Browsing Digitized Theses and Dissertations (1940 - 2009) by Issue Date
Now showing 1 - 20 of 4735
Results Per Page
ItemA comparison of the workmen's compensation laws in the United States, 1939(1940) Harrison, Barbara CookeFor some twenty-five years the people of the United States have known of the menace of industrial accidents and diseases, but, prior to 1925, little was said or done on the subject. [...] ItemThe collegiate preparation of speech teachers in twenty-five of Texas' largest senior high schools(1940) Frazer, David H.; Kerbow, Alva L.; French, Archie W.; Henderson, Samuel W.Purpose of the Study. The primary purpose of this study was to determine the collegiate background and professional preparation of senior high school public speaking teachers among Texas' largest high schools. The intended use of the results of this investigation is to utilize its findings as a basis for suggesting a constructive program for the improvement of high school public speaking teachers on both the pre-service and in-service levels. The findings are intended to reveal to the individual speech teacher in high school the comparison of of his own degree of specialized speech study with the amount of specialized speech study suggested by criteria set up by teachers of speech, specialists, and by public school administrators. The ultimate purpose of this study is to set up a pattern of general, broad educational preparation, a specialized pursuit in the field of speech, and to provide a uniform pattern of combined courses of study for the high school speech program. Techniques, Procedures, and Sources of Data. The thesis form book by Campbell was followed for the mechanical presentation of the study. The college records revealing the college degrees held by fifty-four senior high school speech teachers and the educational pattern determining the amount of general educational preparation and the amount of specialized college speech made by the individual speech teachers were used. Opinions of school administrators, namely, high school superintendents, supervisors, and principals, were obtained by questionnaires concerning requirements in college study to be made by speech teachers and then studied in relation to the amount of specialized and general academic education actually acquired by high school speech teachers. Literature published by recognised leaders in the field of teacher preparation was compared with academic educational preparation made by the teachers investigated. Recommended study and practice in the field of public speaking for high school speech teachers was sought from three sources, namely, from the high school speech teachers, from recognized writers in the field, and from high school administrators. Besides the information gained from these sources the actual educational patterns of the speech teachers were sampled. [...] ItemThe Caribbean orbit of American influence(1940) Carnes, Ida H.Statement of the problem. It is the purpose of this thesis to show how the Monroe Doctrine was modified to enable the United States to deal with each complicated situation as it arose in the countries bordering on the Caribbean. Doubtless these modifications furthered the interests of the United States, but they also created antagonisms in the Latin-American countries, and caused them to seek friendship and economic relations in Europe. All the countries bordering on the Caribbean are of strategic importance in the defense of the United States, as well as of the entire hemisphere. The United States has always sought closer cultural and economic relations with the Latin countries. The present "good neighbor" policy is but another aspect of this traditional quest for security for ourselves and for our neighbors. The writer has attempted to present as a unified whole, the commercial and economic inter-relationship of the Caribbean countries, beginning with the issuance of the Monroe Doctrine and ending with the repercussions of the present conflict in Europe as they have affected the Western Hemisphere. Procedures and sources of data. Available primary and secondary source materials were used to substantiate the historical sequence. Interpretation of recent trends was based on articles appearing in Current History and The Annals of the American Academy. Books containing descriptive information of these countries were suggested by the Pan- American Union. Trade figures were obtained from the United States Department of Commerce, Houston Branch Office, Division of Foreign Trade and Statistics. The resume of current economic conditions was based on Commerce Reports of recent date. Other information concerning imports and exports was based on Commerce and Economic Resources of Our Outlying Territories and Possessions and South America's Trade. Summary and Conclusions. The Monroe Doctrine defined Europe's relation to the New World; but the United States' relation to the Latin-American nations was not mentioned. There were times when it seemed that the Doctrine had been abandoned, only to be revived with new vigor. While the United States was expanding territorially, the Monroe Doctrine was enforced as a unilateral policy. The development of the Panama policy gave added importance to the Caribbean region. Enmity and hatred among the Latin countries were engendered by the haughty, impatient, and aggressive policies of the United States; order was valued more than liberty, and dollars more than democracy. Mexico and Cuba being nearest, the influence of the United States has been felt most strongly in these two countries. Present conditions in Mexico have made adherence to the "good neighbor" policy difficult. The deplorable conditions in Puerto Rico present a challenge which the United States must meet. All of the islands and countries bordering on the Caribbean are of strategic importance in the defense of the Panama. Stable political and economic conditions in these countries are of increasing importance to the United States. The actions of the United States had their origin in the defense of the nation. This fundamental problem of defense is more important now than ever before; but it has been the desire of several Administrations to accomplish this, without arousing Latin-American antipathy toward the United States. In fact, perfect defense of the Americas depends upon the co-operation of all the countries with one aother. Goodwill usually comes as a result of a better understanding based on close economic and trade relations. A relationship of lasting value can be built if the United States shows a sincere desire to help the Latin republics solve their problems, and enter into mutually beneficial trade relations.Such a solution would contribute to the defense of the democratic ideal in the Western Hemisphere. ItemThe 46th Texas Legislature: a study of the qualifications, attitudes, and record of the personnel(1940) Longcope, Donald B.A major objective of government is the formation of laws by our legislatures that reflect to a marked extent the wishes of the majority of the people whose lives and manner of living are conditioned and affected by these legislatures acts. It is our purpose to study the qualifications of the personnel of the 46th (1939) Texas Legislature, determine the attitude of the legislators toward certain fundamental problems of government, check their actual vote on bills of major significance through a study of the House and Senate Journals, and draw conclusions which will help us in determining what educational requirements are necessary on the part of our legislators to enable them to best serve the people of the state. ItemA student manual for a high school course in social relations(1941) Hooker, Rubye W. ItemPraeludium : an interpretation of the educational endowment from the Cullens(1941) Bolling, Emma; Donner, Arvin N.; Kemmerer, W. W.; Pennybacker, Ruth V. Item ItemPirates of Hawaii(1942) Phegley, MallieUntil recent years, all who guided children's reading relied upon the "classics," which have received general acceptance as worthy literature; or else they relied upon the books which they had found satisfactory during their own early reading. We want from books what people have thought and felt about the questions that concern us, without regard to the time or place in which they lived. We must help the child find his place in the hopes, aspirations, and dreams of his age. Insofar as he is able to do so he must, through his reading, understand the past experiences and thought of all races. However anxiously we wish to cultivate out children's taste for the best in literature we will have to be patient. Good taste develops slowly and through successive stages. The important thing is that whatever a child reads must have meaning and value for him end he must know how to find the books which have this meaning and value. The author was a teacher for many years in the western Islands and came to know, understand, and love the natives and their way of life. Long before the bombing of Pearl Harbor she had come to feel that there was a need for a greater understanding between the children of America and the children of Hawaii. As a result her first book. Children of Hawaii, was written. Pirates of Hawaii, fresh and original In treatment. Is an experiment to meet a deep need of childhood. The author has attempted to give a picture of real Hawaiian life and a sympathetic appreciation of the past through the legends and folklore of the Hawaiian people. For instance the legends of the menehunes, the Goddess Pele, and the old man who appears through-out the story are as common to the Hawaiian child as the American folk tales; Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, George Washington and the Cherry Tree are to the American child. It Is her hope that this book will give the child a reading pleasure that might lead on to the more enduring books. But if It does not lead on to better things the child has a good wholesome story and that In Itself Is justified. ItemA literature study of St. Matthew's Gospel for parochial schools(1942) Garvey, Mary Mercedes ItemSome concepts found in Putzke and Wygant's fifth reader, Guide for reading in Texas(1942) Thompson, Ora ItemStudent helps for the study of Old Testament history(1943) Hill, Ernestine M. ItemA review of literature in the field of health education for suggested improvement of health instruction in the Oates Prairie School(1945) Ingram, Thomas B.; Kerbow, A. L.; Cochran, J. C.; Jonas, R. O. ItemA study of the club program in Houston junior high schools(1945) Inglis, Ruby Parker ItemA treatise on the development of the Office of Price Administration during World War II(1946) Lee, Thomas Woodrow ItemA study of the home environment, background and attitudes of Jewish college students(1947) Gorodetzer, Philip; Stovall, Franklin L.