Truancy: A Study of Psychosocial Factors in Twenty-Five Adjusted Cases in the Case Process Program of the New York City Bureau of Attendance, District Office 21, Bronx, 1960–1961
Today, with man in outer space a reality, and the moon as the next horizon to conquer, the gulf between the knowledge necessary for survival and growth, and illiteracy, has deepened. There is a need for education to integrate the new material, on the one hand, and to find a balance between general knowledge and the vast amount of specialized learning needed for progress, on the other hand. However, unless children attend school and are able to learn, there can be no effective program of education. The average child enjoys school and obtains satisfaction and personal growth from his learning experience. The average parents see to it that their children attend school regularly when well as education is one of the values they accept. Where there is breakdown in school attendance, because of deviance in the child himself, or factors in the home, the school, or in the community, it is in the best interest of all that the child be helped to return to school as soon as possible. If a democratic society is to perpetuate itself, it must protect the right bf each member to an education commensurate with his individual potential. In this way, each member can contribute his maximum creativity and performance to the common good. Education is our frontier.
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Ettlinger, Edith Elkes, "Truancy: A Study of Psychosocial Factors in Twenty-Five Adjusted Cases in the Case Process Program of the New York City Bureau of Attendance, District Office 21, Bronx, 1960–1961" (1962). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724990.