A study of personal and home living needs of rural high school girls in western North Carolina

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sarah Burton Jenkins (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Bess Rosa

Abstract: Educators are disturbed about the many unmet needs of high school youth. "Among these unmet needs, none is more urgent than the need for sound, practical education for home and family living."1 Education must come at or below the high school level if it is to reach those needing education for family living. The North Carolina Education Commission survey reveals that …approximately one half of those entering high school drop out before graduation. This is especially true in the smaller high schools; 42.4 per cent of students entering 9th grade remain to graduate in 3-4 teacher high schools; About 13 per cent of students go to college.2 High school training for family living is reaching only a small proportion of the students at the present time. Folsom says in regard to education for family living: ". . . we must face the reality that probably not more than 10 per cent of youth now in high school are reached by all existing high school programs combined. ... it is second to no institution in its importance for education in family living."3

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Language: English
Date: 1949
Rural youth $z North Carolina
Rural women $z North Carolina

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