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: 76
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experience of the individual student exert some influence
in determining that student*s success or failure In school.
5. The large number of failures In subject matter
is, perhaps, an Indication that the schools, despite all
of their efforts, have not been able adequately to satisfy
the needs and interests of young people. • - :>;
6. The present tendency toward a slight decrease in
the number of failure® in high schools is due not only to
improvements in the educational program offered by the
schools but also to the influence of many modern educators
who insist that it is preferable to promote a pupil rather
than to force hia to undergo the humiliation and frustra-
tion of repeating a eourse.
7. Pupil failure is nore prevalent In the first year
of high school than in the latter years. This situation is
partially due to the fact that many students who fall la
their first year or two in high school become discouraged
and withdraw from school, leaving the snore capable, inter-
ested young people to complete their high-school training.
@« Considerable improvement has been made in recent
years In the percentage of young people who eater hi#
school and remmla in school until graduation.
9. Wew preventive and remedial measures in dealing
with failure have been instruments! in giving young people
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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/m1/82/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .