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An Evaluation Of A Speed-A-Way Knowledge Test, Wendell Palmer Aug 1961

An Evaluation Of A Speed-A-Way Knowledge Test, Wendell Palmer

Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to perform an item analysis on a women's physical education test concerning speed-a-way. The analysis will determine the difficulty and discrimination of each individual item in the test. From this analysis it can be determined: (1) which items discriminate between the high and low ranking groups, (2) which responses in the multiple-choice and matching items do not function properly, and (3) which items in the test should be revised or disregarded in further measurement processes. METHODS OF RESEARCH: The subjects utilized in this study were 279 women students enrolled in the Fundamentals ...


Methods Of Assessing Child Growth, Jerry Jerome Mccollough Aug 1961

Methods Of Assessing Child Growth, Jerry Jerome Mccollough

Master's Theses

The purpose of this report is to review some of the available literature pertaining to methods of assessing child growth in the elementary and secondary schools. Since the administration of a child growth assessment program often becomes the responsibility of the classroom teacher, this report could be used as a guide in the selection of an assessment device.


Role Playing As An Approach To Parent Teacher Conferences, Dorothy Owen Aug 1961

Role Playing As An Approach To Parent Teacher Conferences, Dorothy Owen

Master's Theses

The two purposes of this study were first, to study parent conferences as a means of reporting pupil progress; and second, to obtain background material in order to write a play which could be used to depict parent-teacher conference techniques. The procedure followed included a survey of literature relating to parent-teacher conferences, the development of a list of principles, and the writing of a play utilizing these principles. The study reveals that older reporting methods cannot be utilized to report progress effectively in schools where opportunity is stressed for fullest development of the social, physical, emotional, and intellectual abilities of ...


Some Aspects Of Financing Interscholastic Athletic Programs In Group Ii High Schools In Virginia, Ellett R. Mcgeorge Aug 1961

Some Aspects Of Financing Interscholastic Athletic Programs In Group Ii High Schools In Virginia, Ellett R. Mcgeorge

Master's Theses

Any consideration of the high school athletic program would seem to be incomplete without attention being given to the method of its financing.

"Since athletics first came into our nation's school system, means and ways and have been sought by which they could be financed." Great strides have been made in raising the status of the athletic program. However, there remain schools that are confronted with the continuous problem of financing their total interscholastic athletic programs. In that face of rising costs of athletic equipment and operation there is tendency to reduce the activities of the interscholastic program and ...


An Academic History Of The Class Of 1958 In A Selected Henrico County High School, Carrie Payne Barker Jul 1961

An Academic History Of The Class Of 1958 In A Selected Henrico County High School, Carrie Payne Barker

Master's Theses

Paced with rapid and continuous growth in the school population, the County School Board of Henrico County, Viginia, authorized in 1959 an intensive and extensive survey of the curricular offerings in its secondary Schools. The purpose of this survey was two-fold: to discover the educational needs of its youth and to determine to What extent the county high schools were meeting these needs.


An Analysis Of Certain Problems In Using Television In The Henrico County Schools, Anne Morton Fitzgerald Jul 1961

An Analysis Of Certain Problems In Using Television In The Henrico County Schools, Anne Morton Fitzgerald

Master's Theses

The developments that have taken place and are continuing to develop both on national and local levels justify an analysis to ascertain whether educational television may be used as a means of supplementing effectively the educational program of Henrico County.

It is the purpose of this study (1) to secure information on the effect of educational television, (2) to secure information on the problems of scheduling and using staff and facilities. and (3) to determine what types of learning activity lend themselves best to television.


A Comparative Study Of The Ability And Academic Achievement Of Senior High School Boys With Relation To Participation In Interscholastic Sports, Grant Hudson Jr. Jul 1961

A Comparative Study Of The Ability And Academic Achievement Of Senior High School Boys With Relation To Participation In Interscholastic Sports, Grant Hudson Jr.

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study Of The Status Of High School Newspapers In The Virginia Public Schools, Joyce Still Gibson Jul 1961

A Study Of The Status Of High School Newspapers In The Virginia Public Schools, Joyce Still Gibson

Master's Theses

The school newspaper dates back over one hundred years, and it is now regarded as one of the most important activities of the modern high school.

The purpose of this study is (1) to present a brief history of journalism in the United States and in Virginia, (2) to acquaint the reader with various publications associations and the seryices they render, and (3) to present the status of high school news­ papers in the Virginia public high schools in 1961.

The writer will, in no way, attempt to discuss the technical aspects of the actual publication of a paper, but ...


Introducing Aquatic Ecology To Ninth Graders, Sutton Jul 1961

Introducing Aquatic Ecology To Ninth Graders, Sutton

Master's Theses

Chapter I

Introduction

In discussing the basis for teaching high school biology, Van Deventer1 states, "...the present typical course in high school biology serves adequately neither the terminal student nor the college entrance student." He holds that today's courses present watered-down versions of college courses to the student before the intelligence of the student has matured enough to grasp such subject matter. As a result there is very little carry-over value from such courses, and the students may even develop a dislike for biology. This study constitutes an effort to understand these problems and to devise ways of ...


A Survey Of The Status Of Secondary School Intramural Sports For Boys In The State Of Michigan, Robert Epskamp Jun 1961

A Survey Of The Status Of Secondary School Intramural Sports For Boys In The State Of Michigan, Robert Epskamp

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study Of The Application Of Science And Mathematics In Industrial Arts, Fox Jun 1961

A Study Of The Application Of Science And Mathematics In Industrial Arts, Fox

Master's Theses

I. Purpose of the Study

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the extent to which the applications of science and mathematics were being taught in industrial arts courses in the schools of Michigan, and to show what, if any, similarities or differences existed between the applications being taught and (1) the size of the school, (2) the type of shop, (3) the grade level, and (4) the degree held by the instructor.

More specifically data were gathered to ascertain:

1. The college preparation in science and mathematics received by the industrial arts instructors.

2. The extent to which ...


A Comparative Study Of Secondary Teacher Education In The United States And Thailand, Sombat Sangrungruang May 1961

A Comparative Study Of Secondary Teacher Education In The United States And Thailand, Sombat Sangrungruang

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare American and Thailand education for secondary school teachers, with an attempt to gain insight into the practices of the teacher education in the two countries, for the benefit of improvement of secondary teacher preparation in Thailand. A survey of literature pertaining to secondary teacher education was made. Supplementary information was obtained through a questionnaire from six secondary schools in Thailand. In addition, a number of bulletins from colleges in the United States were utilized to corroborate information gleaned from the literature. The findings were (1) professional education in the teacher ...


A Review Of The Status Of The Teaching Of Genetics And Evolution In High School Biology Courses With Suggestions For Improving The Teaching Of These Subjects, Bajema May 1961

A Review Of The Status Of The Teaching Of Genetics And Evolution In High School Biology Courses With Suggestions For Improving The Teaching Of These Subjects, Bajema

Master's Theses

Introduction

It is the purpose of this thesis to: (1) discuss the place of genetics and evolution in high school biology courses; (2) specify the objectives that should be attained in teaching genetics and evolution; (3) discuss the current status of the teaching of genetics and evolution in high school biology courses; (4) suggest means of overcoming the three problems which have resulted in the poor teaching of genetics and evolution on the high school level -- first, the problem of religious opposition to the teaching of evolution; second, the problem of a lack of knowledge on the part of the ...


A Survey Of University Of Richmond Evening School Students : Their Motives, Progress After Study And The Extent Of Assistance By Employers In Educational Programs, Robert A. Dell Apr 1961

A Survey Of University Of Richmond Evening School Students : Their Motives, Progress After Study And The Extent Of Assistance By Employers In Educational Programs, Robert A. Dell

Master's Theses

The aim of this thesis is to suvey a representative group of Evening School students and business firms to gather qualitative data concerning the Evening School and present these data in a quantitative manner.

Research was conducted by questionnaire in order to collect original source data. Replies to questionnaires have been analyzed. Tabulations of data are included throughout the text. A summary follows analyses of replies.


Five Approaches To Intermediate Grade Level Reading Problems: A Critique, Mary Therese Long Jan 1961

Five Approaches To Intermediate Grade Level Reading Problems: A Critique, Mary Therese Long

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Character Development Through Guided Activities For Kindergarten And Primary Children, Marie Francine. Verpas Jan 1961

Character Development Through Guided Activities For Kindergarten And Primary Children, Marie Francine. Verpas

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A History Of Secondary Catholic Education In Lake County, Illinois, Gerald Daniel Fraser Jan 1961

A History Of Secondary Catholic Education In Lake County, Illinois, Gerald Daniel Fraser

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.