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: 2
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may be divided Into three definite phases, as followst
(1) to determine the extent of failure in various sections
of the nation and according to subject-matter fields, (2) to
Investigate the opinions of educators and pupils regarding
factors contributing to failure, and (3) to analyse methods
employed to reduee failure.
Sources of Data
Since there are no books devoted entirely to the sub-
ject of Mgh school failures, the sources of data for this
study are almost completely periodical materials. The ma-
jority of these are artloles by educators in professional
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journals or reports of addresses at educational conferences,,
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Most of this material dates from the early 1920 s. Some
valuable data have been obtained from reports of commissions
studying other subjects or aspects of secondary education,
such as committee & on curriculum planning and guidance pro-
Method of Procedure
fhe method of study has been to examine critically the
literature available on the subject in order to determine
the extent of failure in high school, factors that con-
tribute to failure, and remedies that have been employed to
reduce failure on the high-school level. There 2ms been an
attempt to synthesize findings from this literature in order
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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/m1/8/: accessed May 1, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .