Date of Award
Master of Science
The holding power of' the school is justified and bolstered by many factors which stem from our faith in formal education. This is quite generally regarded as a basic method not only tor acquiring ideas and techniques but tor the development of personality and the qualities of good citizenship. Formal education is part of our mores. It is an indispensable social adjustment to the increasing demands of our specialized and technological society. Nevertheless, in spite of the pressure of' public opinion, the dependence of modern society upon formal education, and the efforts of the law and of the school to keep children in attendance long enough for them to enjoy the advantages of a formal education, there are still too many children who pass on to the status of adults without adequate training through the agency of the school.
Rotella, Joseph, "Factors influencing the holding power of the school" (1941). Master's Theses. 1084.