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: 57
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11. fQor teacher attitudes*
Attention should "be called to some apparent patter^
in the above surveys Whereas pupils themselves place lack
of home study at the head of the list, teachers place this
reason thix-d. The second cause of failure, dislike of sub-
ject, on fcne pupils1 lists, however does not appear at all
on the teachers1 lists. Bteo^wftagement, third on the pupils*
lists, means nothing, apparently, to the teachers. Only
six pupils attributed their failure to physical Inability,
and three attributed it to lack of sleep, which may be
called poor health habits, teachers attributed failure to
poor health in eleven instances and to physical disability
in five instances, fills bears out the contention that phys-
ical causes are few.
As to mental causes, fifty-three students listed tim-
idity as a reason for failure, and sixty-six listed dis-
couragement. Teachers listed mentally slow fifty-six times
and immaturity four times*
Of sixty-two reasons given, at least twenty-six could
be interpreted as falling in the social category, there
-^Michael H. Inoey, "Causes of Failures in Et^h School,
School Beview, XXXVI (December, 1938}, 73^-735.
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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/m1/63/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .