ERIC Number: ED185699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Teacher Absenteeism. A Study of the Ohio Association of School Personnel Administrators.
Capitan, James H.; And Others
This paper discusses teacher absenteeism via a 1978 preliminary study of 90 school systems by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators. The major causes of employee absenteeism, cited by the participating personnel directors, were (1) personal illness, (2) illness in the family, (3) personal leave days, (4) emergencies, (5) emotional problems, and (6) alcohol and drug-related absences. Based on the survey and a review of studies from Pennsylvania and Michigan, the paper recommends that administrators establish an employee absence monitoring system and try to reduce absenteeism through more organized efforts. It suggests a specific program that would (1) deal with all employees and be well communicated throughout the school system, (2) be supported by administrators at the top, (3) recognize and reward regular attendance, and (4) involve the teacher's immediate supervisor. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Program Descriptions, Teacher Attendance
American Association of School Personnel Administrators, 6483 Tanglewood Lane, Seven Hills, OH 44131 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Personnel Administrators, Seven Hills, OH.