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ERIC Number: ED131596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of all Laws Pertaining to Compulsory School Attendance and Related Matters. Reported to the Governor and General Assembly of Virginia. Senate Document No. 9.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
This document is the product of a resolution directing the state board of education to conduct a study of all laws pertaining to compulsory school attendance and related matters. The major portion of the report is based on six studies that examine the extent and cost of truancy, examine the effect of school structures on truancy, create a profile of a Virginia truant, and survey employers, teachers, and judges on such matters as truancy, graduation requirements, attendance age laws, and alternatives to school. The development of competency-based graduation requirements and alternative schools and programs; a reduction of the compulsory school attendance age; the provision of 12 years of free public education, 9 years of which would be compulsory; a reduction in the duplication of effort between community colleges and the public schools; inservice education for guidance personnel; the creation of a network of community-based youth service workers in areas with high rates of truancy and juvenile crime; and the conducting of a longitudinal study of truants and dropouts are recommended. The economic implications of the recommendations as well as their effect on equality of educational opportunity and socialization of youth were also studied. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Costs, Delinquency, Dropout Characteristics, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Equal Education, Graduation Requirements, Labor Legislation, Nontraditional Education, Questionnaires, School Attendance Legislation, School Holding Power, School Surveys, Skills, Socialization, State Legislation, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Truancy
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia