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ERIC Number: ED169466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The 'Leaving School Early' Students: Characteristics and Opinions.
Larter, Sylvia; Eason, Gary
The Toronto School Board runs a Leaving School Early (L.S.E.) program, which allows students under age 16 legally to leave school and get jobs. A group of 392 students registered in the program were surveyed by telephone in order to collect information about their characteristics and opinions. The data were to be used by administrators, trustees and other personnel in determining how well the program is meeting students' needs and in planning future programs and policies for this population. It was found that most L.S.E. students did not like some or all aspects of school. Many wanted to quit because of family or personal problems, or for financial reasons. About 40% were unemployed at the time of the interview, usually because there were "no jobs available." Of those who worked, most said they liked their jobs better than school. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers: Ontario (Toronto)