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All Master's Theses

1969

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The Continuance Of Romance In American Fiction, Oliver James Benham Dec 1969

The Continuance Of Romance In American Fiction, Oliver James Benham

All Master's Theses

Critics recognize an important tradition of American romance in the nineteenth century, yet they pay little if any serious attention to the continuing tradition of romance in the literature of this century.


A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith Oct 1969

A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith

All Master's Theses

The purpose was to compare the Open Court first grade reading program with a traditional Basal Method being taught at Lakeview Elementary School in the Lake Washington School District.


Basic Educational Experiences Program Utilizing Individualized Instruction In Auditory And Visual Perception Phase Ii, Peggy L. Stapleton Oct 1969

Basic Educational Experiences Program Utilizing Individualized Instruction In Auditory And Visual Perception Phase Ii, Peggy L. Stapleton

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to develop Phase II in the Basic Educational Experiences Program, Phase I (6) of which was already in use in Yakima's Elementary Schools. Phase I was a minimal program in motor-sensory development. Phase II was a program in sequential perceptual activities contributing to and supporting the perceptual needs of the individual child through personal involvement in its activities.


A Comparison Of The Effects On Development Of Physical Fitness And Motor Skills Of Two Physical Education Programs With Opposite Program Emphases, David L. Haynie Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Effects On Development Of Physical Fitness And Motor Skills Of Two Physical Education Programs With Opposite Program Emphases, David L. Haynie

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects on development of physical fitness and motor skills of two physical education programs having opposite program emphases, using as subjects for the comparison, seventh grade boys at Michael T. Simmons School in Tumwater, Washington.


A Background Program In Sex Education: A Proposed Course Of Study For Fifth Grade, Glenda Joan Miller Aug 1969

A Background Program In Sex Education: A Proposed Course Of Study For Fifth Grade, Glenda Joan Miller

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study (1) to survey one aspect of a meaningful background sequential program on sex education from kindergarten through sixth grade, and (2) to design available background resource materials in sex education adaptable to the eleven-year-old child in the fifth grade.


An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Phonic Games In Reading, William Earl Gibbons Aug 1969

An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Phonic Games In Reading, William Earl Gibbons

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine if games designed to teach phonics would improve phonetic skills as measured on the Lyons and Carnahan Developmental Reading Test. The null hypothesis investigated was that there would be no difference between groups receiving classroom game experience in phonic skills and groups receiving workbook experiences in phonic skills.


A Discriminative Study Of Boys’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Burdon R. Daugherty Aug 1969

A Discriminative Study Of Boys’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Burdon R. Daugherty

All Master's Theses

As in any other part of the curriculum, physical education requires equipment, facilities, and personnel in order to help assure a successful program. The degree of attainment of this success will be shown by the opinions of those whose judgments are considered valid. In contrast with this will be the performance capabilities of the students who take part in the program in terms of physical fitness performance, physical fitness knowledge, and neuromuscular skills. Finally, attitudes about physical education are also held to be important and should also be judged.


Performance Criteria For The Elementary School Principal In Developing Curriculum To Be Used In A “Cooperative” Team Teaching Approach To Instruction, Allan Lee Holmquist Aug 1969

Performance Criteria For The Elementary School Principal In Developing Curriculum To Be Used In A “Cooperative” Team Teaching Approach To Instruction, Allan Lee Holmquist

All Master's Theses

This study proposes to see what percent of the principals surveyed, by means of a questionnaire, agree or disagree that they fulfilled the stated roles for developing curriculum for use in a "cooperative" team teaching approach to instruction in their schools. This study also proposes to test the following null hypothesis: There is no significant difference between the responses made on each role by principals in an urban or suburban school setting.


An Original Composition For Symphonic Wind Ensemble In Contemporary Style, Patrick Ellis Thompson Aug 1969

An Original Composition For Symphonic Wind Ensemble In Contemporary Style, Patrick Ellis Thompson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the composition, Overture for Symphonic Winds, is to contribute to the list of works designed exclusively for wind ensemble performance.


A Study Of The Effect The Value-Clarification Process Had On Fifth Grade Students In Auburn, Washington, Kathleen Agnes Hagen Aug 1969

A Study Of The Effect The Value-Clarification Process Had On Fifth Grade Students In Auburn, Washington, Kathleen Agnes Hagen

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there was any significant difference in the behavior ratings of the two groups of fifth graders between those students who received the "value-clarification" process and those students who did not. The clarification process is an approach to clarifying the values of students. The teacher asks questions, during group or private individual sessions, of the students.


A Discriminative Study Of Girls’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Carol A. Finney Aug 1969

A Discriminative Study Of Girls’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Carol A. Finney

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the status of physical education in schools of the Big Eight Athletic Conference. Test results and statistical information compiled from the LaPorte Score Card, Elder P (M) F Test, McCloy GMA Test, Stradtman Test of Physical Fitness Knowledge, and the Kneer Attitude and Diagnostic Inventory reflected the status of physical education in the eight schools studied.


An Analysis Of An English Curriculum Modification In A Senior High School, Patricia Jean Orris Aug 1969

An Analysis Of An English Curriculum Modification In A Senior High School, Patricia Jean Orris

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to assess the innovated elective English program at Auburn Senior High during the school year of 1967-1968 to ascertain if it did successfully: (1) enlist greater student interest in the areas of English, (2) motivate students to become more involved with their education, (3) do the above mentioned things, but not at the expense of other curriculum.


The Structure Of Double Plots In Elizabethan Drama, Nettie J. Olson Aug 1969

The Structure Of Double Plots In Elizabethan Drama, Nettie J. Olson

All Master's Theses

In comparing and contrasting two plots we can see to what extent they illuminate one another. Therefore, some of the plays used in this paper have been analyzed by comparison and contrast to suggest the application of this study, which is mainly a definition of double plotting and an analyzation of it to show the different kinds of double plotting.


A Cross-Comparison Of The Contributions Of Obstacle Course Training And Extended Motor Ability Development To Physical Fitness And Motor Ability, Arthur K. Ellis Aug 1969

A Cross-Comparison Of The Contributions Of Obstacle Course Training And Extended Motor Ability Development To Physical Fitness And Motor Ability, Arthur K. Ellis

All Master's Theses

This study measured the changes in physical fitness and motor ability that occurred among comparable groups who participated in two different physical education programs. Specifically the study determined what changes in physical fitness and motor ability development occurred among sophomore boys at Central Kitsap High School who participated in two different programs.


Determining If Creative Activities Relating To And Incorporated In Spelling Lessons Will Bring About Greater Achievement In Spelling Than The Traditional Method, Nita Melvina Svinth Aug 1969

Determining If Creative Activities Relating To And Incorporated In Spelling Lessons Will Bring About Greater Achievement In Spelling Than The Traditional Method, Nita Melvina Svinth

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the enrichment and supplementing of creative activities relating to and incorporated in spelling lessons would bring about greater achievement in spelling than the traditional method of only stressing skills and principles. Practical application of combining the creative activities and the traditional method of spelling was used in the fourth-year classroom. The null hypothesis tested was that there was no statistical difference between the achievement made by pupils in the experimental group who received spelling instruction and creative activities to supplement the instruction and the control group who received a traditional spelling …


Attitudes Of Principals Concerning Their Role As A Result Of Professional Negotiations In The State Of Washington, Karl Michael Fankhuaser Aug 1969

Attitudes Of Principals Concerning Their Role As A Result Of Professional Negotiations In The State Of Washington, Karl Michael Fankhuaser

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to examine the attitudes of principals as to whether they saw their roles changing as a result of professional negotiations, (2) to show how the principals felt their roles would be changed, (3) to examine which type or group of principals felt most threatened by professional negotiations, and (4) what stratagem principals may follow in the future as a reaction to teacher militancy.


The Major Factors That Have Affected The Game Of Basketball Since Its Inception, Robert Charles Werner Aug 1969

The Major Factors That Have Affected The Game Of Basketball Since Its Inception, Robert Charles Werner

All Master's Theses

There are five major factors that have affected this game of basketball since it had its beginning back in 1891 and the writer will attempt to cover these in the next five chapters of this publication .


An Original Composition For Band “Suite For Band”, Bill R. Love Aug 1969

An Original Composition For Band “Suite For Band”, Bill R. Love

All Master's Theses

The writer's contemporary work seeks to contribute to the growing repertoire of original band music. The technique, range, intonation, and rhythm problems of average high school musicians are taken into special consideration. It could easily serve as an introductory piece to performers unfamiliar with the contemporary idiom. Although performance difficulties are kept to a minimum, "Suite for Band" should prove musically challenging and worthwhile to both high school and college bands.


A Comparison Of The Iowa Tests Of Educational Development With Student Achievement As Predictors Of Future Student Success In Mathematics, William Henry Patrick Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Iowa Tests Of Educational Development With Student Achievement As Predictors Of Future Student Success In Mathematics, William Henry Patrick

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare ninth grade algebra grades with grades achieved in future mathematics courses; (2) to compare scores achieved on the ITED with grades achieved in future mathematics courses; and (J) to determine whether the ITED or past student achievement was the better predictor of future student success in mathematics.


A Study To Determine The Contribution Of Laboratory Training To Student Activities In Auburn High School, Howard Conway Webb Iii Aug 1969

A Study To Determine The Contribution Of Laboratory Training To Student Activities In Auburn High School, Howard Conway Webb Iii

All Master's Theses

The purposes of the study are (1) to develop a practical rating scale to evaluate the activity program, and (2) to determine the contribution of laboratory training to student activities in Auburn High School. This study was conducted at Auburn High School during the 1968-1969 school year.


A Study Of The Influencing Factors Causing Experienced Special Education Teachers To Change To Regular Programs, Jon R. Gobiet Aug 1969

A Study Of The Influencing Factors Causing Experienced Special Education Teachers To Change To Regular Programs, Jon R. Gobiet

All Master's Theses

This study was done to determine basic reasons why qualified special education personnel in three similar school districts in Washington State have changed to the regular programs.


A Research Paper On The Definition, Treatment, And Rehabilitation Of Knee Injuries Incurred In Football, Larry W. Maguire Aug 1969

A Research Paper On The Definition, Treatment, And Rehabilitation Of Knee Injuries Incurred In Football, Larry W. Maguire

All Master's Theses

Coaches entering the area of football need to be aware of the factors involved in knee injuries. Both experienced and inexperienced coaches can benefit from research which will enable him to adequately care for any injuries which may arise. Often coaches in athletics do not have available to them, ready information covering this problem. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to provide relevant data pertaining to all facets of the knee injury as it occurs in football; the diagnosis of the injury; prescribed treatment; qnd the actual rehabilitation of the knee.


A Comparison Of The Scott-Foresman Measured Reading Achievement Of The Three High And Low Socioeconomic Elementary Schools In Vancouver, Washington, Leann G. Nolan Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Scott-Foresman Measured Reading Achievement Of The Three High And Low Socioeconomic Elementary Schools In Vancouver, Washington, Leann G. Nolan

All Master's Theses

The problem in this investigation was to determine the influences of the high and low socioeconomic backgrounds upon reading achievement in the Vancouver (Washington) Public Elementary Schools. The investigator wanted to determine if the generally accepted premise that the higher socioeconomic level student's reading achievement is greater than that of the lower socioeconomic student would be substantiated in the specific area of Vancouver, Washington.


A Comparison Of The Self-Concept Levels Of Educable Mental Retardates In The Wenatchee Public Schools And The Lacey Public Schools, John Williams Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Self-Concept Levels Of Educable Mental Retardates In The Wenatchee Public Schools And The Lacey Public Schools, John Williams

All Master's Theses

It shall be the purpose of this study to determine the measured self concept of the educable mentally retarded enrolled in a secondary special education program and to compare it with the measured self concept of the educable mentally retarded enrolled in a normal secondary school program.


A Compilation Of Songs Of Polynesia For Use In The Teaching Of Music To Elementary School Students, Anne P. Medeiros Aug 1969

A Compilation Of Songs Of Polynesia For Use In The Teaching Of Music To Elementary School Students, Anne P. Medeiros

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study are (1) to provide information about the vital part that music has played in the Polynesian cultures of Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, and New Zealand, (2) to present in written form heretofore unpublished children's songs and dances from the five principal cultures of Polynesia, and (3) to provide explanatory material on the use of these songs.


A Feasibility Study Of District Reorganization For Dayton, Prescott, And Waitsburg, Glynn Dewayne Davis Aug 1969

A Feasibility Study Of District Reorganization For Dayton, Prescott, And Waitsburg, Glynn Dewayne Davis

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were to (1) determine the need of school district reorganization for the school districts of Dayton, Waitsburg, and Prescott, Washington; (2) determine the current existing situations of the school districts regarding size and educational offerings; (3) appraise the educational benefits to be gained by reorganization; (4) examine the limitations of reorganization; and (5) propose a plan to implement reorganization.


A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard Aug 1969

A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the number of critical reading skills included in six basal reading series and how many of these skills each series contained. It was also the purpose of this study to determine the grade level at which each specific skill was introduced and further how many of these skills were introduced at the grade one level.


A Study To Determine The Anticipated Qualifications And Competencies Of Audiovisual Specialists In The Community Colleges Of The State Of Washington, Garred Allen Giles Aug 1969

A Study To Determine The Anticipated Qualifications And Competencies Of Audiovisual Specialists In The Community Colleges Of The State Of Washington, Garred Allen Giles

All Master's Theses

The problem considered in this study is to determine the relationship between the responsibilities and duties of the audiovisual services administrator and the competencies and qualifications necessary to perform those responsibilities and duties satisfactorily and professionally.


An Attempt To Identify Selected Legal Responsibilities In Off-Campus Student Teaching, Joyce Wolverton Swan Aug 1969

An Attempt To Identify Selected Legal Responsibilities In Off-Campus Student Teaching, Joyce Wolverton Swan

All Master's Theses

Due largely to the increasing involvement of the public schools in the education of prospective teachers, there is general agreement by authorities in the field of education on the need for identifying the legal responsibilities of the public schools and teacher training institutions during the student teaching experience. There is a need for developing guidelines and regulations. There appears to be general consensus that professional organizations, teacher training institutions, and the public schools should cooperatively formulate these standards. However, because ultimate legal authority for the public schools rests with the state legislature, the state legislature or its delegated agent must …


A Pentadic Contrast Rhetorical Criticism And Journalistic Reporting, Edward Kaakua Medeiros Aug 1969

A Pentadic Contrast Rhetorical Criticism And Journalistic Reporting, Edward Kaakua Medeiros

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this paper (1) to analyze the separate writings of a rhetorician and a journalist who both criticized selected campaign addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, (2) to discover the differences in the critical products derived from different purposes and methods, and (3) to describe these differences and possibly interpret them as examples which lead to the varying evaluations of rhetorical and journalistic criticism.