Bulletin Volume 25-32

Bulletin Volume 25-32

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...birth, while 54 per cent of the fathers and 56 per cent of the mothers were foreign, 14 per cent of each being Negro. The distribution of the parentage by races is shown in the following table. Since there were an even hundred cases, the figures in this and in all tables represent both individuals and percentages. These relations are graphically represented in figure 1. AGE AND SEX OF TRUANTS. Of the cases studied, 95 were boys and 5 were girls. This seems to bear a definite relation to the usual distribution of truants noted in the school records. A recent investigation of all cases of chronic truancy in the city of Chicago gives approximately the same figures, 96 per cent being boys and only 4 per cent girls. The ages of these children and the relation of their ages to their school progress is especially significant. Thirty-five per cent of the Fig. 1.--Parentage of truants: 1. American. 2. Irish. 3. Negro. 4. Miscellaneous. 5. Italian. '"" 6. German. 7. English. Solid lines--father; dotted lines--mother. cases studied were between 12 and 13 years of age, 14 per cent were 11 years of age, and 17 per cent were 14 years old. Indeed the number of children reported seems to bear a direct ratio to their ages, since 98140--15 2 4 were found under 9 years, 7 were 10, 14 were 11, 20 were 12, 33 were 13, 17 were 14, and 5 were 15 years old. Evidently the years immediately before release from school at the 14-year age limit produce the largest amount of truancy, but it is nota ble that in five cases children were still chronic truants at the age of 15 years--at the very dawn of adolescence. Figure 2, representing the ages recorded, shows that 53 per cent of those reported were between 12 and 14 years of age. PROGRESS IN SCHOOL. That...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236806796