Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Master of Science in Educational Administration


The purpose of this paper is to review the extent to which the problem of drop-outs is a national problem; consider the factors which appear to be contributing to the problem in this country among secondary students from the literature survey; where possible, point out the characteristics of drop-outs; and, as a result of a study of a select group of drop-outs and in-school students, recommend procedures which may be utilized in the reduction of elimination of the problem of drop-outs which occur before the completion of high school.

The problem of drop-outs considered in this paper will be those found among students in the eighth through the twelfth grades.

The data treated in this paper are those related to sixty-five drop-outs from the Booker T. Washington Technical High School as contained in the official records of the Dallas Independent School District, and the results of a survey conducted on a total of one hundred twenty-five potential drop-outs in the Booker T. Washington Technical High School, Dallas, Texas.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Carl C. Weems


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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