Date of Award
Master of Science
Master of Education
In making this study of Some Causes of Irregular Attendance in the Negro Schools of Trinity County, Texas, three fundamental basic questions were attempted to be answered:
1. If irregular attendance is prevalent, what are the main and contributing causes?
2. To what extent is irregular attendance prevalent in the four Negro schools of Trinity County, Texas?
3. Since responsibility is embodied in a circumstance or in somebody, what is the circumstance, or who is that somebody?
The study reveals that nearly one-fourth of the teachers and patrons express an opinion that negligence toward educational training on the part of parents is responsible for most irregularities in school attendance. It is, also, shown that irregular attendance is prevalent in all of the schools investigated and that the average number of days absent per pupil (of the 100 investigated) was lj.6 days absent from school over a nine-month period. It is further revealed that lack of sufficient finances to send children to school as desired, and too, there is shown a decided laxity on part of patrons to give way to children who do not like to attend school. This third phase may be summed up in the lack of proper interest and determination on part of parents to give their children an education.
C. Y. Prunty-McCree
Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College
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Mathis, T. L. (1953). A Study Of Irregular Attendance In Negro Schools Of Trinity County, Texas. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/692