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: 53
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TABLE 15 — Continued
Cause of Failure Frequency
Outside work ...........3
Work elective , . . . ..... ..... 3
Lack of confidence . . ... . . . . 3,
Social activities ■ . ....... ..... 2
Depends on others •... . . ..... .2
Incorrect habits in typewriting . 2
Lack ©f sleep ; . ... . . ..... . 2
Hew work and surroundings . . . .1
Overconfidence . ... . . . . .. 1
Poor concentration . . . . ... .1
Change of classes ........ 1
Came to class without hook . . . . 1
Too ouch athletics 1
#Gardner, ©g. cit., p. 111.
(3) that if one third of the pupils, for instance, report
the same cause, this is a grave situation. He concludes,
"Smooth-running machinery is not the primary aim in our
schoolsj it is the welfare of the child.1,12
Xn referring to the survey of LaCrosse, Wisconsin,
schools, discussed in Chapter 11, the following list of
Gardner, og* cit., p. 111.
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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/m1/59/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .