Seven Ways to Help Prevent Drop-Outs

Holbeck, Elmer S.
September 1950
Education Digest;Sep1950, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p32
The article suggests ways of preventing dropping out among high school students in the United States. The author believes that the heart of the problem is in the curriculum. Also important is the understanding of the essential needs of the youngster in the community in which he lives. Thus the purposes and functions of secondary education must be redefined. Individual and group guidance must be extended to include counselors, teachers principals and directors. An attempt should be made to improve physical plant to include modern equipment, materials and training aids. It might also be well to single out those students who are thinking about leaving school and to organize them into a league or club.


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