An Examination of High School Failures as Revealed in the Literature of the Subject in Order to Determine the Nature, Extent, Causes and Remedies Page: 41
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SOME FACTORS CGHTRIBBTIH8 TO FAILORE
Examination of Primary aM
After taking account of the alarming extent of failure
in high schools and of its significance to educators and
administrators, it becomes important to search for some fac-
tors that contribute to failure. Many educators have been
concerned over the problem of failure and have attempted to
determine the causes. Results of a number of surveys and
questionnaires from which to draw data are considered in
Viewpoint of teachers and administrators. — Perhaps
the most significant and most recent material is that con-
tained in Burton's The guidance of Learning Activities.
Burton, Director of Apprenticeship in the Graduate School
of Education, Harvard University, has called this work a
summary of the principles of teaching as bSSed upon the
principles of learning. It Is concerned throughout with
the success of a pupil in the educational process and Is
indirectly concerned with failure In this process. In
Chapter XVTII of Burton's work, a diagnosis of causes of
failure Is effectively presented. The author is modern in
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Mann, Ralph. An Examination of High School Failures as Revealed in the Literature of the Subject in Order to Determine the Nature, Extent, Causes and Remedies, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130213/m1/47/: accessed December 10, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .