ERIC Number: ED543822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1957
Reference Count: 0
Retention in High Schools in Large Cities: A Report of a Study of School Holding Power Conducted in Cities of over 200,000 Population in Cooperation with the Office of Education. Bulletin, 1957, No. 15
Segel, David, Comp.; Schwarm, Oscar J., Comp.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
One of the major problems confronting the leaders of the Nation today is the acute shortage of competent manpower. This problem is recognized in government, business, industry, and education. It has motivated professional groups as well as business and industry to develop incentive programs that have as their aim the proper training and eventual recruitment of high school and college graduates. Though many promising avenues of approach were agreed upon by the conference participants, it became apparent, that a uniform system of pupil accounting would become imperative to a nationwide, study. Such a system was developed during the second work conference. It became the basis of a four-year study of school dropouts in 14 large city school systems, beginning with the ninth-grade class of September 1951. The study which is reported in this bulletin classifies students according to sex and reason for dropout. It provides comparisons of school holding power during grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. It is hoped that this report will encourage independent research of greater magnitude by school systems and individual schools. Appended are: (1) Data Reported by 14 Cities; and (2) Information Pertaining to June 1955 Graduates. (Contains 2 tables, 3 charts, and 2 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: College Graduates, Dropouts, School Holding Power, Incentives, Urban Areas, Urban Schools, High School Graduates, Metropolitan Areas, High Schools, Academic Persistence, Employment, Classification, Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis, Research Needs, School Districts, School Business Relationship
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)