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Command Study 13, Chapter 5. Military Civic Action (open access)

Command Study 13, Chapter 5. Military Civic Action

This booklet is the fifth chapter of a training course developed for Air Force Reserve personnel about counterinsurgency. This chapter discusses "civic action as a weapon against Communist-inspired subversion" (p. 2). It includes background information, analysis, review questions, and a list of readings for further study.
Date: December 1964
Creator: Air University (U.S.)
Object Type: Pamphlet
System: The Portal to Texas History
Current Study 11, Chapter 2. The Evolution of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) (open access)

Current Study 11, Chapter 2. The Evolution of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)

This booklet is the second chapter of Current Study 11, a staff development course about the Cold War's impact on world affairs. This chapter discusses the development of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) and includes background information, observations, review questions, a list of readings for further study, and three appendices.
Date: December 1963
Creator: Air University (U.S.)
Object Type: Pamphlet
System: The Portal to Texas History
Current Study 15, Chapter 2. Thailand (open access)

Current Study 15, Chapter 2. Thailand

This booklet is the first chapter of a training course developed for Air Reserve personnel about Southeast Asia. This chapter discusses Thailand and includes background information, analysis, review questions, and a list of readings for further study.
Date: January 1966
Creator: Air University (U.S.)
Object Type: Pamphlet
System: The Portal to Texas History
Factors Affecting Faculty Acceptance and Use of Institutional Repositories in Thailand (open access)

Factors Affecting Faculty Acceptance and Use of Institutional Repositories in Thailand

Institutional repositories have been introduced as an innovative and alternative technology for scholarly communication and have received considerable attention from scholars across disciplines and around the globe. While some universities in Thailand have developed and implemented institutional repositories for nearly a decade, knowledge of the acceptance and use of institutional repositories on the individual level in the country remains limited. As an insufficient knowledge of technology acceptance and adoption at the individual level is considered partially responsible for the underutilization of innovation or of information system implementation, this study seeks to uncover knowledge regarding the level of institutional repository acceptance and use. This study applied the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model and the model of faculty members' self-archiving behavior to investigate factors affecting faculty acceptance and use of university-based institutional repositories. The study employed a mixed methods approach involving a survey followed by semi-structured, one-to-one interview. This study confirms that the success of university-based institutional repositories depends not on a single factor but on multiple factors. The results of the study show that performance expectancy, social influence, and resistance to change were direct determinants of faculty members' intention to use institutional repositories. Additionally, behavioral intention …
Date: May 2017
Creator: Ammarukleart, Sujira
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from Dillon Anderson to Harris Leon Kempner, January 8, 1959] (open access)

[Letter from Dillon Anderson to Harris Leon Kempner, January 8, 1959]

Letter from Dillon Anderson to Harris Leon Kempner thanking him for his letter of January 6, enclosed with a copy of he Foreign Policy Bulletin on Laos which is of his interest. So, Anderson requests Kempner to suggest any names of the people who are living in The Philippines, South Vietnam, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand so he could ouch bases with them.
Date: January 8, 1959
Creator: Anderson, Dillon
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

Arbuckles' illustrated atlas of fifty principal nations of the world.

Atlas shows illustrations of nations throughout the world with brief descriptions.
Date: 1889
Creator: Arbuckle Bros.
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Gayle Reaves-King, April 4, 2012 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Gayle Reaves-King, April 4, 2012

Interview with Gayle Reaves-King,a journalist in Fort Worth, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, family life, and her career with The Dallas Morning News and other newspapers.
Date: April 5, 2012
Creator: Ayers, Cesta & Reaves-King, Gayle
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Comparison of the Teaching of History in Teacher Colleges in the Metropolitan Region and Other Regions in Thailand (open access)

A Comparison of the Teaching of History in Teacher Colleges in the Metropolitan Region and Other Regions in Thailand

The purpose of this study is to compare and analyze the teaching of history in teachers colleges in the Metropolitan region and other regions in Thailand. Variables examined in this study include the following: salary, teaching experience, degrees held, the number of graduate credit hours in history, the number of graduate credit hours in education, attendance at professional meetings, the number of publications, membership in professional organizations, the number of hours devoted to course preparations, teaching load, and teaching behaviors. The comparison is based on geographical location of the teachers colleges by region. The survey instrument, after intensive review and validation by selected faculty both in Thailand and the United States, was distributed to the 180 history instructors in the teachers colleges in the six major regions of Thailand. The total number of responses was 138, or 76.7 per cent. The statistical procedures used in the analyses of data include frequency and percentage of responses, a chi square test of independence, t test, the Yates* correction for continuity, and Fisher's Exact Probability Test (2-tailed). The data findings from this study indicate that there is a high degree of similarity between the respondents from the Metropolitan region and other regions' history …
Date: May 1986
Creator: Ayuwathana, Suratath
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Differences in Perceived Needs Between Practicing Teachers and College Instructors Concerning Inservice Education Programs in Teachers Colleges in Thailand (open access)

The Differences in Perceived Needs Between Practicing Teachers and College Instructors Concerning Inservice Education Programs in Teachers Colleges in Thailand

The purpose of this study is to identify and compare the perceptions of practicing teachers and college instructors toward four components of inservice education programs: content, organization, format of presentation, and participant involvement in the teachers colleges in Thailand. The comparison is based on the demographic variables of sex, age, educational background, and teaching experience in the institution. The "In-Service Education Attitude Survey" by Yesuratnam, Basimalla at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois in 1982 was used to gather data for this study. It was distributed to a sample of 380 practicing teachers and college instructors in 19 randomly selected teachers colleges in Thailand; 368 usable instruments were returned (97.15%). The data were treated to produce numbers and percentages. The t tests for two independent samples were computed to determine any statistically significant differences between the respondent groups of practicing teachers and college instructors, and between the practicing elementary and secondary school teachers. The F tests were also utilized to determine any statistically significant differences among the variables of practicing teachers and college instructors.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Ayuwathana, Wanida
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Oral History Interview with Melvin R. Baird, 1998

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Interview with Navy veteran Melvin R. "Pancho" Baird. It includes a combination of interviewing and reading from Baird's personal correspondence about his pre-World War II experiences with the U.S. Asiatic Fleet and his later experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Baird talks about his stationing aboard the destroyer USS Alden as a radioman, the grounding of the SS President Hoover off of Hoishito Island, the Sino-Japanese War, liberty ashore various Asian port cities, events on the South China Patrol, civilian activities after his discharge, activities as a radio technician on Blue Beach during the Okinawan Campaign, kamikaze actions on Okinawa, and typical shipboard routine.
Date: August 18, 1998
Creator: Baird, James & Baird, Melvin R.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
Transformative Learning and Teacher Beliefs: A Comparative Study of International Teacher Experiences (open access)

Transformative Learning and Teacher Beliefs: A Comparative Study of International Teacher Experiences

This project aims to explore the beliefs of international teachers regarding the students with whom they work, and the change in those beliefs over time. Participant observation, interviews, and questionnaires were used as tools of collection to address the following research questions: How did teachers' beliefs about students change over time? What variables were significantly associated with the rate of change in teacher beliefs about students? What types of challenges did teaches face while living and working in Thailand? Over the course of four months, I shadowed twenty-two U.S. teachers in thirteen different locations throughout Thailand. Participants were enrolled in an international teaching program in Thailand that provided a cultural orientation and teacher training. Participants were then assigned to teaching jobs throughout the country. Qualitative and quantitative data was analyzed using SPSS and NVivo software. This project contributes to the scholarship of teaching and learning, and anthropological and education research dedicated to exploring teachers' beliefs about students. Results of the study provide vital information about what variables or experiences may influence a critical analysis of beliefs among teachers working with students who they perceive as different from themselves. Due to some of the parallels between this study population and that …
Date: May 2017
Creator: Barnes, Valerie Rose
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Comparative Study of Opinions Concerning Faculty Teaching Behaviors Among Faculty Members and Senior Teacher Training Students in Six Teachers Colleges in Bangkok Thailand (open access)

A Comparative Study of Opinions Concerning Faculty Teaching Behaviors Among Faculty Members and Senior Teacher Training Students in Six Teachers Colleges in Bangkok Thailand

The purpose of this study is to compare the opinions concerning faculty teaching behaviors among groups of faculty members and senior teacher training students in six teachers colleges in Bangkok, Thailand. Five research hypotheses guided the data analysis for this study; the variables used were sex, age, teaching experience, and college of employment. A published, validated survey instrument, which lists sixty-one behavioral items and incorporates a Likert-type response scale, was used to collect the data. Random sampling of the population corresponded to existing male-female ratios for each group at each schools, with the exception of one school that has only female students. From the sample of 480, the total response was 85.6 percent. In order to test for significant differences of opinion among the variables and between the groups at the .05 level, t and F tests were applied. The data indicate that 70.5 percent of the 190 responding faculty are females who have taught for more than ten years; females also constitute 72.4 percent of the 221 senior teacher training students. In regard to opinions of appropriate faculty teaching behaviors, significant differences were found between faculty and students (faculty members had higher mean scores) and between male and female …
Date: December 1984
Creator: Bhulapatna, Prakit
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oral History Interview with Nipawan Teepanont, February 17, 1984 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Nipawan Teepanont, February 17, 1984

Audio interview with Nipawan Teepanont, a graduate student from Thailand studying education at North Texas State University. Teepanont discusses his background, comparisons between education in Thailand and the United States, adjusting, the international community at the university, and his job.
Date: February 17, 1984
Creator: Bohlcke, Diane & Teepanont, Nipawan
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Model Graduate Program in Physical Education for Thai Colleges and Universities (open access)

A Model Graduate Program in Physical Education for Thai Colleges and Universities

The primary purpose of this study was the development of a model graduate program leading to a master's degree in physical education which could be used in Thailand and provide suitable guidelines for Thai colleges and universities interested in establishing such a program. A secondary purpose was to develop a systematic approach for student admission and a retention plan which would be compatible with the current trends and administration of higher education in Thailand. Following a review of the literature that included the history of general education, higher education, and physical education in Thailand as well as graduate study in physical education in the United States, a research instrument was devised to elicit responses from chairpersons of physical education departments in 156 U.S. institutions of higher learning and from a professional panel of five physical educators in Thailand concerning four aspects of master's degree programs in physical education: patterns and organization, curricular concepts, admission and retention requirements, and core course requirements. The return rate for the chairpersons surveyed in the United States was 85 per cent. The responses received from the U.S. and Thai professionals revealed a consensus between the two groups with regard to a number of the items …
Date: August 1985
Creator: Boonliang Koomchoo
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Description of the Secondary School Principalship as Perceived by Selected Principals and Teachers in Bangkok, Thailand (open access)

A Description of the Secondary School Principalship as Perceived by Selected Principals and Teachers in Bangkok, Thailand

The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of describing the secondary school principalship as perceived by selected principals and teachers in Bangkok, Thailand. The purposes of this study are (1) to collect selected demographic data about the secondary school principals and teachers in government and private schools, and (2) to measure and determine the relative effectiveness of principals of government and private secondary schools in Bangkok, Thailand, as perceived by secondary school principals and teachers. The conclusions of this study are as follows: (1) principals in government and private secondary schools appear equivalent in professional preparation as measured by highest degree held, (2) principals in government and private secondary schools earn equivalent salaries, (3) teachers in private secondary schools have less professional preparation than teachers in government secondary schools, (4) teachers in government schools are better paid than teachers in private schools, (5) principals in both government and private secondary schools perceived their effectiveness as higher than did the teachers in those schools.
Date: December 1976
Creator: Boonme, Narong
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Instructors Adoption of a Web-based Learning System at Rajabhat Universities in Thailand: a Study Using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (open access)

Instructors Adoption of a Web-based Learning System at Rajabhat Universities in Thailand: a Study Using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology

Web-based learning has become an important component of education. Higher education institutions in Thailand have become increasingly aware of the widespread use and effectiveness of web-based learning systems. However, the adoption of such learning systems is growing at a slow pace in Thailand. The purpose of this study was to test the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), that performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, and facilitating conditions have a positive effect on usage intention and adoption of web-based learning systems by instructors, in the Departments of Education at the Rajabhat Universities, Thailand; and to test whether experience of use, age, and gender have moderating effects in the adoption of web-based learning systems there. The research design used in this study was a cross-sectional survey design. Data were collected by means of a self-administered paper questionnaire. The study was conducted among the instructors in the departments of education at the Rajabhat Universities in Thailand. A total of 725 surveys were sent out, 454 questionnaires were returned by the respondents, and 14 were eliminated as outliers; thus, the final data set for the study was 440 samples. The two-step approach of SEM was used to test the model …
Date: August 2014
Creator: Boonsong, Ratchadaporn
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oral History Interview with Vaughn Bercaw, April 22, 2002 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Vaughn Bercaw, April 22, 2002

Interview with Vaughn Bercaw, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from East Lansing, Michigan who served in Germany during the Cold War and Thailand in the early days of the Vietnam War. Bercaw describes his training in basic aircraft weapon systems and experiences on various missions in both wars, including life upon returning to the United States.
Date: February 28, 2003
Creator: Brown, Chambra & Bercaw, Vaughn
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Vaughn Bercaw, April 22, 2002 transcript

Oral History Interview with Vaughn Bercaw, April 22, 2002

Interview with Vaughn Bercaw, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from East Lansing, Michigan who served in Germany during the Cold War and Thailand in the early days of the Vietnam War. Bercaw describes his training in basic aircraft weapon systems and experiences on various missions in both wars, including life upon returning to the United States.
Date: April 22, 2002
Creator: Brown, Chambra & Bercaw, Vaughn
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Attitudes of Teachers Toward Women as School Administrators in Phisanulok Province Thailand (open access)

Attitudes of Teachers Toward Women as School Administrators in Phisanulok Province Thailand

The problem with which this study is concerned is to determine the attitudes of teachers toward female public school administrators in the province of Phisanulok, Thailand. The purposes of this study are (a) to identify the attitudes of public school teachers on the elementary and secondary levels toward women in administrative positions; (b) to identify whether or not there are significant differences between the attitudes of men teachers toward women in public school administrative positions and the attitudes of women teachers toward women in public school administrative positions according to age, level of education, years of experience, marital status, and previous experience working for a woman administrator; and (c) to identify whether or not there are significant differences between the attitudes of elementary school teachers toward women in public school administrative positions and the attitudes of secondary school teachers toward women in public school administrative positions according to age, level of education, years of experience, marital status, and previous experience working for a woman administrator.
Date: May 1984
Creator: Bunthirasmi, Somphong
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Factors Affecting the Efficient Performance of the Thai State Railway Authority: a Time-Series Data Analysis (open access)

Factors Affecting the Efficient Performance of the Thai State Railway Authority: a Time-Series Data Analysis

The Thai State Railway Authority (RSR) is a public enterprise in Thailand. As an organization its performance is subject to the argument of contingency theorists that operating efficiency is dependent upon various factors both in the internal and external environments of the enterprise. Most of the internal factors are those that organization theorists in the developed world have identified such as goals and objectives, resources, and organization structures. Meanwhile, external factors such as political, economic and social conditions of the society are regarded as indirect factors that have less importance than do the internal factors. Scholars of the developing world have argued that political, social and economic conditions in the society are as important as internal factors. These factors may have a very significant influence on the enterprises and on the society as a whole. Consequently, public enterprises in developing countries always encounter the same problem of operating inefficiency. The RSR is selected as a case study because of its advantages over the other public enterprises in Thailand in terms of size of operation, length of service, and data availability. For the purpose of this project, data are collected from 1960 to 1984 for longitudinal analysis. The methods of analysis …
Date: August 1988
Creator: Chalermpol Waitayangkoon
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
A General Economic Study of Patterns of Government Expenditures in Thailand (open access)

A General Economic Study of Patterns of Government Expenditures in Thailand

An analysis of Thai government expenditures demonstrates that they expanded rapidly between 1900 and 1969, due primarily to rising prices and the extension of government functions, particularly during the post-war period. In contrast, the war effect had little influence on the growth of expenditures. During the period under study, Thai government expenditures were devoted largely to general, social, and economic services, with emphasis on transportation and communication, defense, agriculture, and education. Current expenditures (for defense, education, etc.) represented a higher percentage of total government expenditures than did capital expenditures (for public construction, social services, etc.). In general, the case of Thailand indicates that levels of government expenditure were higher in conjunction with greater emphasis on economic and social development.
Date: August 1984
Creator: Chandraprasert, Poch
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations (open access)

Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations

This report discusses the current political and economic state of Thailand, particularly in the wake of the September 2006 coup that displaced Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and has resulted in continuing instability. This report also discusses the ongoing U.S.-Thai relationship, despite different policies in such areas as human rights.
Date: June 8, 2009
Creator: Chanlett-Avery, Emma
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations (open access)

Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations

This report looks at the relationship between the U.S. and Thailand. This includes recent rivalries between populist political forces, nepotism in government, and Thai relationships with neighboring countries.
Date: June 21, 2010
Creator: Chanlett-Avery, Emma
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations (open access)

Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations

This report looks at the relationship between the U.S. and Thailand. This includes recent rivalries between populist political forces, nepotism in government, and Thai relationships with neighboring countries.
Date: January 22, 2010
Creator: Chanlett-Avery, Emma
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library