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: 56
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4, poor attitude
5, Lack ef purpose
0. Poor physical condition
T. Esoesstve outside activities
8 • lodole&ce^
Lack of application and absence from school, which have oc-
curred In almost all surveys, are again conspicuous.
la his survey, Charles E. Greene of the Denver schools
found that in grades tea t© twelve, types of failing pupils
were as follows * (1) intelligence below average, (2) phys-
ically handicapped, (3) socially and emotionally malad-
justed, (4) outside distractions, (5) subject failures,
(6) home problems, and (7) absentees.1^
In another survey, that conducted in the New York City
high schools, iMcey had one thousand students list reasons
for thel? failures. The twelve outstanding reasons, in the
order of their rank, were as follows:
1. Ignorance of study methods.
2. Dislike school.
3. Poor equipment.
I, too wtoh home work.
f. Improper home conditions.
. foo much diversion.
7. Failure complex.
10. Bislike teachers
■buyers, op. pit. , pp. 306-309-
Charles 1. Green, "Study of Chronic Failures,
School Review. XXXI (Haroh, 1931), 161.
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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/m1/62/: accessed April 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .