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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 ...


Basic Cursive Writing: Development Of A Self-Instructional Program, Bobbie Nell Parson Aug 1964

Basic Cursive Writing: Development Of A Self-Instructional Program, Bobbie Nell Parson

All Master's Theses

The great majority of self-instructional programs which have been reported are concerned with the learning of cognitive material and/or perceptual skills. This study is concerned with the development and evaluation of a program teaching motor skills relevant to the learning of cursive writing. The accompanying perceptual skills are essentially of the visual and kinesthetic type.


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.


Individualizing Instruction Through The Use Of Classroom Groups, Ardeth Rae Barnfield Aug 1964

Individualizing Instruction Through The Use Of Classroom Groups, Ardeth Rae Barnfield

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to identify those problems classroom teachers meet when organizing groups within the classroom to provide for individual differences in rates of learning, instructional and/or personal needs, and interests; second, to develop some generalizations which are supported by the findings of educational research and experience, and which will give educators some guidance in the area of grouping for instruction.


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.


The Effect Of Verbal And Nonverbal Reinforcing Stimuli On The Conditioning Of Word Choices, Barbara Jean Dafoe Aug 1964

The Effect Of Verbal And Nonverbal Reinforcing Stimuli On The Conditioning Of Word Choices, Barbara Jean Dafoe

All Master's Theses

The present study was undertaken to determine if a specific nonverbal reinforcing stimulus was more effective than a specific verbal reinforcing stimulus in bringing about a change in behavior in a verbal conditioning experiment.


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.


The Effects Of Cultural Influences On Achievement In Language Usage, Robert Anderson Kellman Aug 1964

The Effects Of Cultural Influences On Achievement In Language Usage, Robert Anderson Kellman

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study (1) to evaluate the results of certain standardized achievement tests given in the Selah, Washington school system; and (2) to attempt to explain why this school district consistently produced a pattern of relatively low achievement in the area of language usage.


Microtine Rodents Of Kittitas County, Washington, James Alan Harbour Aug 1964

Microtine Rodents Of Kittitas County, Washington, James Alan Harbour

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to determine the taxonomy, distribution, and ecology of four species of the genus Microtus and one species of the genus Lagurus found in Kittitas County. The species of Microtus are: Microtus montanus, Montane vole; Microtus oregoni, Creeping Vole; Microtus longicaudus, Long-Tailed Vole and Microtus richardsoni, Water Vole. The species of Lagurus is Lagurus curtatus, Sagebrush Vole.


A Study Of Oral And Written Reports To Parents At The Elementary And Junior High School Levels, Christopher Frederick Darling Aug 1964

A Study Of Oral And Written Reports To Parents At The Elementary And Junior High School Levels, Christopher Frederick Darling

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to (1) study the types of oral and written communication on the elementary level; (2) study the types of oral and written communication on the junior high level; (3) examine which of these two types have developed the better means of rapport through communication; and (4) develop better means of rapport on the junior high school level of Renton, Washington.


Point Of View As Key To The Narrative Structure, Symbolism, And Theme Of Moby Dick, Delma Ward Tayer Aug 1964

Point Of View As Key To The Narrative Structure, Symbolism, And Theme Of Moby Dick, Delma Ward Tayer

All Master's Theses

This paper has attempted to prove that a close study of point of view in Moby-Dick is useful as a key to narrative structure, symbolism, and thematic intention.


The Study Of The Influence Of The Family, Peer Group, And The Community On Adolescent Smoking, Gordon David Martinen Aug 1964

The Study Of The Influence Of The Family, Peer Group, And The Community On Adolescent Smoking, Gordon David Martinen

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to discover the influence exerted by the family, the peer group, and the community, on adolescent smoking. The study will attempt to prove that (1) the environment with the greatest discontinuity, as reflected in the variation of standards and attitudes toward adult and adolescent smoking, will be the most conducive to adolescent smoking; (2) that the frequency of adolescent smoking is directly related to the feeling and attitude his peer group holds toward adolescent smoking.