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."
|The Consequences of Truancy||p. 1|
|Types of Truants and Incidence||p. 6|
|Types of Truancy||p. 26|
|Causes of Truancy: Social Perspectives||p. 44|
|Causes of Truancy: Psychological Indices||p. 56|
|Educational Causes of Truancy||p. 82|
|Government Initiatives||p. 102|
|School-Based Initiatives||p. 136|
|Whole-School Approaches to Reducing Truancy||p. 174|
|Improving School Attendance: School-Based Review||p. 194|
|Teachers, Teaching and Truancy||p. 219|
|An Internal and an External Solution||p. 233|
|Ofsted: Guidelines on Attendance and Behaviour||p. 271|
|Parents and Truancy||p. 286|
|Education Welfare Service||p. 309|
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Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1