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Truancy and Schools - Ken Reid

Truancy and Schools

By: Ken Reid

Paperback Published: 30th September 1999
ISBN: 9780415205092
Number Of Pages: 352

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At present about one million pupils truant from their schools on a daily basis and this book examines why they do it. The numerous reasons for truanting discussed are:
* disadvantageous home backgrounds
* problems with settling in socially at school
* poor performance in school
* experiencing bullying in school
* not coping with the transition from primary to secondary schooling.
This book focuses on the social, psychological and educational causes of truancy. It examines recent research and gives many examples of good practice while also detailing the latest solutions for tackling this problem.
The text is for teachers, heads of year and department heads, senior school managers, education welfare officers, social workers, educational psychologists, parents and all those with an interest in educational policy and practice.

""This work is primarily intended for teachers and school administrators to aid them in developing appropriate policies and practices to ameliorate the problem of truancy and its consequences not only for the individual, but also for the school system and society as a whole. Recommended for general readers, faculty, researchers, and practitioners." --J.F. Biter, formerly of St. Bonaventure University for "Choice, September 2000."

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Forewordp. x
The Consequences of Truancyp. 1
Types of Truants and Incidencep. 6
Types of Truancyp. 26
Causes of Truancy: Social Perspectivesp. 44
Causes of Truancy: Psychological Indicesp. 56
Educational Causes of Truancyp. 82
Government Initiativesp. 102
School-Based Initiativesp. 136
Whole-School Approaches to Reducing Truancyp. 174
Improving School Attendance: School-Based Reviewp. 194
Teachers, Teaching and Truancyp. 219
An Internal and an External Solutionp. 233
Ofsted: Guidelines on Attendance and Behaviourp. 271
Parents and Truancyp. 286
Education Welfare Servicep. 309
Epiloguep. 332
Bibliographyp. 334
Indexp. 336
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ISBN: 9780415205092
ISBN-10: 0415205093
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1