School Dropout and Psychosocial Factors: A Comparative Study of Seventy-One School Leavers and Twenty-Five High School Graduates Known to Catholic Guardian Society, New York, on an After Care Basis, 1961–1962
Background of the Study. In our society education is considered to be one of the basic factors which brings about the healthy growth and maturity of the individual. Parents have the primary responsibility of providing a wholesome atmosphere, which includes adequate training and guidance for their children. Parents, no matter how adequate can not provide all of the training essential to healthy growth. The parents' role must be reinforced by adequate community resources. One of these resources is the school, whose primary function (formal education) is to communicate knowledge, beneficial to the individual in his own being and in his relationship with others in his environment. What is the most important objective of the educational process? This question can best be answered by knowledge of the meaning of education. Some people might refer to education as the overall learning process; some might confine education to the assimilation of the individual into the life and culture of the group; and still others might limit education to the work of a specific institution such as the school.
Social work|Secondary education|Social research|Individual & family studies
Rowe, Panchita Elizabeth, "School Dropout and Psychosocial Factors: A Comparative Study of Seventy-One School Leavers and Twenty-Five High School Graduates Known to Catholic Guardian Society, New York, on an After Care Basis, 1961–1962" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724949.