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ERIC Number: ED084289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 55
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A Survey of 1971 - 1972 Drop-Outs in a Secondary School.
Wright, E.; And Others
A study was conducted to scrutinize school factors related to dropouts at the secondary level. One senior secondary school comprised the sample for the study. Telephone interviews were conducted with the dropouts; these interviews were loosely structured. and the interviewer encouraged students to talk generally about their school experiences. The information recorded by the interviewer was broken down into the 11 areas specifically queried, and codes were established within each of these broad areas. Approximately half the comments made about teachers or teaching methods were positive and about half were critical. Of the many comments about school or the school environment, roughly one-third were positive. Approximately one-third of the dropouts told the interviewer that they were doing well academically. More than half of the parents of dropouts were disappointed about their child leaving school. A large majority of the dropouts said they would advise other students to remain in school. Close to 40% of the dropouts mentioned that 1971-72 was their first year at the school. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).