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The withdrawal of pupils from school

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dc.contributor.advisor Meriam, Junius Lathrop, b. 1872
dc.contributor.author Major, John William McGarvey en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-25T19:34:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-25T19:34:53Z
dc.date.issued 1906
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15489
dc.description Approved Aug 1, 1906 J.L. Meriam
dc.description Some tables pasted in
dc.description Typescript
dc.description Includes bibliographical references
dc.description M.A. University of Missouri 1906
dc.description.abstract This subject has, perhaps, received more attention and less careful study than any other educational problem. The numerous compulsory school attendance laws, both in Europe and America, testify to the consideration this question has received from lawmakers as well as educators. It is a well-known fact that a very small percent of the pupils who enter the public schools - to say nothing of those who do not enter - ever complete the elementary course of study, and that a very large percent withdraw so early in the course that they enter the activities of life with scarcely the rudiments of an education. Certainly as long as this is the case, the public school is not fulfilling its mission. Such conditions would be alarming in any country, but in a country like ours, where the people are supposed to rule, the very existence of our free institutions depends upon the intelligence and honesty of our citizens. That the seriousness of the problem is realized is shown by the number of states that have passed compulsory attendance laws. Such laws, however, are based on the assumption that fault is entirely with the parents or the pupils, and that they must be forced to take advantage of opportunities which they do not themselves appreciate. That is an easy way of looking at the problem, and one that is very popular, for it frees the school from all blame and puts it all on the side of the pupil, but this is begging the question. What we wish to find out is, why schools are not appreciated and why pupils have to be compelled to attend. Is it the fault of the pupil or the parent entirely, or is the school responsible?
dc.format.extent 68 leaves
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri
dc.relation.ispartof Theses and Dissertations (MU)
dc.subject.lcsh Elementary school dropouts
dc.title The withdrawal of pupils from school en
dc.type Thesis
thesis.degree.discipline Education
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri
thesis.degree.name Masters
thesis.degree.level M.A.
dc.identifier.merlin b24677498
dc.identifier.oclc 26048225
dc.description.digitization Digitized at the University of Missouri--Columbia MU Libraries Digitization Lab in 2011.
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