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ERIC Number: ED060968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 9
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New Mexico State Indian Student Dropout Study. First Year Report: 1966-67.
Scott, Willard A.
Purposes of this study were (1) to identify certain characteristics, influences, and causal factors relating to the school dropout; (2) to determine the extent and nature of the dropout problem among American Indian students in the State of New Mexico; and (3) to bring the dropout problem to the attention of educators throughout New Mexico. A dropout was defined as any student (grades 7-12) who leaves school for any reason other than graduation, transfer, death, or release for early admission to a university. The study included 74 male and 69 female dropouts from 9 New Mexico school districts. It was found that more males than females dropped out; the number of dropouts increased until grade 11; the age at which the greatest number of male dropouts occurred was 17, while more females dropped out at age 16; approximately 29% of the dropouts were released from school because of truancy; 35% were released but the reason for withdrawing was not reported; 14% withdrew because of transfer and/or family move; and the greatest number of males left school in October, while the greatest number of females left school in December. (LS)
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Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.