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: 66
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or "mastery" plan Ms gained considerable support in recent
years in various sections of the country. Myers in his ar-
ticle, "Stoe Child Who Falls, * presents a "Mastery" plan.
His suggestion Is that courses in high school he organised
into units. Pupils would be allowed to choose units for
study in which the subject natter was naturally Interesting
to them. When they had metered the fundamentals of a
ehosen unit, they would he given credit on the unit, thus*
the ohild who had a natural ability in science would find
hlnself tanking valuable progress in the f ield he loved and
would never have the stigma of failure in foreign languages
or other subjects**0
Myers admits that In this "mastery" plan there nay be
students who choose a unit of study in whleh they cannot ,
acquire enough skill to be considered "passing.* In such a
case he suggests that these students be marked "no creditM
and then tactfully directed to undertake other units In
which they may become able to attain success. '' :;;
Myers also recognizes that certain subjects, such as
English, are necessary to a person taking Ms place In the
social and business world, lis suggestion here is that a
student be placed In rMedial classes in such subjects, not
for the purpose of securing grades but rather of gaining a
certain facility according to the ability of the student.
l0Myer*, op. clt.. pp. 306-309.
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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/m1/72/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .