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The Growth And Development Of A Program For Exceptional Children In The State Of West Virginia, Marcia Walker Blandau Jul 1957

The Growth And Development Of A Program For Exceptional Children In The State Of West Virginia, Marcia Walker Blandau

Master's Theses

West Virginia is a comparatively young state. Special Education in the public schools is younger still. Throughout the history of West Virginia, the state has had financial difficulties and political factions. When West Virginia became a state she had no institutions, no social organs to provide for the general welfare, no common schools, no normal schools, and no university. Within sixty-five years the state had provided twelve institutions tor exceptional children. And today, six years before the state celebrates its first centennial, West Virginia has a well established special education program.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the ...


The Extent Of Dropouts In Public Schools In Richmond And Metropolitan Area, Donald Barham Beaman Jul 1957

The Extent Of Dropouts In Public Schools In Richmond And Metropolitan Area, Donald Barham Beaman

Master's Theses

About the middle or the nineteenth century the graded school emerged, which resulted in a great number of failures, which, in turn caused an overloading of lower grades and many dropouts in the upper grades.l Although dropouts in large numbers began at about this time it has been only in recent years that they have been classified as a problem. The problem rises largely from the concept that everyone should be in school until eighteen, or until he completes high school. Statistics dealing with the trends of all youth show that eighty per cent enter the ninth grade and ...


The Principal's Part In Planning The Program For The Gifted Child, Jack Edwards Dickson Jul 1957

The Principal's Part In Planning The Program For The Gifted Child, Jack Edwards Dickson

Master's Theses

A major responsibility of school administration lies in recognizing current trends in education. One or the current major trends in education today is that or discovering, planning and providing for the gifted child. More than ever, men and women with ability are needed in positions of influence in all fields of human relations and technical know- ledge. To discover and develop talent and ability, and to facilitate their use for common good, must be a major objective of the school and community. "The democratic ideal can be most fully attained when every individual has opportunity for educational experiences commensurate with ...


The Situation Test As A Method Of Problem Solving In Science Teaching On The Sixth Grade Level, Hilda Scott Harwood Jul 1957

The Situation Test As A Method Of Problem Solving In Science Teaching On The Sixth Grade Level, Hilda Scott Harwood

Master's Theses

Research states that elementary science is about twenty-five years old -- a recent addition to the curriculum. Changes in a new area in elementary teaching usually come slowly. The rapid development of the science program has resulted from the tremendous pressure of various groups to gain child attention. The weight of the national and international events have forced public opinion to consider science teaching in the elementary school as a necessity.

The American elementary school is a unique institution. It is the foundation for the citizens in a democracy. This assigns to the elementary school teacher many professional tasks. She becomes ...


The History And Significance Of The Student Cooperative Association In Virginia, Mercer Weldon Kay Jul 1957

The History And Significance Of The Student Cooperative Association In Virginia, Mercer Weldon Kay

Master's Theses

For a number of years it had been the hope of the headquarters staff of the Student Cooperative Association that a study be made of the history of the organization. The Student Cooperative Association is an outgrowth of the Cooperative Education Association which was organized in Virginia in 1905. There were a number of fragmentary and scattered references made to the work of the Student Cooperative Association and its predecessor, the Junior Community League. The majority of these articles were written in appraisal of an individual chapter or community accomplishment, with little or no reference made to a statewide organization ...


A Survey Of Supervisory Practices In Virginia Elementary Schools, John William Jordan Jul 1957

A Survey Of Supervisory Practices In Virginia Elementary Schools, John William Jordan

Master's Theses

The elementary principal today sees increasing emphasis placed upon supervision as a means of improving the instructional program for children. Just as business has recognized that supervision is a wise investment and a. necessity, so has education come to realize the value of proper supervision by a capable principal. "It any person in a supervisory position is not contributing to more effective learning the classroom, his existence in that posit ion cannot be justified." If it is true that, "the most effective way of supervising has not yet been determined" then it appears that find ing more effective supervisory practices ...


A History Of Education In Suffolk And Nansemond County, Virginia, Robert Bell Moore Jun 1957

A History Of Education In Suffolk And Nansemond County, Virginia, Robert Bell Moore

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Action Research: A Clinical Case In Remedial Reading, Birdene Jane Cox May 1957

Action Research: A Clinical Case In Remedial Reading, Birdene Jane Cox

Master's Theses

In setting up the problem, it was necessary to propose a plan of action, try the plan or plans, gain evidence, and write the results. The report would be anecdotal, descriptive, and so organized as to give, as much as possible, a lucid and over-all picture of what had taken place. To maintain anonymity, the child would be given another name and the terms examiner, researcher, and other similar general references would be used. The problem then became the factual account of an ongoing project in remedial instruction under competent guidance in the hope of arriving at assumptions and recommendations ...


Survey Of The Qualifications Of Kansas High School Coaches With Recommendations For Certification, John J. Roth May 1957

Survey Of The Qualifications Of Kansas High School Coaches With Recommendations For Certification, John J. Roth

Master's Theses

The question, should athletic coaches be required to have basic qualifications, has been a very controversial one for a number of years. With the increased knowledge of youth and better education methods, has come the certification of instructors in other fields. Along with this has progressed the idea that athletic coaches should have sane type of basic requirements, because they have as their responsibility the health and welfare of our youth for a number of hours almost daily. Due to the shortage of teachers in Kansas, people in the education 2 and coaching fields have been rather reluctant to enforce ...


A Research Survey In The Current Trends In Grouping For The Learning Of Reading In The Elementary School, Lola Carter May 1957

A Research Survey In The Current Trends In Grouping For The Learning Of Reading In The Elementary School, Lola Carter

Master's Theses

The organization of the classroom procedures will depend upon the objectives and aims of the school, the community, the administrators, the teachers, and the students. If one of the objectives is the development of responsible behavior the classroom planning and organization will be different from what it would be if the objectives were the acquisition of knowledge and skills. The newer and broader concept of education makes interaction and democratic living a part of any classroom program. With the ultimate goal of attaining the proper balance between learning necessary fundamentals and democratic behavior, three definite purposes for grouping in the ...


Academic Needs Of South-East Asian Education Students At Fourteen Mid-West Colleges And Universities , Vu Nhat Thanh Jan 1957

Academic Needs Of South-East Asian Education Students At Fourteen Mid-West Colleges And Universities , Vu Nhat Thanh

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Foreign Language Instruction In The Catholic Elementary Schools Of The United States, M. Annunciata Sauer Jan 1957

A Study Of Foreign Language Instruction In The Catholic Elementary Schools Of The United States, M. Annunciata Sauer

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Teacher-Pupil Relationship And The Problem Development Of The Early Adolescent, Mary Ignatius Loyola Walsh Jan 1957

Teacher-Pupil Relationship And The Problem Development Of The Early Adolescent, Mary Ignatius Loyola Walsh

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Historical Fiction In The Teaching Of World History, Lobdell Jan 1957

Historical Fiction In The Teaching Of World History, Lobdell

Master's Theses

The Problem

I. Intent. The purpose of this study is two-fold. The first is to survey historical fiction with a view to the selection, on the basis of established criteria, of readings which would be suitable for use in a senior high school course of study in world history. The second purpose is to determine certain periods as recognized by teachers of world history in which such literature is readily available.