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All Master's Theses

1969

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The Continuance Of Romance In American Fiction, Oliver James Benham Dec 1969

The Continuance Of Romance In American Fiction, Oliver James Benham

All Master's Theses

Critics recognize an important tradition of American romance in the nineteenth century, yet they pay little if any serious attention to the continuing tradition of romance in the literature of this century.


A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith Oct 1969

A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith

All Master's Theses

The purpose was to compare the Open Court first grade reading program with a traditional Basal Method being taught at Lakeview Elementary School in the Lake Washington School District.


Basic Educational Experiences Program Utilizing Individualized Instruction In Auditory And Visual Perception Phase Ii, Peggy L. Stapleton Oct 1969

Basic Educational Experiences Program Utilizing Individualized Instruction In Auditory And Visual Perception Phase Ii, Peggy L. Stapleton

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to develop Phase II in the Basic Educational Experiences Program, Phase I (6) of which was already in use in Yakima's Elementary Schools. Phase I was a minimal program in motor-sensory development. Phase II was a program in sequential perceptual activities contributing to and supporting the perceptual needs of the individual child through personal involvement in its activities.


A Research Paper On The Definition, Treatment, And Rehabilitation Of Knee Injuries Incurred In Football, Larry W. Maguire Aug 1969

A Research Paper On The Definition, Treatment, And Rehabilitation Of Knee Injuries Incurred In Football, Larry W. Maguire

All Master's Theses

Coaches entering the area of football need to be aware of the factors involved in knee injuries. Both experienced and inexperienced coaches can benefit from research which will enable him to adequately care for any injuries which may arise. Often coaches in athletics do not have available to them, ready information covering this problem. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to provide relevant data pertaining to all facets of the knee injury as it occurs in football; the diagnosis of the injury; prescribed treatment; qnd the actual rehabilitation of the knee.


A Comparative Study Of Reading Achievement Growth And Attitude Toward Reading When Instructed Through A Basal Reader Manual Or Sanders’ Questioning Technique, Ruth Bechtel Aug 1969

A Comparative Study Of Reading Achievement Growth And Attitude Toward Reading When Instructed Through A Basal Reader Manual Or Sanders’ Questioning Technique, Ruth Bechtel

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reading achievement growth and to analyze the reading attitudes of seventh grade students when they are subjected to different methods of teacher questions. The two approaches used were: (1) the Basal Text Guidebook questioning approach, and (2) the Sanders' Questioning technique.


A Comparison Of The Effects On Development Of Physical Fitness And Motor Skills Of Two Physical Education Programs With Opposite Program Emphases, David L. Haynie Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Effects On Development Of Physical Fitness And Motor Skills Of Two Physical Education Programs With Opposite Program Emphases, David L. Haynie

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects on development of physical fitness and motor skills of two physical education programs having opposite program emphases, using as subjects for the comparison, seventh grade boys at Michael T. Simmons School in Tumwater, Washington.


A Study Of The Effect The Value-Clarification Process Had On Fifth Grade Students In Auburn, Washington, Kathleen Agnes Hagen Aug 1969

A Study Of The Effect The Value-Clarification Process Had On Fifth Grade Students In Auburn, Washington, Kathleen Agnes Hagen

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there was any significant difference in the behavior ratings of the two groups of fifth graders between those students who received the "value-clarification" process and those students who did not. The clarification process is an approach to clarifying the values of students. The teacher asks questions, during group or private individual sessions, of the students.


A Feasibility Study Of District Reorganization For Dayton, Prescott, And Waitsburg, Glynn Dewayne Davis Aug 1969

A Feasibility Study Of District Reorganization For Dayton, Prescott, And Waitsburg, Glynn Dewayne Davis

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were to (1) determine the need of school district reorganization for the school districts of Dayton, Waitsburg, and Prescott, Washington; (2) determine the current existing situations of the school districts regarding size and educational offerings; (3) appraise the educational benefits to be gained by reorganization; (4) examine the limitations of reorganization; and (5) propose a plan to implement reorganization.


A Pentadic Contrast Rhetorical Criticism And Journalistic Reporting, Edward Kaakua Medeiros Aug 1969

A Pentadic Contrast Rhetorical Criticism And Journalistic Reporting, Edward Kaakua Medeiros

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this paper (1) to analyze the separate writings of a rhetorician and a journalist who both criticized selected campaign addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, (2) to discover the differences in the critical products derived from different purposes and methods, and (3) to describe these differences and possibly interpret them as examples which lead to the varying evaluations of rhetorical and journalistic criticism.


A Longitudinal Study Of Self-Concept In Late Adolescents, William Davy Thomas Aug 1969

A Longitudinal Study Of Self-Concept In Late Adolescents, William Davy Thomas

All Master's Theses

Since knowledge of self-stability is important to self-theory, a study as briefly outlined above seemed valuable. The four chief parts of the study to emerge are given below: 1. To investigate the stability of the self-concept of adolescents over one and two-year intervals. 2. To investigate the stability of the self-concept and its relationship to such factors as social status, intelligence, and maturation age. 3. To investigate the favorability of self-concept and to see if such things as social status, intelligence, and maturation age make for differences in favorability. 4. To investigate the differences between drop-outs and continuands when all ...


A Compilation Of Songs Of Polynesia For Use In The Teaching Of Music To Elementary School Students, Anne P. Medeiros Aug 1969

A Compilation Of Songs Of Polynesia For Use In The Teaching Of Music To Elementary School Students, Anne P. Medeiros

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study are (1) to provide information about the vital part that music has played in the Polynesian cultures of Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, and New Zealand, (2) to present in written form heretofore unpublished children's songs and dances from the five principal cultures of Polynesia, and (3) to provide explanatory material on the use of these songs.


A Survey Of Closed Circuit Television Facilities And Utilization In The Accredited Secondary Schools In The State Of Washington, Robert Lawrence Wiley Aug 1969

A Survey Of Closed Circuit Television Facilities And Utilization In The Accredited Secondary Schools In The State Of Washington, Robert Lawrence Wiley

All Master's Theses

At the present time in the State of Washington, there are no reports with detailed information about the number of secondary schools using closed circuit television, nor is there information on the type of equipment or its use in existing closed circuit television facilities. Therefore, it is the purpose of this study to assess the current facilities and uses of closed circuit television in the secondary schools of the State of Washington. The assessment of facilities throughout the state would be valuable to schools in the purchasing of equipment and the establishment of new programs in closed circuit television.


A Comparative Investigation Of The Effects Of Precision Of Response In Two Ninth Grade Algebra Classes, James Henry Krack Aug 1969

A Comparative Investigation Of The Effects Of Precision Of Response In Two Ninth Grade Algebra Classes, James Henry Krack

All Master's Theses

One of the areas of concern in mathematics education is that of communication of ideas and procedures. Since language plays the key role in the communication process, it is of value to examine its effect in the mathematics learning situation. The particular topic discussed in this paper concerned itself with various levels of precision in language usage in the mathematics classroom.


A Comparison Of The Exer-Genie As A Physical Conditioning Device To Traditional Methods Of Exercise, Robert E. Parsons Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Exer-Genie As A Physical Conditioning Device To Traditional Methods Of Exercise, Robert E. Parsons

All Master's Theses

This study was composed of two problems as follows 1. To compare the Exer-Genie with a traditional developmental physical education program and a typical physical education program for developing physical fitness in elementary school boys. 2. To compare the development of specific muscular strengths in a program using the Exer-Genie with the development of the same specific muscular strengths in a traditional developmental program.


A Comparison Of The Iowa Tests Of Educational Development With Student Achievement As Predictors Of Future Student Success In Mathematics, William Henry Patrick Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Iowa Tests Of Educational Development With Student Achievement As Predictors Of Future Student Success In Mathematics, William Henry Patrick

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare ninth grade algebra grades with grades achieved in future mathematics courses; (2) to compare scores achieved on the ITED with grades achieved in future mathematics courses; and (J) to determine whether the ITED or past student achievement was the better predictor of future student success in mathematics.


A Comparison Of Mean Correct-Words-A-Minute Scores Achieved By Beginning Typewriting Students Taught By Two Different Methods, Yvonne L. Marquard Aug 1969

A Comparison Of Mean Correct-Words-A-Minute Scores Achieved By Beginning Typewriting Students Taught By Two Different Methods, Yvonne L. Marquard

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to make statistical comparisons of the mean correct-words-a-minute scores of students taught by two different methods and materials as presented by two different textbooks. Comparisons were made after twelve, twenty-four, and thirty-six weeks of instruction to determine the effectiveness of each textbook in developing speed in beginning typewriting students.


A Survey Of The Opinions Of Parents And Teachers Regarding The Reporting System Used In The Vale Elementary School In Cashmere, Washington, David Leroy Lentz Aug 1969

A Survey Of The Opinions Of Parents And Teachers Regarding The Reporting System Used In The Vale Elementary School In Cashmere, Washington, David Leroy Lentz

All Master's Theses

[T]he purpose of this study was to elicit the opinions of the Cashmere parents and teachers towards the present reporting system and reporting in general and to ascertain whether the present reporting system used in the Vale Elementary School was meeting the needs of the community and school.


A Survey Of School-Community Communication Processes In Selected Washington High Schools, Thomas R. Newell Aug 1969

A Survey Of School-Community Communication Processes In Selected Washington High Schools, Thomas R. Newell

All Master's Theses

This survey was undertaken (1) to determine whether there are problems in communication and compatibility involving secondary school faculties, and (2) if problems exist: (a) to determine whether communication and compatibility is lacking between communities and secondary school faculties; (b) to identify, if possible, the various academic areas involved in the problem; (c) to determine whether the problem is more predominant at any one time of the year; (d) to determine what age groups, if any, are involved in communication and compatibility problems; and (e) to report desirable administrative procedures.


An Attempt To Identify Selected Legal Responsibilities In Off-Campus Student Teaching, Joyce Wolverton Swan Aug 1969

An Attempt To Identify Selected Legal Responsibilities In Off-Campus Student Teaching, Joyce Wolverton Swan

All Master's Theses

Due largely to the increasing involvement of the public schools in the education of prospective teachers, there is general agreement by authorities in the field of education on the need for identifying the legal responsibilities of the public schools and teacher training institutions during the student teaching experience. There is a need for developing guidelines and regulations. There appears to be general consensus that professional organizations, teacher training institutions, and the public schools should cooperatively formulate these standards. However, because ultimate legal authority for the public schools rests with the state legislature, the state legislature or its delegated agent must ...


Attendance Patterns Of The Secondary Indian Students Who Attended Camp Chaparral In 1967, Thomas H. Elgin Aug 1969

Attendance Patterns Of The Secondary Indian Students Who Attended Camp Chaparral In 1967, Thomas H. Elgin

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to study these secondary Indian students after a summer's training at Camp Chaparral in 1967 and determine what their attendance pattern was in school the following three semesters. The study will attempt to: 1. Determine the total percentage of absenteeism individually and as a group. 2. Determine the percentage of dropouts during the three semesters studied. 3. Compare frequency of absence of boys and girls. 4. Indicate which grade had the highest percentage of attendance. 5. Trace the movement of students if they transferred from one school to another. 6. Determine days of ...


An Analysis Of Parents’ Reaction To A Reporting System, Janice Louise Demmon Aug 1969

An Analysis Of Parents’ Reaction To A Reporting System, Janice Louise Demmon

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to analyze parents' reaction to a new reporting system. The system had been modified to eliminate all marks, and conferences and narrative reports were used in place of report cards.


A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard Aug 1969

A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the number of critical reading skills included in six basal reading series and how many of these skills each series contained. It was also the purpose of this study to determine the grade level at which each specific skill was introduced and further how many of these skills were introduced at the grade one level.


Advertising Media As A Source For Painting Iconography, Betty Thompkins Aug 1969

Advertising Media As A Source For Painting Iconography, Betty Thompkins

All Master's Theses

One of the phenomena of twentieth century America is the enormous growth in size and influence of the advertising industry. It is impossible to avoid the visual and aural images of sultry women and sophisticated men (and various portions of their anatomy), who order, persuade and cajole the public through the media of television, newspapers and magazines. It was the purpose of this thesis (1) to use these advertisements as a source of visual imagery for a series of drawings and paintings; (2) to utilize the resulting ambiguity of the image when taken out of a commercial context and put ...


A Survey Of Family Life And Sex Education Programs In Washington Secondary Schools, James Bernard Darcy Aug 1969

A Survey Of Family Life And Sex Education Programs In Washington Secondary Schools, James Bernard Darcy

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this project was to measure the incidence of family life and sex education in Washington secondary schools; to discover what departments or academic areas include such education in the curriculum; who the teachers are, and the nature of their preparation; to gain a definitive description of what kind of education is attempted under this heading; and to evaluate needs and opportunities for expanded and improved family life and sex education in the State of Washington.


A Discriminative Study Of Girls’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Carol A. Finney Aug 1969

A Discriminative Study Of Girls’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Carol A. Finney

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the status of physical education in schools of the Big Eight Athletic Conference. Test results and statistical information compiled from the LaPorte Score Card, Elder P (M) F Test, McCloy GMA Test, Stradtman Test of Physical Fitness Knowledge, and the Kneer Attitude and Diagnostic Inventory reflected the status of physical education in the eight schools studied.


A Comparison Of The Self-Concept Levels Of Educable Mental Retardates In The Wenatchee Public Schools And The Lacey Public Schools, John Williams Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Self-Concept Levels Of Educable Mental Retardates In The Wenatchee Public Schools And The Lacey Public Schools, John Williams

All Master's Theses

It shall be the purpose of this study to determine the measured self concept of the educable mentally retarded enrolled in a secondary special education program and to compare it with the measured self concept of the educable mentally retarded enrolled in a normal secondary school program.


A Cross-Comparison Of The Contributions Of Obstacle Course Training And Extended Motor Ability Development To Physical Fitness And Motor Ability, Arthur K. Ellis Aug 1969

A Cross-Comparison Of The Contributions Of Obstacle Course Training And Extended Motor Ability Development To Physical Fitness And Motor Ability, Arthur K. Ellis

All Master's Theses

This study measured the changes in physical fitness and motor ability that occurred among comparable groups who participated in two different physical education programs. Specifically the study determined what changes in physical fitness and motor ability development occurred among sophomore boys at Central Kitsap High School who participated in two different programs.


A Study Of Dropouts From Continuation High School In Spokane From September, 1967, To November, 1968, Albert D. Brown Aug 1969

A Study Of Dropouts From Continuation High School In Spokane From September, 1967, To November, 1968, Albert D. Brown

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of students who dropped out of Spokane Continuation High School. A great deal has been written on the subject of dropouts, and as part of this study the writer reviewed and reported on the most current material available.


A Comparison Of The Scott-Foresman Measured Reading Achievement Of The Three High And Low Socioeconomic Elementary Schools In Vancouver, Washington, Leann G. Nolan Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Scott-Foresman Measured Reading Achievement Of The Three High And Low Socioeconomic Elementary Schools In Vancouver, Washington, Leann G. Nolan

All Master's Theses

The problem in this investigation was to determine the influences of the high and low socioeconomic backgrounds upon reading achievement in the Vancouver (Washington) Public Elementary Schools. The investigator wanted to determine if the generally accepted premise that the higher socioeconomic level student's reading achievement is greater than that of the lower socioeconomic student would be substantiated in the specific area of Vancouver, Washington.


A Study Of Deterrents To Effective Teaching And Learning At Granite Falls Junior-Senior High School, Harry Arnold Raab Aug 1969

A Study Of Deterrents To Effective Teaching And Learning At Granite Falls Junior-Senior High School, Harry Arnold Raab

All Master's Theses

Through the use of a set of questionnaires it was the intention of the writer to identify some deterrents to effective teaching and learning that exist in Granite Falls Junior-Senior High School.