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ERIC Number: ED019145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DROP-OUTS IN SMALL SCHOOLS.
Texas Small Schools Project, Austin.
A THREE YEAR STUDY, WHICH WAS MADE OF DROPOUTS IN 49 SMALL SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN THE TEXAS SMALL SCHOOLS PROJECT, WAS MADE TO DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF DROPOUTS, THEIR AGE, GRADE, SEX, AND REASON FOR DROPPING OUT. THREE FIGURES AND THREE CHARTS SUMMARIZE THE RESULTS. THE STUDY REVEALED THAT (1) MORE MALES DROPPED OUT THAN FEMALES, (2) THE AVERAGE AGE FOR DROPOUTS WAS 16, (3) DROPOUTS BEGIN TO OCCUR AT THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL, REACHING A MAXIMUM IN GRADE 10, AND (4) THE PRIMARY REASON FOR FEMALE DROPOUTS WAS MARRIAGE, WHILE THERE APPEAR TO BE A COMBINATION OF REASONS FOR MALE DROPOUTS, INCLUDING LOW SCHOLASTIC ABILITY, PARENTAL ATTITUDES, RETARDATION, AND DISSATISFACTION WITH SCHOOL. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE STUDY INCLUDE--(1) DEVOTE MORE TIME AND STUDY TO THE DROPOUT PROBLEM, (2) IN SELECTED CLASSES OR SPECIAL PROGRAMS, INCLUDE GUIDANCE FOR FEMALES IN MARRIAGE FACTORS, (3) EXAMINE THE CURRICULUM TO DETERMINE WHAT MIGHT BE OFFERED POTENTIAL DROPOUTS TO GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED, AND (4) EVALUATE THE PROCEDURES FOR PROMOTING AND RETAINING STUDENTS. (RB)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Small Schools Project, Austin.
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