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Doctoral Dissertations

1959

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An Evaluation Of Certain Areas Of Physical Education Service Programs Of Selected White And Negro Colleges In Tennessee, John Ralph Puckett Dec 1959

An Evaluation Of Certain Areas Of Physical Education Service Programs Of Selected White And Negro Colleges In Tennessee, John Ralph Puckett

Doctoral Dissertations

During World War II inadequacies in physical education programs in the United States were clearly revealed. A study of the physical fitness of men in the Army Air Force disclosed that almost one-half of the inductees were in poor or very poor condition. The Army and Navy testing programs also revealed that a large percentage of inductees was in poor physical condition. These test results did not include the numerous persons who were rejected from military service for various reasons.

Most of the men displayed poor performance in basic motor skills such as jumping, falling and lifting. It was also ...


The Professional Preparation Of Elementary School Teachers In Iran, Ali Shariatmadari Dec 1959

The Professional Preparation Of Elementary School Teachers In Iran, Ali Shariatmadari

Doctoral Dissertations

Iran has a rich cultural background with regard to religion, ethics, philosophy, science, literature, and social values. In Iran, beginning with the early years of settlement, education has been considered an essential element in the life of the people. The growth of science and the changes that have taken place in the life of the Iranian people require a critical evaluation of the Iranian educational system in the light of modern educational practices.

Educators in Iran have an obligation to provide leadership in developing a sound educational philosophy compatible with the cultural background of Iran and the basic theories of ...


Survey Of Changes In Function Of The College-Controlled Laboratory School From 1948 To 1958, Lawrence Howard Nuzum Dec 1959

Survey Of Changes In Function Of The College-Controlled Laboratory School From 1948 To 1958, Lawrence Howard Nuzum

Doctoral Dissertations

The trend toward more practical and functional education for both elementary-school and secondary-school children and their teachers has produced renewed attention to the function of the college-controlled laboratory school. As defined by Caswell, this institution is

. . . a school largely or entirely under the control of the college, located on or near the college campus, organized for the specific purpose of preparing teachers, with staff and facilities designed to serve this purpose.

The use of the laboratory school in present-day teacher education is not understood or accepted by many educators or lay people. In many places its present value is questioned ...


Role Playing As A Means Of Selecting Administrators, Charles Warren Hartsell Dec 1959

Role Playing As A Means Of Selecting Administrators, Charles Warren Hartsell

Doctoral Dissertations

Introduction: In view of the constant search for competent administrators on all levels of school administration, there is a need for defining the personal and operational characteristics which will indicate to an employer how a person will react in a given set of circumstances, particularly those which are related to the specific position involved. For example, how would a principal go about dealing with a parent whose child has been suspended from school for disciplinary reasons? How can we know, beforehand, whether an individual will be a good or a poor administrator? Industry has developed time and motion studies for ...


Program Analysis Study Of Selected Freshmen Student At Appalachian State Teachers College, Louis Leroy Rogers Aug 1959

Program Analysis Study Of Selected Freshmen Student At Appalachian State Teachers College, Louis Leroy Rogers

Doctoral Dissertations

Introduction: College dropouts represent an alarming waste of competent manpower. Personal problems of students may be a factor in the dropout situation, and may merit the attention of college staffs. College administrators are realizing that the American student is not the same as a college student of a century ago. The present day college student is an entirely different type, living in a changing and different world. The former concept of the purpose of higher education is not suitable. It emphasized the training of mental faculties. The newer concept of education is concerned with the whole individual.


The Student Population In The Institutions Of Higher Education In The Southern Appalachian Region, 1933-1958, T. Madison Byar Aug 1959

The Student Population In The Institutions Of Higher Education In The Southern Appalachian Region, 1933-1958, T. Madison Byar

Doctoral Dissertations

This study was directed toward matters pertaining to the student population in the colleges of the Southern Appalachian Region from 1933 to 1958 and was developed principally around the limits of change marked by those two years.


Behavioral Patterns Of Selected Superintendents During The Process Of Public School Desegregation, Sam Harris Ingram Jun 1959

Behavioral Patterns Of Selected Superintendents During The Process Of Public School Desegregation, Sam Harris Ingram

Doctoral Dissertations

Recommendations: The general conclusions of this study suggest that a great deal more attention should be given to the effect the actions of public school superintendents have upon the success or lack of success of desegregation. It is also believed that more research should be directed toward the factors which seem to have a definite effect upon the superintendent's action during the process of public school desegregation. Perhaps more intensive research in a single school system, where this is possible, would shed additional light upon the action of the superintendent and the causes of this action. The behavioral patterns ...