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ERIC Number: ED002867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Aug
Pages: 140
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A PRELIMINARY EXPLORATION OF FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH SCHOOL HOLDING POWER FOR EDUCABLE MENTALLY RETARDED ADOLESCENTS.
BAER, CLYDE J.; AND OTHERS
AN EXPLORATION OF THE SCHOOL HISTORIES OF SAMPLE EDUCABLE MENTALLY RETARDED ADOLESCENTS WAS UNDERTAKEN TO IDENTIFY FACTORS RELATED TO SCHOOL CONTINUANCE AMONG SUCH STUDENTS, AND TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON WHICH TO BASE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS. THE TWO SAMPLES USED IN THE STUDY WERE (1) 354 SEVENTH- AND EIGHTH-GRADE STUDENTS IN SCHOOL IN 1952 AND (2) 158 TENTH-GRADE STUDENTS IN SCHOOL AT THE TIME OF THE STUDY. THE DATA INCLUDED ACHIEVEMENT, INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP INTELLIGENCE TEST SCORES, SUBJECT GRADES, TEACHER RATING ON PERSONALITY TRAITS, HEALTH HISTORY, SCHOOL PROGRESS, FAMILY DATA, PUPIL PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES, AND PERSONAL INTERVIEWS. ANALYSIS OF DATA IDENTIFIED THE FOLLOWING FACTORS RELATED TO SCHOOL CONTINUANCE--(1) MARKS IN SUBJECTS, (2) SEX OF PUPIL, (3) NUMBER OF PERSONAL PROBLEMS REPORTED, (4) RATING ON PERSONAL TRAITS, (5) PUPIL MOBILITY, (6) SIBLING EDUCATION, (7) PARENT EDUCATION, (8) LOW INCIDENCE OF JUVENILE COURT RECORDS, (9) INCIDENCE OF HEALTH PROBLEMS, AND (10) PARTICIPATION IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. THE STUDY REVEALED THAT A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE STUDENTS IN BOTH SAMPLES LEFT SCHOOL EARLY, AND APPROXIMATELY 58 PERCENT LEFT BEFORE THE TENTH GRADE. AN INTENSIFIED AND CONTINUING PROGRAM OF COUNSELING BASED UPON COMPETENT INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT WHEN THE STUDENT ENTERS HIGH SCHOOL IS RECOMMENDED. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas City School District, MO.
Identifiers: KANSAS CITY; MISSOURI