ERIC Number: ED180067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Reducing Student Absenteeism. The Best of ERIC on Educational Management, Number 48.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
The 12 items in this annotated bibliography on absenteeism are entries in the ERIC system. The publications cited focus on attendance policies and techniques for reducing truancy. The techniques mentioned include alternative individualized programs, punishments (such as lowered grades) for absences, and rewards (such as parties or higher grades) for good attendance. Programs using student aides, counselors, welfare caseworkers, and student "buddies" are explained. Several studies are cited including one that suggested that high school truancy is related to other deviant behaviors. Another found that larger schools in urban areas have the highest absentee rates. (JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, Attendance, Attendance Officers, Attendance Patterns, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions, Reinforcement, School Policy, Surveys, Truancy
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 (free)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.