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: 74
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environment, tout that to fall the pupil Is no eolation,
fhe long, bard way of securing confidence Is the only way,2^
Harper condemns the teacher far not being willing to
put oat extra effort In individual instruction for children
la order to prevent failure. She asks;
Will he he a better citizen If fa® has finished high
school with high rating and interest 1b one subject
and just a smattering Idea of the other subjects,
or will he he a better citizen if, ait 17, he has
finally absorbed enough English to pass the eighth
The teacher can largely influence the outcomes of education.
Effectiveness of Procedures
That the responsibility for reducing failures in high
school is not that of any one agent Is shorn in the fore-
going discussion. That considerable success has teen ef-
fected by guidance both in high school and by pre-high- s chool
counseling is evident from statements of educators who have
used such procedures. fhe growth of sentiment In favor of
adaptable curricula for falling students is advocated by
many prominent educators, and statistics show that this
trend is promising. That teachers have not been relieved
of responsibility in student failure Is emphasised repeat-
edly by those in high places,
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27|Sary Harper, "When Should a Child Be Failed?" Teams
Outlook XXX (February, 19*6), 31.
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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/m1/80/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .