Unmarried Mothers Within Compulsory School Ages A Study of Five Cases Aged 14-16 Known to the Bureau of Attendance New York City, 1956 - 1958
The objectives of public education in New York City are sought for all children of compulsory school attendance age. It is the aim of the school system to provide for their optimum growth and development primarily through the facility of the classroom. Even though the child is an absentee, the school has continued concern and offers a battery of services that are adjustive and educational. These are directed to the purpose of enabling the child to make the most meaningful use of the educational experience. In order to appreciate the aims and purposes of the Compulsory Education Provisions of New York City prior to 1910, it is well to review the origin of the Attendance Laws in this City. It is hoped this will furnish the reader with a clearer understanding of the original concept of Compulsory Education and will, in some measure, depict the evolution of modern methods of attendance service. It is significant to note that while the policy of enforcement and the application of punitive measures were stressed up until 1910, even so we recognize some semblance of a casework approach in the use of authority. It became more apparent at the turn of the twentieth century with the ushering in of the mental hygiene movement.
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Hemphill, Ruth, "Unmarried Mothers Within Compulsory School Ages A Study of Five Cases Aged 14-16 Known to the Bureau of Attendance New York City, 1956 - 1958" (1959). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557684.