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: 55
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1, Malik® of teacher
2, Bislike ©f subject
#. Irregular attendance
f>* Poor health
6. Poor effort
7. Lack of home study
8. Too many social activities
9. Slowness in answering
10, Too much expected of pupils
When the teachers of these sane pupils were asked to
give their reasons why the pupils failed, they gave
the following list#
1. Irregular attendance
2. Poor health
3« Poor home conditions
4. Low mentality
5. Lack of interest
6. Poor foundation
7* Teacher inabilities
8. Poor effort
9. Changing schools so often
fin discussing pupils whom he would fail, Siseltz
saysi] I should fail the pupil who by word or action
says, "I sm not going to study and what are you going
to do about it?" I should fall the pupil whose prep-
aration is insufficient to So the work of the next
grade, at the level on which he will probably be
called on to do It. Finally, X should fail a pupil
in college preparatory subjects in which satisfac-
tory work of the usual college entrance level had
not been done, I emphasize, however, that the pupil
has a right to expect intelligent guidance in his
choice of subjects.3^
In listing causes of failure, Vest C. Myers says that
the following are the major factors, according to most in-
2. Lack of application
E. Smelts, "Pacing the Failure Problem,n School
Management, XV (February, 19*6), 337.
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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/m1/61/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .