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ERIC Number: ED002441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 19
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A STUDY OF DROP-OUTS IN ARKANSAS, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 1940-41--1960-61.
CANNADAY, FRANK W.
A STUDY OF DROPOUTS IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS, 1940-41 THROUGH 1960-61 IS PRESENTED. TABLES SHOWING THE NUMBER OF PUPILS LEAVING PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE UNITED STATES AS COMPARED TO THE NUMBER LEAVING ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS BEFORE GRADUATION ARE GIVEN. THE TREND OF THE ARKANSAS SCHOOLS INDICATES INCREASED HOLDING POWER OF SCHOOLS BUT LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED IN REDUCING THE RATE OF DROPOUTS IN THE SEVENTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADES. LACK OF MOTIVATION AND LACK OF SUFFICIENT FUNDS ARE SERIOUS DETERRENTS TO CONTINUED EDUCATION BY CAPABLE YOUTHS. REASONS FOR LEAVING SCHOOL AS GIVEN BY DROPOUTS INCLUDE WORK, DISLIKE OF SCHOOL, MARRIAGE, AND FAILURE OF COURSES. REASONS GIVEN BY SCHOOL COUNSELORS INCLUDE FAILURE, RETARDATION, HOME CIRCUMSTANCES, MARRIAGE, FEELINGS OF REJECTION, AND TEACHER CONFLICTS. A PUPIL WHO IS 2 YEARS BEHIND IN SCHOOL BY THE TIME HE REACHES THE SEVENTH GRADE IS UNLIKELY TO FINISH THE 10TH GRADE. A PUPIL RETARDED BY AS MUCH AS 3 YEARS IS NOT LIKELY TO ENTER THE NINTH GRADE. DROPOUTS DO NOT TAKE PART IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES BECAUSE OF LACK OF MONEY OR REJECTION BY CLASSMATES. SCHOOL HOLDING POWER AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO FIT THE NEEDS OF POTENTIAL DROPOUTS SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED. GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE POTENTIAL DROPOUT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. EACH PUPIL SHOULD BE TESTED EARLY AND REGULARLY AND RESULTING INFORMATION SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO CLASSROOM TEACHERS. REMEDIAL MEASURES INCLUDE ALLOWING PUPILS TO WORK WITHIN THEIR CAPACITY, OFFERING REMEDIAL ASSISTANCE WHEN NEEDED, MAKING THE SUBJECT MATTER INTERESTING AND MEANINGFUL, AND TEACHING PARENTS TO COOPERATE WITH THE SCHOOL TO PROVIDE GOOD PARENTAL AND SCHOOL GUIDANCE.
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Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Identifiers: Arkansas (Little Rock)