physical Fitness, Thomas Pattillo

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare the regular physical education program at Olympic Hills Elementary School, Seattle, Washington, with an experimental physical education program; (2) to compare the physical fitness of boys and girls in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades in the same school; and (3) to study the effect of the program on the individual’s fitness level.


A Survey Of The Present Status Of Classroom Music In The Tacoma Public Schools, James M. Trotter Aug 1961

A Survey Of The Present Status Of Classroom Music In The Tacoma Public Schools, James M. Trotter

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was (1) to survey teachers of grades four, five and six in the Tacoma School System to determine how many believe music should be taught by a special music teacher, the classroom teacher, or both; (2) to determine the amount of time allowed each week, in the grades surveyed, for teaching music; (3) to discover the attitudes of teachers surveyed toward music and its relation to the over-all school program; (4) to discover their attitudes toward music teachers; (5) to receive suggestions from classroom teachers as to how the music program in grades four, five ...


An Experiment In Designing And Constructing Sculptured Concrete Play Structures, Donald A. Scott Aug 1961

An Experiment In Designing And Constructing Sculptured Concrete Play Structures, Donald A. Scott

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this experiment was to design and construct a sculptured play structure to satisfy some of the physical and aesthetic needs of children as well as add to the landscape decor. The writer will present to the reader several points to consider before the designing and constructing of such a structure and some possible solutions to problems that may arise during the experiment.


A Study Of The Applicability Of Makah Indian Music As Material For Concert Band Composition, Larry S. Richardson Aug 1961

A Study Of The Applicability Of Makah Indian Music As Material For Concert Band Composition, Larry S. Richardson

All Master's Theses

This study intended to (1) use indigenous musical materials in a manner interesting to and useful in the instrumental music program of the public schools, (2) contribute to a greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic values of Northwest Indian Culture, and (3) promote an appreciation of the people who strive to perpetuate their Indian cultural heritage.


A Comparison In Scholastic Attainment Of The Athlete And Non-Athlete At Edmonds Junior High, Kenneth Edward Sturm Aug 1961

A Comparison In Scholastic Attainment Of The Athlete And Non-Athlete At Edmonds Junior High, Kenneth Edward Sturm

All Master's Theses

This study was an attempt to shed more light on scholastic attainment of athletes in the junior high school. The purpose was not to justify the inclusion or exclusion of interscholastic sports in the junior high school, only to determine what effect these sports have on an individual’s grades.


Scheduling Junior High Music Classes In Washington’S Public Schools, Albert R. Stevens Aug 1961

Scheduling Junior High Music Classes In Washington’S Public Schools, Albert R. Stevens

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to survey the practice of scheduling music in the public junior high schools in the State of Washington.


The Public Assistance Child In The Yakima Public Schools, Ellen Kennedy Brzoska Aug 1961

The Public Assistance Child In The Yakima Public Schools, Ellen Kennedy Brzoska

All Master's Theses

The aim of this study was to determine if the Public Assistance Group of children differed scholastically and intellectually from the children whose parents were not on Public Assistance.


A Study Of Benefits Gained From Industrial Mathematics By Students In The Inglewood Unified School District, Inglewood, California, Roy Dale Stull Aug 1961

A Study Of Benefits Gained From Industrial Mathematics By Students In The Inglewood Unified School District, Inglewood, California, Roy Dale Stull

All Master's Theses

In order to study the benefits gained from Industrial Mathematics by the students in the Inglewood Unified School District, something of a geometric approach has been used. Starting from several varied points, an attempt has been made to plot a single “unknown point,” the actual value of Industrial Mathematics.


A Survey Of Foreign Relations Emphasis In The Secondary Schools Of Clark County, Washington, Jess Vern Frost Aug 1961

A Survey Of Foreign Relations Emphasis In The Secondary Schools Of Clark County, Washington, Jess Vern Frost

All Master's Theses

This study attempted to determine the extent and nature of foreign relations education being given students in the Clark County, Washington, secondary schools. Eight areas centering around contemporary world history, geography, and problems courses were examined.


A Discriminative Study Of The Weight Training And Physical Fitness Program In Physical Education, George W. Carberry, Jr. Aug 1961

A Discriminative Study Of The Weight Training And Physical Fitness Program In Physical Education, George W. Carberry, Jr.

All Master's Theses

This study was undertaken to (1) determine the present physical fitness level of boys enrolled in physical education classes at Wilbur High School, Wilbur, Washington; (2) test this program and ascertain the level of development; (3) determine the value of weight training in physical education; (4) determine if this program is suitable to a small high school; and (5) aid teachers in developing and instructing students in a weight-training program in the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades.


9 O’Clock Scholar: An Educational Film Depicting The Major Activities During A Day In A First-Grade Classroom, Llewella Davies Aug 1961

9 O’Clock Scholar: An Educational Film Depicting The Major Activities During A Day In A First-Grade Classroom, Llewella Davies

All Master's Theses

This study was made to show how to plan and produce a film appropriate for informing lay citizens, parents, prospective teachers, and educators about the nature of instructional activities (learning experiences) in a modern first grade classroom.


Delayed Reinforcement And Delayed Response In Discrimination Learning Of Developmentally Retarded Children, Robert Preston Gelhart Aug 1961

Delayed Reinforcement And Delayed Response In Discrimination Learning Of Developmentally Retarded Children, Robert Preston Gelhart

All Master's Theses

As a preliminary investigation of delay factors in discrimination learning, the present study was designed primarily to contrast the effect of a short delay in response with the same duration of delay of reinforcement in order to evaluate the possibility that reinforcement-delay alone during the standard response-delay experiment is responsible for decremental effects.


Establishing An Integrated Instructional Materials Service, Elsie Eggebroten Tompkins Aug 1961

Establishing An Integrated Instructional Materials Service, Elsie Eggebroten Tompkins

All Master's Theses

This study attempted to discover if Washington school administrators believed it would be helpful to integrate library, textbook, and audio-visual materials into one instructional materials service. The three aspects of the problem to be explored were (1) the feasibility of the proposed service in actual schools in Washington, (2) the qualifications thought necessary for the director of such an integrated service, and (3) the degree to which our schools already approached an integrated instructional materials service.


Development Of The Principal Clarinets And Representative Music From 1696-1843, Robert Clarence Holtz Aug 1961

Development Of The Principal Clarinets And Representative Music From 1696-1843, Robert Clarence Holtz

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was (1) to point out the development of the mechanical structure of the principal clarinets in use from the instruments’ inception in about 1690 to the development of the Boehm system in 1843 and (2) to show the development of the clarinet literature during that period.


A Study Of Basketball Organizational Materials And The Development Of An Organizational Handbook For Beginning Basketball Coaches, Samuel Edward Mitchell Aug 1961

A Study Of Basketball Organizational Materials And The Development Of An Organizational Handbook For Beginning Basketball Coaches, Samuel Edward Mitchell

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether or not a handbook should be developed for beginning basketball coaches. Specifically, this investigation was designed to answer the following questions: (1) Do “AA” high school coaches use coaching handbooks? (2) What materials are included in these handbooks? and (3) If “AA” high school coaches did not have a handbook, what material did they think should be in a handbook?


Educational Community Resources A Guide For Moses Lake Junior High And Elementary Teachers, Byron L. Deshaw Aug 1961

Educational Community Resources A Guide For Moses Lake Junior High And Elementary Teachers, Byron L. Deshaw

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to assemble a clear, concise, convenient guide to educational community resources in the Moses Lake area; (2) to assist the Moses Lake teachers in planning and carrying out field trips; and (3) to provide a device that will save the teachers time in pre-planning as well as carrying out and evaluating a field trip.


A Language Arts Program For Pasco Senior High School Arrived At Through Group Participation, Doris L. Lisk Aug 1961

A Language Arts Program For Pasco Senior High School Arrived At Through Group Participation, Doris L. Lisk

All Master's Theses

This study through group consideration, attempted to devise an actual course of study for the language arts at Pasco Senior High School, Pasco, Washington, that would (1) insure basic achievements in each of the language arts for each student; (2) eliminate duplication in teaching previously learned material; (3) give the student opportunity to do makeup and/or catch-up work if necessary without the competition presented by more advanced students; (4) keep alive and foster (by advancement) students’ interest in English; (5) give opportunity for the student to cover as much of the language arts as his ability and ambition permit ...


Adequacy Of Preparation Felt By Those Who Obtained Degrees In Administration And Supervision At Central Washington College Of Education, Marjorie Irene Bradford Mathers Aug 1961

Adequacy Of Preparation Felt By Those Who Obtained Degrees In Administration And Supervision At Central Washington College Of Education, Marjorie Irene Bradford Mathers

All Master's Theses

This study tried to determine the degree to which students who earned their master’s degree between the years 1957 and 1960 felt prepared for an administrative position.


Responsibilities Of Washington Industrial Arts Teachers For Classroom Budgetary And Financial Procedures, Carl A. Fulkerson Aug 1961

Responsibilities Of Washington Industrial Arts Teachers For Classroom Budgetary And Financial Procedures, Carl A. Fulkerson

All Master's Theses

The study will attempt to show the present methods employed by industrial arts instructors in the school districts of the state of Washington in establishing (1) the industrial arts department budget, (2) various systems of collecting or handling money received from students in industrial arts courses, and (3) various disbursing methods or policies.


An Experiment With A Technical Unit For Teaching Fiction In The High School, Allen R. Goodell Aug 1961

An Experiment With A Technical Unit For Teaching Fiction In The High School, Allen R. Goodell

All Master's Theses

This unit will attempt to provide both new and experienced teachers with a practical, easily administered guide for the effective teaching of short stories.


Selective Art Experiences And Teaching Procedures For Developing Creativeness At The Junior High School Level, Marion Andrews Akers Aug 1961

Selective Art Experiences And Teaching Procedures For Developing Creativeness At The Junior High School Level, Marion Andrews Akers

All Master's Theses

It was the aim of this study to consider creativity, its relation to aesthetic achievement, and the importance of these in the development of the adolescent. Literature was reviewed; consideration of adolescent needs and the implications for art education were an integral part of the study.


A Correlation Between Space I.Q. And Performance In Basketball, Lynn E. Samford Jul 1961

A Correlation Between Space I.Q. And Performance In Basketball, Lynn E. Samford

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is any correlation between space I.Q. as measured on the SRA Test and performance in basketball at Prosser Junior High School during the years 1956-1960 and Prosser High School during the years 1958-1961.


A Survey Of Existing Measures For Remedial Readers In The Elementary Schools Of Pierce County, Robert L. Trask Jun 1961

A Survey Of Existing Measures For Remedial Readers In The Elementary Schools Of Pierce County, Robert L. Trask

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine what measures are being taken for remedial readers in the elementary schools of second class districts in Pierce County.


A Descriptive Study Of The College Elementary School Camping Experience Of Four Fifth Graders, Betty Anne Charlton Jun 1961

A Descriptive Study Of The College Elementary School Camping Experience Of Four Fifth Graders, Betty Anne Charlton

All Master's Theses

This study presented a review of the philosophy and history of school camping, the evolution of the outdoor education program at the College Elementary School, and a study of four fifth grade children before, during, and after their first school camping experience. Interviews, observations, written tests, sociograms, examination of records, and standard camp evaluations were utilized.