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: 73
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«le should seek causes is the pupil or Ms
environment « . . investigate and earn ®®t is the
Boyd says the blame for failure of pupils can be placed
directly on study assignments given by teachers. m says,
"Teachers go on giving home work and punishing pupils who
do not do it." He suggests that it is the teacher1® duty
to know whether the hooe environment is detrimental to
study habits and that teachers shonld us© ability grouping
in ©lasses and have maxliaiiBi and ainittaa as signal at s. &
also advocates a longer school day with preparation of les-
sons at school under teacher supervision.®^
In her article, "What Price Failure?" levy holds that
teachers ©an definitely reduce the number of failure©, she
maintains that such causes as lack of pupil interest, "an
infinitely incomprehensible mass of knowledge" to be learned,
pupils baffeted by to© many opposing forces, and dissatis-
faction with the teacher are the teacher's responsibility
and that the teacher is criminally negligent if she does
not correct these errors,^5
Barton says that it is evident that the teacher cannot
change the system, that she is handicapped by standards and
2**James A. Boyd, "Reducing Failures in High School, n
Education. tX (March, 1931), 425-429,
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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/m1/79/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .