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: 65
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each student was made to feel that ha was doing a valuable
piece of work In Ms school. ■ . - .
This type of guidance program for preventing failure is
the one advocated by many modern educators, although most
of them admit that it Is impractical under the present ays-
teat of sohool adminis tration.
A modified guidance program has been in effect at the
San Jtegelo,-feaiaSj high school for some years. This is a
simple check method on pupils failing in any subject. A
weekly list of failing students Is compiled fey the teachers
each Friday, Hames of pupils and subjects failed are posted
on a bulletin board on Monday, to remain until their work
is improved. Pupils at first opposed this practice, but
when the principal ordered it discontinued, they asked for
its restoration. 'Senley, the principal, reports that fail-
ures have been reduced by 2.5 per cent. ■ ®fals scheme would,
of course, be valueless unless -some remedial program is
Adaptable Curriculum Flan
By far the largest number of educators seeking a solu-
tion to the failure problem advocate some change in the
present curriculum as the answer. The adaptable curriculum
9c. H. Senley, "A Weekly ZAst of Failing Pupils, " School
Review, ZZJT (September, 193^) < ^9*
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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/m1/71/: accessed April 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .