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1969

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Influence Of Sociological Factors On Reading Instruction, Marie Clement Magno Jan 1969

Influence Of Sociological Factors On Reading Instruction, Marie Clement Magno

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

Those concerned with urban education are aware of the many deficiencies manifested by the disadvantaged learner. These inadequacies are a direct consequence of the child's restricted background of experience. The child's reading ability is definitely affected by this experiential deficit. An absence of adequate listening and language skills limits the child's ability to comprehend sounds in a beginning reading program and limits has ability to translate printed words into meaningful ideas. The purpose of this paper, then. is to explore some of these major sociological factors which influence reading patterns of the disadvantaged child.


Factors Affecting The Personal-Social Adjustment Of The Young Retardate, Mary Kenneth Hrbal Jan 1969

Factors Affecting The Personal-Social Adjustment Of The Young Retardate, Mary Kenneth Hrbal

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

Personal-social adjustments of the young retardate were considered in view of his active role in society. A description of the personal-social traits indicate reasons for the particular self-concept and evaluation the young retardate has of himself. A variety of factors at home, school, and the community, effect and promote a healthy or unhealthy adjustment.


Counseling Approach To The Reluctant Reader, Kathleen Mccarthy Jan 1969

Counseling Approach To The Reluctant Reader, Kathleen Mccarthy

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

This research project was undertaken in order to determine some effective manner of enhancing the student's self-image while improving his reading ability.


Development Of An Informal Initial Readiness Inventory, Bernice G. Hron Jan 1969

Development Of An Informal Initial Readiness Inventory, Bernice G. Hron

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine how kindergarten teachers could convey to first grade teachers those observations of student development considered important to readiness for beginning reading and arithmetic.


Reinforcement Therapy Program In Preparation For Vocational Training, Joseph Paul Ingrao Jan 1969

Reinforcement Therapy Program In Preparation For Vocational Training, Joseph Paul Ingrao

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The purpose of the present study was to determine if performance of a selected group of mentally retarded adolescents can be influenced by pre-vocational training utilizing reinforcement therapy techniques. Several questions are raised. First, whether the investigator is able to study and delineate behavior characteristics of the selected mentally retarded adolescents. Second, whether behavior can be modified by pre-vocational training utilizing a reinforcement therapy program. Third, whether pre-vocational training influences performance of the mentally retarded adolescent.


Discovery Of Phenylketonuria And Its Significance To Mental Retardation, Charles R. Schubert Jan 1969

Discovery Of Phenylketonuria And Its Significance To Mental Retardation, Charles R. Schubert

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

This paper studies phenylketonuria and its relation to mental retardation in children.


Analysis Of The Nongraded Program And Its Social, Emotional, And Intellectual Effects Upon Children Of Different Mental Abilities, Mary Edwin Walker Jan 1969

Analysis Of The Nongraded Program And Its Social, Emotional, And Intellectual Effects Upon Children Of Different Mental Abilities, Mary Edwin Walker

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The purpose of this paper is to survey several progressive schools in education in search of better methods to educate and train children with learning disabilities


Evaluation Of A Tutorial Program For Emotionally Disturbed Girls, Rosemary Sauer Jan 1969

Evaluation Of A Tutorial Program For Emotionally Disturbed Girls, Rosemary Sauer

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The present study was an evaluation of a tutorial project under the provision of PI 89-10, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The project was conducted at Mount St. Joseph Horne for Girls, San Francisco, California. Mount St. Joseph is an open setting, treatment-oriented institution for dependent and neglected girls in a large urban setting.


Review And Comparison Of High School Work-Study Programs, Roger A. Andreoli Jan 1969

Review And Comparison Of High School Work-Study Programs, Roger A. Andreoli

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The purpose of this paper is to review some work-study programs now in effect and to point out their similarities. The paper is not intended to evaluate these programs, but in the summary the author points out what he feels is a necessary part of any program.


Survey Of Recent Literature Concerning The Reading Of Gifted Pupils In The Primary Grades, Mary Jane Salek Jan 1969

Survey Of Recent Literature Concerning The Reading Of Gifted Pupils In The Primary Grades, Mary Jane Salek

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The purpose of this investigation was to present the findings of recent research related to reading of gifted pupils in the primary grades. The writer's major interest lies in the primary field but literature of general importance, although not specified for the primary level, was also included.


Role Of The Teacher Aide In The Secondary School, Mildred Harpole Jan 1969

Role Of The Teacher Aide In The Secondary School, Mildred Harpole

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

This research paper is primarily concerned with the teacher aide programs, as they now exist, with a view to laying the basis for a teacher aide program in a specific situation. Specific aspects will be: 1). Reporting and analyzing some of the current literature available concerning paid teacher aide programs in the secondary school; 2). Attempting to define the role of the teacher aide in a secondary school; 3). Examining the data concerning teacher aides in the secondary school reading programs as reported in response to questionnaires sent to the twenty cities with the highest population in the United States.


Reading Materials Guide For Project Impact, Suzanne M. Felan Jan 1969

Reading Materials Guide For Project Impact, Suzanne M. Felan

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The purpose of this study is to develop a suitable guide for the use of reading materials available in the Irving Instructional Materials Center. The purpose of this guide would be to assist teachers in the selection of books for orthopedic and multiple handicapped youngsters attending the Irving Orthopedic School which is located in West Allis, Wisconsin.


Study Of The Effectiveness Of Specific Remediation In The Amelioration Of Psycholinguistic Disabilities In Visual-Motor And Auditory-Vocal Memory Sequencing, M. Emeria Brundage Jan 1969

Study Of The Effectiveness Of Specific Remediation In The Amelioration Of Psycholinguistic Disabilities In Visual-Motor And Auditory-Vocal Memory Sequencing, M. Emeria Brundage

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The purpose of this paper is to report on a study that attempted to remediate children with known learning disabilities at the automatic sequential level and more specifically in the channels of visual-motor and auditory-vocal memory sequencing. The major goal of the study was to undertake remediation in these definite low-score areas as charted on four individual profiles of The Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities (ITPA) in an effort to ameliorate the deficits. These weak areas were approached by the presentation of skills in the stronger ability channels. Thus, if a child was experiencing a learning deficit in the visual-motor ...


Impact Of A Mentally Retarded Child On The Family, Mary Patricia Gould Jan 1969

Impact Of A Mentally Retarded Child On The Family, Mary Patricia Gould

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

This paper is concerned with the personal adjustment problems of the parents of mentally retarded children and the family upsets that are caused by the presence of a retarded child. Most parents experience emotional upset and anxiety as the result of the birth of a retarded child. The presence of a retarded child in the family also tends to have a disrupting effect on family life.


Survey Of Recent Research On Listening, Mary Henrietta Mcfarland Jan 1969

Survey Of Recent Research On Listening, Mary Henrietta Mcfarland

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The general objective of this study was to survey the recent research studies on listening at the intermediate grade levels. The specific objectives were: 1) to review reported correlations between listening and reading 2) to note the effects of instruction in listening on other areas 3) to note the reported correlations between listening and 4) to note the effects of instruction in listening on reading comprehension.


Role Of The Specialized Reading Teacher In In-Service Education, Dorothy Michael Miller Jan 1969

Role Of The Specialized Reading Teacher In In-Service Education, Dorothy Michael Miller

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The purpose of this investigation was to familiarize the writer with concise information and then necessary background to initiate an in-service reading program in the diocese of St. Louis. Last year the diocese adopted two revised basal series. In order for the teachers to utilize the material and learn various techniques for more effective teaching, this study was undertaken. The importance of providing good reading instruction in our schools is undisputed. Therefore, using in-service programs for teacher preparation and efficiency may not only enrich the teacher but may be a challenge to meet the abilities and potentialities of today's ...


Study Of The Influence Of Reading Failures As Contributory Factors To The Dropout In American Education From 1955 To The Present, Barbara Marie Murphy Jan 1969

Study Of The Influence Of Reading Failures As Contributory Factors To The Dropout In American Education From 1955 To The Present, Barbara Marie Murphy

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The investigation undertaken by the writer was an attempt to show the relationships between successive reading failures and the current dropout crisis.


Transition From Kindergarten To First Grade: The Role Of The Reading Coordination, Florence Rose Burns Jan 1969

Transition From Kindergarten To First Grade: The Role Of The Reading Coordination, Florence Rose Burns

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The specific objectives of this study were: 1) to determine the gradation of difficulty from one level of a preprimer to each subsequent level, of a given series; and, 2 ) to determine whether the vocabulary introduced in the preprimer has remained static or is changing to meet present day child vocabulary needs.


Comparative Study Of Personality Characteristics Of Good And Poor Readers At The Seventh Grade Level, Patricia A. Hoffmann Jan 1969

Comparative Study Of Personality Characteristics Of Good And Poor Readers At The Seventh Grade Level, Patricia A. Hoffmann

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a significant difference between personality characteristics of good and poor readers. Personality characteristics refers to the manner and effectiveness with which the whole individual meets and reacts to his personal and social problems.) "Good and poor readers" refers to those reading at least five months above or below grade level, respectively.


Analysis Of Reading Skills And Abilities Needed To Qualify For Employment In The United States Postal Service, Mary Roseman Henningsen Jan 1969

Analysis Of Reading Skills And Abilities Needed To Qualify For Employment In The United States Postal Service, Mary Roseman Henningsen

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The problem is to determine the reading skills and abilities required of applicants for government employment in the United States Postal Service. Related to this is the problem of determining if the present measuring instruments are valid for this purpose. Specifically, the objectives are: 1) What are the job requirements? 2) Just what reading skills and abilities are needed for efficient functioning at these jobs? 3) How do these reading skills and abilities relate to the skills and abilities evaluated or measured in the tests presently used?


Normative Survey Of The Role Of Secondary Reading Center Teachers In Milwaukee Public Schools, Laura Carlen Ross Jan 1969

Normative Survey Of The Role Of Secondary Reading Center Teachers In Milwaukee Public Schools, Laura Carlen Ross

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The concern of this paper, a survey of the evolving role of the secondary reading teacher, has been .undertaken to clarify the role of the secondary reading center teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools and examine the trends in types of institution and function. This includes the following': (1) to ascertain the types of instructional activities being carried on by the secondary reading center teacher, (2) to compare these activities with what the teachers involved feel would be the most effective and efficient division of duties, (3) to examine the professional background of these teachers in this light of what ...


Comparative Study Of Comprehension Of Second Grade Students Using Programmed Reading And Students Using Basic Reading Materials, Mary Elizabeth Zoelle Jan 1969

Comparative Study Of Comprehension Of Second Grade Students Using Programmed Reading And Students Using Basic Reading Materials, Mary Elizabeth Zoelle

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The purpose or this study was to determine whether there was a significant difference in performance on the Gates-MacGinitie Comprehension Test between pupils who have received instruction from a basic reading text and pupils who have been instructed from Sullivan Programmed Reading. Further it was a secondary purpose of the study to determine whether boys or girls achieve significantly better in either program.


Effectiveness Of Operant Conditioning Techniques With Mentally Retarded Persons, Marie Jude Grumich Jan 1969

Effectiveness Of Operant Conditioning Techniques With Mentally Retarded Persons, Marie Jude Grumich

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

In this study we shall concern ourselves with the effectiveness of operant conditioning techniques employed to modify the behavior of mentally retarded persons.


Self-Concepts Of Retarded Persons, Matthew Marie Hulling Jan 1969

Self-Concepts Of Retarded Persons, Matthew Marie Hulling

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the retarded individual's opinion of, or attitude toward himself.


Review Of Recent Literature On Individualized Instruction In The Intermediate Grades, Catherine Jane Babe Jan 1969

Review Of Recent Literature On Individualized Instruction In The Intermediate Grades, Catherine Jane Babe

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

This survey of literature in the field of individualized instruction has been undertaken in the hope of finding helpful information on how this individualization can best be accomplished.


Study Of The Performance Of Kindergarten And Non-Kindergarten Children Of The Clymer-Barrett Prereading Test, Mary Theresa Palbicki Jan 1969

Study Of The Performance Of Kindergarten And Non-Kindergarten Children Of The Clymer-Barrett Prereading Test, Mary Theresa Palbicki

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

The purpose of this paper was to study the performance of children with kindergarten and children with non-kindergarten experience at the end of the readiness period on Clymer-Barrett Pre-reading Test.