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The Legal Status Of The Virginia High School Principal In Maintaining Pupil Discipline, Barry Jason Last Aug 1973

The Legal Status Of The Virginia High School Principal In Maintaining Pupil Discipline, Barry Jason Last

Master's Theses

This study will determine the legal position of a Virginia high school principal with respect to discipline. Is his position hindered continuously by court rulings? Many principals state that they cannot discipline effectively with the courts "breathing down their necks."

In comparing the questionnaires received from Virginia principals with a case law study of pupil control decisions, the question of legal limitations on the principal's authority may be resolved. Within the question of limita- tions, the determination of the legal points which either are not known or not understood by Virginia high school administrators can also be ascertained. As ...


An Appraisal Of The Physical Education Facilities And Equipment In The Public Elementary Schools Of Virginia, Craig Paul Organ Aug 1970

An Appraisal Of The Physical Education Facilities And Equipment In The Public Elementary Schools Of Virginia, Craig Paul Organ

Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to examine the physical education facilities and equipment as they existed in the public elementary schools in Virginia in light of their adequacy as reported by principals and as compared with the standards recommended by the Virginia State Department of Education for an adequate physical education program.


The Role Of The Virginia Elementary School Assistant Principal, Joseph Carlton Jones Jul 1970

The Role Of The Virginia Elementary School Assistant Principal, Joseph Carlton Jones

Master's Theses

This study will attempt to determine the characteristics and qualifications of the assistant principals of elementary schools of Virginia. Further it will be a goal of this study to determine the characteristics of the position which the assistant principals fill. The report will also seek to determine the responsibility and authority which the respondents exercise in various duty areas.


A Historical Survey Of Changes In Education In Madison County 1792-1970, John Edward Dwyer Jul 1970

A Historical Survey Of Changes In Education In Madison County 1792-1970, John Edward Dwyer

Master's Theses

The author 's purpose for writing this thesis is to show certain changes in the educational development in Madison County from 1792 to 1970.


Religious Practices In The Public Senior High Schools Of Virginia, Kenneth Michael Geiger Jul 1968

Religious Practices In The Public Senior High Schools Of Virginia, Kenneth Michael Geiger

Master's Theses

The problem tor investigation was as follows: What is the nature and extent of religious practices in the public senior high schools of Virginia as observed by administrators.


Teacher Supplementary Employment At The Junior And Senior High School Level In Chesterfield County, Virginia June, 1967-May, 1968, Francis Wayne Poates Jan 1968

Teacher Supplementary Employment At The Junior And Senior High School Level In Chesterfield County, Virginia June, 1967-May, 1968, Francis Wayne Poates

Master's Theses

Statement of the problem. The purposes to this study are (1) to determine what percentage of the teachers employed in the intermediate and senior high schools in Chesterfield County, Virginia, are engaged in supplementary employment; (2) to determine whether those holding supplementary Jobs reel there is a significant effect on one's ability to accomplish the activities associated with the regular Job; (3) to determine the percentage or individuals engaged in supplementary Jobs who have endeavored to grow professionally during the year; (4) to classify groups relative to those studied as to

(a) age

(b) sex

(c) number of dependents ...


A Study Of Youth Employment In Richmond, 1960-1966, Frederick Brandt Smith Aug 1967

A Study Of Youth Employment In Richmond, 1960-1966, Frederick Brandt Smith

Master's Theses

This statistical study was made to determine whether there have been any trends in the employment of youth in the Richmond Metropolitan Area from the year 1960 through 1966. The seven sub-problems were: (1) to determine whether there was a definite increase in the number of youths employed; (2) to determine whether sex was a determinant for employment; (3) to determine whether race Has a factor in employment; (4) to determine whether Richmond City hired more Richmond youths than youths who resided outside the City; (5) to determine the areas of employment; (6) to determine whether there were any indications ...


A Regional Study Of First Year Teachers As A Means Of Interpreting Certain Elements Of Job Preparation Leading To Continuation In The Teaching Profession, Mills Arnold March Jul 1967

A Regional Study Of First Year Teachers As A Means Of Interpreting Certain Elements Of Job Preparation Leading To Continuation In The Teaching Profession, Mills Arnold March

Master's Theses

One of the problems facing modern education and particularly the school administrator is that of staffing the classrooms with good teachers. In the selection of and employment of teachers the question of the nature of appropriate preparation for a teacher's responsibilities is of great significance. In fact a teacher's preparation for his responsibilities determines to a large extent his success as a beginner and may affect his decision about remaining in the teaching profession.


A Survey Of The General Characteristics Of Local Virginia School Board Members, Frank Alton Cosby Jul 1967

A Survey Of The General Characteristics Of Local Virginia School Board Members, Frank Alton Cosby

Master's Theses

It was the primary purpose of this study to offer a general view of the social characteristics of the local Virginia school board member . An attempt was made to evaluate and analyze some of the social features of these individuals. It was believed that this would perhaps contribute to a better understanding of some of the varied reactions of local school boards.


The Stability Of The Teaching Profession In Hanover County During The Years 1960-1965, Don Sewell Ayers Jul 1967

The Stability Of The Teaching Profession In Hanover County During The Years 1960-1965, Don Sewell Ayers

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine, it possible, the principal factors responsible f or the turnover of teachers in the public schools of Hanover County Virginia, for the five-year period from 1960 through 1965. No study of this problem has been made before as far as can be ascertained.


A Study Of The Dropout Problem With Emphasis On Educational Programs And Services For Potential Dropouts In The Richmond Public Schools, Michael Lewis Waring Jan 1967

A Study Of The Dropout Problem With Emphasis On Educational Programs And Services For Potential Dropouts In The Richmond Public Schools, Michael Lewis Waring

Master's Theses

The purposes of this study are (l) to describe the dropout situation and provide statistics concerning this problem in the United States, Virginia, and Richmond and (2) to describe the programs and services for potential dropouts which tend to improve the holding power of Richmond's public schools.

This thesis provides background information necessary for a better understanding of the dropout situation.

There exists no one source from which teachers, administrators, and laymen can learn about the various programs and services offered by the Richmond Public Schools to deal with the dropout problem. This problem is becoming more acute with ...


A Survey Of The Use Of Educational And Occupational Information In Intermediate And Junior High Schools In Virginia, Norma Palmer Cogbill Jul 1966

A Survey Of The Use Of Educational And Occupational Information In Intermediate And Junior High Schools In Virginia, Norma Palmer Cogbill

Master's Theses

Although there has been a fourfold increase in the number of guidance personnel in Virginia public schools in the past decade, and at the same time a growth in the number of intermediate and junior high schools in the state, during this period there has been no state-wide survey describing the guidance services, or any aspects thereof, in the intermediate and junior high schools of Virginia. An essential feature of the guidance services in Virginia schools at the intermediate and junior high school level is the provision for the wide exploration of educational and occupational opportunities as preparation for present ...


An Investigation Of The Status, Functions, And Practices Of High School Homerooms In Virginia, Anne Hill Hayes Apr 1966

An Investigation Of The Status, Functions, And Practices Of High School Homerooms In Virginia, Anne Hill Hayes

Master's Theses

No data have been discovered determining exactly why or when the first homeroom originated. In a study by Galen Jones published in 1935, it was reported that there were two homerooms introduced between 1875-1879; two in the period 1900-1904; three, in 1905-1909; and nine in the period from 1910-1914. From then on the growth was rapid.

The homeroom appeared and developed with amazing rapidity because it seemed to offer a solution to the strong demand for a type of education which would include proper emphasis upon important physical, social, emotional, and spiritual factors largely ignored in traditional instruction.

Since its ...


Current Practices In Selection, Instruction, And Supervision Of School Bus Drivers In Virginia, William Gibbs Thomas Jan 1966

Current Practices In Selection, Instruction, And Supervision Of School Bus Drivers In Virginia, William Gibbs Thomas

Master's Theses

The transportation of school children to and from school has not always been the states' responsibility. The attitude of most educators before 1850 was that if students really wanted to come to school they would come even if they had to travel many miles. This attitude of the educated few did not lend itself to a tax-supported pupil transportation system.

The importance of the school bus driver cannot be overemphasized. It is the bus driver's responsibility to get the children to and from safely. There is considerable evidence that very few accidents result from mechanical failure of the bus ...


A Survey Of The Attitudes Of Virginia's Teachers Concerning Merit Pay, Ira J. Mitchell Aug 1965

A Survey Of The Attitudes Of Virginia's Teachers Concerning Merit Pay, Ira J. Mitchell

Master's Theses

The interest shown by the public in demanding quality in education is evidenced by the number of articles appearing in newspapers and magazines. In order that quality be developed and maintained, school system will undoubtedly have to find a means of attracting and holding superior teachers. One means by which some school systems might meet this challenge would be the establishment of a pay system which would be on a competitive basis with that of the business world. The purpose of this survey is to study the attitudes of Virginia teachers on merit pay. It is hoped that, after this ...


An Experiment In Group Counseling At John Marshall High School, Richmond, Virginia, Daniel S. Marshall Jun 1965

An Experiment In Group Counseling At John Marshall High School, Richmond, Virginia, Daniel S. Marshall

Master's Theses

A request was made by the principal of John Marshall High School to the guidance staff that experimentation be done in the area of group counseling. The writer, who had previously served on the guidance staff and subsequently as a teacher, agreed to coordinate the experiment. In addition to the coordinator, two teachers and two counselors assisted in the implementation and performance of the experiment.

The objective of the experiment was to see whether there was improvement in citizenship and academic achievement manifested as a result of the experiment in group counseling of problem students. With this objective in mind ...


A Comparative Investigation Of First And Fourth Quartile Eighth Grade Students At Colonial Heights Junior High School, Elbert Lloyd Pugh Jr. Jan 1965

A Comparative Investigation Of First And Fourth Quartile Eighth Grade Students At Colonial Heights Junior High School, Elbert Lloyd Pugh Jr.

Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare the two groups, in certain specific characteristics and abilities; (2) to show that a difference existed between the two groups in such areas as: vita1 statistics, home environment, school record, intelligence, reading ability, and aptitude; (3) to present statistical evidence that a significant difference did exist between the two groups; and (4) to draw conclusions based upon the data which would serve as a basis for decision-making at the junior high level.


A Comparative Study Of The Ability And Achievement Of Pupils In The Graded And Nongraded Plans Of Organization In The Same School, Alice Gates Goodman Jan 1965

A Comparative Study Of The Ability And Achievement Of Pupils In The Graded And Nongraded Plans Of Organization In The Same School, Alice Gates Goodman

Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to compare the pupils in the graded plan of organization with the pupils in the nongraded plan of organization with reference to their ability and achievement.

The findings of this study implied that (1) the effectiveness of any plan of organization was dependent on the people who carried out the program and not on an administrative change in the organisational structure of the school, (2) high pupil achievement was not limited to any one plan of organization, (3) a comparison of test scores did not always indicate whether a particular plan of organization ...


The Status Of The Virginia High School Assistant Principal, Leonard J. Rogers Aug 1964

The Status Of The Virginia High School Assistant Principal, Leonard J. Rogers

Master's Theses

Early secondary schools were relatively small and made few demands on the principal's time. With the growth of the schools the responsibilities of the principal have grown proportionately. As these responsibilities increased, it became necessary for him to share these duties with an assistant. This assistant began taking over routine activities mostly those of a clerical nature. As the schools continued to grow he began assuming duties in the realm of supervision and administration. To be effective he needed to be as dedicated, as perceptive and as well trained as the principal himself.


A Study Of The Accelerated Program In The Chesterfield County School System, Charles Willard Krause Jul 1964

A Study Of The Accelerated Program In The Chesterfield County School System, Charles Willard Krause

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A History Of Guidance In Virginia Public High Schools, Dorothy Shelton Jones Jul 1964

A History Of Guidance In Virginia Public High Schools, Dorothy Shelton Jones

Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to find facts relating to the history of guidance in Virginia public high schools and to organize the facts into a comprehensive history of guidance in Virginia public high schools. The intent of the writer was to trace developmental trends in the concepts and practices of guidance in the State of Virginia. Survey results were used only to indicate these trends, and no attempt was made to discuss or evaluate guidance services in individual schools.


A Comparative Study Of The Master's Degree Programs In Education In Selected Virginia Universities Preparing School Administrators, Francis Hawthorne Howard Jul 1964

A Comparative Study Of The Master's Degree Programs In Education In Selected Virginia Universities Preparing School Administrators, Francis Hawthorne Howard

Master's Theses

The institutions selected for this study were: The University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, The University of Richmond and The College of William and Mary. The selections of these institutions seemed proper in that they were representative of the various types of educational institutions to be found in Virginia. The University of Virginia is a state university; Virginia Polytechnic Institute is a state institution which incorporates the land grant college in its educational program; The University of Richmond is a privately endowed denominational university and The College of William and Mary is a state college.

This study attempts to compare ...


A Survey Of Public School Adult Guidance Services In Fifty Cities, James Stanley Presgraves Jan 1964

A Survey Of Public School Adult Guidance Services In Fifty Cities, James Stanley Presgraves

Master's Theses

The topic of Current Practices in Public School Adult Guidance Services bas been selected because of the author's awareness or the values of guidance services and the absence of these services in an organized manner in bis school division.

The five purposes ot this introduction are as follows: (1) to Present evidence which suggests the need for public school adult guidance services, (2) to acquaint the reader with previous studies and information on the subject, (3) to show that information is needed on this topic, (4) to present the plan and the procedures of the thesis, and (5) to ...


A Survey Of The Counseling Service Of Thomas Dale High School And Seventeen Other High Schools Comparable In Size, Daisy Park Reames Jan 1964

A Survey Of The Counseling Service Of Thomas Dale High School And Seventeen Other High Schools Comparable In Size, Daisy Park Reames

Master's Theses

Statement of the problem. The problem is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the counseling service at Thomas Dale High School in order to ascertain what changes are needed to make the service more effective. The problem actually is to reveal both the strong am weak points of the service so that they may be used as a starting place tor future planning. It is a ha.rd task as the effects of counseling may be felt for many years after the student has been directly exposed to them. Furthermore, the causes of behavior are multiple. Some are physical ...


A Survey Of The Leave-Of-Absence Policies Of The State Of Virginia, It's Local School Divisions, And Other States, John Richard Kopko Jul 1963

A Survey Of The Leave-Of-Absence Policies Of The State Of Virginia, It's Local School Divisions, And Other States, John Richard Kopko

Master's Theses

When a teacher accepts a position, he agrees to be with his puils each day that school is in session. Yet at times, it is justifiable that a teacher be absent from his regular teaching duties. Hence, it is important that a provision for teacher leaves-of-absence be included in the personnel policies of every school system.

It is legitimate to ask whether the leaves-of-absence provisions provided by the State of Virginia and its counties and cities are adequate. This thesis is intended to compare the policies of the State and its counties and cities with the policies of the other ...


A Study Of In-Service Education Practices In Virginia To Stimulate Professional Growth And The Improvement Of Instruction, Faye Lowry Cauley Jan 1963

A Study Of In-Service Education Practices In Virginia To Stimulate Professional Growth And The Improvement Of Instruction, Faye Lowry Cauley

Master's Theses

The constant changes in education require a etcher to increase in professional growth and to be constantly changing his methods and techniques in order to teach today's children. In-service education plays an extremely important role in quality education and must constantly change in order to provide for the changing teachers.


A Study Of The Physical Fitness Program In The Albert H. Hill School, Thomas Costas Stavredes Jan 1963

A Study Of The Physical Fitness Program In The Albert H. Hill School, Thomas Costas Stavredes

Master's Theses

Throughout the years the story of man's development has been one of long continuous change. Thousands of years ago primitive man lived without the use of fire, tools or language. Gathering his food and other necessities, he was at the mercy of the cold, the wind, the rain and other dangers harmful to his existence. This individual came to realize that in order to survive he had to be fit--fit in the sense of meeting successfully any situation of hardship or danger as well as any other experience harmful to his existence. To him fitness was necessary for survival ...


Integrated Versus Departmentalized Teaching Of Eighth Grade Science At William Cullen Bryant Intermediate School, Wilson Lee Faris Jul 1962

Integrated Versus Departmentalized Teaching Of Eighth Grade Science At William Cullen Bryant Intermediate School, Wilson Lee Faris

Master's Theses

Scientific achievements in the past few decades have stimulated educators to investigate current content and practices in teaching science at the 8th grade level. Man at the threshold of space has become a reality as a result of achievements in science during the past decade. The most notable achievements have been the orbital space flights. Control of atomic energy, the development of powerful rockets, advancement in radar detection and communication, along with discoveries in space medicine have made it necessary to improve and strengthen the eighth grade science program in order to produce the science personnel needed for continued progress ...


Some Aspects Of Financing Interscholastic Athletic Programs In Group Ii High Schools In Virginia, Ellett R. Mcgeorge Aug 1961

Some Aspects Of Financing Interscholastic Athletic Programs In Group Ii High Schools In Virginia, Ellett R. Mcgeorge

Master's Theses

Any consideration of the high school athletic program would seem to be incomplete without attention being given to the method of its financing.

"Since athletics first came into our nation's school system, means and ways and have been sought by which they could be financed." Great strides have been made in raising the status of the athletic program. However, there remain schools that are confronted with the continuous problem of financing their total interscholastic athletic programs. In that face of rising costs of athletic equipment and operation there is tendency to reduce the activities of the interscholastic program and ...


An Academic History Of The Class Of 1958 In A Selected Henrico County High School, Carrie Payne Barker Jul 1961

An Academic History Of The Class Of 1958 In A Selected Henrico County High School, Carrie Payne Barker

Master's Theses

Paced with rapid and continuous growth in the school population, the County School Board of Henrico County, Viginia, authorized in 1959 an intensive and extensive survey of the curricular offerings in its secondary Schools. The purpose of this survey was two-fold: to discover the educational needs of its youth and to determine to What extent the county high schools were meeting these needs.