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All Master's Theses

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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 ...


A Study Of The Relationship Between Extracurricular Activities And The Success Of College Women, Sherrill Ann Ortman Dec 1966

A Study Of The Relationship Between Extracurricular Activities And The Success Of College Women, Sherrill Ann Ortman

All Master's Theses

The four purposes of this study are: 1. To determine the correlations between: a. extracurricular participation hours and predicted GPA, b. extracurricular participation hours and actual GPA, and c. predicted GPA and actual GPA, for those CWSC women majors in physical education who met the criteria for inclusion in this study; 2. To determine the magnitude of the effect of predicted GPA upon the correlational relationship between extracurricular participation hours and actual GPA; 3. To determine the correlations between: a. extracurricular participation hours and predicted GPA, and b. extracurricular participation hours and actual GPA, both for successful and for non-successful ...


Concepts Which May Be Used In A Study Of Transportation In Elementary School Social Studies, Flora Jean O'Neill Dec 1966

Concepts Which May Be Used In A Study Of Transportation In Elementary School Social Studies, Flora Jean O'Neill

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to identify concepts applicable to a unit on transportation in an elementary school social studies program.


Reading In The Kindergarten: A Comparative Study Of Opposing Views, Geneva Nevius Dec 1966

Reading In The Kindergarten: A Comparative Study Of Opposing Views, Geneva Nevius

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to attempt to bring together differing opinions and research concerning the teaching of formal reading skills to children of kindergarten age. In order to establish evidence relevant to the problem, the following question was considered: Should the teaching of formal reading skills be a part of the kindergarten curriculum? In view of the question, this paper attempted to study from the literature whether formal reading skills should be taught to children in kindergarten classes.


An Extension Of The Reinforcement Contiguity Issue – The Effect Of Retention In The Goal Box After Reinforcement, Marilyn L. Grey Dec 1966

An Extension Of The Reinforcement Contiguity Issue – The Effect Of Retention In The Goal Box After Reinforcement, Marilyn L. Grey

All Master's Theses

This study investigated one prediction of Guthrie's theory of learning (1936, 1952)--that retention in the goal box after reinforcement increases the likelihood of incompatible responses to the goal stimuli and, thus, decreases learning. Three measures of learning were used: number of trials to criterion, total number of correct trials in the first twenty trials, and number of subjects who met criterion of five successive correct responses within forty trials.


Women Teacher Turnover Problems In The Lutheran Schools Of The Northwestern Sector Of The United States, Fred H. Mantey Oct 1966

Women Teacher Turnover Problems In The Lutheran Schools Of The Northwestern Sector Of The United States, Fred H. Mantey

All Master's Theses

The following fundamental points form the nucleus of the hypothesis of this problem. 1. Women teachers in Lutheran schools are underpaid. 2. The absence of desirable working conditions for women prevails. 3. The absence of desirable working relationships exists. These contributing factors of women teacher turnover may or may not be true but the writer shall attempt to clarify them by his research.


Job Descriptions And Job Specifications For Directors Of Special Education, Andrew D. Ray Aug 1966

Job Descriptions And Job Specifications For Directors Of Special Education, Andrew D. Ray

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to analyze the available literature in the area of special education in an effort to compile a descriptive taxonomy of job descriptions and job specifications for directors of special education.


An Investigation Of Five Methods Of Inter-Class Grouping In The Elementary School, Jack D. Henderson Aug 1966

An Investigation Of Five Methods Of Inter-Class Grouping In The Elementary School, Jack D. Henderson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper will be to research five (5) methods of elementary school inter-class grouping,which can make available a climate for learning. These five methods are: 1. Graded Elementary School 2. Dual-Progress Plan 3. Departmentalization 4. Non-graded Organization 5. Team Teaching


Concept Attainment Through Negative Instances, David Allen Isom Aug 1966

Concept Attainment Through Negative Instances, David Allen Isom

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is twofold: 1. To investigate the reported conclusions of several experiments in the area of concept attainment that have utilized the Hovland (1952) information processing model; 2. To explore implications of the above model, specifically those pertaining to subjects concept attainment performance over successive presentation of different concepts derived from the same experimental universe.


An Eclectic Approach To Individualized Reading In The First Grade, Sandra S. Scherer Aug 1966

An Eclectic Approach To Individualized Reading In The First Grade, Sandra S. Scherer

All Master's Theses

Past experience has revealed a definite need to release children, at least partially, from the traditional ability groupings and allow more flexible groupings. The past also revealed that individual children's unique interests and abilities were not being provided for. Since the teaching of reading occupies a central position in the elementary grades, and since children have a wide range of reading abilities and interests, an investigation of individualized reading was prompted.


Criteria, Anthology, And Explication Of Poetry For First Grade, Echo Mae Kime Aug 1966

Criteria, Anthology, And Explication Of Poetry For First Grade, Echo Mae Kime

All Master's Theses

In recognition of this multi-faceted problem of selecting poems to use with first grade, it is the purpose of this study (1) to establish criteria of evaluation and selection, relating that criteria to the bases of poetry criticism, (2) using that criteria, to compile an anthology for use with first grade, and (3) to explicate each of the selected poems in such a manner as to help the teacher better understand and appreciate the particular poetic qualities of that poem, and hence be more effective in using that poem in the classroom.


An Audiovisual Program: The Selection, Utilization And Evaluation Of Audiovisual Materials For The Morgan Junior High School Seventh Grade Physical Science Program, William S. Craig Aug 1966

An Audiovisual Program: The Selection, Utilization And Evaluation Of Audiovisual Materials For The Morgan Junior High School Seventh Grade Physical Science Program, William S. Craig

All Master's Theses

Through this study the writer will attempt to: (1) identify and investigate the current standards of an effective audiovisual program; (2) identify and evaluate the rationale which can be used in determining the basis for the utilization of audiovisual materials in the field of science education; (3) use this rationale as a basis for selecting appropriate audiovisual materials for the seventh grade physical science curriculum in Morgan Junior High School; and (4) develop recommendations concerning the utilization of audiovisual materials in the science curriculum at Morgan Junior High School in Ellensburg, Washington.


A Study Of School Programs For The Culturally Deprived Child, Mary King Cox Aug 1966

A Study Of School Programs For The Culturally Deprived Child, Mary King Cox

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study are (1) to study descriptive information about school programs for culturally deprived children in both large and small cities in order to identify the broad range of procedures being employed to educate these disadvantaged children, and (2) to identify those program elements which might be most useful in planning for the needs of these children in other districts such as Pasco, Washington.


The Effects Of Two Conditioning Programs On The Physical Fitness Level Of Ninth Grade Boys, Joseph H. Buckley Aug 1966

The Effects Of Two Conditioning Programs On The Physical Fitness Level Of Ninth Grade Boys, Joseph H. Buckley

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of two different methods of presenting conditioning programs on the physical fitness level of ninth grade boys at Lincoln Junior High School.


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.


Guideline For An Organized Plan Of Written Communications Between The Selah School District Number 119 And The Community, Jeanne M. Berryman Aug 1966

Guideline For An Organized Plan Of Written Communications Between The Selah School District Number 119 And The Community, Jeanne M. Berryman

All Master's Theses

This paper has attempted to list some defensible guidelines that may be used by the schools in formulating a structured program of communication with the community. The study was undertaken at the suggestion of the Superintendent of the Selah School District in an effort to help identify areas where communications might be improved in that district.


The Construction And Use Of Eight Millimeter Single Concept Films In Industrial Arts, Lyle R. West Aug 1966

The Construction And Use Of Eight Millimeter Single Concept Films In Industrial Arts, Lyle R. West

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study (1) to investigate the local production and use of silent eight millimeter loop films and (2) to construct a film to demonstrate the possibility of local production.


An Evaluation Of An Experiment In Instruction In Junior High School Beginning Woodworking, Donald L. Hayes Aug 1966

An Evaluation Of An Experiment In Instruction In Junior High School Beginning Woodworking, Donald L. Hayes

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to measure the effectiveness, based on fundamental woodworking knowledge gained, of a method of teaching junior high school woodworking through teacher-controlled projects.


Analysis Of Personal And Social Characteristics Requisite For High Grade Institutional Teaching Of Delinquent Children, Neil Jerome Hoing Aug 1966

Analysis Of Personal And Social Characteristics Requisite For High Grade Institutional Teaching Of Delinquent Children, Neil Jerome Hoing

All Master's Theses

The goal of this study was to select those particular characteristics pertinent to successful teaching, and by which a more intelligent selection of institutional teachers of delinquent youth could be made.


A Comparative Study Of Individualized Reading And Basal Reading (Ability Grouping) For Progress In Comprehension, Quantity, And Word Meaning, John Arnold Moffitt Aug 1966

A Comparative Study Of Individualized Reading And Basal Reading (Ability Grouping) For Progress In Comprehension, Quantity, And Word Meaning, John Arnold Moffitt

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this paper (1) to study the individualized reading group and the basal reading group, as to their progress in comprehension, quantity and word meaning; (2) to compare the two groups to see which group produces the greater amount of progress in comprehension, quantity, and word meaning; (3) to compare the amount of progress of the boys as to the progress of the girls in comprehension, quantity, and word meaning; and (4) to compare the amount of progress of slow, average, and fast readers.


Shaping Creative Verbal Behavior In Six Fourth Grade Children, Joan S. Mckean Aug 1966

Shaping Creative Verbal Behavior In Six Fourth Grade Children, Joan S. Mckean

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to shape creative verbal behavior in six fourth grade subjects through the use of positive social reinforcement delivered by a mechanical talking dummy. Dummy approval was contingent on the emission of a creative verbal response to verbal stimuli provided by the dummy in a series of training sessions.


The Theme And Variations As Used By Four Important Piano Composers In Four Periods Of Music History, James Patrick O'Brien Aug 1966

The Theme And Variations As Used By Four Important Piano Composers In Four Periods Of Music History, James Patrick O'Brien

All Master's Theses

The intent of this study was to give a brief background and history of the theme and variations in early periods of music history, as well as to analyze more specifically and compare in some depth the use of the form by four composers of later periods, in a keyboard work of each. Each of the following composers represents a different period of music history: (1) Handel, late Baroque; (2) Mozart, Classic; (3) Beethoven, early Romantic; and (4) Norman Dello Joio, Modern. Although the form under study has been used in many media of writing, the compositions in this analysis ...


An Investigation Of Professional, Legal, And Economic Factors Requisite To Consideration Of A Teaching Career In British Columbia, Joy Alton Nygaard Aug 1966

An Investigation Of Professional, Legal, And Economic Factors Requisite To Consideration Of A Teaching Career In British Columbia, Joy Alton Nygaard

All Master's Theses

The basic purpose of this study is to investigate professional, legal, and economic factors teachers consider before changing from one teaching position to another. The more specific purpose is to determine whether opportunities for teachers are better in British Columbia than in Washington.


A Relationship Between Physical Fitness And Social And Academic Achievement Of Junior High School Girls, Shirley Mae Oakes Aug 1966

A Relationship Between Physical Fitness And Social And Academic Achievement Of Junior High School Girls, Shirley Mae Oakes

All Master's Theses

This study was made to determine the relationship between scores made on the Californis Physical Performance Test and the Academic Achievement of seventh grade girls in Springstowne Junior High School, Vallejo, California. A second purpose was to determine the relationship between the physical fitness test scores and social preference scores as indicated by a sociometric test.


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.


Individualized Instruction In Reading, Sunny Murdock Aug 1966

Individualized Instruction In Reading, Sunny Murdock

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to describe methods, procedures, techniques, and problems in the utilization of individualized instruction in reading through a review of literature and a practical application of this method in the classroom.


A Comparative Study Of Maintenance And Operation Receipts Of The High School Districts Of Grant County Under The “Washington Foundation Plan” And The Pre-1965 State School Support Formula, Henry J. Milhofer Aug 1966

A Comparative Study Of Maintenance And Operation Receipts Of The High School Districts Of Grant County Under The “Washington Foundation Plan” And The Pre-1965 State School Support Formula, Henry J. Milhofer

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to investigate the merits of the "Washington Foundation Plan" as opposed to the supplanted state apportionment formula of 1965. Procedures of the foundation approach to state support will be applied to operating school districts to compare funds available under that system with those available under the previous method. This study intends to apply the plan to the high school districts of an entire county so that the financial impact of the newly-adopted approach upon small as well as large districts will be thoroughly understood.


The Financial And Related Characteristics Of Married Students At Central Washington State College, Spring Quarter, 1966, Gordon Neale Galbraith Aug 1966

The Financial And Related Characteristics Of Married Students At Central Washington State College, Spring Quarter, 1966, Gordon Neale Galbraith

All Master's Theses

This study was based on the hypothesis that (1) married students are inadequately financed, and (2) married students are in need of services peculiar to their status.


A Motion Picture Presentation Of Techniques And Progressions Of Support Skills On The Side Horse, Ronald James Cultum Aug 1966

A Motion Picture Presentation Of Techniques And Progressions Of Support Skills On The Side Horse, Ronald James Cultum

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to record on film, in a logical teaching progression, the techniques of proper movement on the side horse.


The Ecology Of Aplodontia Rufa In King And Snohomish Counties, Washington, Richard A. Martin Aug 1966

The Ecology Of Aplodontia Rufa In King And Snohomish Counties, Washington, Richard A. Martin

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to investigate some aspects of the ecology of Aplodontia rufa in greater detail than in previously published accounts. I have concentrated my investigation on the areas of reproductive activity and burrowing habits, but will comment on other aspects of their ecology when pertinent. I have also attempted to correlate this material with studies done in other areas of the range.