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The Relationship Between The Ordinal Position In The Family And Reading Achievement Of Third Graders In Yakima, Washington, Merle Klavano Dec 1964

The Relationship Between The Ordinal Position In The Family And Reading Achievement Of Third Graders In Yakima, Washington, Merle Klavano

All Master's Theses

Since many children fall in the category of reading below grade level, there is a constant desire on the part of educators to determine the factors of causation. If any reasons for a child's inability to read satisfactorily can be analyzed, it is to the child's advantage to have this done as early as possible.


A Survey Of The Procedures Used In The Selection Of Social Studies Textbooks In The Public Schools, Wayne D. Pringle Dec 1964

A Survey Of The Procedures Used In The Selection Of Social Studies Textbooks In The Public Schools, Wayne D. Pringle

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to (1) survey the procedures used in the selection of social studies textbooks in the public schools; (2) to determine the qualities considered in the selecting a textbook in social studies.


A Comparative Study Of The Traditional And The Scott, Foresman Approaches To The Teaching Of Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions, Austa L. Daverin Nov 1964

A Comparative Study Of The Traditional And The Scott, Foresman Approaches To The Teaching Of Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions, Austa L. Daverin

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the achievement of a control group of children taught addition and subtraction of fractions in the traditional way with that of an experimental group taught by the Scott, Foresman approach. The factors under consideration were the ability to perform the basic operations required in adding and subtracting fractions, and the retention of ability to perform these skills.


The Economic Importance Of Fungus Diseases Of The Tree Fruits In The Wapato Area, Rodney O. Phillips Oct 1964

The Economic Importance Of Fungus Diseases Of The Tree Fruits In The Wapato Area, Rodney O. Phillips

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to (1) determine which, if any, fungus diseases were affecting tree fruits in the Wapato area; (2) determine what control measures are being used against the diseases; (3) determine the costs for control of the diseases, and/or replacement of affected trees.


A Comparison Of Isometric And Isotonic Exercises As Methods Of Building Strength, Arnold Scott Oct 1964

A Comparison Of Isometric And Isotonic Exercises As Methods Of Building Strength, Arnold Scott

All Master's Theses

In view of today's emphasis on the need for physical strength, and the concern of the leaders of the Physical Education progression for greater physical fitness of our youth, the author felt more research should be conducted which might indicate ways of building strength. It was the purpose of this study to compare the results of selected isotonic exercises (weight lifting) with selected isometric exercises against a control group as means of building strength.


The Algae Of Two Soil Types, Eugene D. Fairchild Sep 1964

The Algae Of Two Soil Types, Eugene D. Fairchild

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to identify and describe the algal flora of two different soil types; a sandy soil, Plot I, and an alkali soil, Plot II.


An Inquiry Into The Effect Of Art Enrollment On Grades In Other Subjects, Roy B. Schonewill Aug 1964

An Inquiry Into The Effect Of Art Enrollment On Grades In Other Subjects, Roy B. Schonewill

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to measure the number of instances where enrollment in art may have had an influence on the success in the other subjects the students were taking while enrolled in art classes.


Teaching General Music Through Harmonic Experience In The Seventh Grade At Ritzville, Washington, Elmer A. Peters Aug 1964

Teaching General Music Through Harmonic Experience In The Seventh Grade At Ritzville, Washington, Elmer A. Peters

All Master's Theses

Prior to the school year 1963-64, general music at Ritzville Junior High School was primarily music listening-oriented. There was an obvious need for a more balanced music program that included singing, playing instruments, creativity, listening, and rhythms to provide the students with a broader concept of music. A general music program was sought, therefore, that would offer a balance of the above activities, and one that would create more enthusiasm than was apparent in the previous course of study. The importance of this study will be twofold: to determine whether or not the method of teaching resulted in the students ...


Growth In Geometric Skills Made By Students In Grade Four, Gail Crum Aug 1964

Growth In Geometric Skills Made By Students In Grade Four, Gail Crum

All Master's Theses

For the first time in School District Number Seven, Yakima, Washington, a structured geometry course is included in the fourth grade mathematics program. The purpose of this study was to determine the growth in geometric skills made by the students enrolled in this program. It is a study to help determine which learnings fourth graders grasp, which only a few grasp, and, if there are some, none grasp.


A Study Of The Federal School System Of Alaska Concerning Its Role And Administrative Problems, John E. Coffee Aug 1964

A Study Of The Federal School System Of Alaska Concerning Its Role And Administrative Problems, John E. Coffee

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were (1) to discover the reasons for the development of the dual system of education in Alaska; (2) to study how this system grew and still persists; (3) to show the importance of the Bureau of Indian Affairs schools in Alaska; and (4) to discover administrative problems facing the Bureau of Indian Affairs school administrator.


A Survey Of Reading Methods Suitable For Use With Remedial Pupils, Louie W. Cava Aug 1964

A Survey Of Reading Methods Suitable For Use With Remedial Pupils, Louie W. Cava

All Master's Theses

This study will research and present a description of methods which may be used with those students who are having difficulty reading via the basal reader and phonetic approaches.


An Evaluation Of The Sra Reading Laboratory I-A Used As A Supplementary Reading Program In The First Grade, Doris R. Ayyoub Aug 1964

An Evaluation Of The Sra Reading Laboratory I-A Used As A Supplementary Reading Program In The First Grade, Doris R. Ayyoub

All Master's Theses

This study was conducted with a group of first grade children to ascertain the value of the SRA Reading Laboratory I-a when used as a supplement to the basic reading program. Comparisons were made with another group of first grade children who used an informal reading program as a supplement to the basic reading program.


An Experimental Study Of Fear: Test Of An Alleged Innate Sign Stimulus, Paul Dawson Aug 1964

An Experimental Study Of Fear: Test Of An Alleged Innate Sign Stimulus, Paul Dawson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the present study was to test the Tinbergen hypothesis that specifically shaped sign stimuli innately arouse fear behavior in certain species of birds.


An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Weight Training On The Speed, Strength, And Endurance Of Junior High School Boys, Kenneth Duane Edwards Aug 1964

An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Weight Training On The Speed, Strength, And Endurance Of Junior High School Boys, Kenneth Duane Edwards

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to attempt to determine the effect, if any, that the introduction of weight training programs in the physical education classes would have on the speed, strength and endurance of the boys.


A Descriptive Analysis Of The Youth Study Center Of Yakima, Washington, From 1957 To 1964, Julius Edwin Glover Aug 1964

A Descriptive Analysis Of The Youth Study Center Of Yakima, Washington, From 1957 To 1964, Julius Edwin Glover

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this paper to record the history of the Youth Study Center, showing how and why it came about, and how it now fits into the total school picture in Yakima.


Identification Of Personality Traits Of Various Academic Interests, Jerry Maurice Gower Aug 1964

Identification Of Personality Traits Of Various Academic Interests, Jerry Maurice Gower

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine if students exhibit unique personality patterns specific to various areas of study in education.


A Study Of Selected Topics To Be Taught In Sixth-Grade Science In The Grant School, Ephrata, Washington, Lewis Clyde Graham Aug 1964

A Study Of Selected Topics To Be Taught In Sixth-Grade Science In The Grant School, Ephrata, Washington, Lewis Clyde Graham

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study will be (1) to set up a series of units from which a sixth grade science program can be built; (2) to determine what materials can be used to teach this: and (3) to provide the nucleus around which an entire elementary science program can be developed.


The Application Of The Additivity Theorem To Subjective Probability, Branton K. Holmberg Aug 1964

The Application Of The Additivity Theorem To Subjective Probability, Branton K. Holmberg

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to examine the validity of applying the additivity theorem to subjective estimates of probability. Additivity, as used herein, refers to the process of adding the probability of the occurrence of an event and the probability of the non-occurrence of the same event and arriving at a total of one.


The Origin And Development Of The Italian Aria In The Baroque Period, Richard M. Houser Aug 1964

The Origin And Development Of The Italian Aria In The Baroque Period, Richard M. Houser

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to study and identify the pertinent factors that established the operatic aria as a vocal solo form, to discover how these factors were applied and developed by the various composers of the Baroque period, and to gain a perspective of its historical value in music.


Mines And Miners Of The Swauk, Josee Ann Jordan Aug 1964

Mines And Miners Of The Swauk, Josee Ann Jordan

All Master's Theses

This paper is presented as an investigation into the history of the gold field lying in the mountains of northern Kittitas county and known as the Swauk.


“Weep You No More, Sad Fountains” An Original Choral Work Displaying Certain Archaic Compositional Devices, Ray Bert Johnson Aug 1964

“Weep You No More, Sad Fountains” An Original Choral Work Displaying Certain Archaic Compositional Devices, Ray Bert Johnson

All Master's Theses

A study of selected contemporary choral music revealed that modern composers, seeking new sounds, frequently use archaic compositional devices. The problem for the writer became the composition of an original choral work utilizing archaic devices.


Getting Ready For Kindergarten: A Film Designed To Be Shown At An Orientation Meeting For Parents Of Kindergarten Children, Mary Jane Koontz Aug 1964

Getting Ready For Kindergarten: A Film Designed To Be Shown At An Orientation Meeting For Parents Of Kindergarten Children, Mary Jane Koontz

All Master's Theses

The production of a film which would offer several advantages over past procedures of orienting and informing parents of kindergarten children is proposed.


Factors Involved In Establishing Power Mechanics In The Industrial Arts Curriculum At Morgan Junior High School, Ellensburg, Washington, Donald Wallace Mcinnis Aug 1964

Factors Involved In Establishing Power Mechanics In The Industrial Arts Curriculum At Morgan Junior High School, Ellensburg, Washington, Donald Wallace Mcinnis

All Master's Theses

In the teaching of industrial arts several problems are constantly encountered. Foremost of these is the necessary re-evaluation of the curriculum to provide a program which truly represents the rapidly changing industrial complex in our country.


A Job Description Of The Administrators And Classified Personnel Of Monroe Public Schools, Gene F. Maxim Aug 1964

A Job Description Of The Administrators And Classified Personnel Of Monroe Public Schools, Gene F. Maxim

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to provide the superintendent and the school board with a job description of the certified administrators and classified personnel of the Monroe Public Schools. This study is to serve as a future guide in hiring, transfering and promoting school district personnel.


Existential Thought: Its Contributions To Psychotherapy, John Joseph Mitchell Ii Aug 1964

Existential Thought: Its Contributions To Psychotherapy, John Joseph Mitchell Ii

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to present a basic introduction to the general concepts of existential philosophy and to illustrate how these concepts are integrated into psychology and psychotherapy.


An Assessment Of The Current Status Of High School Psychology Teaching In The State Of Washington, G. James Mullen Jr. Aug 1964

An Assessment Of The Current Status Of High School Psychology Teaching In The State Of Washington, G. James Mullen Jr.

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the current status of high school psychology teaching in the State of Washington. Specifically, the paper attempted to gain information regarding course content, frequency, and objectives.


An Enumeration Of Historical Accounts Selected To Facilitate The Teaching Of Key Historical Concepts, Juanita Colobong Sarandi Aug 1964

An Enumeration Of Historical Accounts Selected To Facilitate The Teaching Of Key Historical Concepts, Juanita Colobong Sarandi

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to (1) ascertain from the literature a number of key core values basic to an understanding of American democracy and (2) to enumerate various counts from United States History, which could be used with elementary school pupils to develop an understanding of these core values.


The Development Of The Song Literature Of Hugo Wolf, Edward J. Sand Aug 1964

The Development Of The Song Literature Of Hugo Wolf, Edward J. Sand

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to gain a perspective of the history of Hugo wolf, the composers that influenced his work, and to identify and explain the pertinent elements of his Lieder that helped to make him reign as a master in this field.


Criteria For Evaluating A Good Reading Program For Grades Five Through Eight From Research And Literature As They Apply To Battle Ground, Washington, Charles D. Strunk Aug 1964

Criteria For Evaluating A Good Reading Program For Grades Five Through Eight From Research And Literature As They Apply To Battle Ground, Washington, Charles D. Strunk

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to develop criteria that will help Battle Ground schools in planning their fifth through eighth grade reading program.


Palestrina: His Time, His Life And His Music, Wilford W. Whitaker Aug 1964

Palestrina: His Time, His Life And His Music, Wilford W. Whitaker

All Master's Theses

To perform the music of Palestrina (and the music of other composers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries) a conductor should understand the prevailing style of the music of Palestrina's time.