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ERIC Number: ED012332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A REPORT ON DROPOUTS FROM NORTH DAKOTA PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS.
BOYLES, GARY E.
STUDIES FROM OTHER STATES WERE REVIEWED TO DETERMINE THE MORE COMMON CHARACTERISTICS OF DROPOUTS. FORMS WERE SENT TO ALL HIGH SCHOOLS IN NORTH DAKOTA FOR REPORTING PUPIL DROPOUTS. THE FIRST SET OF 229 DROPOUT FORMS RETURNED WAS ANALYZED, AND THE FOLLOWING DATA FOR DROPOUTS ARE GIVEN--SEX, RACE, PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT, PROGRAM OF STUDIES, GENERAL SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT, RANK IN CLASS WHEN DROPPING OUT, NUMBER OF COURSES FAILED LAST REPORT, ATTENDANCE RECORD OF DROPOUTS, DISCIPLINARY RECORD, NUMBER OF SCHOOLS ATTENDED, SPECIAL EFFORTS BY SCHOOL TO RETAIN DROPOUTS, CONDITIONS FOR STAYING IN SCHOOL, PERSONS CONDUCTING EXIT INTERVIEW, PARENTAL ATTITUDES ABOUT SON OR DAUGHTER DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL, SOURCE OF IDEA TO LEAVE SCHOOL, PERSONS WITH WHOM PUPIL RESIDED, OCCUPATIONS OF PARENTS, RELATIONSHIP WITH PERSON, REASONS FOR DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL, AND FUTURE PLANS OF DROPOUTS. REASONS GIVEN BY THE SCHOOL FOR MALE DROPOUTS INCLUDED (1) ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY, 20 PERCENT, (2) PARENTAL INFLUENCE, 21 PERCENT, AND (3) MARRIAGE, 20 PERCENT. REASONS GIVEN BY MALE DROPOUTS INCLUDED (1) ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY, 24 PERCENT, AND (2) DISLIKE OF SCHOOL, 29 PERCENT. PREGNANCY ACCOUNTED FOR APPROXIMATELY 43 PERCENT OF THE FEMALE DROPOUTS. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: North Dakota (Grand Forks)