ERIC Number: ED309558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
School Attendance and Non-Attendance in Canada and the United States: Survey of Methods and Programs To Increase School Attendance, Decrease Absenteeism, and Deal with Droupout.
Desnoyers, Jacqueline; Pauker, Jerome D.
Approaches to promote attendance and prevent nonattendance range from methods designed to help individual students with specific attendance problems, to programs aimed at the student bodies of entire school systems. The former approaches usually are well documented as to results, but raise questions regarding generalizability and applicability for school boards grappling with systemwide problems; the latter approaches are most likely to remain unevaluated in any helpful way. This composition of five reports outlines (1) the method of survey conduction; (2) the organization of information; (3) the attendance tracking process, its recording, reporting, and monitoring; (4) attendance followup, and the followup of school, school system, and individual attendance problems; (5) the current research in program evaluation; (6) a discussion; and (7) a list of recommendations. Appendices include model programs; attendance plan examples; specialized personnel job descriptions; alternative, staff development, and school community programs; descriptions of programs involving a coordination of schools and community social service agencies; absence procedure flow charts; and listings of persons contacted during the surveys. (KM)
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Truancy
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States