Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The divorce rate of parents with school age children is increasing at an alarming rate. The divorce rate has more than doubled from 1965 to 1975 involving over 60 percent with children (Damon, 1979). In 1981 there were 1,180,000 children affected by divorce, accounting for 20 percent of student enrollment (Cantraell, 1986; Drake, 1981). Silvern (1985) projected that by 1990, 32 percent of American children may face a divorce in their family. These startling statistics have caused educators to examine the effects that divorce can have on student achievement.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1987 Donald Boyd Shaw
Shaw, Donald Boyd, "The elementary principal's role in sensitizing teachers to the effects divorce has on their classroom students' academic achievement" (1987). Graduate Research Papers. 3292.