Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Industrial Education


The problem involved in this study is to show how audio—visual aids can be used to increase learning and make teaching more effective in the preparatory training of cosmetologists.

The purpose of this study is to show how beneficial audiovisual aids are in improving pupil learning and in making instruction more effective when used in connection with the theory and manipulative skills of the cosmetology classes at the I. M. Terrell High School, Fort Worth, Texas. To accomplish the purpose of this study, the following questions will have to be answered: 1. How can audio-visual aids simplify learning of theoretical information? a. How can these aids help to hold interest in subject matter? b. How can these aids help to motivate pupils? c. How can these aids help to increase the pupil's rate of learning? d. How can these aids influence positive behavior changes? 2. How can audio-visual aids effect the learning of manipulative skills? a. How can these aids motivate performance? b. How can these aids increase accuracy? c. How can these aids help to increase the rate of speed in performing a job?

There is apparently not too great a recognition and application of audio-visual aids in the field of cosmetology. Because these aids can prove to be of considerable importance to the pupil and teacher, it seemed desirable that a study be made of the best proved audio-visual aids that can be of most value to the pupil engaged in cosmetology. Some of the signs of the problem are: (1) students do not have a vivid conception of abstract terms; (2) there is difficulty in explaining that which is not always available for classroom use; (3) students encounter great difficulty in forming mental images; and (4) students' interests need improving.

The importance of such a study can be based on such factors as (1) increasing one's ability to do more effective work among his class-pupils; (2) being resourceful in one's attempt to get over information; (3) correlating related information; and (4) broadening one's concept in the theoretical area of new ideas as well as learning some advancements in working with pupils.

Committee Chair/Advisor

A. I. Thomas


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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