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: 77
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sore wholesome conceptions of the valtae of education and in
enabling them to overcome tendencies toward failure.
10. Mathematics, English, and tbe social studies, in
the order named, are responsible fop the largest numbers of
failures In high school.
11. fhe faot that few failures occur la vocational
subjects la an indication that Interest In subject matter
is a determining factor in success in high-school courses*
12. Effective programs of guidance and counseling are
of importance in reducing failures la high school,
13. the curriculum remains too rigid and inflexible
to permit Its adaptation la the proper manner to the needs.
Interests, and abilities of individual students In order to
decrease tie frequency of failure snd at the same time to
prepare the student to become an efficient member of society.
14. The school*s attitude toward failure should be a
constructive, helpful one. It Is more Important that the
school send out into the community young people who have at-
tained satisfaction In their school experiences, together
with a reasonable degree of success, than those who have ex-
perienced discouragement and frustration. It Is not diffi-
cult to predict which of the two will become the better
citizen and which will make the greater contribution to his
1§. Students who fail in school and become ^repeaters*
are responsible for the expenditure ©f money for their
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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/m1/83/: accessed May 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .