Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

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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