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ERIC Number: ED020211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
Pages: 55
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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF NEGRO AND WHITE DROPOUTS IN SELECTED CONNECTICUT HIGH SCHOOLS.
STETLER, HENRY G.
REPORTED ARE THE FINDINGS OF A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF NEGRO AND WHITE DROPOUTS FROM 12 JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN FOUR CONNECTICUT CITIES IN WHICH 60 PERCENT OF THE NEGRO POPULATION RESIDES. DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM SCHOOL RECORDS AND HOME INTERVIEWS WITH NEGRO AND WHITE DROPOUTS AND NONDROPOUTS. IT WAS FOUND THAT IN 1956-57 14 PERCENT OF THE NEGRO AND 9 PERCENT OF THE WHITE PUPILS DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL, PRINCIPALLY BECAUSE OF "LACK OF INTEREST,""FINANCIAL" REASONS, OR "POOR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE." THE OVERALL NEGRO DROPOUT RATE WAS GREATER THAN THAT OF WHITES. APPROXIMATELY TWO-THIRDS OF THOSE WHO DROPPED OUT HAD PLANS FOR CONTINUING THEIR EDUCATION, AND ABOUT HALF WISHED THEY HAD STAYED IN SCHOOL. SOME OF THE FINDINGS OF THE COMPARISON OF THE DROPOUTS AND NONDROPOUTS SHOWED THAT--(1) THERE WAS MORE FAMILY INSTABILITY AMONG DROPOUTS IN GENERAL, AND MORE AMONG NEGROES IN PARTICULAR, (2) THERE WERE MORE DISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS AND MORE ABSENTEEISM AMONG DROPOUTS, (3) THE COURSE OF STUDY OF THE DROPOUTS TENDED TO BE CONCENTRATED IN GENERAL OR INDUSTRIAL ARTS FOR THE BOYS AND GENERAL OR COMMERCIAL COURSES FOR THE GIRLS, AND (4) IQ SCORES WERE LOWER FOR DROPOUTS AND LOWER FOR NEGROES THAN WHITES. ALSO, SUCH ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AS FAMILY STABILITY, LONG RESIDENCE IN THE STATE, AND HIGHER FAMILY INCOME SEEMED TO BE RELATED TO HIGHER ACADEMIC AVERAGES AMONG THE NEGRO RESPONDENTS. (JL)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights, Hartford.
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