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An Educational Survey Evaluating The Physical Facilities Of The Moses Lake Schools, Pete Erickson Jul 1974

An Educational Survey Evaluating The Physical Facilities Of The Moses Lake Schools, Pete Erickson

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The purpose of this survey was to assist the district in the establishment of a comprehensive and continuing maintenance program. This program included need assessments, evaluation of facilities, crew assignment, equipment repair, and grounds maintenance. To achieve this purpose, the present condition of the physical facilities, furniture, and the grounds had to be determined.


Integrating Selected Principles Of Evolution Into The High School Curriculum, Judy Kareen Lyons Aug 1972

Integrating Selected Principles Of Evolution Into The High School Curriculum, Judy Kareen Lyons

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The purposes of this paper will be (1) to present selected biological principles pertaining to evolution, (2) to indicate curricular areas in the high school into which general aspects of evolution might be integrated, and (3) to denote specific phases of biology especially suited for teaching particular principles.


A Survey Of Organizational Plans For The Instruction Of Reading With Specific Guidelines For Revision Of The Program At Phantom Lake Elementary, Jack Morgan Mccolaugh Mar 1972

A Survey Of Organizational Plans For The Instruction Of Reading With Specific Guidelines For Revision Of The Program At Phantom Lake Elementary, Jack Morgan Mccolaugh

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The purpose of this study is to review the past and present reading programs at Phantom Lake Elementary School, Bellevue, Washington, and to recommend guidelines by which the existing program can be improved. These guidelines will be based on a review of the literature.


A Survey Of The Sources Of Historical Data And Materials Available For Use By Teacher And Pupils In The Study Of Northwest History At Junior High School Level, John Clark Malone Nov 1968

A Survey Of The Sources Of Historical Data And Materials Available For Use By Teacher And Pupils In The Study Of Northwest History At Junior High School Level, John Clark Malone

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Were there sufficient sources of historical data and materials relating to Northwest History available for use in Central Washington and how much of this data and material was of a reading and interest level that could be used by junior high school pupils? Where were these sources and were there guides that could be used to locate them? It became the purpose of this study to make a survey of the sources of historical data and materials in Central Washington and to select them on the basis of interest, authenticity, usefulness, and availability and to arrange the information in the …


A Study Of Non-Participation Excuses In Physical Education Classes, Stewart R. Crook Aug 1967

A Study Of Non-Participation Excuses In Physical Education Classes, Stewart R. Crook

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Basically speaking, it is important for pupils to attend school and to be present and to participate in ways in which the subject matter itself requires. The pride of every educational specialist in the secondary schools requires and expects such attendance and participation. None are so zealous, however, as to deny the pupil the innate necessity of excuse for legitimate reasons. It is a well documented fact that the field of education in the United States is committed to the preservation and care of student health. The problem of non-participation arises because of virtual intimidation of the public schools in …


Negligence And Liability In Physical Education, Wilmar Derrick Aug 1967

Negligence And Liability In Physical Education, Wilmar Derrick

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There is no other area in education that is more directly involved and has the potential for liability involvement than physical education. It is within this program that more accidents occur than in any other area within the school system. It becomes, therefore, very important for all physical education instructors to be aware of their legal situation. In recent years an increased number of court decisions have held that the physical education instructor is responsible for those injuries suffered by pupils under his instruction. Many excellent physical education programs have been ruined as a result of an instructor being found …


Factors To Consider In The Development Of A Junior High School Indoor Physical Education And Athletic Facility, Hal J. Williams Jul 1967

Factors To Consider In The Development Of A Junior High School Indoor Physical Education And Athletic Facility, Hal J. Williams

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It is the purpose of this study: (1) to determine the recommended activity and service facility area needs for an indoor junior high school physical education and athletic facility; (2) to determine and present general building features to consider in the construction of an indoor physical education and athletic facility for a junior high school; (3) and to equip the writer with the necessary knowledge to enable him to effectively advise in the development of his school's indoor physical education and athletic area needs to the end that the facility will provide for a complete program for the school's immediate, …


The Principal And His Role In Curriculum Development, L. Robert Feuchter Aug 1966

The Principal And His Role In Curriculum Development, L. Robert Feuchter

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The purposes of this study are (1) to gain a familiarization of the functional leadership role of the principal in curriculum development; (2) to identify and to analyze the role of the principal in curriculum development as it would affect his peers, faculty, and the curriculum field in general; and (3) to draw conclusions as to the proper role the principal should play in improving educational standards in the curriculum of today's schools.


Industrial Arts For Junior High School Girls Household Maintenance And Repairs, Lyman Nels Crane Aug 1966

Industrial Arts For Junior High School Girls Household Maintenance And Repairs, Lyman Nels Crane

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As the complexion of our modern social environment becomes increasingly technical, the burdens of educating the people for the present and the future become quite cumbersome. Within tho framework of all educational disciplines the challenge of "never-ending" changes must be accepted and the best solutions expedited. To adequately prepare youth for purposeful citizenship within an automated society, educators must be aware of the recquirements and make every possible effort to fulfill them. This study is the result of an attemt to meet some of these changing needs within our society. The requirements thrust upon the housewife of today in basic …


A Study Of Basic Training Of Functionally Illiterate Adults, Raymond Edward Dunn Aug 1966

A Study Of Basic Training Of Functionally Illiterate Adults, Raymond Edward Dunn

Graduate Student Research Papers

It was the purpose of this study to set up a basic education curriculum to prepare the culturally deprived in the Tri-Cities Area of Washington for employment training through the facilities of Columbia Basin College.


An Evaluative Study Of Teacher-Directed And Student-Directed Methods Of Teaching The Metric System, Ronald E. Kerby Aug 1966

An Evaluative Study Of Teacher-Directed And Student-Directed Methods Of Teaching The Metric System, Ronald E. Kerby

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Many teachers in their formative years have a balance between their academic subject field and methods of lesson presentation, but are still in doubt at times of which method presents a certain idea or concept best. These teachers realize that their work will continue to improve as they gain additional teaching experience and further education. Regardless of the experiences provided, a need arises for the individual to experiment and to determine through experimental research whether his instruction is reaching the majority of his students. If research seems to point out that many of the teacher's students are not benefiting from …


An Analysis Of Selected Science Curriculum Guides, Juanita S. Ellison Jul 1966

An Analysis Of Selected Science Curriculum Guides, Juanita S. Ellison

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This study is an analysis of six science programs for the primary grades by examination of the guides. The guides have been studied; first, for rationale--the reason given for the guide; second, for the content--what is being taught and at what grade level; and third, for the processes used in teaching. The guides are: 1. Madison Public Schools, Guide to Teaching Science, 1960. 2. Richland Public Schools, Teaching Science in the Elementary, 1966. 3. Pomona Unified School, Primary Science Guide, 1962. 4. Seattle Public Schools, Science Source Book, Book I, II, and III, 1962-64. 5. American Association for Advancement of …


The Impact Of Rapid Industrial Expansion Upon The Kent School District, Donald E. Heacox Jul 1966

The Impact Of Rapid Industrial Expansion Upon The Kent School District, Donald E. Heacox

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The purpose of this study is to present the efforts being made by the Kent School District to cope with the difficult problem of rapid expansion. The study is designed to: (a) show how the district is facing the many problems confronting them and (b) outline methods of implementing administrative and financial procedures which the writer believes are necessary in order to meet these expansion problems.


The Role Of The Director Of Student Activities In The High School, Dennie R. Ross Jul 1966

The Role Of The Director Of Student Activities In The High School, Dennie R. Ross

Graduate Student Research Papers

It was the purpose of this study to: 1. Define what the community or Ellensburg, Washington (school board, administration, and teachers) expect the activity director to accomplish or provide for the high school students. 2. Investigate the role of the vice-principal and/or activity director, and particularly those duties that authorities feel should be the duties of anyone who is in charge of the extracurricular program. 3. Investigate the high school activity program in order to see how and what the activity director could do to perform his duties so that he can administer the program in the best possible way; …


An Evaluation Of The Kindergarten Program In Chelan, Lois M. Detering Jun 1966

An Evaluation Of The Kindergarten Program In Chelan, Lois M. Detering

Graduate Student Research Papers

Many significant studies of reading readiness were under way at the direction of private, public, or federal funds, thus focusing attention on kindergarten and pre-kindergarten readiness. Because of this, many parents, teachers, and administrators showed keen interest in the possibilities of educating youngsters at the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten age. It was therefore felt that a study of this kind would be pertinent. Specifically, many persons wanted their five-year-olds to attend kindergarten in Chelan, Washington. This attitude was reflected elsewhere and it was decided to make a study of kindergarten programs and their relationships to the program in Chelan. It was …


The Individualized Program In The Elementary School, Ernest D. Logan Dec 1965

The Individualized Program In The Elementary School, Ernest D. Logan

Graduate Student Research Papers

It is the purpose of this paper to show how democratic processes can be incorporated into the school curriculum in the elementary school by use of the individualized program of instruction.


The Feasibility Of School District Reorganization In The Upper Kittas County, Donald G. Woolley Dec 1965

The Feasibility Of School District Reorganization In The Upper Kittas County, Donald G. Woolley

Graduate Student Research Papers

The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a need for reorganization in the Upper Kittitas County. If reorganization is deemed necessary, this study will propose a plan by which this reorganization can be carried out.


A Study Of Divergent Thinking And The Application Of The Principles Of Divergent Thinking To Fifth Grade Social Studies, Patricia L. Brown Aug 1965

A Study Of Divergent Thinking And The Application Of The Principles Of Divergent Thinking To Fifth Grade Social Studies, Patricia L. Brown

Graduate Student Research Papers

The Purpose of this study was to incorporate the principles of divergent thinking into procedures structural fora fifth grade social studies class. In order to accomplish this purpose it was necessary:

1. To establish the relationship of divergent thinking to other intellectual factors.

2. To clarify the behavioral objectives relating to divergent thinking.

3. To design procedures that would meet these objectives at various task levels.

4. To establish criteria for the evaluation of the assignments.


The Development Of Arithmetical Concepts With Use Of Manipulative Materials, Elsie O. Deatherage Aug 1965

The Development Of Arithmetical Concepts With Use Of Manipulative Materials, Elsie O. Deatherage

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It was the purpose of this paper to show how manipulative aids were used to develop arithmetic concepts in a first grade in Selah, Washington. These arithmetic concepts are widely used in grade one according to Gunderson and Hollister, Edwina Deans, Grossnickle, and others.


Identifying The Growth And Development Of Children Ten Years Old And Some Suggested Classroom Methods For Aiding Their Growth And Development, Donald F. Jeffery Aug 1965

Identifying The Growth And Development Of Children Ten Years Old And Some Suggested Classroom Methods For Aiding Their Growth And Development, Donald F. Jeffery

Graduate Student Research Papers

It was the purpose of this study (1) to identify the ten-year-old child by his growth and development; (2) to provide some teaching suggestions for aiding their growth and development in the classroom; (3) to provide a reference to aid the teacher in meeting these needs; and (4) to better inform the author of the characteristics of this age group.


The Originality Of Fredrick Jackson Turner As An Historian And Teacher, Norman Gale Lamprey Aug 1965

The Originality Of Fredrick Jackson Turner As An Historian And Teacher, Norman Gale Lamprey

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The originality of Frederick Jackson Turner can be recognized against a background consisting of evidence of his contributions to the two fields, history and teaching. The stage will be set by a short biographical treatment of Turner. This avenue of approach will lead to an elaboration of Turner's major historical interpretation. This concept will be described and two subordinate facets of his thesis will be examined briefly. The teaching aspects of Turner's career will be illuminated by analyzing the inseparable historian-teacher relationship and, in addition, the quality and lasting effects of his influence will be treated. It is not the …


A Survey Of Current Thinking Concerning The Purpose Of Music Education In The Public School Curriculum, Donn Edward Nelson Aug 1965

A Survey Of Current Thinking Concerning The Purpose Of Music Education In The Public School Curriculum, Donn Edward Nelson

Graduate Student Research Papers

Since music education is generally considered to be a well established member of the fine arts, and, since music and the arts are considered by many to be of great importance in the public school curriculum, it will be the purpose of this paper to review the current literature concerning the importance of music in the public school curriculum.


A Proposed Plan For The Improvement Of Instruction In Central School Through The Supervisory Activities Of The Teaching Principal, John P. Norling Aug 1965

A Proposed Plan For The Improvement Of Instruction In Central School Through The Supervisory Activities Of The Teaching Principal, John P. Norling

Graduate Student Research Papers

It was the purpose of this study (1) to survey the importance of the role of the elementary principal in improvement of instruction, (2) to make a limited study of professional literature, in order to discover ways and means by which the elementary principal provides more effective supervisory services, (3) to present a proposed program for improving the supervisory services of the principal in Central School which would result in an improvement in instruction, and (4) to conclude the study with selected summarizing statements.


An Evaluation Of Eligibility Rules At Terrace Heights For Interscholastic Activities On The Seventh And Eighth Grade Level, Edward W. Eichwald Jul 1965

An Evaluation Of Eligibility Rules At Terrace Heights For Interscholastic Activities On The Seventh And Eighth Grade Level, Edward W. Eichwald

Graduate Student Research Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine an appropriate eligibility procedure for interscholastic athletics at Terrace Heights Elementary.


A Proposed Program For Improving School-Community Relations In The Okanogan School District, James Willard Derting Jul 1965

A Proposed Program For Improving School-Community Relations In The Okanogan School District, James Willard Derting

Graduate Student Research Papers

It was the purpose of this study (1) to recognize the need for an effective school-community relations program; (2) to review, through professional literature, the methods by which schools in various communities have improved their public relations program; (3) propose a program that could be used in Okanogan School District, and to arrive at a summary and certain concluding statements.


A Proposed Curricula Time Schedule Appliance To Eighth Grade Modern Mathematics, James Parker Eastham Jul 1965

A Proposed Curricula Time Schedule Appliance To Eighth Grade Modern Mathematics, James Parker Eastham

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The purpose of this study was to examine several possible curricula time schedules in light of the objectives of eighth grade modern mathematics, and to develop a schedule best suited to meet these objectives. It was further postulated that a flexible schedule would: 1. allow time for completion of materials by students with average and above capabilities. 2. allow for student individual differences. 3. allow most effective use of staff.


Flexible Scheduling, Stanley R. Schmick Jul 1965

Flexible Scheduling, Stanley R. Schmick

Graduate Student Research Papers

The purpose of this study is to show that we are recognizing and learning ways to cope with the problem; namely: how to return the use of time, space, numbers, and content to those who need it--the teachers and their students--in even the larger schools that symbolize so well our concept of education for all youth. We are also learning how to cope with an equally important additional problem; how to treat a pupil as an individual even though he is one in a great mass of students. Solving these two problems constitutes the exciting challenge of our day. During …


Selected Materials In The Field Of Industrial Arts For The Slow Learner, Victor Joseph Scarpelli Jul 1965

Selected Materials In The Field Of Industrial Arts For The Slow Learner, Victor Joseph Scarpelli

Graduate Student Research Papers

This study attempts to present materials in all areas of Industrial Arts for the slow learner. While these materials are available to the general public, the effort involved in securing them is most time consuming. No bibliography of Industrial Arts materials for the slow learner has been assembled. Collecting extensive resource materials entails visiting businesses, interviewing people, scanning literature, reading brochures and writing for available information.


Educating The Child Toward Good Citizenship Values In The Elementary School, James Edward Stradinger Jul 1965

Educating The Child Toward Good Citizenship Values In The Elementary School, James Edward Stradinger

Graduate Student Research Papers

The purpose of this study is to present information pertinent to education for citizenship training in the elementary schools. This paper attempts to give suggested ideas for the improvement of: (1) respect for law, (2) loyalty and patriotism, (3) respect for self and others, (4) the development of attitudes and values, and (5) the teacher's general background with regard to citizenship training.


A Modified Approach To Flexible Scheduling At Carmichael Junior High School, Richland, Washington, Henry Vernon Yonce Jul 1965

A Modified Approach To Flexible Scheduling At Carmichael Junior High School, Richland, Washington, Henry Vernon Yonce

Graduate Student Research Papers

It is the purpose of this study to judge the practicality of introducing a modified flexible schedule in Carmichael Junior High School, Richland, Washington.