School performance of eighth grade students from broken homes

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dorothy McLean Baucom (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Irwin Sperry

Abstract: More than a million American homes are broken by death, desertion, separation, and divorce each year. Many children are affected by these broken homes. Perhaps the child's economic security as well as his emotional security suffers from this loss of a parent. Some people say that a lack of security will show inferior results in the child's school performance. The Federal Security Agency estimates that "there are about 2,500,000 paternal orphans under eighteen and that nearly 750,000 dependent children are receiving aid through the Social Security Act." 2 Many children in our public school system come under this classification. With these facts in mind, the investigator decided to study the school performance of students from broken homes. Teachers and school administrators might have a better understanding of these pupils if Information were available which would indicate what to expect from such a student.

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Language: English
Date: 1963
Broken homes $z United States
Junior high school students $x Social conditions
Academic achievement

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