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A Survey Of The Basic Needs For Providing A Satisfactory Driver Education Program In Washington High Schools, Robert Charles Munson Dec 1968

A Survey Of The Basic Needs For Providing A Satisfactory Driver Education Program In Washington High Schools, Robert Charles Munson

All Master's Theses

The driver education program being operated in this state is not adequate in terms of meeting the course standards issued by the U. S. Department of Transportation. The purpose of this study is two- fold: (1) To present a basic course outline that will meet the federal standards, and (2) to assist school district superintendents in determining the essential scheduling and staff requirements to conduct a satisfactory driver education program.


A Proposed Interscholastic Track And Field Training Program For The Junior High School, James L. Hanson Dec 1968

A Proposed Interscholastic Track And Field Training Program For The Junior High School, James L. Hanson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to develop an interscholastic track and field training program suitable to the junior high school level student.


A Study Assessing Changes Occurring In Kindergarten Children At Central School, Hoquiam, Washington, During The School Year 1967-1968 In Terms Of Readiness And Academic Growth, Elizabeth Pinkley Morris Dec 1968

A Study Assessing Changes Occurring In Kindergarten Children At Central School, Hoquiam, Washington, During The School Year 1967-1968 In Terms Of Readiness And Academic Growth, Elizabeth Pinkley Morris

All Master's Theses

A group of fifty-one kindergarten children (23 boys and 28 girls) from Central School in Hoquiam, Washington, were studied for the purpose of evaluating changes occurring during the school year in terms of readiness and academic growth. A series of tests were given in October and November as an inventory of the child's background of skills and readiness in the fall, and the tests were repeated in May to measure any change occurring during the school year.


A Study To Determine The Desirability And Content Of A Preparatory Distributive Education Program For The Business Education Curriculum At Ellensburg Senior High School Ellensburg, Washington., Edgar Joe Mcdowell Oct 1968

A Study To Determine The Desirability And Content Of A Preparatory Distributive Education Program For The Business Education Curriculum At Ellensburg Senior High School Ellensburg, Washington., Edgar Joe Mcdowell

All Master's Theses

The problem is to confirm whether or not the merchants of Ellensburg, Washington, feel that a course in preparatory distributive education should be included in the curriculum of Ellensburg High School, and the content such a proposed course of study might include.


Adapting The Montessori Approach To Moderately Handicapped Children, Mary E. Croiser Aug 1968

Adapting The Montessori Approach To Moderately Handicapped Children, Mary E. Croiser

All Master's Theses

This paper is meant for the public school special education teacher of moderately handicapped children who has had some teacher training in the Montessori method. It is not the purpose of the paper to prove the Montessori method, but rather to show how some of it could be adapted for use with moderately handicapped children of primary school age.


An Analysis Of Washington State Elementary Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Foreign Language Instruction In The Elementary School (Files), Thomas H. Nelson Aug 1968

An Analysis Of Washington State Elementary Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Foreign Language Instruction In The Elementary School (Files), Thomas H. Nelson

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were (1) to ascertain the attitudes and opinions of 125 teachers in first class districts in the State of Washington toward the teaching of a foreign language in elementary schools; and (2) to present a summary of literature on FLES to reveal the thinking of those involved in FLES programs.


A Proposed Industrial Arts Guide For Kusaie High School, Eastern Caroline Islands, Malcolm H. Lindquist Aug 1968

A Proposed Industrial Arts Guide For Kusaie High School, Eastern Caroline Islands, Malcolm H. Lindquist

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the study is to provide the writer an opportunity to propose an Industrial Arts guide for Kusaie High School, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. This particular guide has never been proposed for this high school. Kusaie High School is rapidly enlarging its enrollment, expanding its staff, and planning a new campus. To educate adequately the increasing number of students and effectively plan the new campus, an Industrial Arts guide is a paramount necessity.


A Comparison Of Academic Achievement Between Slow Learning Grouped And Non-Grouped Seventh Grade Students In West Puyallup Junior High School, William George Selig Aug 1968

A Comparison Of Academic Achievement Between Slow Learning Grouped And Non-Grouped Seventh Grade Students In West Puyallup Junior High School, William George Selig

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare the academic achievement of seventh grade slow learning students in the modified learning program with those not in the program; (2) to determine if there is any difference in the academic achievement of the two groups. It was the investigator's hypothesis that there would be no significant difference in achievement due to grouping.


A Study Of Teacher Awareness Of Interest Factors Contributing To Success In Reading Among Intermediate Grades In Eighteen Elementary Schools In California’S Rio Linda Union School District, Charles Ralph Dykstra Aug 1968

A Study Of Teacher Awareness Of Interest Factors Contributing To Success In Reading Among Intermediate Grades In Eighteen Elementary Schools In California’S Rio Linda Union School District, Charles Ralph Dykstra

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of classroom teachers concerning factors involved in the development of greater interest in reading among intermediate grade children.


Performance Criteria For The Elementary School Principal In Curriculum Development, Harry H. Haney Jr. Aug 1968

Performance Criteria For The Elementary School Principal In Curriculum Development, Harry H. Haney Jr.

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to (1) examine current literature in the fields of curriculum development and elementary school administration to determine the role of the elementary school principal in curriculum development, (2) interpret this role into performance criteria, and (3) draw attention to areas of curriculum development in Washington State in which the elementary school principals should exert more leadership.


A Guide For Introducing Power Mechanics Into The Yakima Public Junior High Schools, James L. Smith Jr. Aug 1968

A Guide For Introducing Power Mechanics Into The Yakima Public Junior High Schools, James L. Smith Jr.

All Master's Theses

In a power dependent society such as ours, it is important that the knowledge of mechanical power and its utilization be offered to the student through the industrial arts curriculum. There are no existing courses in power mechanics in the Yakima Public Junior High Schools, and this is the problem the writer attempts to solve. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to propose a guide containing sufficient information for the inauguration of a basic power mechanics course into the school system.


A Study Of The Attitudes Of Public School Teachers In Chelan And Douglas Counties Regarding Teacher Evaluation For Merit Pay Purposes, Gerald Stewart Robertson Aug 1968

A Study Of The Attitudes Of Public School Teachers In Chelan And Douglas Counties Regarding Teacher Evaluation For Merit Pay Purposes, Gerald Stewart Robertson

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this research were: (1) to determine the attitude of public school teachers toward teacher evaluation for the purposes of merit pay; and (2) to determine the feasibility of a merit pay program based on these attitudes.


Mathematics Text Evaluation For The Intermediate Grades, Frank R. Naasz Aug 1968

Mathematics Text Evaluation For The Intermediate Grades, Frank R. Naasz

All Master's Theses

It was felt that the present means for selecting mathematics textbooks for use in the classroom at the intermediate level were inadequate. Therefore, the development of a mathematics textbook evaluation device might benefit those responsible for assisting in the evaluation and selection of mathematics textbooks.


Methods Of Communicating With And Relating To The Parents Of Migrant Children, Marian I. Hines Aug 1968

Methods Of Communicating With And Relating To The Parents Of Migrant Children, Marian I. Hines

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to (1) determine the present status of efforts, techniques, and materials used by school personnel to communicate with parents of migrant and culturally deprived or disadvantaged children, and (2) identify ways and methods of improving the presently used efforts, techniques, and materials.


An Investigation Of Five Basic Reading Programs At The Third Grade Level For Instruction In Contextual And Structural Clue Techniques Of Word-Meaning Attack, Jeanne G. Nurding Aug 1968

An Investigation Of Five Basic Reading Programs At The Third Grade Level For Instruction In Contextual And Structural Clue Techniques Of Word-Meaning Attack, Jeanne G. Nurding

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine five basic reading programs at the third grade level to identify instructional lessons presented in two categories of context clues and three types of structural clues. The two categories of contextual clues were word clues and typographical clues. The three types of structural clues were prefixes, suffixes, and inflectional endings. Identification of the variety of clues and frequency of clue lessons in each textbook series and the similarities and differences in presentation among series was also considered an important part of the purpose for this study.


A Study Comparing The Understanding Of Selected Principles Of College Chemistry By Intermediate Grade Pupils In Ellensburg And Mercer Island, Washington, Geoffrey Wallace Mills Aug 1968

A Study Comparing The Understanding Of Selected Principles Of College Chemistry By Intermediate Grade Pupils In Ellensburg And Mercer Island, Washington, Geoffrey Wallace Mills

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to teach the content as identified in the Ellensburg Study to fifth and sixth grade pupils in West Mercer Elementary School; (2) to determine if differences or similarities existed between the Mercer Island and Ellensburg groups; and (3) to develop an attitude scale to reflect pupils' concerns about science.


A Comparison Of The Needs And Values Of Experienced Teachers Of Special Education And The Needs And Values Of Experienced Teachers Of Regular Education, Donald Anrud Holmes Aug 1968

A Comparison Of The Needs And Values Of Experienced Teachers Of Special Education And The Needs And Values Of Experienced Teachers Of Regular Education, Donald Anrud Holmes

All Master's Theses

This study used the II:PPS and the AVLSV to test seven hypotheses. These hypotheses asked if there was significant difference at the .05 level as measured by the "t" test between experienced teachers of special education and incoming prospective teachers of special education, of experienced teachers of special education and graduating prospective teachers of special education, and of experienced teachers of special education and the college normal samples as published by the test manual. The hypotheses asked the same questions as related to regular teachers of education. In addition, the hypotheses asked if there was a difference between experienced ...


A Study To Determine The Effect Of Picture Interpretation On The Achievement Of Culturally Deprived Second Grade Pupils, Jane Henriksen Smith Aug 1968

A Study To Determine The Effect Of Picture Interpretation On The Achievement Of Culturally Deprived Second Grade Pupils, Jane Henriksen Smith

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine whether second grade children from a low socio-economic area, taught with the use of flat pictures and the interpretation of such pictures to build vicarious experiences in the social studies program in correlation with other subject areas, will achieve as well as, or better than, second grade children from the same economic area who will be taught without such an abundant use of flat pictures.


A Comparison Of Certain Creativity And Personality Variables, Carol Jeanne Stevens Aug 1968

A Comparison Of Certain Creativity And Personality Variables, Carol Jeanne Stevens

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the present study was to make a comparison of personality variables with creativity scores for a group of 60 educators to determine if there are any personality factors significantly different between the high creative or low creative subjects. Two instruments were used: the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory and the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Verbal, Form A.


A Three-Year Experimental Study Of Two Methods Of Teaching Reading In The Elementary School, Merle Eugene Davis Aug 1968

A Three-Year Experimental Study Of Two Methods Of Teaching Reading In The Elementary School, Merle Eugene Davis

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a phonetic reading approach, namely that published by the Economy Company, with a traditional basal reading approach upon reading achievement in the primary grades of the Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School, in Tumwater, Washington. A secondary purpose of the study was to compare the effects of the two approaches on spelling achievement in the second and third grades in the Peter G. ·Schmidt Elementary School.


A Study Of Office Machines Knowledge And Skills Needed For Initial Employment In Chehalis And Centralia, Washington, Clare Walter Johnson Aug 1968

A Study Of Office Machines Knowledge And Skills Needed For Initial Employment In Chehalis And Centralia, Washington, Clare Walter Johnson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the amount of office machines knowledge and skills needed for initial employment in Chehalis and Centralia. An allied problem was to discover what office machines were being used, and the length of training period on each office machine as specified by businessmen in Chehalis and Centralia.


Audio-Visual Aids, Manipulative Materials, And Arithmetic Achievement In Grade Four, Janice Cameron Mccolaugh Aug 1968

Audio-Visual Aids, Manipulative Materials, And Arithmetic Achievement In Grade Four, Janice Cameron Mccolaugh

All Master's Theses

The central problem of this study was to determine whether children using an above-normal amount of audio-visual aids and manipulative materials would achieve significantly higher in arithmetic.


Components In A Comprehensive And Integrated Sex Education Program For The Kindergarten, Joyce Lucile Johnson Aug 1968

Components In A Comprehensive And Integrated Sex Education Program For The Kindergarten, Joyce Lucile Johnson

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of the study (1) to survey available resource material in sex education adaptable to the five-year-old level; (2) to design and test a method of integrating a program of meaningful sex education into the kindergarten curriculum; and (3) to provide reference to available resource material for teachers and parents so that there may be a home-school-child triangle of learning.


A Survey To Determine The Number And Types Of Office Machines Used In The Ellensburg, Washington Area And Implications For The Teaching Of Office Machines, Ruth Anne Bopp Jul 1968

A Survey To Determine The Number And Types Of Office Machines Used In The Ellensburg, Washington Area And Implications For The Teaching Of Office Machines, Ruth Anne Bopp

All Master's Theses

This survey of randomly selected business firms was an effort to determine the kinds of office machines being used in Ellensburg, Washington. The study was also directed towards identifying the training necessary for initial employment and the extent to which office machine training should be offered by the Ellensburg Senior High School.


What Makes A Good Kindergarten?, Shirley Jean Riel Jul 1968

What Makes A Good Kindergarten?, Shirley Jean Riel

All Master's Theses

The problem is to find what constitutes a positive kindergarten program; and the purpose of this study is to analyze the value of kindergarten as a necessary part of every school program.


A Survey Of First Year Elementary Teacher Attitudes Regarding Supervision And Evaluation Practices Of Their Principals, Larry L. Thomas Jul 1968

A Survey Of First Year Elementary Teacher Attitudes Regarding Supervision And Evaluation Practices Of Their Principals, Larry L. Thomas

All Master's Theses

It is the opinion of this writer that a teacher's attitude toward his building principal greatly affects his ability to perform in the classroom. If he is receiving the assistance he deserves and needs, his chances of success and continuance in the teaching field are greatly enhanced. This is especially true in the case of the beginning teacher who faces the innumerable problems inherent in teaching for the first time.


An Analysis Of Teachers’ Perceptions Of Classroom Management, Edward A. Anderson Jul 1968

An Analysis Of Teachers’ Perceptions Of Classroom Management, Edward A. Anderson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to compile data supplied by educators of the Tacoma Public School District who responded to questionnaires designed to report information related to classroom management; and (2) to analyze the above mentioned data in an effort to determine how beginning teachers perceive classroom management practices and procedures, and to note changes of practice during initial teaching experiences.


The Role Of The Head Resident As Perceived By Head Residents Student Personnel Staff And Faculty At Central Washington State College, James P. Hollister Jun 1968

The Role Of The Head Resident As Perceived By Head Residents Student Personnel Staff And Faculty At Central Washington State College, James P. Hollister

All Master's Theses

The major aim in undertaking the study was to examine the position of Head Resident by soliciting the views of student Personnel officials, Head Residents, and faculty persons, Further, it was the author's hope that a result of the study might be a clarification of the Head Resident position, based upon a composite viewpoint of the respondents of the study.


A Comparison Of The Needs And Values Of Graduating Prospective Teachers Of Special Education And The Needs And Values Of Graduating Prospective Teachers Of Regular Education, Steven Wilbur Baker Jun 1968

A Comparison Of The Needs And Values Of Graduating Prospective Teachers Of Special Education And The Needs And Values Of Graduating Prospective Teachers Of Regular Education, Steven Wilbur Baker

All Master's Theses

This study compared the needs and values of graduating prospective regular education teachers to graduating prospective special education teachers by the use of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule and the Allport Vernon Lindzey Study of Values.


Teaching Of The Fiction And Film Unit In The High School With Melville’S “Bartleby The Scrivener” And Bluestone’S Bartleby As Models, Michael Paul Lions Jun 1968

Teaching Of The Fiction And Film Unit In The High School With Melville’S “Bartleby The Scrivener” And Bluestone’S Bartleby As Models, Michael Paul Lions

All Master's Theses

Because literature teachers have little understanding of the art of film, they often consider the film to be a frill rather than an aid to learning. The author contends in this study that literature teachers must be convinced that the motion picture is an art, and that the motion picture teaches the student to appreciate and understand literature more thoroughly. The problem is to convince the literature teacher of the art and the power of the film.