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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1951. Department of School Administration.


Copyright 1951, the author. Used by permission.


This study is a follow-up study of drop-outs in James A. Herod High School in the eighth and ninth grades during the years 1946 to 1951 inclusive. It is the purpose of this study to determine why so many students drop out before entering high school, and what happens to them.

The following is a list of objectives for this study:

1. To evaluate the effectives of the school curriculum in the light of the experiences of school drop-outs;

2. To evaluate the guidance services;

3. To evaluate the effectiveness of instruction;

4. To justify changes in the school program—

a. Modify, extend, or expand the curriculum in light of the experience of drop-outs, which will supply relevant data for changes of certain kinds;

b. Extend and refine the total guidance effort.

Advisor: Merle A. Stoneman