Adolescents--Too young to earn, too old to learn? Compulsory school attendance and intellectual development

Author/s: 
Deborah Stipek
Year of Publication: 
1981
Publication: 
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Volume/Issue: 
10
Pages: 
113-139

This paper reviews whether students learn enough in high school to justify a law compelling attendance of all adolescents. It is concluded that those who haven't achieved a level of intellectual development allowing them to function responsibly should remain in an educational setting to raise their skill level.

APA Citation

Stipek, D. (1981). Adolescents--Too young to earn, too old to learn? Compulsory school attendance and intellectual development. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 10, 113-139.