ERIC Number: ED188317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Empty Desks at School: Improving Attendance At New York City's Public Schools.
Amlung, Susan, Ed.
This paper contains a study of student attendance problems in the New York City school system. The goals of the study were to determine the degree to which the chancellor's attendance program had been implemented at the school level, to explore some attendance-related issues, and to make recommendations for action by the board of education. Chapter 1 describes the problem of student absenteeism in the New York secondary schools. Chapter 2 discusses the actual study, which involved interviews with attendance officials in 10 percent of the middle, junior high, and high schools in the city. The findings indicated a low level of compliance with the requirement to submit an attendance plan. In addition, few of the plans submitted met the requirements for the chancellor's program. Chapter 3 makes recommendations for the use of resources and personnel by the city's bureau of attendance. The appendix reproduces the questionnaire and explains the methodology used. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Priorities Panel, New York, NY.